Application Information

Buffalo High School Arts Magnet Application


Buffalo High School Arts Magnet Program is a Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) magnet program.  Buffalo High School Arts Magnet Program students participate in an academically focused program with an arts infused core curriculum.  The program is designed for students with a motivated interest in the areas of visual arts, music, theater, dance, literary and media arts, and interior or fashion design.  The arts actively engage kids to think creatively, collaborate with peers and advisors, apply critical thinking skills, and learn to communicate their ideas.

Magnet schools are public schools of choice, offering comprehensive, high-quality, thematic curriculum intended to attract students from a wide range of racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Students who live outside a magnet school's attendance zone can apply for an opportunity to enroll in the magnet school or program.  Entrance into Buffalo High School Arts Magnet Program and other NWSISD magnet schools and programs is application based and open to all students who live within the seven member district boundaries.

NWSISD is a collaborative of seven area school districts in the northwest metro providing schools and communities with a variety of programs and services to promote racial equity and cultural awareness.  The seven member districts of NWSISD include Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Elk River Area School District, Fridley Public Schools, Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Area Schools.

Priority application registration is open mid-October through end of December with lotteries taking place beginning of January. To learn more about NWSISD, its application timeline, and to apply via online application, please visit

We would also like you to schedule an appointment to meet with a Student Services Counselor at BHS by calling 763-682-8067.  You will need to bring the following to your appointment:

1. A copy of your most recent school transcript and

2. A completed "Student Art Biography" (see file below).

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