Kennedy Learning Center

Kennedy Learning Center

Kennedy Learning CenterKennedy Learning Center
890 E. 11th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 727-2085
Fax: (336) 727-8559
Website: Kennedy Learning Center
Hours: 7:25 am – 2:00 pm
Principal: Kay Rogers

About Kennedy Learning Center

Kennedy Learning Center has been a leader in alternative education since 1996. Students who have been retained and are over-age for their grade may apply to LEAP Academy.

Students who have a history of low test scores, may apply to come to Gateway Prep Academy in order to get back on track to a successful school career.

LEAP Academy

LEAP Academy was started in 1996 to help middle school students who have been retained get back to their correct grade. Students in the LEAP program are trying to skip a grade by meeting attendance, grade, and testing requirements. Through small classes and intense instruction, the curriculum for two grade levels is compacted into one 195-day school year.

Gateway Prep Academy

Gateway Prep Academy was created in 2002 for students who are not working on grade level in math and/or reading. These students work in small classes for 195 days to increase skills and become academically successful. We currently have 6th through 8th grade Gateway students. Successful Gateway students may apply to attend LEAP the following year.

Kennedy Learning Center – The Future

What is the future of Kennedy? That is a great question! Kennedy is changing into a 6-12 grade magnet school with a focus on careers.

In grades 6-8, students will experience lessons in the core subjects that relate to a variety of careers and in the elective classes, exploring careers will be emphasized.

In grades 9-12, students will be in one of four career academies – Construction and Design, Health Careers, Prostart (a restaurant management program) and Creative Enterprises. Students will also be able to enroll in and take advantage of the many opportunities at the Career Center.

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3 Responses to Kennedy Learning Center

  1. Janice Bonner says:

    My son attend Atkins High School He is in the 11th grade and he is 18 years old and he was retained and had to repeat the 10th grade, he always struggled in school and they told him he would not graduate in 2012 , so he was discouraged and he started a new job this Monday passed working hours 8p.m-6a.m the next day. He is sad because he said he really want to understand his school work so he could graduate but they do not have time to help him because they have so many students in each class. Is there a program that can help him to graduate because he will be 19 years old in 2012. Thank you for any help you can give. Mother Janice Bonner he is working now.

  2. John S. says:

    My cousin has always had trouble with reading. After failing 7th grade he was put into the LEAP Academy at Kennedy. Now he is going to High School at the right age, his reading skills are at grade-level, and he is part of a volunteer program at the Special Children’s School, which has inspired him to want to become a special needs teacher. Who knows where he would be without the Kennedy program, it’s a great way to help kids who have fallen behind.

  3. Patricia L. Barr Fisher says:

    I use to attend JFK it was the best thing that could have happened to me i had the greatest teachers who took the time to help you when you needed it or even when you may have thought you didnt need the help. This school helped me and i know it could help any of your children. Thank you to all of the teachers that helped me get to where i am today. Mr. Tuttle Mrs.Smith Mr.Smith and the other two teachers i cant remember your names but thank you so much for all of your help.

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