Founded in 1974, the Franklin Learning Center is
the first public high school (Grades 9-12) in the Philadelphia School
operate strictly on a competency based system. This means that each
student receives credit for units completed in a class. When they
have completed the required credits for that class, they can move on
to the next class.
In 1992, 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.
FLC is divided into three Small Learning Communities, or
mini-schools. These are: Health Science, the Arts and Humanities,
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