High School Applications

While applications for IB and Cambridge aren't due until February, P. K. Yonge needs applications for 9th grade by December 1. The link below has all the information about how to apply. Let us know if your child will be applying to P. K. Yonge so that we can prepare transcript packets after the first report card goes home.

Application process


    Beginning this year, there will be a common application and timeline for magnet programs. 75% of the students accepted will be selected by the school, 25% by a lottery process.


    Once application is submitted, changes can only be made by emailing alachuamagnets@gm.sbac.edu


    Student acceptance letters will include ALL programs the student was accepted to participate in.  Student/Parents will select only 1 (unless accepting Cambridge with Health Professions or Future Teachers or IB with Culinary).


    Application includes two standardized short essay questions, limited to 300 characters for each question.


    Questions are specific to Academic Magnet vs. Career Academies. Students who apply to both magnet types will be required to respond to all four questions.


P.K. Yonge

Important dates for P. K. Yonge:

December 1 - Applications for 9th grade

January 8, 2019  - Pre-registration for auditions for the Performing Arts Program

January 14-15 - Auditions* for Performing Arts Program


*In order to audition, you must schedule a time.

Link to Performing Arts Program


Eastside High IB 

Important dates for IB:

January 8, 2019 - Application Process Opens

January 16 - Open House (5:30-7pm)

January 24 - Shadow Day*

February 8 - Application deadline for 9th grade

February 25 - Acceptance notifications sent out

March 8 - Student commitment deadline


*Register for Shadowing by Jan. 7


Gainesville High Cambridge

Important dates for Cambridge:

January 2019 - Open House

January 29 - Cambridge Preview Day*

February - Applications for 9th grade

*Register ahead for Shadowing

Link to Cambridge Program

Career Magnet Programs

Alachua County Public Schools

November 15, 6:30-8:00pm - Career Academy Forum @ Buchholz High School

Link to Career Magnet Program calendar and open house dates