John F. Kennedy High School
John F. Kennedy High School focuses on Career and Technical Education (CTE) with four Career Academies. Kennedy offers small classroom environments, hands-on experiences,and the opportunity to graduate high school with a technical skill and certification. Students choose a Career Academy in 9th grade: Creative Enterprises (Digital Media & Entrepreneurship), Construction and Design (Masonry), Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician), or ProStart (Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management.) Each academy practices employability skills and delivers a rigorous and integrated curriculum. Students receive instruction in entrepreneurship and participate in academy activities related to owning and operating a small business. John F. Kennedy High School is a Magnet school for grades 9-12.
ProStart is an international National Restaurant
Association Education Foundation high school
program that unites the classroom and hospitality
industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders. Students work a minimum of 400 hours covering 70+ skills and pass two comprehensive exams to receive the Prostart Certificate of Achievement (COA). Foods 1 and Foods 2 Enterprise in 9 th and 10 th grades prepare students for the rigor of ProStart and teach foundational culinary and business skills through
entrepreneurial activities like the student-developed, fully functioning catering enterprise.
Health Sciences Academy
The Health Science Academy provides a wide range of opportunities in the rapidly expanding health care field. Future doctors and nurses, as well as technicians and therapists would be interested in the Pharmacy Technician program offered only at JFK High School. Students have the opportunity to receive credentials that can allow them to become a certified Pharmacy Technician Assistant by the time they graduate from high school. Internship opportunities are provided.Creative Enterprises Academy
Digital Media & EntrepreneurshipStudents explore business and digital media in an
effort to customize their learning experience to their
own talents and entrepreneurial goals. Students learn
to create a business plan and acquire marketing skills
through the webpage design coursework. Several
opportunities are provided to earn Microsoft Office
Specialist certifications as a high school student!
Creative Enterprise students support other JFK
academies as they serve as mentors that help other
students pursue various student-led ventures. These student-leaders are responsible for managing the on-
site, fully functioning Allegacy Credit Union.Construction & Design AcademyMasonryStudents begin their hands-on instruction in the 9th & 10th grades by exploring 18 different skilled trades in the construction industry. Our Construction Academy and the Carpentry Program at the Career Center collaborate to build a Habitat for Humanity house on campus. The Masonry Program is credentialed through NCCER, includes the OSHA 10-hour certification and provides opportunities for pre-apprenticeships, internships, and job-shadowing as early as 9th grade.
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