DeSoto ISD Opens Magnet Academy Enrollment

DeSoto ISD Opens Magnet Academy Enrollment
Posted on 12/15/2020
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DeSoto,TX – The registration window for DeSoto ISD Magnet Academies will open on December 15th, 2020 and close January 31st, 2021.  


DeSoto ISD is committed to providing a diverse cross-section of academic pathway that align with your child’s interests, goals and needs.  


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“As a school system, we are working to redesign the way our students experience education,” said DeSoto ISD Superintendent of Schools D’Andre J. Weaver, Ph.d. “We can’t continue to do what we’ve always done. A2E2 is one of a number of ways we are redefining what education can and should be.” 


DeSoto ISD’s elementary magnet programs at Frank D. Moates Blended Magnet Academy, Woodridge Fine Arts Magnet Academy, The Meadows STEAM Magnet Academy, and Ruby Young Medical and Environmental Science Academy offer students the opportunity for exposure, exploration and selection of various college and career pathways. Whether your budding scholar has an interest in the arts, business and entrepreneurship, or tech, DeSoto ISD has a program designed to help your young scholar take steps towards making his or her dreams a reality. 


DeSoto ISD’s middle school magnet programs at East Medical and Environmental Science Academy and McCowan Fine Arts Magnet Academy offer academic pathways to pursue leadership, medicine and healthcare and the arts. In addition to these pathways, all students, regardless of campus or chosen magnet program, are exposed to technology, engineering, arts, math and science as well as a creative and highly collaborative project-based learning environment. 


Whereas DeSoto ISD’s elementary and middle school magnet programs afford students the opportunity for exposure and exploration to various pathways, the DeSoto High School STEM Magnet Academy program offers students the opportunity for selection and deep dive into the chosen area of study through DeSoto ISD’s Advanced Academic Programs. Whether students are interested in college-credit opportunities, advanced academics, or more specialized pathways including career and technical education, fine arts or T-STEM, DeSoto High School STEM Magnet Academy offers a wide-ranging body of programs. 


“DeSoto ISD dedicated lots of time and energy to obtaining this grant with the goal of ensuring that the district continues to forge ahead in creating an environment that reflects the world around us,” said DeSoto ISD A2E2 Program Director Dr. Garner. “As a district, we are diligent in addressing areas in which we can grow and improve, and this grant is a huge step in moving our work from concept to fruition.” 


Choose DeSoto ISD to help your children explore any of our pathways to a great education, a great future.  Apply NOW! 



How can families enroll in DeSoto ISD? 


Students and families may apply for a DeSoto ISD magnet program at through January 31st2020.