Franklin Towne Charter Schools
Main Contact: Mr. Joseph Venditti, Esq.
Franklin Towne Charter High School opened in 2000 and is one of 89 public charter schools in Philadelphia. It sits within the historic Frankford Arsenal grounds, and one of its campus buildings dates back to the War of 1812. The school's transformation from one of the lowest-performing schools in the city to one of the highest-achieving schools in the state began in 2006 when a new team of administrators, parents, staff members, and community members led a change using Breaking Ranks reform practices. Franklin Towne prides itself on meeting the needs of its nearly 1,200 students through three strands: providing a rigorous college preparatory program; integrating performance, applied, and service learning into the regular school clay; and maintaining choice and variety as real student options. From the spring of students' eighth-grade year to well beyond graduation, Franklin Towne's goal is to provide information, assistance, and support to ensure that each student will be successful. Academic supports are plentiful: the attendance recovery program; dual enrollment; a Kaplan prep program, the Personal Academic Career Excellence (PACE) program, a ninth-grade skills clinic, and before- and after-school individual tutoring. In addition, ongoing recognition is given for outstanding performance through honor roll assemblies, perfect attendance acknowledgment, and recognition for outstanding performance on state and national tests. National Blue Ribbon of Excellence School In September of 2014, Franklin Towne Charter High School was honored to receive the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence from the Department of Education. The entire Franklin Towne community could not be more proud with this amazing achievement which recognized the many hours and efforts poured into this school.
- Established in 2000
- Non Profit
- Member Since 2018