Magnet Lottery and Application

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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.


Magnet Lottery Timeline:

  • October 15, 2018 - Magnet Lottery Priority Application opens
  • December 31, 2018 - Magnet Lottery Priority Application closes 
  • January 3 - 11, 2019 - Magnet School Lotteries are performed
  • Week of January 14, 2019 - Assignment and non-assignment letters mailed to all families who submitted applications
  • January 14, 2019 - Magnet Lottery Application reopens
  • February 8, 2019 - Deadline for families to accept assignments/enroll at magnet schools
  • March 8, 2019 - Magnet Lottery Application closes
  • March 14-15, 2019 - Tier 2 Magnet School Lotteries are performed
  • March 18, 2019 - Magnet Lottery Application reopens
  • Week of March 18, 2019 - Assignment and non-assignment letters mailed to all families who submitted applications
  • April 12, 2019 - Deadline for families to accept assignments/enroll at magnet schools
  • April 19, 2019 - Magnet Lottery Application is closed for season
  • Week of April 29, 2019 - 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.