Registration 2024-25

Take Command of Your Future at JFK

SchoolChoice for the 24-25 School Year Opens January 11!

The Round 1 SchoolChoice window for 2024-25 is 10 a.m. Jan. 11 through 4 p.m. Feb. 12, 2024. To participate in SchoolChoice, families submit one SchoolChoice application per student, on which they rank their top schools in order of preference, up to a limit of 12. DPS then uses a computer algorithm that matches students to schools based on those preferences, as well as school admission priorities and available space.

Do you have more questions about enrollment?
Call the SchoolChoice Hotline at 720-423-3493, email, or visit You can also learn more here:

Why Choose Kennedy?

9th Grade Resources

Ninth Grade Academy

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

Dates for the 2024-25 School Year to Come

Sign Up Link Coming Soon!

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.

Virtual School Tour

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

Future Commander Parent Presentation

Missed our Future Commander Night? No worries! Watch the slide deck that explains why JFK is the perfect choice for you!

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 support 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.

International Baccalaureate World School

John F. Kennedy High School also has the distinction of being an International Baccalaureate World School. We are one of only 32 authorized IB High Schools in Colorado, and one of only 3 authorized IB High Schools in Denver Public Schools.

Courses and Pathway Offerings

We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to the courses and opportunities that will empower them to live our school vision and to meet their goals. When students choose JFK, their counselor will work with them to identify their strengths, areas for growth, and post-secondary aspirations, resulting in an academic plan for their time at JFK. The Course Pathway Matrix provides an overview of the classes students can expect to take during their 4 years as a Kennedy Commander.

Current students have the opportunity to update the class preferences every spring during the Choice of Studies process.

Start by exploring your options!

Course Catalog

Join the Commander Community

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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.