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 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 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 and Acceptance TENTATIVE Timeline
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. - Application Opens
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. - Application Closes (any applications received after this time will not be considered unless space is available following all on-time applications)
The week of May 10th (Exact Date TBA) - Initial Parent Notification of Placement (Offered, Waitlisted, Ineligible)
Two weeks following initial notification - Parent Deadline to Accept any Offered Seats
Following initial acceptance deadline, additional seats will be offered as seats become available. These will be through all on-time applications first. If additional seats are available and all on-time applications have been exhausted, late applications will be processed.
Use the link below to complete your magnet application:
APPLY HERE - The application site is currently down while on-time applications are being processed.
Following the April 5, 2021 on-time application deadline, the application system will close for approximately 1-2 weeks. The application will re-open mid-April for late applicants.
If your child attends an Alachua County Public School (including Alachua eSchool) or a 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 will be their 8-digit birthdate with no dashes or slashes.
Open Houses were online this year
Due to COVID-19 and the inability to host large groups of visitors on our school campuses, all open houses were held online via Zoom webinars and livestreamed to the Alachua County Public School's YouTube channel. Recordings of each open house are available to watch under the Open House heading on this website.
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.