Special Admission

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 Distinguished School, Pennsylvania, 2014-15, 2015-16 2016-17; National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, U.S. Department of Education, 2010
AP Courses:
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, English Literature and Composition, Government & Politics, Music Theory, Statistics, U.S. History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
Vocal; Dance; Drama
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
School Wide expectation for respect, pride and integrity; peer mediation for settling disputes
Parent Involvement:
Support sporting activities and performances
Arts Activities and Classes:
Vocal music classes or ensemble; choir; instrumental music classes; drum line; orchestra; other instrumental ensemble; visual arts instruction; dance instruction; dance; school plays; school musicals
Activities and Special Programs:
Table tennis; afterschool tutoring; yearbook; Red Cross; Health Occupations Students of America; Future Business Leaders of America; art class at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; dual enrollment through Arcadia University
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Track & Field, Volleyball
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
Enrollment: 873
Grades Served: 9-12
Admission Reqs: As and Bs, in major subjects on most recent final report card with the possible exception of one C in a minor subject; 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: 18%
Special Education: 6%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 63%
Waiting List? Yes, 200
Racial Demographics:African American – 51% Latino – 26% Asian – 12% White – 8% Other – 3%

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