Magnet Lottery and Application

Families who wish to enroll their child in a magnet school are required to complete and submit an online application.  The link for the application form will be provided on this page and on our homepage.  The priority application time period starts mid-October and goes through December 31.  The application portal will re-open in mid-January with a second lottery taking place in mid-March.  A timeline of magnet lottery events will be provided annually.


The 2018-19 Magnet Lottery Application is now closed. All applications in the waiting pool have been lotteried to a random wait list and sent to each school/enrollment center.  To inquire about availability in any magnet school/program for the 2018-19 school year, please contact the school directly.  


An application must be submitted for each child from the same household that is applying.  An application must be submitted if the applicant is a sibling of a child currently at the magnet school of choice, by the priority deadline, to be considered for a seat during the first lottery.


NWSISD will conduct a lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats.  Applicants may choose up to two magnet schools in order of preference on the application.


Magnet Lottery Timeline:

  • October 15, 2018 - Magnet Lottery Priority Application opens
  • December 31, 2018 - Magnet Lottery Priority Application closes 


Do you live within the NWSISD boundary? Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose, ISD728 (Elk River Area), Fridley, Osseo, and Rockford school districts comprise Northwest Suburban Integration School District. Check what school district you live in by going to pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us and typing in your zip code. 


Please view NWSISD Magnet School and Lottery policies and procedures.

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