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.
Made AYP, 2007-2008
Points of pride:
Grand prize winner, Graphic and Media Arts Competition, 2013; computer labs are networked, wireless, and Internet-ready; outstanding sports teams; world languages offered
Career & Technical Education programs:
Culinary Arts; Advanced Manufacturing
English Literature & Composition, U.S. History, Chemistry
Other special academic offerings:
Computer Science; AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination); Culinary Arts; Health Education; Physical Education; JROTC (Navy); Graphic Design; Photography
Arabic, French, Spanish
Measures for positive, safe learning:
The school 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; volunteer at sporting events
Student Success Center:
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; visual arts instruction; school plays; 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, Rugby*
Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Cheerleading*
2, 4, 16, 23, 43, 61, Broad Street subway