John F. Kennedy Middle College High School
A Partnership with Norco College
JFKMCHS offers students who demonstrate a love for learning the opportunity to meet academic and career goals by providing high school classes and college classes concurrently in the school day. Our environment is challenging yet supportive and motivating. For the past two years JFKMCHS has achieved the highest API for any high school in Riverside County. All JFKMCHS students are expected to take college courses, and JFKMCHS students earn significant college credit toward their future goals. Depending on their selected pathway, students may even earn their AA Degree upon high school graduation.
Students are enrolled in high school and college coursework at the same time. Students at JFKMCHS may take their college courses throughout the school day, in the evenings, or online. Their high school schedules are adjusted accordingly. As real college students, JFKMCHS students apply to Norco College, select, and add the college courses they wish to take. Students take their high school graduation requirements at JFKMCHS and they take some of the A‐G requirements and general education courses at the college. Each major term (Fall and Spring), JFKMCHS students may take up to 8 college units (the equivalent of 2 college classes). Each minor term (Winter and Summer) they may take up to 5 college units (the equivalent of 1 college class). Juniors and Seniors who demonstrate academic achievement and success at Norco college may qualify for an overload of college units in the major terms (up to 11 college units, the equivalent of 3 college classes).
Students must maintain good academic standing at both Norco College and JFK to remain at JFKMCHS. JFKMCHS may exit a student for not meeting academic, attendance or behavior requirements at any time. Students who drop below a 2.0 GPA are placed on an academic probation contract at JFKMCHS. Counseling and tutoring services are available at both JFKMCHS and at Norco College.
Students do not need to live within the boundaries of the Corona‐Norco Unified school district to apply and enroll at JFKMCHS. Students must have above a 2.0 GPA
Applications for the following school year are accepted from late October through July. Admission is granted based on the order in which qualified applications are received. The admissions committee begins reviewing applications in January after 1st semester grades post. We have 200 seats available per grade level, and once those seats are taken new applicants are placed on a waiting list.
Application Screening Includes:
Ø High Potential/High Achieving Student (to meet Middle College national standards):
· 70% of students accepted with a GPA range of 2.0‐3.49
· 30% of students accepted with a GPA range of 3.5 and above**Note: a minimum 2.0 GPA is required to enroll for Norco College classes.
· If the admissions committee needs more information, a student may be asked to come in for an interview
Ø Students who are accepted from outside of the Corona‐Norco Unified school district must complete an inter‐district transfer. Please contact your home district for the appropriate forms.
Accepted students are required to show proof of their application to Norco College and to attend a New Student Orientation
Parents are required to attend a New Parent Orientation during the New Student Orientation
Final Notes: JFKMCHS is not a charter school or a credit recovery program, and does not graduate
students early. We are the number one high school in Riverside County looking for students who desire
to be stretched and challenged while beginning their college career in a supportive and caring
environment. Thank you for considering John. F. Kennedy Middle College High School