Benjamin Franklin High School
About this school...
A comprehensive high school where graduating students embark on one of the following pathways: attend a four-year college or university, attend an accredited two-year technical program or trade school, pass the ASVAB exam and join the military, or enter the workforce.
Made AYP, 2007-2008
Points of pride:
Dedicated, caring, and experienced teaching staff and faculty; diverse student body from all over the city; focus on students graduating in four years; focus on creating a college-going culture
Career & Technical Education programs:
Culinary Arts; will offer Advanced Manufacturing in the 2014-15 school year.
English Language & Composition
Arabic, French, Spanish
Measures for positive, safe learning:
Franklin will consist of five small learning communities: 9th-grade Academy, New Learners Academy, Naval JROTC Community, Technology & AVID Community, and Culinary Arts Community. This structure divides the school into small, focused, and caring communities of teachers, students, and support staff that will support the academic and social needs of students.
Home & School Association; parents welcome to volunteer during the school day and after school
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble, visual arts instruction, film/video instruction, choir
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, Track & Field, Rugby*
Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Cheerleading*
2, 43, 61, Broad Street subway