Students must meet initial qualifications for the magnet program in which they want to apply. These requirements vary by program and can include test scores, grades and more. Determine which programs your student qualifies for by reviewing information about each magnet program.

Application process

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Magnet application timelines

The application timeline dates for 24-25 are below. Please apply for the grade your student will enter.

Note: Students only test if the magnet program they are applying for requires it.

Second chance application dates

Non-magnet students for grades K-12 can apply for the remaining magnet seats.

Grades 1-12

Application eventDateLocation
Magnet application opensJune 10 
Magnet application closesJune 17 
Academic testingJune 22Sachse HS
Magnet results postedJuly 15 
Deadline to accept/rejectJuly 19 


Application eventDateLocation
Magnet application opensJuly 9 
Magnet application closesJuly 15 
Academic testingJuly 20Dorsey ES
Magnet results postedJuly 24 

Note: Open Enrollment participants are allowed to apply for remaining seats but will be placed after resident students who may be taking part in the second chance application process.

Open kindergarten seats 2024-25

Academy of ExcellenceHillsideGen Ed
Academy of ExcellenceWalnut GlenGen Ed, Bilingual
ClassicalVialGen Ed
Dual LanguageVialGen Ed, Bilingual
Math, Science, TechnologyBeaverGen Ed, Bilingual
Math, Science, TechnologyWatsonGen Ed, Bilingual

Contact us

For more information about Magnet Programs, contact:
For more information about enrollment or the Choice of School process, contact: