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. In 2017, The BEAT Magnet Program celebrated its' twelfth National Magnet School of Excellence Award, an honor bestowed annually to the top five percent of magnet schools nationwide. Along with MAST, DASH, and Coral Reef Senior High Schools, the BEAT Magnet Program is an elite 2017 National Certified Magnet Program - one of only 55 schools in the entire nation to receive this prestigious honor. Our school boasts specialized offerings with our thematic magnet curriculum infused into all academic classes. All magnet students participating in our program accelerate with advanced and gifted level coursework and the opportunity to enter high school with several high school credits. 

If you would like to schedule a tour or our BEAT magnet program, contact us at 305-947-1451 ext. 2262 or by email at