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
Academy of Veterinary Assisting @ Santa Fe High
Institute of Biotechnology @ Santa Fe High
Magnet Application and Acceptance Timeline
Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year
January 7, 2020 -- Application Opens
- Online application available via a link on sbac.edu
- Paper copies will be available at each school, if needed
February 3, 2020 - Application Closes
- Online application closes at 11:59 p.m.
- Paper applications must be emailed to alachuamagnets (@gm.sbac.edu) or postmarked by this date
March 30, 2020 -- Parents notified of acceptance/waitlists
April 7, 2020 -- Parent/Student commitment deadline
On-time applications opened on January 7, 2020, and closed on February 3, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.
Students may still apply, but any applications received after the close of on-time applications will not be processed for consideration until after the first round of acceptance and possible waitlisting of seats. This means that the application may not be reviewed or processed until after March 30th if seats are available. If seats are not available, your application may not be processed or may be processed and added to the bottom of the waiting lists.
If your child attends an Alachua County Public School or 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 is their 8-digit birthdate with no dashes or slashes.
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.