John F Kennedy High School PACE


The PACE application was due on January 20, 2015 by 3:30pm, and the application process for the 2015-2016 school year is now closed. PACE will accept late applications until February 6, 2015. To submit a late PACE application, please download the paper application.

THIS SATURDAY, January 31st! -- the 8th Annual PACE CRAB FEED!

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd.

Remaining tickets will be sold at the door!  Further details here!  (Previous ticket orders have been distributed to students this week.)

Volunteer positions still available for students and parents (refer to Monday Memo, p.2).  Please join up!

See you there!

Catch up with Mr. Whalen's MONDAY MEMO to find out about current PACE efforts, upcoming events, cultural and service opportunities, scholarships, and more! 

Discover the latest: 
PACE Monday Memo_2015_01-26.pdf
(opens as PDF)

FIELD TRIP Friday, January 30th


6:45am to 6:45pm

Campus tour; student panel of PACE alumni; Women's Swimming & Diving competition (Cardinals vs. UCLA Bruins)

$20.00 Field Trip fee ($5 with PACE Card!)

Act now! See Mr. Whalen (C-301)

FIELD TRIP Tuesday, February 17



5:45am - 6:45pm

$60 Field trip fee ($40 with PACE Card)

See Mr. Whalen in C-301!

*Limit = 50 students.  Priority to those who have not yet filled their field trip requirement.

The first edition of the PACE Alumni Book is here!  Catch up on former faces, their whereabouts, their reflections on PACE and JFK, and their visions of the future!

PACE Alumni Book ed-01.pdf 

Keep in touch, friends.


"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now." - Alan Lakein

Click below to view a sample student PACE schedule:

PACE Sample Course Schedule or Course Sequence.pdf

Please note that this schedule represents possible options, not necessarily required courses.  For more information about the PACE Program, please see the PACE Brochure of contact the PACE office.

As G.B. Stern said, “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” In that spirit, Mr. Whalen crafts the PACE Quarterly Report to express gratitude from PACE faculty to families and individuals who offer their time, money, and diverse resources to help make it all happen.

You may download and view the first PACE Quarterly Report of the 2014-2015 school year here!

Become a PACE Patron!

When you make a contribution of $100 or more to the PACE program, your student will receive a PACE Patron Card

  • $5 Field Trip Fee (Non card holder pays $20)
  • $5 off Greek & Latin Roots Vocabulary Workbook (Non card holder pays $10)
  • $10 off the Senior Disneyland Grad Nite Ticket
  • $5 off the Junior year PSAT test fee
  • $10 off Sophomore Summer Program fee
  • $5 off the Junior Summer Program fee
  • $10 book fee for Freshmen PACE History 9 Class (non card holder pays $20)
  • $10 worth of raffle tickets at the PACE Annual Crab Feed
  • Additional discounts will be given if a chance arises during the school year.

This is an importance funding source for the PACE program. We urge you to become a PACE Patron and make your contribution, as soon as possible, to help guarantee the planned 2014-2015 school year activities.

You can present your $100 check at JFK (to Mr. Whalen or Jennifer Yee) or mail your check to the school.

Click on the link for instructions and start saving!

2014-2015 PACE Patron Card donation overview letter.pdf

2014-2015 PACE Patron Card ORDER FORM.pdf 

Thank you for your support!

Download the Spring 2015 Community Service Log!

Get a head start on those community service hours this spring!

Click on the image below to download the Spring 2015 Form.  Seniors click here.

JFK Counselor Assignments 2014-2015

Updated 9/24 Please note that for the 2014-2015 school year, the following JFK counselors are available (by student last name):

  • Mr. Norman (students "A" - "De")
  • Mrs. Coletta (students "Di" - "Johnson")
  • Mr. Drotts (students "Jones" - "Ne")
  • Mr. Frazier (students "Ng" - "S")
  • Ms. Anderson (students "T" - "Z")
Click here to signup for text and email communications - then follow these steps:
  • Click the link above.
  • Type in 1) your Name, 2) email address, 3) cell phone including area code, 4) click the Submit button.
  • Enter the 4 digit activation code that is texted to you.
  • Click the Validate button -- and you're Done! : -)

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