The Carl D. Perkins Program
The Perkins Program is a federally funded program that gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on career experience in the school setting. The programs that are offered at Kennedy High School are Careers with Children, Computer Repair and Networking, and Construction Technology. These programs provide a sequence of courses that integrate core academic subjects with technical and occupational classes that lead to higher levels of skill attainment with a unifying career theme throughout the curriculum. These programs are open to all Kennedy students who have a desire to explore a career in these fields.

The following is the pathway to careers with children:

Introduction to careers with children
An introductory class that prepares students for the two period block class, careers with children. Emphasis is on early childhood development and skills.

Parenting
Students will learn parenting skills based upon childhood development beginning with conception and going through the eighth year of life.

Careers with Children
A two period block class that gives students the opportunity to have hands on experience with children at John F. Kennedy�s very own on-campus preschool.

This is an award winning program. At the Family Career and Community Leaders of America state competition in Fresno, CA, awards were won in the categories of teaching careers and community involvement.

Activities include:
  • Family Career and Community Leaders of America club (FCCLA)
  • Regional and state level competitions
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • Job shadowing
  • Individual attention from the Perkins counselor
  • On-the-job training at the on-sight preschool and local elementary schools
  • Integration of academic and vocational courses
For more information on the Perkins Program contact:
Perkins Counselor
Mr. Scrymgeour
Rm K106
(818) 271-2900 x 2100