Counseling Center

The JFK School Counseling Program is comprehensive, equitable, and data driven, and is it based on standards in academic, career, and social/emotional development. Our counselors are all highly qualified, with appropriate state credentials and at least a Master’s degree in School Counseling or a related field.  

The counseling program provides a variety of supports to all student, including:

Academic Success

  • Support students with enrolling in classes of need, interest, and that match postsecondary plans
  • Attendance Intervention
  • On Track to Graduate knowledge, support, and intervention
  • Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP)

Postsecondary Planning

  • Provide opportunities for students based on postsecondary plans (CE, CEC, Internships, Program Opportunities)
  • Coordinate College Fairs, College Visits, and College App Days as well as family events, such as Coffee with the Counselors
  • Support the JFK Future Center Advisors with college applications, scholarships, Financial Aid, letters of rec, etc.

Social/Emotional Support

  • Dealing with big feelings (sadness, anger, even JOY!)
  • Relationship issues (boyfriend, girlfriend, family, etc.)
  • STRESS!
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Bullying prevention and education
  • Suicide prevention and education
  • Referrals to our in-house Mental Health Clinic of Denver Therapist
  • JFK RESOURCE ROOM!

 

JFK School Counseling Vision Statement

Every child at John F. Kennedy High School succeeds by flourishing in their environment, challenging their thinking by expanding their worldview, and understanding the ways in which they will be contributing members to our society.  Students advocate for themselves and their future and are equipped to navigate the 21st century with the necessary skills to engage in lifelong learning.  Students graduate college and career ready and are successful, young adults working toward a postsecondary pathway in a field of their choosing.

JFK School Counseling Mission Statement:

The mission of the John F. Kennedy High School comprehensive school counseling program is to provide a safe environment where ALL students are empowered to develop a positive character and become self-advocates, giving them the necessary skills to be independent and responsible for their academic success, college and career readiness, and social/emotional well-being.  

We strive for equity, access, and success for all through advocacy, leadership, and data driven interventions. The JFK counseling department serves as a bridge for our students, transitioning them to a successful and productive postsecondary life where they achieve personal excellence. The school counseling department works in collaboration with other stakeholders, including school, family, and community to best equip all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet future challenges and become active, informed, and contributing citizens in our diverse society.

RAMP

The JFK School Counseling Program has been recognized as a Model Program by the American School Counseling Association since 2009.  We have been proven to and recognized for providing a model comprehensive school counseling program where we are able to thoroughly and appropriately meet the needs of our students academically, with college and career readiness, and by addressing social emotional needs.  In the 2018-2019 school year, we are one of the first and only school counseling programs in the entire country that will be applying for the RAMP designation for the 4th time.