Garland ISD values the military-connected families in our area. We have gathered information to help support our military families in and outside of school.
What we offer
Garland ISD participates in the Military Interstate Compact (MIC3). Our district provides benefits for families with active-military members:
- Free full-day Prekindergarten, with priority placement for military families.
- Get free general admission to GISD-hosted athletics events and Fine Arts performances with the GISD VIP Pass.
- An Air Force Junior ROTC Magnet program, where students can train to become cadets, learn valuable life skills and participate in community service.
Families can also contact our district Military Connected Liaison for help with enrollment, finding local community resources and transitioning into the district.
Support outside the district
Free online tutoring
Talk to the Military's School Liaison
Find additional help in our community
Visit the Wellness and Support Resources page for an extensive list of medical services, housing, cold weather shelters, childcare and more.
Frequently asked questionsExpand All
Does MIC-3 affect magnet programs?
No, because our magnet programs are part of normal school curriculum and are not considered extracurricular.
How can I find out if a school has a Purple Star designation?
Please reach out to your principal for information about a school's purple star status.
Can former military still use these resources?
Yes, resources are still available to all former military within 10 years of retirement, including working with the State Liaison Officer (SLO).