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Academics

 

The mission of Benjamin Franklin High School is to train students to be intellectually curious - akin to the namesake of our school. Through intensive study of the true, the good, and the beautiful, students develop to their academic and personal potential. Additionally, the school will train the heart of students according to universally accepted and eternal virtues - understanding that the best education is only valuable upon a moral foundation. Thus, our students walk with integrity and character, knowing what it is to be a thoughtful citizen in a democratic-republic and a positive force in their community.

Benjamin Franklin High School will provide to our students and for our parents rigorous, classical arts, college preparatory education delivered in a safe, nurturing environment. Students, teachers and staff will be held to the highest standards of professionalism, personal conduct and character, understanding that what we teach implicitly is as important as what we teach explicitly. Our students will receive a comprehensive, content-rich, integrated 7th-12th grade education whereby each grade builds upon previous learning, culminating in students that excel academically, artistically and philosophically and thus are prepared to enter a four-year university and life. Academic excellence and personal character are developed and refined through the creation of sound habits and the perseverance to complete difficult tasks.

Problem-solving opportunities and responsibility will be given to students in order that graduates may reflect on their experiences and learn from their successes as well as failures. Parents should understand that a charter school specializes in one pedagogy or methodology and does not provide, by design, all that a district school offers.

 

For more on our curriculum please see the following pages:

 

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Athletics

Athletic Mission Statement

Benjamin Franklin High School exists to develop and elevate the minds and character of its students. The driving purposes of the athletic program at BFHS is to practice and perfect virtue, and ennoble the heart on the field of competition - inspiring athletes, competitors, and spectators alike to be strong in mind, body and soul. 

Athletic Vision Statement

Benjamin Franklin High School believes that a dynamic program of student activities is vital to the educational development of the students. The BFHS athletic plan should provide a variety of experiences to aid in the development of favorable habits and attitudes in students that will prepare them for adult life in a democratic society. Athletics should function as an integral part of the total curriculum. It should offer opportunities to serve the institution, to assist in the development of fellowship and sportsmanship, to promote self-realization and all-around growth. 

We Believe:

  1. Athletics help develop stronger minds and bodies as well as healthier lifestyles.
  2. Athletes learn sportsmanship and the value of teamwork while practicing and playing sports.
  3. Athletics promote and develop self-esteem and self-worth.
  4. Interscholastic competition provides a medium for school spirit and school pride for the student body and community.
  5. Athletic programs are an important and necessary part of the total school experience. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the activity, to the student body, to the community and to the students themselves.
  6. Athletics provide wholesome opportunities for students to develop favorable habits and attitudes of social and group interactions.
  7. Leadership qualities of many athletes are improved with athletic programs.
  8. Student activities are considered a supplement to the school's program of education, which strives to provide experiences that will help to develop boys and girls physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.
  9. The interscholastic athletic program shall be conducted in accordance with existing policies, rules and regulations. While we take great pride in winning, we will not condone "winning at any cost" and discourage any and all pressures which might tend to neglect good sportsmanship and good mental health. At all times, the athletic program must be conducted in such a way so as to justify it as an educational activity.  

In summary, the ultimate goal of the athletic program should be:

  1. To realize the value of participation while acting with honor and integrity.
  2. To develop virtue among the program's participants.
  3. To encourage overall fitness.
  4. To reinforce the relationship between effort and achievement.

Please follow the links below for additional information. 

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Athletic Handbook

*Expanded Athletics Site Coming Soon*

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Athletic Director: Jeremy Strong

Contact: (480)-558-1197

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