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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 Monday, 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

ATTENTION PARENTS! The JFK Post Prom is still seeking volunteers! If you have been thinking about being more active in our school community, NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE! At the moment we are in need of people to staff our Post Prom event. Please volunteer and help keep our children safe in this important, alcohol-free and drug-free post prom event. Prom and Post Prom are May 23, 2015 - just 3 days away! The Post Prom event details are as follows:

Location: The Ballroom at Wheaton Glen (

Address: 2400 Arcola Ave Wheaton, MD 20902 

Time: 12:00 midnight to 5:00am (Friday, 5/22 going into Saturday, 5/23)

If you are able to assist, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Lori Johnson by Thursday, May 21 to volunteer.

This is not just a senior thing, it’s a Kennedy thing! This is a good way to see the PTSA in action, get acquainted with other parents, have some fun, and KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE ON PROM NIGHT!

11th Grade College Planning Workshops

11th Grade College Planning Meetings for Students and Parents

End-of-Year HSA and Final Exam Testing Schedules

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

AP Testing Information

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 

Summer School

Regional High School Summer School registration is now open. Letters are being sent home to parents of students who are recommended for summer school based on credits needed for graduation. The deadline to register for the first session is Wednesday, June 10th. Students recommended for or interested in attending summer school should schedule an appointment with their counselor to register and make payments. Parents wishing to pay with a credit or debit card will be able to pay online after 6:00 p.m. on the day that the school counselor has registered the student through June 10th for Session 1 (click for credit card payment instructions in ENGLISH and SPANISH). Please keep in mind that the student is not registered until payment is received.

You may download the Regional Summer School brochure in ENGLISH or SPANISH here, or visit the MCPS Regional Summer School website for more information or to download other materials, including full information in other languages. This year, summer school will be offered at Einstein High School, Blake High School, Gaithersburg High School, and Northwest High School. Transportation is NOT provided by MCPS for summer school; CLICK HERE for Metro bus and Ride-On routes to these schools; for information on Ride On’s Summer Youth Pass ($18 to ride all summer) and Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card ($2) visit or call 311 (SmarTrip cards are also sold in the counseling office at Kennedy). 

9th Grade Parent Orientation Night

Please join us for our 9th grade parent orientation program on May 27th from 6:00-7:30PM. Information will be available in English and Spanish. You may download the flyer here:
9th Grade Parent Orientation flyer-English
9th Grade Parent Orientation flyer-Spanish

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

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

  • 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.

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.