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Magnet Lottery Application
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The Magnet Lottery Application for school year 2016-17 closed April 20, 2016.

***All applications currently in the waiting pool will be lotteried to wait list by mid-May.  All lists will be sent to magnet schools and district enrollment centers.

Important Dates
Oct. 15, 2015 - Online magnet school application opens and is available here
Dec. 31, 2015 - Application deadline.  Magnet Lottery Application closes
Jan. 5 - 12, 2016 - Magnet school lottery takes place for all schools/programs
Jan. 11, 2016 - NWSISD Magnet Lottery Application re-opens
Jan. 19, 2016 - Assignment notification letters mailed to students
Feb. 12, 2016 - Enrollment deadline for students assigned to magnet schools
Mar. 11, 2016 - Application deadline for Tier 2 lottery applications
Mar. 16-18, 2016 - Tier 2 magnet school lottery for available seats
Mar. 21, 2016 - NWSISD Magnet Lottery Application re-opens
Mar. 21-25, 2016 - Assignment notification letters mailed to students
Apr. 15, 2016 - Enrollment deadline for Tier 2 lottery students assigned to magnet schools
Apr. 20, 2016 - Magnet Lottery Application closed for year

Please note that kindergarten students must be born on or before September 1, 2011 in order to be eligible for the 2016-17 school year.


NWSISD offers magnet schools from grades K-12 in three themes:  Arts, International Baccalaureate (IB), and STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Click through our website to learn more about us!

For more information about the school districts in the NWSISD consortium, visit the links below.

Anoka-Hennepin School District    763-506-1000
Brooklyn Center Schools      763-561-2120
Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools     763-682-8700
Elk River Area Schools     763-241-3400
Fridley Public Schools     763-504-5000
Mounds View Public Schools     651-621-6000
Osseo Public Schools     763-585-7350
Rockford Area Schools     763-477-9165

Only students that are legal residents of one of the eight NWSISD member school districts may apply to a magnet school through NWSISD.  If you are not sure which school district you live in, you can find out by using the MN Secretary of State's Pollfinder.