Founded in 1974, the Franklin Learning Center was
the first public high school (Grades 9-12) in the Philadelphia School
operate strictly on a competency based system. This means that each
student received a credit for units completed in a class. When they
have completed the required credits for that class, they were able
to move on to the next course.
In 1992 and again in 2010, the Franklin Learning Center was
recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School Of Excellence.
FLC is one of very few schools in the Philadelphia School
be so recognized, including it in the company of Central, Girls'
High, and Masterman.
Additionally, in 1997, FLC was recognized as a School of Excellence at
the state level.
Programs of Study
FLC is divided into several progams of study. These are: Health
Related Technology, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Instrumental and
Vocal Music, Drama, Business Technology, and Humanities.
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