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

Mission and Vision

JFK is a safe environment where staff, families, and the community are committed to supporting all scholars in achieving academic and personal excellence. Scholars are empowered to meet future challenges, develop a positive character, and be active and informed citizens in our global community.


“Things do not happen; things are made to happen.”

John F. Kennedy

So What Does That Mean?

Here at JFK, our mission and vision statement is not just a collection of buzzwords posted on the occasional classroom wall or in our main office. We live and breathe our mission/vision and demonstrate that in the work we do with students and families every day. Here are just some of the many ways in which we are working to accomplish our mission in support of our students and families:

Creating a Safe Environment:

  • “JFK Way”guidelines and expectations
  • Safe-to-Tell Program
  • Sources of Strength Program
  • Mental Health Support Team
  • Behavior Support Team and Behavior Plans
  • Social Emotional Support
  • Full-time School Psychologist and Social Worker
  • Denver Health Clinic On-Site
  • Restorative Justice Coordinator
  • Full-Time STEP Drug Counselor

Achieving Personal Excellence:

  • CTE Traits of a Young Professional
  • Student Council
  • GEAR Up
  • National Honor Society
  • Individual Career and Academic Planning
  • Matching Students to Scholarship, Internships and Programs based on interests
  • Society of Young Women Engineers
  • Key Club
  • After-School Clubs
  • WES Program
  • Internship and Mentorship Programs

Achieving Academic Excellence:

  • Highly-Qualified Teaching Staff
  • Concurrent Enrollment Courses
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • Career and Technical Education Program
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Competency Based Grading
  • PSAT/SAT Prep
  • Individual 4-Year Planning
  • DECA Program for Business Students
  • Academic Interventions
  • Modified Student Schedules
  • Small Group Supports (Study Skills, Off-Track Support, College Readiness)
  • College Visits and College Fairs
  • Homebound Services
  • Teacher Office Hours
  • Seal of Biliteracy
  • Edgenuity Credit Recovery

Meeting Future Challenges:

  • Mental Health Team Supports
  • GEAR Up
  • Dreamers Club
  • College Fairs and College Visits
  • Work Experience Options
  • Career Navigation
  • Future Center
  • Individual Counselor Support with Problem-Solving and Self-Advocacy
  • FAFSA Support Nights
  • School to Work Alliance Program
  • Scholarships and Application Support
  • Character Education
  • CEC Program
  • Student Council
  • Student Board of Education
  • Unified Sports


Developing a Positive Character:

  • Athletics Program
  • LINK Crew
  • JROTC Program
  • IB Helping Club
  • Student Council
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Program
  • Friends First Mentoring Program
  • Diversity Club
  • Restorative Justice Program
  • CAS Community Service
  • Fine Arts Program
  • Attendance/Behavior Supports
  • School Activities / Clubs

Becoming Active and Informed Citizens:

  • Student Council
  • Student Board of Education
  • International Baccalaureate Program with Global Focus
  • Environmental Club
  • Debate Club
  • Civics
  • Marijuana Education
  • Key Club
  • Field Trips
  • Prospective Student Nights
  • National Honor Society
  • Law Enforcement Program