• University Avenue is a NWSISD magnet school

    University Avenue Aerospace, Children’s Engineering and Science Elementary School is a Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) magnet school. University Avenue ACES is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) magnet school with unique emphases on Aerospace, Children’s Engineering, and Science. University Avenue engages all students in hands-on, real-world problem solving and project-based collaborative learning which inspires students to explore, discover and better understand the world.

  • What is the NWSISD magnet program and how do you enroll?

    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 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, ISD728 (Elk River | Otsego | Rogers | Zimmerman), 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 nws.k12.mn.us.