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JFK is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) to all students in grades 9-10. Regardless of educational background or ability, the MYP program is designed to ensure all JFK students will be successful inside and outside of the classroom. During their sophomore year, JFK students have the unique opportunity to identify one of the following pathways for grades 11-12:

Energy & Engineering Pathway: Beginning in the fall of 2014, the Energy & Engineering Pathway will be introduced to JFK students. The Energy & Engineering Pathway is the first high school pathway in all of Colorado with an energy focus, and among a very small number nationally, that integrate energy and engineering. The pathway combines engineering with a focus on the energy sector by utilizing Project Lead the Way coursework in conjunction with project-based energy classes. JFK will partner closely with Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and Red Rocks Community College to offer this outstanding program.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme: This is a two-year program known for its demanding curriculum and global outlook. The coursework leads to an IB diploma that is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities, and students may earn up to a year of college credit. The Diploma Program prepares students for college and encourages them to: ask challenging questions; learn how to learn; develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture; develop the ability to understand other countries and cultures.

Advanced Placement: Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board and it features college-level curriculum to high school students. Students who pass the AP tests at the end of the year are able to earn college credit that will transfer to most 2- and 4-year colleges or universities.

High School of Business™: High School of Business™ is designed much like a college business administration program. Each semester, students complete courses including leadership, marketing, finance, management, among others. JFK students who complete the entire program have the opportunity to earn up to 9 college credits from Arapahoe Community College.

Concurrent Enrollment: Concurrent Enrollment allows students to take courses at local colleges and universities while they are enrolled in high school, receiving both high school and college credits at the same time. JFK has partnerships with several colleges and universities including Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Denver, Red Rocks Community College, Emily Griffith, Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado, Denver.

Honors Program: The JFK Honors Program is designed to challenge students intellectually, while fostering critical thinking skills, providing programs that offer college-level coursework and preparing students to take IB and AP assessments. An application is required for the program.

ASCENT – The College First Program: This program gives students the opportunity to attend college for a full year, tuition free, after earning a high school diploma. Project Lead The Way: Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the United States. By engaging in hands-on, real-world projects, students understand how the
skills they are learning in the classroom can be applied.

Additional academic highlights at JFK include:

  • ELA Programs, including ELA-E
  • JROTC
  • Marine Biology
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Special Education