Free College through ASCENT

ALL students in DPS, including JFK, have access to take FREE college classes while in high school. Some JFK seniors have earned as many as 24 college credits by the time they graduate! The ASCENT program can then provide an additional year of free college after the 4th year of high school. That … [Read more...]

Seal of Biliteracy

Seniors graduating in Spring 2018 are eligible to earn the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is a distinction earned by students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal appears on the transcript or diploma of the graduating senior and is a … [Read more...]

October is College and Career Month

To celebrate, JFK is hosting several career and college related events throughout the month to support our students’ future plans. Tuesday, October 10 – JFK College Fair (gym, 8:15-9:00 for seniors, 9:15-9:45 for juniors) Wednesday, October 11 – Super Test Day (9 and 11 – Practice SAT, 10 – … [Read more...]

Energy Careers – Join NOW!

Junior and seniors: Space is available in the Energy Industries Foundations class period 1!!  See your counselor TODAY to join the class starting IMMEDIATELY!  In the Energy class, you will learn about the electric and natural gas utility industry, including how energy is generated from sources such … [Read more...]

Class of 2018 – Required Senior Contract Meeting

Schedule your MANDATORY Senior Contract Meeting ASAP.  This is required 20-30 minute meeting with each student, a parent/guardian, and the counselor to review graduation requirements, classes, and college/career plans.  You have the option to schedule a meeting in June or in August and all members … [Read more...]

Suicide Prevention and “13 Reasons Why”

The Mental Health Team at JFK works hard to identify students in DPS who may be experiencing suicidal ideation and to put in place interventions and supports for safety. Part of this work is increasing awareness about community events that may lead to possible contagion with our youth. The Netflix … [Read more...]

Apply now to be a Link Leader

Link Leaders are juniors and seniors who serve as mentors to new 9th graders at Ninth Grade Academy, on Orientation Day, and throughout the entire first year of high school. Click HERE to learn more and to apply to be a Link Leader during the 2017-2018 school year.  You must be a current 10th or … [Read more...]