Williams Magnet Program

  • Williams Magnet Program

    The Williams Magnet Program is an exceptional educational program for the School Board of Alachua County. It was the first elementary school magnet program in Alachua County, and is currently the only one that is fully gifted.  The program is designed for students to receive enrichment services for the entire instructional school day, including for all core academic areas (reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies). We have magnet classes for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  

    For more information, please contact the principal, Mrs. Anyana Stokes (stokesasy) or the assistant principal, Dr. Chris Beland (belandcr). Note email addresses end in @gm.sbac.edu.

Magnet Faculty


    Grade Level


    Second Grade

    Kylee Cannon

    Janet Witte

    Third Grade

    Kylee Sexton

    Veronika Thiebach

    Fourth Grade

    Kristin Brockman

    Karen Talham

    Fifth Grade

    Laura Maxwell

    Henry Taksier

Magnet News

  • Application Timeline

    January 8, 2019 - Application Opens - online app available on the ACPS homepage and paper copies will also be available at each school

    January 28, 2019 – Open House

    February 8, 2019 - Application Closes - online app closes at 11:59 pm and paper apps must be postmarked by this date

    February 25, 2019 – Acceptance Letters – Letters mailed or emailed to families


    Williams Magnet Program Open House

    Williams Magnet Program Open House will be Monday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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  • Do I need to reapply each year?

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    All of our students in grades 2, 3, and 4, we are very happy to say, do not need to reapply to our Magnet Program and are automatically rolled over into the next grade level at Williams.

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  • What will happen when my child transitions to middle school?

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    We have created a brief handout to help give parents a few pointers on the transition to middle school, including the new online magnet application process, the school district universal magnet criteria, and selection process. See the handout in the Magnet Documents.

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  • What if my child currently attends a private, charter, or other school out of county?

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    Each student needs an Education Plan written and approved by SBAC personnel based on gifted testing results to be staffed into the program, regardless of their prior schooling.

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  • How many students are in a class?

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    2nd grade - 18 students

    3rd grade - 18 students

    4th grade - 22 students

    5th grade - 22 students

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  • Is transportation provided before and after school?

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    Yes.  The school board provides free transportation for magnet students.

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  • Are there after school programs?

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    The school has an EDEP program that meets daily until 5:30.  Contact the EDEP coordinator at 352-955-6719 (Ext. 4026).

    Also, the school has numerous teacher-sponsored after school clubs, including a competitive chess team, math club, chorus, art club, and science-related activities.

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  • Who may I contact for more information?

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    Yes, call (352-955-6719) or email us today!

    Mrs. Anyana Stokes, school principal, stokesay

    Dr. Chris Beland, assistant principal, belandcr

    *School board email addresses followed by @gm.sbac.edu

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