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Franklin Learning Center

Mission Statement:
To provide a multicultural environment that emphasizes the areas of health, technology, the arts, and humanities in preparation for college.
Accredidations and Awards:
Title I Reward Level School, 2015; National Blue Ribbon School, U.S. Department of Education, 2010
Points of Pride:
Students work on a competency-based system of study; state-level distinction for mock trial; competitive cheerleading squad; national finalists in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitions; winner of the Philadelphia Stock Market competition
AP Courses:
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science A, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Foreign Languages:
French, Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Schoolwide expectation for respect, pride, and integrity; peer mediation for settling disputes
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association; School Advisory Council; volunteers in classrooms, hallways, and office; support sporting activities
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; orchestra; instrumental music classes; other instrumental ensemble; theater instruction; school play or musical(s); visual arts instruction; dance instruction; dance group
Activities and Special Programs:
Table tennis; afterschool tutoring; yearbook; Red Cross; HOSA; Future Business Leaders of America; art class at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, dual enrollment through Arcadia University
Boys Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track & Field
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball, Cheerleading*
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 16, 23, 43, 61, 15 trolley, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
616 N. 15th St., 19130
Joyce A. Hoog, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Special Admission
2014-2015 Enrollment: 787
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As and Bs, with the possible exception of one C, in major subjects on most recent final report card; 80th percentile or higher on standardized tests; excellent attendance record with no unexcused absences; no negative disciplinary reports; audition or portfolio presentation required for arts majors
ELLS: 2%
Special Education: 3%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 97%
Waiting List? Yes, 200
Racial Demographics: African American – 51% Latino – 19% Asian – 11% White – 17% Other – 2%

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