Academic Magnets and Career and Technical Academies

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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.  Families will only need to submit one application to the district per student. 

    The application process will open January 8, 2019, and closes February 8, 2019.


    For a copy of the parent letter with additional information, click here.

Application Submission

Program Requirements:

Magnet Application and Acceptance Timeline

  •  January 8, 2019 -- Application Opens

    • Online application available via a link on
    • Paper copies will be available at each school, if needed

    February 8, 2019 -- Application Closes

    • Online application closes at 11:59 p.m.
    • Paper applications must be postmarked by this date

    February 25, 2019 -- Parents notified of acceptance/waitlists

    March 8, 2019 -- Parent/Student commitment deadline


    Second Selection, Notification and Commitment

    March 15, 2019 -- Second round of notification to families

    March 29, 2019 -- Parent/Student Commitment deadline  


Application/Process Questions

  • Call:  352-955-7629


    Email: alachuamagnets (


    Contact the school for School or Program Specific Questions

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