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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, May 14th, 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.

Looking for SSL hours?

Are you a senior still needing SSL hours for graduation? Are you working to earn 260 hours or more for the Certificate of Meritorious Service award? Students of all grades should visit the SSL page of the Kennedy website or see Ms. Wilson in the Counseling Office to find out what's required for graduation as well as special SSL opportunities that become available.

2016 Summer School

Kennedy High School is happy to have been selected as one of the sites for Summer School 2016. Registration for both sessions of Summer School will begin May 4th. The dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: June 27, 2016 - July 15, 2016
  • Session 2: July 19, 2016 - August 5, 2016

All classes will run from 8:10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Forms will be made available as soon as they are released.

College and Career Readiness

Please click here to read Interim Superintendent Larry Bowers' letter that was mailed home on October 19, 2015, regarding the Maryland State Assembly's College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013 (CCRCCA).This letter informs parents of how MCPS is fulfilling the requirements of this Act by requiring that students take either the ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER exams during their junior year. The letter has been translated six languages - Spanish, Amharic, French, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese - available on the MCPS website at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/CCRCCA.

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.

Summer Mailing

The following documentation was included in the 2015-16 Summer Mailing. Hard copies of these documents are also available at the school.

New Bell Times for 2015-16 School Year

This school year will bring with it new bell times for students across Montgomery County. At the high school level, the school day will now start at 7:45 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m. - 20 minutes later than in previous years. Kennedy's daily bell schedule is now available on the Bell Schedule page. If you would like more information about the change in MCPS bell times, visit the MCPS page on later school start times.

MCPS GIVE BACKpacks

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!