Open Enrollment for District's Three Magnet Schools, Now through March 8

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Friday Feb 15, 19
Montrose Elementary School of Innovation STEAM School NEW for 2018-19 School Year

Open enrollment into the district's three magnet schools is open until March 8, 2019 and will reopen March 18-April 19. Those schools include: Montrose Elementary School of Innovation STEAM Magnet (NEW for the 2018-19 school year), Tatanka Elementary STEM School and Buffalo High School Arts Magnet. Students who live in BHM Schools, but not the attendance boundary of the two elementary schools must open enroll through NWSISD. All students who would like to enroll in the Arts Magnet Program must also go through NWSISD. 


Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, Montrose Elementary School of Innovation (MESI) will be a STEAM magnet school as designated by the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD). NWSISD was awarded a federal magnet school assistance grant that will benefit MESI, for the next five years (through 2023), and will be used to support professional development, curriculum additions, technology and other science, technology, arts and mathematics (STEAM) related programming.

MESI STEAM Magnet joins the two other NWSISD magnet schools in the district: Tatanka Elementary STEM School (TESS)-offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as a part of their curriculum, with the primary focus on engineering, and Buffalo High School (BHS) Arts Magnet-a school within the school and focuses on visual, performing, literary, media and applied arts.

Students who live in BHM Schools, but not the attendance boundary of the two elementary schools must open enroll through NWSISD. All students who would like to enroll in the Arts Magnet Program must also go through NWSISD.

All three schools are now accepting open enrollment from within the BHM School District (along with the six other member districts in NWSISD: Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Elk River, Fridley, Osseo and Rockford). Enrollment also includes FREE transportation to and from school.

Application into all NWSISD magnet schools for the 2019-20 school year is open through March 8 and can be submitted at www.nws.k12.mn.us. Another application round will be open from March 18-April 19. 

Magnet Schools Application Information

Magnet Schools Application