The Center for Gifted and Talented Studies
Imagine, explore and discover at The Center for Gifted and Talented Studies at Archer Elementary School. Located at Archer Elementary School in the sand hills of rural Alachua County, The Center offers a unique educational setting. A small town atmosphere fosters an intimate, family-like environment where students can safely imagine, explore and discover the wonders of learning.
Our focus is on meeting the needs of gifted and talented students academically and socially in an immersive full day experience. The Center teaches leadership skills through classroom activities and school community projects.
Our students participate in science labs multiple times a week in a co-teach model with a certified gifted teacher to further enrich them. Students also attend weekly spanish class with a certified Spanish instructor. All teachers in The Center are fully gifted endorsed or working towards endorsement.
Please contact Libby Hartwell or Liz Williamson at (352) 495-2111 if you have any questions about our Magnet Program.
Expectations of an Archer Eagle Magnet Student:
- Students who need and desire an academic challenge
- Students who are identified as gifted or academically talented students with above average curriculum-based test scores.
- Exemplary behavior and attendance records.
- Enrollment is limited, and admission to the Center for Gifted and Talented Studies is competitive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Magnet Application Timeline
2024-2025 School Year
January 2024 Application Opens
Online Application will be available at sbac.edu in January
General questions about magnet programs and applications should be directed to 352-955-7622