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John F. Kennedy High School focuses on Career and Technical Education (CTE) with four Career Academies. Kennedy offers small classroom environments, hands-on experiences where internships are designed for each student, and the opportunity to graduate high school with a technical skill and certification. Students choose a Career Academy in 9th grade: Creative Enterprises, Construction and Design, Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician), or ProStart (restaurant management.) Each academy teaches employability skills while delivering a rigorous and integrated curriculum. Students receive instruction in entrepreneurship and participate in activities related to owning and operating a small business. Kennedy currently serves grades 9 -12 in the high school.
Prostart (Restaurant Management)This program created by the National Restaurant Association prepares students for a management career in the food industry. Prostart will give students a taste of success in an industry that is hungry for talent. Prepare for a career in the country’s fastest growing industry while still in high school.
Students explore careers in the healthcare industry with opportunities to connect with the local healthcare community. The Pharmacy Technician program, the only one of its kind in the district, is one of the areas of concentration. Future doctors and nurses should apply.
Creative EnterprisesStudents explore many areas of the creative arts, like digital graphics, visual media, and photography and select an area of interest to study in depth to develop their own expertise. Artisans from the local community assist students in the refinement of their creative gifts.
Students experience “hands-on” exploration in many facets of the construction and design industry. Real world experiences help students identify their area of interest and develop their expertise in preparation for advanced entry in to competitive trade industries.