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Magnet School Registration Open Through March 12

BHM STEM, STEAM and Arts Magnet Schools Accepting Applications through NWSISD


Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools has three magnet schools available for BHM students and is now accepting open enrollment registration for the 2021-22 school year:  

Montrose Elementary School of Innovation (MESI) STEAM Magnet offers students Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

Tatanka Elementary STEM School (TESS) offers students Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, with the primary focus on engineering.

Buffalo High School (BHS) Arts Magnet offers students a school experience focused on visual, performing, literary, media and applied arts.

BHM Schools is a member of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD). The district was created in response to the State of Minnesota’s Desegregation Rule. The districts that border the two racially isolated districts (Brooklyn Center and Osseo) create NWSISD and includes the school districts of: Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, BHM Schools, Elk River, Fridley, Osseo and Rockford.

One way the district has worked to break up the racial isolation is by creating magnet schools in the seven-member districts. Any student who lives in the seven-member NWSISD can apply for enrollment into any magnet school. 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 attend the BHS Arts Magnet program must also open enroll through NWSISD. Enrollment also includes FREE transportation to and from school.

Early application into all NWSISD magnet schools for the 2021-22 school year is open through December 31 and can be submitted by clicking on the link below:

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The magnet lottery registration will reopen January 11 through March 12, 2021 for the second round. Find the NWSISD Timeline for the magnet process. 

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