Academic Magnets and Career and Technical Academies
Welcome to Academic Magnets and Career and Technical Academies at Alachua County Public Schools.
Elementary Magnet Programs
The Center for Gifted and Talented Studies @ Archer Elementary
The STEAM Magnet @ Metcalfe Elementary
Center for Fine Arts @ Rawlings Elementary
The STEM Magnet @ Stephen Foster Elementary
Dual Language Immersion Magnet @ Terwilliger Elementary
Williams Magnet Program @ Williams Elementary
Middle School Magnet Programs
The Academy of Technology and Advanced Studies @ Howard Bishop Middle
The Lyceum: Center for Advanced Studies @ Lincoln Middle School
Biomedical Mustangs @ Mebane Middle School
Center for Advanced Academics and Technology @ Oak View Middle
*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 Academic Magnet Programs
The International Baccalaureate Program @ Eastside High
The Cambridge Program @ Gainesville High
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 Agribusiness @ Hawthorne Middle High School
Academy of Automotive Technology @ Loften High
Academy of Fire & Emergency Medical Services @ Loften High
Academy of Gaming and Mobile Apps @ Loften High
Academy of Media Production Technology @ 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 Application Timeline
***MAGNET APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED***
Congratulations to those that have completed the 2023-2024 Magnet Application Process!
The first-round offers are scheduled to go out the first week of April, 2023.
For those that missed the deadline: The applications will re-open at the end of April for our Waitlist.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 Application Opens
Magnet Application Form for Non-ACPS Students
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Application Closes at 4:00 p.m.
Academy of Media Production Technology is a separate application.
Academy of Media Production Technology Website
If your child is currently enrolled in a magnet program, you do NOT need to reapply.
School buses are assigned to transport students to and from magnet programs. However, due to the current bus driver shortage, the district unfortunately cannot guarantee that a bus will be available or on time each morning and each afternoon on every route. We ask that you consider this information as you complete a magnet program application.
Special consideration will be given to the transportation of students at the Professional Academies Magnet (PAM) @ Loften High School, which is entirely a school of choice and has no attendance zone.
Magnet Open House Schedule-2023
Contact each school for School or Program Specific Questions
2022-2023 Recorded Open House Links
The Academy of Technology and Advanced Studies @ Howard Bishop Middle - January 10, 2022
Center for Fine Arts @ Rawlings Elementary - January 11, 2022
The Center for Gifted and Talented Studies @ Archer Elementary - January 12, 2022
Academy of Entrepreneurship and the Academy of Finance @ Buchholz High - January 13, 2022
The STEM Magnet @ Foster Elementary - January 18, 2022
Biomedical Mustangs @ Mebane Middle - January 19, 2022
Institute of Culinary Arts and International Baccalaureate (IB) Program @ Eastside High (IB starts at 1 hour into video) - January 20, 2022
Williams Magnet Program @ Williams Elementary - January 24, 2022
Academy of Agriscience, Academy of Veterinary Assisting and The Institute of Biotechnology @ Santa Fe High - January 25, 2022
The STEAM Magnet @ Metcalfe Elementary - February 1, 2022
Dual Language Immersion Magnet @ Terwilliger Elementary - February 2, 2022
Center for Advanced Academics and Technology @ Oak View Middle - February 7, 2002
The Lyceum Center for Advanced Studies @ Lincoln Middle - February 8, 2022
The Cambridge Program, Academy of Future Teachers and Academy of Health Professions @ Gainesville High - February 9, 2022
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 Alisha Williams via email williamsar or call (352) 955-7729.
For Students contact Dr. Toni Griffin via email griffints1 or call (352) 955-7671.
Note: Email addresses are followed by @gm.sbac.edu.