School History

  • Professional Academy Magnet at Loften High School is recognized in the National Rankings and earned a bronze medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.

     Beginning in the Fall of 2007, Loften became Alachua County's premier school for career and technical education. In total, it currently has five career-oriented programs including:

    • Academy of Automotive Technology
    • Academy of Fire and EMS (Firefighting/Emergency Medical Services)
    • Academy of Gaming and Mobile App Development
    • Academy of Robotics and Engineering
    • Institute of Graphic Art and Design

     At Professional Academy Magnet at Loften High School, the student body makeup is 54 percent male and 46 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 53 percent. Professional Academy Magnet at Loften High School is 1 of 11 high schools in the Alachua.