School Choice Options
Magnet Options

Pasco County Schools structures its magnet options into the categories below. The abbreviation is listed next to each school below to ensure it is clear which structure their magnet theme falls within. The Pasco County Magnet Address Search is also available for the 2020-2021 school year to identify your options for magnet schools and programs within schools available to you. 

Dedicated Magnet School (DMGS) - a school site that implements a magnet theme or themes across all grades and does not have a defined attendance boundary, but may have a preference area.  All students who wish to attend the school must apply for and be accepted in the school through the Student Application lottery process.  All students enrolled in a magnet school must participate in the magnet program(s) theme.  The district, through the magnet boundary review process, shall determine whether a magnet school will or will not have a preference area.  

Magnet Schools (MGS) - a school site where the magnet theme is implemented school-wide. All students attending the school participate in the thematic learning components of the program.  Students who live outside of the attendance boundary must complete an application and a lottery system is used to determine which student applicants will attend the school. 

Magnet Program (MGP) - a school site where the magnet theme is implemented within the school, but not all students participate. Students apply to the program and are accepted based on a lottery system.   Some magnet programs may have established criteria for entry.  


Northwest Elementary -  (MGS) 

San Antonio Elementary (MGS) 

Sunray Elementary School - Future Cambridge School (MGS)

Gulf Trace Elementary School - Future Cambridge School (MGS)

Hudson Middle School -  (MGP) 

Pasco Middle School (MGP) 

Paul R Smith Middle School (MGP) 

Anclote High School (MGP) 

Hudson High School -  (MGP) 

Pasco High School (MGP) 

International Baccalaureate  

Pine View Elementary School (MGS) 

Richey Elementary School - Future Candidate School (MGS)

Pine View Middle School (MGS) 

Gulf Middle School - Candidate School (MGS) 

Gulf High School (MGP) 

Land O’ Lakes High School (MGP) 


Bayonet Point Middle School- STEM (MGS) 

Sanders Memorial Elementary School - STEAM (DMGS) 

Wendell Krinn Technical High School (DMGS) 

Centennial Middle School- STEM (MGS) 

Transportation may be available for students accepted into our magnet schools and programs. To learn more about the available transportation and the magnet models available in Pasco County Schools, please review the 2020-2021 Magnet Plan. For more information International Baccalaureate and Cambridge international visit the pages below: 

Cambridge International 

International Baccalaureate 


Due to popularity and high demand, there are a limited number of seats at each school. 

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