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José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy, also known as JMMA 6-12 or MAST 3 is a magnet school incorporating grades 6 through 12 in Hialeah, Florida. Established in 1987 as José Martí Middle School, it introduced its magnet program with a high school expansion in 2011.The school operates with an 8 periods, with 4 even-period classes on one day, and 4 odd-period classes on the other, to allow students to take extra electives.HistoryThe school was established in 1987 as José Martí Middle School, by José Enriquez, Sr., the school's first principal. Eventually, Enriquez's son become the principal of the school. Prior to the transition to a magnet school, José Martí Middle experienced troubling events such as the intentional setting of a fire in 1999. In November 2010, the school earned over $6,000 by saving energy, which they used to help tutor students.Transition to magnet school (2011-present)After the superintedent of M-DCPS opened a MAST in Homestead, he decided to "franchise" MAST Academy. Following this, José Martí was converted to a magnet high school in August 2011, with 6th through 9th grades present in the 2011-2012 school year. In November 2011, there was an incident involving pepper spray being sprayed in a stairwell, causing 20 students to go to a hospital for non-life threatening concerns. Later in the month, the school became one of three schools, the other two being EA and Hialeah Middle, to be enrolled into the Afterschool Nutrition Program. In May 2012, the school received a grant from the National Wildlife Federation, which was used to initialize the planting of the school's native arboretum. In May 2013, the CED visited MAST.