Middle School Applications

Tips and Tricks for the Transition

Recommendation Letters

Hello Parents!

Kennedy is really good about checking their applications and emailing parents. We are still filling out and receiving the forms daily. Mrs. Carver will be scanning and uploading all recommendations on Wednesday. If you receive an email after that, please contact us and we will make sure we take care of it!

KMS Coding, Yearbook and Production (2/5/19)

Use the links below to apply for the programs you want! Thank you to Mr. Bennett for working with us to solve the access issue!

KMS Elective Registration (1/31/19)

We had visitors from Kennedy today! You are receiving a packet of information that needs to be returned by February 7, 2019. If you think your student should have one, and he or she did not bring one home, email Ms. Haislip! (haislip.jessica@brevardschools.org)

Use this link provided to see a video on how to fill out the form!


Cambridge Programme at Kennedy (Update 1/22/19)

We had a visit recently from Mrs. Sweeney over at KMS! Students learned a lot about KMS and were sent home with several forms and informational flyers. Use the link provided to access the application check list!


Kennedy Middle School’s Cambridge Checkpoint Programme “Requirements to Apply” Checklist

The following documents will be required to be uploaded to your online Cambridge application:

  • 2 proofs of residency
  • 2018 FSA Reading and Math scores OR the equivalent to this type of state test data—to apply, all applicants must be a level 3 or higher in both FSA reading and math or an 80% on the equivalent state test.

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  • Students applying must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA to apply to the program.

  • 2 reports are required:

2017-18 END-OF-YEAR report card

2018-19 FIRST SEMESTER report card (this will come out in January)

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation are REQUIRED:

1 from the CURRENT English/Reading teacher

1 from the CURRENT Math teacher

  • HANDWRITTEN essay—See Below

All applicants must write an essay!

Essay Topic: The student is required to HAND WRITE and upload a 150-word minimum

essay explaining why he/she wants to participate in the Cambridge Programme. The student

must include information about their career and future educational plans. This essay is

required to be uploaded and attached to the student’s application. The student’s application

will NOT be considered complete until this essay has been received.

Kennedy Contact for Cambridge Programme: Sweeney.barbara@brevardschools.org

McNair Magnet School's Launch Night

Tuesday, Jan. 29th, 6-8pm

Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School, Challenger Drive, Rockledge, FL, USA

You are invited to

McNair Magnet School’s

Launch Night!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

6:00 – 8:00pm

· Learn what we can offer as a middle school

· Experience some of our 15+ elective classes

· Get informed about zoned -v- applications

For more information:

Contact Cindy Stewart

Magnet Coordinator

633-3630 x3013


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

McNair Registration: On Campus (Update 1/22/19)

Students zoned for McNair and/or applying for McNair will be given registration forms on February 12th during activity time in Ms. Haislip's classroom. Students need to pay attention to the directions given and return the forms by the specified date.

Kennedy Middle School Cambridge Update 11/20/2018

Are you wondering if the Cambridge Programme is the best fit for your child? We asked Barbara Sweeney, the coordinator of the Cambridge Programme at Kennedy, to provide us a list of characteristics needed to be successful in the Cambridge Programme.

· Loves to learn

· Self-motivated

· Independent thinker & worker

· Gets along well with others

· Reliable

· Honest

· Trustworthy

· Enthusiastic

· Intellectually playful

· Curious

· Dependable

· Civic-minded

· Respectful of self and others

· Willing to participate in class discussions

If this sounds like you (or your student) then we recommend applying to the programme!

Westshore Update (11/16/18)

Westshore Jr/Sr High has asked that we share this information with all 6th grade parents. See the images below! A link to their school website is at the bottom of this page.

The deadline to apply for Westshore is November 30, 2018.

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Where to Find Information

The department of Equity, Innovation, and Choice is where you need to go for the most current information regarding choice schools. There is a menu on the left to help navigate to the sections you may need.


Teacher Recommendation Letters

Contrary to the name, we do not actually write letters. There is a form used by some of the middle schools.Cambridge and IB at Cocoa Beach are the only schools that require it. You will need to print the form and provide a copy for each teacher that the school you are applying to requires. Some schools want just academic area teachers, others also want guidance counselors.

Use the link below to access this form, and print copies of the "Teacher Recommendation Form"


-OR- Use the form provided by the specific school. The only difference is the school logo!

Once you have printed the forms, send them in to your child's academic area teachers. Please note, we fill these out in batches. We also keep them and turn them into Mrs. Carver, assistant principal, as she tracks all documents and applications.

We will send all of the recommendation forms to the middle schools at one time (for all students).

AVID vs Cambridge at Kennedy

We get this question A LOT! Check out this link below to learn more about the AVID and Cambridge programs at Kennedy!


School Websites

Point of Contact for Middle School Applications

Mrs. Carver, Assistant Principal, is the point of contact for all middle school related questions, applications, etc.