BEAT Magnet Program

Are you looking for an award-winning magnet middle school program that prepares students for high school and beyond? Learn about our BEAT Magnet Program (Biomedical, Environmental, Agriculture &Technology).

Founded in 2000, The Biomedical, Environmental, Agriculture Technology (BEAT) Magnet Program at John F. Kennedy Middle School features a long tradition of success as one of the best middle grades magnet programs in the nation. The BEAT Magnet Program has celebrated twelve National Magnet School of Excellence Awards, an honor bestowed annually to the top magnet schools nationwide. The BEAT Magnet Program is an elite National Certified Magnet. Our school boasts specialized offerings with our thematic magnet curriculum infused into academic classes. All magnet students participating in our magnet program accelerate with advanced and gifted level coursework and the opportunity to enter high school with four high school credits (Algebra, Geometry, Physical Science and Biology). We have been honored with multiple STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) gold/silver designations. Starting in the 2023-2024 school year we are proud to be the only middle school in the county to offer an Artificial Intelligence foundation course, which covers the 5 big ideas of AI.

Contact the BEAT Magnet office:
Doreen Cabrera, Magnet Lead
305-947-1451 ext. 2263

Jerri-Sue Ely, Magnet Secretary
305-947-1451 ext. 2262

Open House Video

2023-2024 Curriculum Matrix

(Gifted endorsed courses available for those who qualify)

Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
Fundamentals of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource SystemsExploration of Production TechnologyPersonal, Career, School Development Skills 3
Advanced Comprehensive Science 1Physical Science*Biology Honors*
Advanced Language Arts 1Advanced Language Arts 2 Advanced Language Arts 3
Advanced Mathematics Gr. 6Algebra 1 Honors*Geometry Honors*
Advanced United States HistoryAdvanced CivicsAdvanced World History
ESOL/ESE students may be required by law to complete substituted courses as determined by individual evaluation.
*Denotes course offered for high school graduation credit

BEAT Magnet Video

Agriscience Magnet Gallery

Technology Magnet Gallery