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.

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Kennedy High School Educator Named MCPS Teacher of the Year


Kennedy High School is extremely proud of Social Studies Resource Teacher Michael Williams, who was named the 2016-17 MCPS Teacher of the Year. At the 14th annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration, an event honoring excellence in education, MCPS Board of Education President Michael Durso described Mr. Williams as "the embodiment of our “Inspiring Excellence” theme...He inspires his students to challenge expectations and tackle obstacles to their success. He is an educator, role model, and mentor. I congratulate Mr. Williams and all of our awardees tonight.” Congratulations, Mike Williams! Click here to read more about the award and the event.

Varsity Cheerleading and Varsity Poms Tryouts

Tryouts for Varsity Cheer and Poms will begin on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. If you're interested in being a part of either one of these exciting, vibrant groups, be sure to visit (Fall Activities) and click on Varsity Cheerleading or Varsity Poms.

For more information, download this flyer to share this opportunity with others!

2016 Camp Cavalier!

This year's Camp Cavalier will highlight the Broadcast Journalism and Communications Academy!

WHO: Rising 7th and 8th graders in DCC middle schools
WHEN: June 21-24, 2016, from 8:00-12:00

Please click here for full information and to download the registration form. Questions? Email Kaleisha Wright, Academy Coordinator, or call 240-740-0100.

Senior Information

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La Información 12 Estudiante Grado en Español.

The spring Senior Parent Meeting was Thursday, April 14th, at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, families received important information about graduation and graduation rehearsal, cap and gown fees, prom, among other topics. If you would like a copy of the Senior Parent Letter, which includes essential dates to remember for your graduating senior, you may download a copy here, or visit the Senior Information page on our website.

Seniors who are still in need of SSL hours should speak to Ms. Wilson in the Counseling Office or visit the SSL page of our website.

Please contact Mr. Holt, Senior Class Advisor, or Mr. Gyimah, 12th Grade Administrator, with questions.

Kennedy Cluster Family Market

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The next Kennedy Cluster Family Market will be Saturday, June 4th, will begin at 9:00 a.m. This event is open to all families with students at John F. Kennedy High School cluster schools. Free groceries for the whole family. You must bring your own bags. Please click here for more information!

¡Alimentos gratis para toda su familia! ¡Seleccione lo que guste! Primeros que lleguen—serán los primeros servidos. La información en español.

Councilmember for a Day Challenge

Learn what's it's like to be a member of the Montgomery County Council by winning a day of unfiltered access to Councilmember Craig Rice. Apply for the Councilmember for a Day Challenge with a written essay or a YouTube video. This experience would be a great addition to any college resume. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

2016 Summer School

Kennedy High School is happy to have been selected as one of the sites for Summer School 2016. Multilingual information is available in the counseling office or on the MCPS website.

ACES Applications Now Open for 2016-17

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a program that creates a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. The ACES student support program provides academic coaches to targeted high school students in ten Montgomery County Public High Schools (including Kennedy High School), at all three Montgomery College campus locations, and at the Universities at Shady Grove. The coaches provide both academic and student support, using a case management approach. Click for additional information.


Did you know that for as little as $10, you can provide a student with a backpack filled with school supplies, or consider donating at the following giving levels to reach more students? GIVE BACKpacks accepts donations in any amount, and contributions are tax deductible. For more information about this program, visit the MCPS GIVE BACKpacks page or contact Donniel Gamble, the JFK GIVE BACKpacks contact.

Second Quarter Honor Rolls

We are proud to acknowledge the students who have worked hard and earned honor roll grades. Click on each document to see the honor roll lists by grade:

JFK Voices Literary Magazine

John F. Kennedy High School is proud of all the artists and authors who have contributed to each issue of our literary magazine. The 2014 and 2015 are available here:
2015 Kennedy Voices online
2014 Kennedy Voices online
2014 Kennedy Voices for download

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!