• Blaine High School is a NWSISD specialty/magnet school

    Blaine High School Center for Engineering, Mathematics and Science (CEMS) Program is a Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) specialty/magnet program. Blaine CEMS is for students who want an integrated and rigorous, in-depth mathematics, science and engineering program. The CEMS program will help students develop academic, critical thinking, and problem solving skills necessary to become lifelong learners. CEMS provides students with opportunities to explore careers in mathematics, science and engineering. 


  • 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.