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NWSISD magnet schools
NWSISD Magnet Schools are open to students living in any of the eight NWSISD member districts.  For information about individual NWSISD magnet schools, click here and contact those schools directly.

Transportation is available, although individual district guidelines do apply.  Open house dates for all schools can be found in the NWSISD calendar.  The calendar will be updated in August and September as we receive notice of upcoming dates.

Three KG-12 strands of magnet schools are offered:

International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) schools infuse a core curriculum with a world focus that can help young people understand their role as responsible world citizens.  Emphasis is on changing technology, world languages and cultures.  Students are encouraged to inquire, think, communicate, take risks, achieve, be principled, caring open-minded, well-balanced and reflective.

Visual, Performing, Literary and New Media Arts
An arts magnet provides a strong academic core with opportunities for students to create at many levels.  Teaching through the arts helps students experience concepts rather than merely discussing or reading about them. The study of the arts has been linked to students’ increased critical and creative thinking skills, self-esteem, willingness to take risks and ability to work with others.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
A Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) magnet immerses students in a series of learning experiences that foster interaction and investigation. Students use technology and virtual studies to solve problems in new ways.  Partnerships with organizations like the Science Museum of Minnesota and programs like Project Lead the Way help to provide an innovative and creative framework for a sound and deeply engaging education.

For information about individual NWSISD magnet schools, please contact those schools directly.







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