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Magnet School Information

Families interested in enrolling their child in a magnet school are required to complete and submit an application. Applications can be found here.

Incoming kindergarten students with siblings currently enrolled in School of Engineering and Arts (SEA), Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSIS), and/or Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School Crystal who meet the application deadline will automatically be enrolled through the sibling preference policy.  The sibling preference policy also applies to incoming 4th grade students at FAIR School Crystal.  Sibling families are required to complete and submit an application by the application deadline.  If the school has more applicants than space available, new kindergarten students will be selected by lottery.

Robbinsdale Area Schools is pleased to offer tuition-free all day kindergarten at all 10 elementary schools, including FAIR, RSI, and SEA. (Half-day placements are available upon parent request).
 
Upcoming dates

October 24, 2016 - School transfer and open enrollment forms accepted
December 1, 2016 - Online magnet school application available
January 19, 2017 - FAIR Information Night
January 24, 2017 - SEA Information Night
January 26, 2017 - RSI Information Night
February 9, 2017 - Kindergarten Information and Registration Night at attendance area schools
February 24, 2017 - Application deadline for FAIR/RSI/SEA lottery
Week of February 27, 2017 - Magnet school lottery
March 8, 2017 - Notification of lottery results
March 14, 2017 - Deadline to commit for families selected in lottery

More Information
FAIR FAQ: English and Spanish
RSI/SEA FAQ: English and Spanish
Financial Status Form: English and Spanish

Read more below about our three magnet schools:

Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) 

Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource is a Kindergarten and grades 4-8 program designed with a focus on equity, excellence, and the arts.  Students learn in an interdisciplinary and academically challenging environment that promotes critical and creative thinking. The student experience at FAIR is enhanced by the school's unique partnerships with community organizations and local artists, providing opportunities for in-depth experiences with a multitude of artistic mediums. The program is houses in two campuses. FAIR School Pilgrim Lane will house K-3 (when all sections are opened by 2019, one grade each year) and grades 4-8 are housed at FAIR School Crystal. Work on Pilgrim Lane will be completed by mid 2017.

This school year, FAIR School Crystal will offer kindergarten and 1st grade in addition to grades 4-8.  Kindergarten enrollment at FAIR Crystal is 88 students, and 4th grade enrollment is 112 students
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Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSIS)

Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSIS) is a K-5 program where students learn Spanish as a second language through immersion. Because of the program’s structure, students must begin Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School in kindergarten, or test at proficiency at another grade level if there is an opening. All classroom instruction is conducted in Spanish. Students learn to read, write and speak in Spanish, and begin to understand Spanish-speaking cultures. Kindergarten enrollment at RSI is 132 students.


School of Engineering and Arts at Olson Elementary (SEA) 
The School of Engineering and Arts at Olson Elementary (SEA) is designed for students who enjoy investigating the world around them, using creativity to solve problems and find solutions to challenges. Teachers use inquiry-based instruction to deliver excellent standards-based curriculum for a well-rounded education, grounded in discovery and hands-on learning. A focus on engineering and the arts allows students to understand the design process as it presents itself in all core subject areas, and to learn new ways to communicate their findings. The combination of an excellent STEM education combined with a rich arts education (STEAM) will help students develop into innovative leaders essential to a global society. Learn how this program will benefit your child!  For more information about SEA call 763-504-7200. Kindergarten enrollment at SEA is 66 students.

Walking Boundary Maps for Magnet Schools
FAIR School Crystal
Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School

School of Engineering and Arts