Choice and In-House Programs
John F. Kennedy Middle has a variety of Choice and In-House programs, including International Baccalaureate MYP, Pre-Culinary Arts, and Pre-Information Technology. Learn more about our programs below.
The International Baccalaureate® Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills appropriate to this stage of adolescence. The IBMYP offers a holistic approach that emphasizes critical thinking skills, global citizenship, and intercultural awareness, as well as traditional school subjects. The curriculum consists of eight subject groups explored through six global contexts: identities and relationships, orientations in space and time, personal and cultural identity, globalization and sustainability, fairness and development, and scientific and technical innovation.
The Pre–Culinary program is a three-year preparatory program for middle school students designed to encourage and prepare students for entry into high school culinary arts career academies or related fields of study. This program also provides middle school students with consumer level skills, begin the exploration of the culinary field, as well as related occupations. Areas of study include nutrition, safety and sanitation, culinary terminology, small and large equipment usage and food preparation needed in the workforce. Opportunities to learn front and back– of–the–house operations through entrepreneurship activities are also built into the curriculum.
The Pre-Information Technology Program offers an innovative, integrated learning environment focused on computers, technology, and communications. Students who participate in Pre-Information Technology acquire foundational knowledge and skills in basic programming techniques, software, and web development, and emerging digital technologies. Emphasis is placed on a college preparatory curriculum directly linked to career pathways in the IT career cluster.