Everybody - from the staff, to teachers, to students, to all of the families - are engaged and invested in developing high quality people; citizens who will go and change the world for good using the character, education, knowledge, and skills that they developed at Benjamin Franklin High School.
We chose Benjamin Franklin Charter School on top of the rigorous and challenging curriculum because it felt like home. My family had just moved from Wisconsin where my daughters attended a much smaller charter school, and I didn't want them to feel even more overwhelmed with all the changes. The staff is amazing - they welcomed us and made us feel like we have always been a part of the BFCS Family. I am glad to be a Benjamin Franklin Panther!
I brought my children to Benjamin Franklin Charter School 10 years ago, and it was strictly because of the academics. The school outperformed all the other schools at the time, and still does, and that is what brought me in. What kept me in is still the academics, but also the teachers and staff whom I love (I get to know everybody!), and the success of my children. My oldest goes to the high school and she is flourishing there! My two younger ones are here at the elementary campus and they love it, they are so prepared for Junior High. It's just a great place to be around! There's flag ceremony, Veterans Day, honoring the country - it's what you want in your child and that's why I'm still here.
Over the past 12 years, all six of our children have attended Benjamin Franklin Charter School and there are lots of things we love about this school! We love the advanced curriculum and how it challenges students. It has set our older kids up for success in taking honor courses, AP courses and in getting accepted into colleges with scholarships. The staff and teachers are approachable, personable, quick to respond and genuinely care about the success and learning of their students. As a parent I especially appreciate the incorporation of grammar, spelling, and penmanship in my children's learning. Flag ceremony each morning is another bonus where the school comes together to pay tribute to our country, flag, and service personnel and also uses the time to recognize students and teachers for their various achievements. We also love that the children/families are not required to sell things to earn money for clubs or activities. I asked my kids what their favorite things about school are and they said that everyone is really nice, no homework is given on Fridays, going to the pep assemblies and field trips is fun, learning to play the violin in orchestra is exciting, and they enjoy being in the school's running club.