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Franklin Learning Center High School
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Math
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Special Admit
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size200
  • Enrollment872
  • PrincipalMrs. Nicole Lee
  • Phone Number215-400-7570
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Fairmount, Spring Garden), Bus (2, 4, 16, 61)
  • Address 616 N. 15th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • NeighborhoodSpring Garden
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

Franklin Learning Center is a criteria-selected magnet school with a site-selected faculty. The mission of the Franklin Learning Center is to provide a multicultural environment that emphasizes the areas of health, technology, humanities, and the...

Franklin Learning Center is a criteria-selected magnet school with a site-selected faculty. The mission of the Franklin Learning Center is to provide a multicultural environment that emphasizes the areas of health, technology, humanities, and the arts in preparation for college.

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Points of Pride

1) We are a Title I Distinguished School, a national award given to superior Title I school programs across the country. 2) Our students have proven success beyond the walls of our school. Some of the awards they’ve received include state-level...

1) We are a Title I Distinguished School, a national award given to superior Title I school programs across the country. 2) Our students have proven success beyond the walls of our school. Some of the awards they’ve received include state-level distinction for mock trial, national finalists in HOSA competitions and winner of Philadelphia Stock Market Competition. 3) We were nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009 and 2012. 4) Our school is a member of the 2016 blended-learning cohort.

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Admissions Policy

Must have all As and Bs in major subjects with the possible exception of one C in a minor subject on most recent final report card. Must score at least proficient or advanced or advanced on the PSSA. Must have minimum excused absences and latenesses....

Must have all As and Bs in major subjects with the possible exception of one C in a minor subject on most recent final report card. Must score at least proficient or advanced or advanced on the PSSA. Must have minimum excused absences and latenesses. Must have no negative disciplinary reports. Auditions and interviews are required for all majors.

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Safety & Culture

We have a schoolwide expectation for respect, pride, and integrity. Students embrace the school environment and pride themselves on settling disputes through peer mediation.

We have a schoolwide expectation for respect, pride, and integrity. Students embrace the school environment and pride themselves on settling disputes through peer mediation.

Accreditations & Honors

Title I Distinguished Reward Level School (2015 and 2016); Nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (2009 and 2012).

Title I Distinguished Reward Level School (2015 and 2016); Nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education (2009 and 2012).

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 51.2%
White 8.5%
Hispanic 25.5%
Asian 11.7%
Other 3.2%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 60.1%
Male Students 39.9%

Special Education

Special Ed 6.2%

Gifted Education

Gifted 3.3%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 79%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 17.6%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
251
10th Grade Students
259
11th Grade Students
183
12th Grade Students
179
Total Students
872

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.7

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 72%

AP Class Offerings

  • Art History,
  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Computer Science A,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • Politics,
  • Music Theory,
  • Statistics,
  • US History

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Admin Assist,
  • Medical Assist

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • Drum Line,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Orchestra

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Other Activities

After school tutoring, yearbook club, Red Cross, HOSA, FBLA, art class at PAFA and dual enrollment opportunities through Arcadia University.

After school tutoring, yearbook club, Red Cross, HOSA, FBLA, art class at PAFA and dual enrollment opportunities through Arcadia University.

Electives

We also offer instrumental music, vocal, dance and drama.

We also offer instrumental music, vocal, dance and drama.

Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory

Parent Involvement

Volunteer in classrooms, halls and office. Staunch supporters of sporting activities.

Volunteer in classrooms, halls and office. Staunch supporters of sporting activities.

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