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

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John F. Kennedy High School Registration Process:

Welcome to John F. Kennedy High School! If you are part of the Class of 2024, please watch this video for a personalized message! 

We are so excited for the 2020-2021 school year.  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 registration steps below by July 31st, 2020.  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 to begin registration.

Ready for 2024 & Freshmen Academy

We are one of three schools in DPS that is offering the Ready for 2024 program this summer from July 13th to August 7th. This is an opt-in program that is designed to prepare our incoming freshman to understand what our culture systems are, what our PRIDE values represent and what it means to be a Commander both in academics and action. We will also be providing them with an authentic curriculum that is geared toward math, english, and college and career readiness. 

The last week of that program is our mandatory Freshman Academy which gives our incoming freshmen a chance to attend Kennedy before most of the upperclassmen. This provides them an opportunity to get to know their school, meet some of their teachers, and work with our Link Crew leaders on building school spirit.

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

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. 

Freshmen Testimonials

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!

Nationally Recognized School Counseling Team

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

JFK Future Center

Postsecondary Support through the Denver Scholarship Foundation

Support for Students in Historically Marginalized Groups

Space Lab & Ask an Astronaut


CareerXplore, Coach, & Apprenticeship Programs

Community Service-Learning Projects

Student Board of Education (SBOE)

JFK Behavior Interventions & Supports

Physical Education & Physical Activity