Open Enrollment Now Open for Tatanka Elementary STEM School and Buffalo High School Arts Magnet

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Tuesday Dec 6, 16

Who is Northwest Surburban Integration School District (NWSISD)
Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) was created in 2001 in response to the State of Minnesota's Desegregation Rule.  NWSISD emerged because Brooklyn Center and Osseo Area school districts were identified as "racially isolated" as defined by the Desegregation Rule. A racially isolated school district is defined by law as "a district where the district-wide enrollment of protected students exceeds the enrollment of protected students of an adjoining district by more than 20 percentage points."  In 2011, Fridley Public Schools became racially isolated furthering the work of NWSISD as the demographics of Minnesota continue to change.

BHM Schools boarders Osseo on the east side of our district therefore counting us as a part of NWSISD. To help with the desegregation process magnet schools (schools organized around specialized themes designed to appeal to a students' interests and aptitudes) have been established in each of the member districts: Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Elk River, Fridley, Osseo and Rockford. Students in these memeber districts can attend any magnet school for FREE with transportation provided.

Links to NWSISD Magnet Schools

Tatanka Elementary STEM School
All students who live in the Tatanka Elementary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) School (TESS) attendance area will attend the school. For those families who live in other areas of our district, they can open enroll to the school through NWSISD. Currently Kindergarten enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is now open. To enroll, families will need to fill out the following forms:

NWSISD Application

BHM Open Enrollment Form

BHM Registration Form


Buffalo High School Arts Magnet
The Buffalo High School (BHS) Arts Magnet is a school within a school at BHS. It focuses on visual, performing, literary, media and applied arts. To enroll in the program, families will need to fill out the following form:

NWSISD Application