Franklin Learning Center
About this school...
To provide a multicultural environment that emphasizes health, technology, and arts and humanities in preparation for college. Students work on a “competency-based” system of study that requires mastery in each subject through a step-by-step program, enhanced by real-world learning.
State-level distinction for mock trial; reached AYP for five consecutive years; boys’ basketball PIAA District XII AAA winners; state finalists in HOSA competitions; winner in the Philadelphia Stock Market competition
Points of pride:
“Competency-based” system of study; twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education; culturally diverse
Career & Technical Education programs:
General Office Occupations & Clerical Services, Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition
Other special academic offerings:
Instrumental music; vocal; dance; drama
Measures for positive, safe learning:
We have a schoolwide expectation for respect, pride, and integrity.
Home & School Association; volunteerism in classrooms, halls, and office; supporters of sporting activities
Arts activities and classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; instrumental music classes; visual arts instruction; dance instruction; theater instruction; other instrumental ensemble; dance group; school play or musical(s)
Activities & special programs:
Afterschool tutoring; Saturday school; yearbook; Red Cross; HOSA; DECA; art class at PAFA
Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer
Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Cheerleading*
2, 23, 43, Broad Street subway