Explore Our School

Registration for the 22-23 School Year Opens July 25th!

In order for you to be a part of the excitement of rigorous courses, renovated facilities, and a family atmosphere for the 22-23 school year, you need to complete the registration steps in your Parent Portal account.

Need Support?

Please refer to these step by step guides to help you complete the registration online from the comfort of your own home!

Please contact our registrar Blanca Lobo at 720-423-4320 or blanca_lobo1@dpsk12.net for further assistance.

Although we are only offering registration through the Parent Portal this year, we will be offering a few in person events to help guide families through the online process.

WHEN: Saturday, August 6th from 9am -12 pm, Thursday August 11th from 9am -12pm & 4 – 7pm, and Friday, August 12th from 9am – 12pm.

WHERE: JFK Gym. Park in student Parking Lot off of Brown Pl

It helps speed up the process if you create a parent portal account or get access to your account prior to the event. For technical assistance to access your account call 720-423-3888.

Choice of Studies

Pick Your Classes for Next Year!

Start by exploring your options!

Confident about your choices?

Ready for 2026 Summer Program

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(July 18th – August 12th)

The purpose of the Ready for 2026 program is to give students an advantage in learning what it will be like to be a high school student.

  • Students will be provided opportunities to engage in learning activities related to both Math and English.
  • Students will build relationships with staff members and other students.
  • Students will receive 2.5 credits towards high school graduation
  • BUT most importantly students will have FUN and become part of our Commander family!

Freshmen Academy

(August 9th – August 12th)

During 9th Grade Academy students will dive deeper into our school culture as well as continuing to engage in daily learning activities. Students will also understand graduation requirements and earn an additional 2.5 credits.

Choose JFK as Your School of Choice for 22-23

Round 2 for the School of Choice process is open!

Who is it for?
Round 2 is the first-come, first-served
segment of SchoolChoice for families
who missed Round 1; took part in
Round 1 but want to re-explore their
options; or are new to DPS for next school year.

How do I apply?
Start at dps.schoolmint.net/signin. Sign into your SchoolChoice account and apply to your
preferred schools that have availability. If you don’t have an account, you can create one using
your email address or a current Parent Portal log-in.
How does Round 2 work?

Round 2 applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the application is
received by the school, your student will be placed on a waitlist while the school processes the
application. If the school has available space, your student will be approved and enrolled for
next year. There is no lottery in Round 2, but priorities are given. If a waitlist exists, your
student will be added to the list in date and time order within your given priority. Please note: This means that waitlist positions may change up or down.
If your student is accepted to a school in Round 2, any Round 1 school assignment is
relinquished. You will remain on waitlists for any higher-ranked schools.

Call the SchoolChoice Hotline at 720-423-3493, email SchoolChoice@dpsk12.org or visit

Student Testimonials

Don’t take it from us, take it from our students! These testimonials are from the Class of 2023 freshmen.

Get to Know JFK Programs

JFK Programs Overview

Welcome Future Commanders!

JFK: A School to Learn From

Denver Public Schools recognized JFK as a “School to Learn From” because of its P.R.I.D.E. Values

Virtual School Tour

Please check out this virtual school tour offered by one of our very own Class of 2023 Commanders.

Future Commander Parent Info Session

If you missed our Future Commander Parent Info Session on Monday, January 10th, at 5:30 p.m., you can watch the recording below. If you have additional questions after watching this recording, please reach out to Laurentz_Gilmore@dpsk12.net.

Commander PRIDE Day Celebration

Commander PRIDE is a longstanding tradition in the Kennedy Community. Check out how we celebrated our Commanders return to in person in the 21-22 school year!

Whole Child Distinguished

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is committed to providing equitable and inclusive environments where students are Healthy, Supported, Engaged, Challenged, Safe, and Socially and Emotionally Intelligent. DPS is leading the nation in focusing this level of effort and attention around Whole Child supports because DPS knows – and research shows – it will not only improve academic outcomes, but is critical to achieving our vision that Every Child Succeeds.As part of the 19-20 DPS recognition cycle, John F Kennedy High School has been named a Whole Child Distinguished School, demonstrating excellence in supporting students beyond academics. Learn more information.

Best-In-Class Programming

JFK empowers the Whole Child through best-in-class programming across the academic, social-emotional, and postsecondary domains. JFK pushes students to see beyond their known scope of Southwest Denver and to become champions of change for themselves and their loved ones. The Whole Child strategies provide a solid foundation to “take command” of their future. To learn more about how JFK accomplish this, please review our various program highlights below!

Also, learn more about the staff who make it happen.

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JFK Future Center

Postsecondary Support through the Denver Scholarship Foundation.

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Nationally Recognized School Counseling Team

JFK is a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) school.

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Support for Students in Historically Marginalized Groups

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Space Lab & Ask an Astronaut

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CareerXplore, Coach, Internship & Apprenticeship Programs.