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.
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.
October 15, 2019 - Magnet Lottery Priority Application opens
December 31, 2019 - Magnet Lottery Priority Application closes
January 2 - 10, 2020 - Magnet School Lotteries are performed
Week of January 13, 2020 - Assignment and non-assignment letters mailed to all families who submitted applications.
January 13. 2020 - Magnet Lottery Application Reopens
February 7, 2020 - Deadline for families to accept assignments/enroll at magnet schools
March 6, 2020 - Magnet Lottery Application closes
March 12-13, 2020 - Tier 2 Magnet School Lotteries are performed
March 16, 2020 - Magnet Lottery Application opens
Week of March 16, 2020 - Assignment and non-assignment letters mailed to all families who submitted applications
April 10, 2020 - Deadline for families to accept assignments/enroll at magnet schools
April 17, 2020 - Magnet Lottery Application is closed for season
Week of April 27, 2020 - Randomized wait lists are provided to each magnet school/districts
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.
The magnet lottery application portal system closed December 31, 2019. The link to the application (red button above right) will be active on Monday, January 13, 2020, 8:00 a.m.
A list of our magnet schools can be found at the top of this page by clicking on "Magnet Schools" or by clicking on this link.