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.


JFK DCC 9th grade information night 



High School Plus is a program that enables students who have failed courses required for graduation to retake these courses for credit in their home schools. Students may also take a course for original credit if space is available. Classes are offered two days a week from 2:30-4:00pm. Transportation is provided for all students enrolled in the program. Students and parents should see their counselors to register for courses. 


HS+ S2 poster FY15  


Congratulations to the 505 Kennedy students who made the honor roll for their work in the first marking period, representing a little more than 32% of the student body. Of particular note are the 55 students who received straight "A"s. For a complete list of students, select the appropriate link below:
Need help completing the FAFSA Application, contact Ms. Carroll, College Career Information Coordinator at today!


Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a collaborative program that seeks to create a seamless pathway from high school to college completion. A collaboration among MCPS, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove, ACES focuses on identifying and supporting students who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education and those who are the first in their family to attend college. If accepted, students will be assigned an academic coach during their 11th and 12th grades. Coaching and support through Montgomery College and Universities at Shady Grove will continue for ACES students who choose to attend these institutions.

The application period for 2015-2016 school year closes on February 13th, 2015.     

For further information contact: 

240-863-8165, room 103 at John F. Kennedy High School    

Free Ride-On Bus Service Ends In January 

Starting in January 2015, RideOn will no longer offer free bus rides with an MCPS student ID. Instead, students will need to purchase a $2 Youth Cruiser SmarTrip card, available at any Montgomery County library and in the Counseling Office at Kennedy High School.  


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.