John F Kennedy High School PACE

The JFK Counselors encourage you to attend JFK Junior College Night on Tuesday, April 28th, from 6:30 to 7:30pm in JFK's Little Theater.  

Counselors will share information on the college application process, college requirements, financial aid, and review timeline.

Hope to see you there!

Why take AP...?  Here's why!

Click here to read JFK/PACE graduates' reflections: how Advanced Placement coursework made a difference!

Click here to explore AP on the College Board's website.

Tuesday, May 5th is the BIG DAY OF GIVING (click here) a local initiative to increase philanthropy in the Sacramento region. For 24 hours you can donate to 500 non-profits in the area.

You can support JFK PACE in different ways:

  1. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Share/like/retweet the posts to family and friends, especially PACE alumni.
  2. Make a donation to JFK PACE Parent Committee at on May 5th. Donations may range from $25 to $10,000.
  3. Become a 2015-2016 PACE Patron on May 5th.
  4. Ask your friends and family members to make a donation too!

Thank you for your support, everyone!

PACE is now accepting applications from current freshmen or sophomores who want to join our program.  Students are invited to download and complete the following application; please submit the application (signed) by Friday, May 22nd, 4pm.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Jennifer Yee, PACE Coordinator.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Annual PACE YEAR-END CELEBRATION features food, entertainment, awards, recognition of graduating seniors, and a celebration of everyone's school year! This event is for everybody! Download order form here.

Music & Entertainment: several PACE students will be performing!

Food: BBQ – everyone gets chicken, sausage (a few different types for people to choose from), beans, rice, salad for $10 per plate. Graduating seniors eat for free w/ one paid ticket!

Awards: the 5th Annual PACiEs, Outstanding PACE Students, and PACE scholarship recipients.

Join us in the Cafeteria for dinner, entertainment, and PACiEs. Then we will move to the Auditorium for awards and senior recognition. (You are welcome to attend just the award part after dinner in the Auditorium, if need be.)

Please fill out the order form and return with payment to Mr. Whalen by Friday, May 20th. Checks can be made out to PACE.  Tickets available at Will Call.

Placing your ad in our Celebration Program? Click here!

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_04-27.pdf
(opens as PDF)

As G.B. Stern said, “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” In that spirit, Mr. Whalen crafts the PACE Quarterly Reports 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 PACE Quarterly Reports of the 2014-2015 school year below:

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.


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.

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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