College and Career Prep at Your Fingertips
Whether it’s attending a 2-year or 4-year university, or transitioning straight to a career, JFK can help all students determine which post-secondary path is right for them. For the class of 2013, 79% of students had plans to attend either a 2-year or 4-year university. JFK also has a Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Center that helps students apply for college, and obtain financial aid and scholarships.
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The following programs are in place for college and career prep at JFK:
- AVID: AVID is a college-readiness program for elementary through post-secondary students designed to enhance teaching strategies and school-wide learning as well as prepare students for college and beyond.
- Career and Technical Education Programs: Construction Technology, High School of Business and Energy and Engineering are all programs that help students learn skills for workforce readiness or college.
- Career Readiness Center: The Career Readiness Center is a place to investigate career opportunities by doing assessment tests, participate in career/college field trips, receive job-searching tips, complete job shadows, create resumes and hear from career panels/speakers.
- Counseling Center: JFK counselors help with academic advising, college and career planning, personal and social development, and can provide referral services as needed for a wide variety of issues.
- Denver Scholarship Foundation Future Center: The Denver Scholarship Foundation helps JFK students apply for, pay for and succeed in college. DSF Future Center offers college and financial aid advice at our Future Centers, and we provide scholarships to students who otherwise couldn’t afford to go to college.
- Gear Up: Colorado GEAR UP is a federally funded program serving mostly minority, largely low-income students who typically are the first in their families to go to college, and provides advisers and support for students from 8th grade through the first year of college.
- Pre-Collegiate Development Program: This University of Colorado Denver (UCD) sponsored program works to motivate and prepare first-generation 9-12th graders to complete high school and to enter and graduate from their choice post-secondary institution.