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 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
Institute of Biotechnology @ Santa Fe High
School Year 2020-2021 Applications Coming Soon
The application window for the 2019-2020 school year has closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will open January 2020.
New Magnet Application Process
Alachua County Public Schools is implementing a new magnet program application process for all of the district’s academic and career and technical (CTE) magnet programs. This application process is more streamlined, centralized and aims to promote diversity and expand educational opportunities to all students.
Under this process, 75% of the new students in each magnet program will be selected by the school. The other 25% will be chosen through a districtwide lottery system. Students must meet certain academic, attendance and disciplinary standards to be eligible for each magnet. High school applicants will also be required to submit short essays specific to each program.
Magnet Application and Acceptance Timeline
The Magnet Application and Acceptance Timeline will be coming soon.
The application window is now closed.
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.