Academic Magnets and Career and Technical Academies
Elementary Magnet Programs
The Center for Gifted and Talented Studies @ Archer Elementary
The STEM Magnet @ Foster Elementary
The STEAM Magnet @ Metcalfe Elementary
Center for Fine Arts @ Rawlings Elementary
Dual Language Immersion Magnet @ Terwilliger Elementary
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme @ Williams Elementary
Middle School Magnet Programs
The Academy of Technology and Advanced Studies @ Howard Bishop Middle
The Lyceum: Center for Advanced Studies @ Lincoln Middle School
Biomedical Mustangs @ Mebane Middle School
Center for Advanced Academics and Technology @ Oak View Middle
*Cambridge at Westwood Middle School and R.E.A.C.H. at Fort Clarke Middle School are not district magnet programs. You will need to contact the appropriate school for information.
High School Career and Technical Academies
Academy of Entrepreneurship @ Buchholz High
Academy of Finance @ Buchholz High
Institute of Culinary Arts @ Eastside High
Academy of Future Teachers @ Gainesville High
Academy of Health Professions @ Gainesville High
Academy of Agribusiness @ Hawthorne Middle High School
Academy of Automotive Technology @ Loften High
Academy of Fire & Emergency Medical Services @ Loften High
Academy of Gaming and Mobile Apps @ Loften High
Academy of Media Production Technology @ Loften High
Academy of Robotics and Engineering @ Loften High
Institute of Graphic Art and Design @ Loften High
Academy of Criminal Justice @ Newberry High
Academy of Agriscience @ Santa Fe High
Academy of Veterinary Assisting @ Santa Fe High
Institute of Biotechnology @ Santa Fe High
Magnet Application Timeline
Magnet Applications Are Now Closed for on-time applications
Applications will re-open in early April 2024 for late applicants.
Applications for the 2024-2025 School Year opened January 16, 2024 and closed at 4:00 p.m. on February 13, 2024.
Magnet Program Application Information
Minimum Requirements and Grade Levels for Application
Please see the links below for the minimum requirements and application grade levels for each program.
Please see the presentation below regarding the application process. This may answer questions parents have about the application process.
Note to Families on Magnet Busing
School buses are assigned to transport students to and from magnet programs. However, due to the current bus driver shortage, the district unfortunately cannot guarantee that a bus will be available or on time each morning and each afternoon on every route.
To reduce the number of late buses, the district is revising the current list of bus stops for magnet programs. The changes will take effect on January 16, 2024. A list of the new stop locations by school is available at www.sbac.edu/magnetbusing. Drop off and pick up times will be posted on that website on December 1.
We ask that you consider the transportation situation as you complete a magnet program application.
Non Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
The Alachua County Public Schools District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability (Section 504/ADA) sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status, genetics or legally-protected characteristics in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boys Scout of America Equal Access Act.
Lack of English Language Skills will not be a barrier for participation.
Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment:
For Employees contact Alisha Williams via email williamsar or call (352) 955-7729.
For Students contact Dr. Toni Griffin via email griffints1 or call (352) 955-7671.
Note: Email addresses are followed by @gm.sbac.edu.