Loften High School
|Professional Academies' Magnet @ Loften High School|
3000 W. University Avenue|
Gainesville, Florida 32601
|Motto||Every Student, Every Day, engaged and experiencing success.|
|School district||Alachua County School District|
|Faculty||27.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||Preschool and 9 to 12|
|Enrollment||over 200 (2012-13)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.9|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Website||Loften High School|
The Professional Academies' Magnet @ Loften High School (or W. Travis Loften High School) is a public high school in Gainesville, Florida in the United States. It is part of Alachua County School District and occupies a 174-acre (0.70 km2) campus in a medium-sized community.
Unlike other high schools in the area, Loften is a school where students are regularly zoned to attend and assigned. Loften remains a "school of choice" where students must actively seek the school out and apply as opposed to simply showing up due to location. While this ensures only students who really want to go actually attend, it also means that Loften has a very small student body. Because of this, Loften averages around 300 students in the daytime. These students are divided among 44 teachers in a 4-period block schedule.
Loften is home to the Alachua County Continuing Education for Pregnant Teens (ACCEPT). The program focuses on pregnant teens and teen mothers, attempting to continue their education. Loften is the only high school in the area with an on-campus daycare for use by the students. The daycare is provided free of charge and cares for the children from the beginning to the end of a full school day.
Beginning in the Fall of 2007, Loften became Alachua County's premier school for career and technical education. In total, it has five career oriented programs including:
- Academy of Design & Technology (All)
- Academy of Fire & EMS (Firefighting/Emergency Medical Services)
- Academy of Automotive Technology
- Academy of Early Childhood Education
- Academy of Robotics and Engineering
- Principal: William McElroy
- Assistant Principal: Chery Allen
- Dean: Ms. Taylor