All admissions to the John F. Kennedy School are probationary.
For Entrance Class through grade 6 the period of probation is one year from the date of admission.
For students in grades 7 through 12, the period of probation is half a year or one semester from the date of admission.
Probation conferences are held at the end of the first and second semesters. These conferences consist of the appropriate classroom teachers, school counselor, and an administrator who decide whether a child has passed or failed probation.
The decision by the probation conference to pass or fail a child is based on the consideration of whether the child can benefit from and is properly served by the school’s bilingual-bicultural program. The criteria include both academic and social performance and particularly the assessment of a child’s ability to master the school’s bilingual requirements. Experience has shown that some children are not best served by the program of the JFKS.