John F. Kennedy High School

  • Are you interested in graduating high school with more than a high school diploma? Do you work best in small classroom environments? Would you prefer learning through hands-on experiences? Would you like career experiences beyond the classroom and opportunities to earn credentials?


    Answering yes to these questions means that John F. Kennedy High School is for you. This small high school offers students four career academies — Construction & Design, Health Sciences, ProStart® and Creative Enterprises.


    Each academy has nationally recognized credentials, structured curriculum, highly qualified instructors and many opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom. The learning environment is rigorous, the curriculum and instruction are integrated across subject areas, and career pathway internships are encouraged for every student. Community business connections introduce students to real people in the same career cluster, show them entrepreneurship working in our economy and foster global citizenship. Small classrooms allow instructors and staff to understand the needs of each student. The Kennedy campus also provides easy access to Career Center’s AP course selections, additional CTE pathways and specialty classes. Students can also access classes at Forsyth Tech through Career and College Promise.


    Students maintain athletic eligibility at their residential high school. The shared campus allows students to interact and learn with peers from all over the county while maintaining social connections. It’s the best of both worlds. 


    Creative Enterprises (Entrepreneurship and the Arts): Students explore many areas of creative arts and entrepreneurship to customize their career and education plans. Members of the local arts community assist students in the refinement of their creative gifts while business partners demonstrate the skills to survive and thrive in the current economy.


    Construction and Design: Students begin their hands-on instruction in the ninth grade by exploring the various skilled trades in the construction industry. John F. Kennedy HS offers masonry for juniors and seniors with certification from NCCER and internships to connect the students to the real world. Students graduate prepared for entry into the workforce, or they can use their hands-on experiences to leverage future educational options.


    Health Sciences: Students explore careers in the healthcare industry and graduate with the opportunity to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT). The Pharmacy Technician program is the only one of its kind in the district and is a terrific way to prepare for careers in any health care segment. Students are encouraged to investigate many different health careers.


    ProStart (Restaurant Management): ProStart is a nationwide, two-year high school program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and food service leaders. Students work a minimum of 400 hours in the industry and pass two comprehensive exams to receive the Prostart Certificate of Achievement (COA). Introductory courses in ninth and 10th grades prepare students for the rigor of ProStart





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Last Modified on November 5, 2019