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Academic Services

The School Counselors at John F. Kennedy High assist students/parents in a variety of ways. They also direct students/parents to the appropriate person if they are approached with a question/concern they cannot assist with. Please see the list below of topics that you need assistance with to find out how to proceed.

Academic Services

Adult School (Night Classes): Seniors are allowed to take classes in the evening at Fremont Adult School to make up credits towards graduation. Due to budget cuts, the available classes for seniors to make up is very limited. Fremont Adult School offers three sessions of courses. Registration for the Fall Session is in September, for the Winter Session is in October, and for the Spring Session is in February. To register for an Adult School class, contact the school counselor.

Adult School (Transfer): Seniors who are deficient in credits towards graduating from Kennedy can sign up to finish their high school diploma or earn a G.E.D. at Fremont Adult School when they turn 18 years old. If a student is 17.5 years old, s/he can complete an Adult School Petition for approval to attend the Fremont Adult School to prepare to take G.E.D. preparation classes. Students who are 18 and wish to transfer to Adult School can simply contact Fremont Adult School for an orientation. Students who are 17.5 can request an Adult School Petition from their school counselor.

LinksFremont Adult School Website

Four Year Plan: The school counselors do a classroom presentation with 9th grade students that includes completing a four year plan in September. The counselors check in with ever 12th grade student individually in September and October to verify exactly what the students need to finish in senior year in order to graduate on time. The Four Year Plan document can be download below at anytime for use at home as well. The school counselors also produce an updated lesson for Homeroom teachers every year in February in which every 9th - 11th grade student receives a copy of their transcript and a review of what courses they need to graduate and to be accepted into college.

Document: Four-Year Plan below

9th Grade Counselor Presentation Powerpoint: below

 

PSAT Results: The school counselors will call in small groups of students who took the PSAT in October to review how to read their results in December/January.

 

Robertson High School:The school counselors review transcripts several times per year. If they notice a student that is 15.5 years or older that is extremely deficient in credits, they will contact the parent/guardian(s) and student to set an appointment to review the option of transferring to Robertson High School. Robertson High School is Fremont Unfiied School District's continuation high school. This school offers a comprehensive program to help students catch up on their credits so they have a better chance of graduating on time. Robertson High School requires 30 less elective credits than the other high schools in Fremont and they can offer up to 90 credits in a year and up to 15 credits in summer school. To request a transfer to Robertson, please contact your high school counselor to get a referral form completed. Please feel free to see the Robertson High School website below for more information.

Robertson Referral Forms below

Scheduling: The school counselors assist the principals with some portions of building/adjusting student schedules. In March of every year, the school counselors meet with every 8th grade student at Walter's Junior High and every 9th-11th grade student at Kennedy to submit a list of class requests for each student. The principals then use this information to build a schedule for each student over the summer. Counselors assist the principals with some schedule changes for Term 1 (Sept. - Jan.) schedules in August and through the first week of school. Counselors assist with some schedule changes for Term 2 (Feb. - June) schedules up through the first week of Term 2. Counselors are not allowed to change a class because a student or parent requests a different teacher. Counselors are also not allowed to overload a class that has met its capacity. Feel free to email the appropriate counselor or principal for a schedule change request.

 

Summer School: The school counselors receive summer school applications in the Spring. Students will be handed a summer school registration form to make up a D or F grade. These forms need to be signed by the student and their parent/guardian and then returned to the school counselor by the given deadline each year. Summer School is limited in the number of students who can enroll so it is crucial for students/parents to submit these by Friday, May 1, 2015.

 

Transcript Review: The school counselors manually review every student's transcript in August, December, February, and April. They use this information to assist administration with scheduling, to sign students up for Summer School or Adult School, and to help students make the right course selections each year for their future plans.