• University Avenue is a NWSISD specialty/magnet school

    University Avenue Aerospace, Children’s Engineering and Science Elementary School is a Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) specialty/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 specialty/magnet program and how do you enroll?

    Specialty/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 specialty/magnet school’s attendance zone can apply for an opportunity to enroll in the specialty/magnet school or program. Entrance into NWSISD specialty/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 nws.k12.mn.us.