Academic Magnets and Career and Technical Academies
Middle School Magnet Programs
The Academy of Technology and Advanced Studies @ Howard Bishop Middle
Center for Advanced Academics and Technology @ Oak View Middle
The Lyceum: Center for Advanced Studies @ Lincoln Middle School
*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 Automotive Technology @ Loften High
Academy of Fire & Emergency Medical Services @ Loften High
Academy of Gaming and Mobile Apps @ 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 Options for Returning to School
We have received many questions regarding magnet seats and the various options for the 2020-2021 school year. To assist parents and students in making a decision about school for next year, we want to offer some guidance about what may happen with your magnet seat.
Students who elect to attend the brick and mortar school OR the Digital Academy (pending state approval) that is a part of that school will not be giving up their seat in a magnet program because both of these are still tied to the school of enrollment with the magnet program. At this time, if a student elects to go to a completely virtual option that is not tied to the school of enrollment with the magnet (i.e. Alachua eSchool or an outside entity like FLVS), that magnet seat would be forfeited and the student would have to reapply for the next year. There is no guarantee that there would be seats available in the program the following year. The application window will open again in January 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Notification emails for on-time applications were sent out to parents on Saturday, April 4, 2020.
The deadline for parents to accept or decline any offered seats has been extended to Wednesday, April 15, 2020. To do so, follow the link in your email to log back into the application and select "Apply or Update" to the right of your child's name. This will take you back into your child's application. Once there, click "Save and Next" at the top of the page to get to the acceptance page. On that 2nd page, you will be able to accept or decline any seats offered to your child. After selecting to accept or decline the seat (or seats), click on "Save and Next" and then you can log-out of the application.If you have any questions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magnet Application and Acceptance Timeline
Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year
Notification timeline updated on April 4, 2020
January 7, 2020 -- Application Opens
- Online application available via a link on sbac.edu
- Paper copies will be available at each school, if needed
February 3, 2020 - Application Closes
- Online application closes at 11:59 p.m.
- Paper applications must be emailed to alachuamagnets (@gm.sbac.edu) or postmarked by this date
April 4, 2020 -- Parents notified of acceptance/waitlists
April 15, 2020 -- Parent/Student commitment deadline
On-time applications opened on January 7, 2020, and closed on February 3, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
Students may still apply, but any applications received after the close of on-time applications will not be processed for consideration until after the first round of acceptance and possible waitlisting of seats. This means that the application may not be reviewed or processed until after March 30th if seats are available. If seats are not available, your application may not be processed or may be processed and added to the bottom of the waiting lists.
If your child attends an Alachua County Public School or 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 is their 8-digit birthdate with no dashes or slashes.
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
Note: Email addresses are followed by @gm.sbac.edu.