College and Career magnet

Connect to your future!

The mission of LCHS, in partnership with home and community, is to prepare students to think, to communicate, to respect, and to understand the power of knowledge through excellent teaching, quality work, and positive guidance, assisting student to achieve more than a diploma.

Program Overview

Please view or download an overview of the magnet programs at Lakeview Centennial High School.

The College and Career Magnet program at Lakeview Centennial High School is designed to prepare motivated students for entrance into college and for advancement in their chosen careers. Students will participate in academic and real-world endeavors allowing them to grow in knowledge and critical thinking skills. Students who participate in these programs have unique opportunities to leave high school with a strong foundation and with the background needed to pursue their future college and career goals.

Students may apply for one or more of the following unique programs: Law and Criminal Justice, Television Production and Broadcasting, or a Classical Center approach in Advanced Latin, Piano, and Dance. Each program offers specialized curriculum with qualified instructors. Each program provides students with a variety of experiences, beginning in the 9th grade.

The College and Career Magnet opened in School year 2001-2002 to students in grades 9-12. The College and Career Magnet is a continuation of the tradition of excellence at Lakeview Centennial High School.

Who is eligible?

Students are eligible to apply for the College and Career Magnet programs at LCHS if they have scored at the 50th percentile or above on a standardized achievement test in reading, passed all parts of the STAAR, and have no history of serious discipline problems. Additionally, those students who wish to participate in the Dual Enrollment program must pass an TSI or alternative in reading and writing.


Students who are accepted into any of these programs will be offered district transportation.


Please view or download one of the documents below to get more information about a specific program.


Interested individuals should contact Marquis McClean, Assistant Principal, or Vanessa Dry at 972-240-3740. For additional information, please visit the College & Career page on the district site.


It is almost time to apply! Magnet application window opens December 9, 2019.  Applications must be submitted through the parent’s skyward account or in person at Lakeview.  The deadline to apply is January 11, 2020. 

Please attend the Lakeview Centennial Magnet Informational Meeting on November 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lakeview auditorium for more information.  Also, plan to attend the #ChooseGarlandisdExpo on November 13 at the Curtis Caldwell Center between 5:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m. 

Visit the district magnet application process & timelines page for application information and important dates.