Global Business, Language & Leadership magnet

The Global business, language, and leadership logo

What is GBL? 

  • Provides students with an understanding of business, marketing, and/or finance within a global context.
  • Offers a more attractive academic resume when applying to colleges
  • Provides college credit options with: AP and Dual Credit classes
  • Encourages students to be bilingual or multilingual
  • Offers Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications
  • Leadership development through community service, portfolios, global business organizations, and business competitions
  • Project-Based Learning activities that connect the class learning to real world applications
  • National or international study abroad summer learning experiences 

The high school program offers

  • Magnet cohort classes with real world project-based learning and leadership development
  • Three pathways to earn the Business & Industry Endorsement – business, marketing, or finance
  • Mandarin Chinese classes
  • Senior capstone project
  • Service learning (10 hours per semester minimum)
  • Business clubs/organizations
  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications
  • Study abroad opportunities 
  • National or International study/ travel opportunities (see a clip of a student's trip to China)

Information about Garland ISD magnet programs

GISD Magnet Program Overview
GISD Magnet Program Application Process and timelines
GISD Magnet Program Frequently Asked Questions