Main Office: 720-423-4300 & Attendance: 720-423-4354
Main Office: 720-423-4300 & Attendance: 720-423-4354

Explore Our School

Choose JFK as Your School of Choice for 22-23

Any DPS student who wants to attend a new school can take part in SchoolChoice. SchoolChoice is as easy as Find, Apply, Register! Watch these videos or read the step by step guide below!

Find: First, to prepare for SchoolChoice, learn more about schools in which you might be interested, starting with your neighborhood school. Check out the School Finder!
Apply: Create your account here. Then, fill out and submit the SchoolChoice application – including ranking your most-preferred schools. We are now in Round 2 of the SchoolChoice process which lasts until Aug. 31. This is 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.
Register: Once placement notifications are sent in late March, connect with your school for registration information.

Need assistance? Contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment: call 720-423-3493 / email schoolchoice@dpsk12.org / visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org

Get to Know JFK

JFK Programs Overview:

Welcome Future Commanders!

In order for you to be a part of the excitement of rigorous courses, renovated facilities, and a family atmosphere, you need to complete the school choice process! For more information on that, please click here. If School Choice pairs you with our school, you can then begin our registration process!  We have moved our registration process online this year to ensure the safety of all Commanders, and to save time, money, and resources.  

You can complete your registration process in 5 easy steps and you do not have to wait in any lines!  You must complete the steps in order. Please click the button below when you are ready to begin registration.

Future Commander Info Session

Please enjoy this recorded meeting from last year so you can find out more about our school. Email any questions that come up to laurentz_gilmore@dpsk12.org!

Virtual School Tour

Please check out this virtual school tour offered by one of our very own Class of 2021 Commanders.

Shadow Days

Shadowing is available on most Mondays from 11:15 AM – 2:40 PM, in November, December, and January. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Parent tours are offered at 2:00 pm on Shadowing days followed by info sessions with students, parents and JFK staff from 2:40 – 3:00 PM.

Commander Monday Shadowing

11:15 AM: Arrival. Enter via the student parking lot entrance off of Brown Place (turn west at the corner of Lamar and Brown Place). Check-in with the main office staff.
11:23 AM – 12:06 PM: Meet your Commander scholar host and attend 5th period class.
12:11 PM – 12:54 PM: Attend 6th period class with your host.
12:59 PM – 1:42 PM: Attend 7th period class with your host.
1:47 PM – 2:30 PM: Attend 8th period class with your host.
2:00 PM: Optional Parent Tour
2:40 PM – 3:00 PM: Debrief and Q&A session with Admin

Please complete the form below and a JFK representative will be in touch within a few days to confirm your date.

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

Student Testimonials

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

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. 

Commander PRIDE Day Celebration

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, to learn more about the staff who make it happen, click here

JFK Future Center

Postsecondary Support through the Denver Scholarship Foundation

Nationally Recognized School Counseling Team

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

Support for Students in Historically Marginalized Groups

Space Lab & Ask an Astronaut

CareerConnect

CareerXplore, Coach, Internship & Apprenticeship Programs

Community Service-Learning Projects

Student Board of Education (SBOE)

JFK Behavior Interventions & Supports

Physical Education & Physical Activity