Magnet/Innovative Programs

DeSoto ISD Magnet and Innovative Programs features over two dozen programs from elementary through high school that allows our students to choose a course of study with innovative approaches to learning. Magnet schools have a curriculum that emphasizes a particular educational focus such as: engineering, science, technology or the arts. A magnet school opens doors of opportunity and sparks the imagination of students, preparing them to become responsible citizens in a global society.

To learn more about the programs offered by DeSoto, start with our FAQ page, and then click the links below to learn about each of our programs.

Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now closed. The new application process will open later this Fall for the 2022-23 school year. However, if you were unable to apply, you may reach out directly to Ms. Moss in our Student Support Department for options on transferring your student into a school in our district or submitting documentation to get on a waitlist for our magnet programs for this year. 


Vernette Moss: [email protected] 

Frequently Asked Question

Academic Application-Based Magnet School

Elementary Magnet Programs

Middle School Magnet Programs

High School Magnet and Innovative Programs