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
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.
Magnet Application and Acceptance Timeline
January 8, 2019 -- Application Opens
- Online application available via a link on sbac.edu
- 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