Kennedy High School an IB World School International Baccalaureate World School

The International Baccalaureate Program is a small learning community that provides highly motivated students an opportunity to pursue a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum based on a global perspective.


This exciting program is based on the INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE approaches to teaching and learning. Featured topics will be:

Camp Cavalier! for Rising 7th and 8th Grade DCC Students

  • IB Film/Graphic Novels
  • International Cooking
  • Hands-On Science Investigations
  • Basketball & Soccer Skills
  • Decision Making with the Montgomery County Police Department
  • Field Trip to the Newseum or the American Film Institute

COST: $75 Per Student (waivers are available for students & families who qualify), LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
WHEN: June 22-26, 2015; 8:00–12:00
WHERE: Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD
For more information, contact Kaleisha Wright, JFK Academy Coordinator, at 301-929-2100 or
You may download the Camp Cavalier flyer and the Camp Cavalier registration form.

Class of 2015 End-of-Year Information

The JFK staff shares your excitement as we prepare for what we know will be a memorable commencement experience for your 2015 graduate. On Friday, June 8, 2015, your child will have achieved a major milestone in their life. The enclosed information will assist you in planning for the next several weeks as your young adult prepares to conclude his or her senior year. Please read all of the information provided and pay particular attention to all deadlines:

Senior 2015 Timeline
Class of 2015 Commencement Information
Senior Fact Sheet 2015
Commencement 2015 Ticket Request
Commencement 2015 Transportation Request

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Kia Davis, Commencement Coordinator, at 301-929-2233 or

PARCC Testing Make-Up Schedule

Algebra II Wednesday, 4/29 Auditorium
English 10 Thursday, 4/30 Room 151
Algebra I Friday, 5/1 Room 151

End-of-Year HSA and Final Exam Testing Schedules

HSA and Final Exam testing schedules are available for download:
Government and Biology HSA Testing and Senior Exams Schedule
Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule-English
Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule-Spanish

AP Testing Information

We are now registering students for Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The expectation is that all students who are taking AP classes will complete the course by also taking the exam. The cost for regular AP exams this year is $91, and we have just been notified that for students who are approved for a state fee waiver based on the federally approved Free and Reduced Meals Program (FARMs), there will be no charge this year. All students have received registration and waiver forms in their AP classes and additional copies can be downloaded from the Kennedy website. For students who do not qualify for FARMs but for whom the test fees represent a hardship, please see Ms. Wahrman in room 105, or contact her using the information provided below. Additional need-based funding is available, and cost should not be a barrier to any student taking the AP exam.

We are once again accepting online payments by credit card for AP registration. The online system is already active, and is accessible through the school website. You can “shop” for exams and pay for them online with a credit card, if you scroll down to “Make a Payment” button and select your AP course. You can also pay with a check (made out to John F. Kennedy High School) or a money order paid in the IB Office (Room 105) during lunch from March 16-26. The deadline for registration is March 26.

A calendar of all AP exams is available for download; please review the schedule in order to note any conflicts. Please note that the times listed are report times and estimated end times for the exam, but tests might run over time due to a variety of factors. Late students who enter after the exam has begun may not be allowed to test.

If you have any questions, contact Ms. Wahrman at or 301-929-2159.

AP testing documents available for download:
2015 AP test paper registration form
JFK 2015 AP & IB testing schedule
JFK AP waiver and subsidy information 

Show Your Spirit with a 2015 JFK T-Shirt!

Want to show your Kennedy spirit? Buy an originally designed 2015 Kennedy dri-fit shirt for only $15.00. DEADLINE to order shirts is Monday, April 20, 2015. (***Make checks payable to John F. Kennedy High School***) Return this order form and your payment to Ms. Young in room 206. Shirts will be distributed in Ms. Young’s room during lunch in early May.

2015 SGA t-shirts 

Third Quarter Honor Roll and Principal's List

Congratulations to JFK students placing on the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll and Principal's List! 

To see the list of all honorees, click on the appropriate link.

Information for Students and Families

USNewsJohn F. Kennedy High School U.S. News & World Report 2014 Best High School

Kennedy High School makes national list of high school excellence!

JFK Voices Literary Magazine

Check out the JFK Voices literary magazine: It is also available for download.