Benjamin Franklin High School
About this school...
A comprehensive high school where graduating students embark on one of these pathways: attend a 4-year college or university, attend an accredited 2-year technical program or trade school, pass the ASVAB exam and join the military, or enter the workforce.
Points of pride:
Football Public League AAA champions, 2014-2015; grand prize winner, Graphic & Media Arts Competition, 2013; outstanding sports teams; world languages offered
Career & Technical Education programs:
Welding Technology, Electronics Technology, Culinary Arts, Electromechanical/Mechatronics, Precision Machining & Milling
Art History, Chemistry, English Literature & Composition, Psychology, U.S. History
Other special academic offerings:
Health Education; Physical Education; JROTC (Navy); Graphic Design; Photography
Arabic, French, Spanish
Measures for positive, safe learning:
The school will consist of two small learning communities: 9th- and 10th-grade community, and 11th- and 12th-grade community. Each community will have a coordinator and counselor dedicated to develop programs, celebrate successes and support student academic and career goals.
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, volunteers at sporting events
Student Success Center:
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; theater instruction; school plays; visual arts instruction; ceramics; literature
Activities & special programs:
Photography club; yearbook club; Excellence Institute; Summer Search program; Temple University tutoring program
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Rugby*
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Badminton*, Cheerleading*
2, 4, 16, 23, 43, 61, Broad Street subway