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    About Rockford Area Schools and the Northwest Suburban Integration School District

    Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) is a collaborative of seven area school districts in the northwest metro.  We provide our schools and communities with a variety of programs and services to promote racial equity and cultural awareness.  We provide opportunities for students to participate in education programs that are multi-cultural, varied, and racially integrated.  Program options are voluntary and available to families based on school choice.

    Through magnet programming, families will experience the following:

    • An opportunity to experience a K-12 magnet series within one theme:The Arts, International Baccalaureate, or STEM/STEAM.
    • A large variety of school choice options within our eight member districts.
    • Magnet programming that eliminates, reduces, or prevents racial isolation in elementary and secondary schools.
    • Continuation of transportation for magnet students if they move anywhere within member district boundaries.

    The seven member districts of NWSISD include Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, ISD728 Elk River|Otsego|Rogers|Zimmerman, Fridley Public Schools, Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Area Schools.  Collectively, NWSISD and its member districts have a charge to work together on integration and achievement goals.

    Entrance into NWSISD magnet schools is application based.  Priority application registration is open mid-October through end of December with the lotteries taking place beginning of January.  To learn more about NWSISD, its application timeline and to apply via online application, please visit www.nws.k12.mn.us.