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.

DCC Change of Choice

The Downcounty Consortium Change of Choice season is now open through February 12th. If you are interested in requesting a new school assignment for the 2016-17 school year, you must complete and submit the Change of Choice Request Form for 2016-2017 by February 12, 2016. Forms must be submitted directly to the DCCAPS office. School changes are considered in accordance with MCPS school assignment guidelines, which may include sibling link, base school, demographic variable and space availability. Forms are also available in the counseling office in English and Spanish.

Complete este formulario para solicitar el cambio a alguna otra escuela secundaria del DCC para el próximo año escolar. El formulario debe de ser firmado por sus padres/tutores y recibido en la oficina del DCCAPS por fax o a la dirección arriba antes del viernes 12 de febrero del 2016. Cambio de escuela es considerada de acuerdo a las guías de inscripciones dadas por el MCPS, que incluye enlace de hermanos, escuela base, demográfica y espacio disponible. Los formularios también están disponibles en la oficina de consejería en Inglés y Español.

Visit the DCCAPS page 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.

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

Senior Information

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La Información 12 Estudiante Grado en Español.

Wednesday, October 14th, was the 2015-16 Senior Parent Meeting, at which families received 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, February 20th, 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.

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.

Welcoming New Students

Kennedy staff and students warmly welcomed new students at our orientation. If you missed it or want to share it with others, please enjoy this video!


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.


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.

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!