Admission process

  • In order to be considered for admission to the Criminal Justice Program, a student must:

    • Submit a completed application online through ACPS
    • Be self-motivated, with high interest in the criminal justice field
    • Possess exemplary self-discipline
    • Have good disciplinary and attendance records
    • Obtain parental consent and support
    • Live in the Alachua County School District or have applied for and received a zoning exemption to attend Newberry High School

    All applications will be reviewed. Selection is based on availability and upon successful completion of the application process. Upon acceptance into the Academy, transportation will be provided by Alachua County Public Schools.


     Use the link below to complete your magnet application:

    Magnet Application 2022-2023

    The application submission window closes on February 11th at 4:00 pm.

    If your child attends an Alachua County Public School (including Alachua eSchool) or a Charter School, you will need their log in information to access the application. This is their username that they use to log into the computers at school or the first part of their email before the @ symbol. The password will be their 8-digit birthdate with no dashes or slashes.