Academic Magnets and Career and Technical Academies

Elementary Magnet Programs

Middle School Magnet Programs

High School Academic Magnet Programs

High School Career and Technical Academies

Available Magnet Seats as of May 17, 2019

  • Listed below are the Magnet Programs for the 2019-2020 that have open seats:

    Williams Magnet Program (4th grade only) at Williams Elementary School

    Academy of Future Teachers (9th & 10th grade) at Gainesville High School

    Academy of Automotive Technology (9th, 10th & 11th grade) at PAM @ Loften High School

    Academy of Fire & EMS (9th, 10th & 11th grade) at PAM @ Loften High School

    Academy of Gaming & Mobile Apps (9th, 10th & 11th grade) at PAM @ Loften High School

    Academy of Robotics & Engineering (9th, 10th & 11th grade) at PAM @ Loften High School

    Academy of Agriscience (9th & 10th grade) at Santa Fe High School

    Institute of Biotechnology (9th & 10th grade) at Santa Fe High School

    The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) (9th, 10th & 11th grade) at Eastside High School

    For an application, please call 352-955-7629 or email

New Magnet Application Process

  • Alachua County Public Schools is implementing a new magnet program application process for all of the district’s academic and career and technical (CTE) magnet programs. This application process is more streamlined, centralized and aims to promote diversity and expand educational opportunities to all students.

    Under this process, 75% of the new students in each magnet program will be selected by the school. The other 25% will be chosen through a districtwide lottery system. Students must meet certain academic, attendance and disciplinary standards to be eligible for each magnet. High school applicants will also be required to submit short essays specific to each program.  Families will only need to submit one application to the district per student. 

    The application process opened January 8, 2019, and closed February 8, 2019.


    For a copy of the parent letter with additional information, click here.

Magnet Application and Acceptance Timeline - Revised

  • Friday, January 8, 2019 -- Application Opens

    • Online application available via a link on
    • Paper copies will be available at each school, if needed

    Friday, February 8, 2019 -- Application Closes

    • Online application closes at 11:59 p.m.
    • Paper applications must be postmarked by this date

    No later than Friday, March 1, 2019 -- Parents notified of acceptance/waitlists

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 -- Parent/Student commitment deadline

    Second Selection, Notification and Commitment

    March 15, 2019 -- Second round of notification to families

    March 29, 2019 -- Parent/Student Commitment deadline  


Application Submission

  • The application window is now closed.  However, there are some programs that are not yet full and paper applications are being accepted for these programs ONLY.  Please see the "Available Magnet Seats" section on this website or contact us for more information.  

Program Requirements:

Application/Process Questions

  • Call:  352-955-7629


    Email: alachuamagnets (


    Contact the school for School or Program Specific Questions

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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 Bart Brooks via email brooksba or call (352) 955-7727
    For Students
     contact Jennifer Taylor via email taylorjp or call (352) 955-7671

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