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.