Academics & Programs
Franklin High School strives to provide meaningful challenges that encourage students to maximize their abilities to propel them to their next steps in life. A wide range of high quality academic courses and programs are offered, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College, Career and Technical Education, JROTC, ACT Prep, Academic Intervention, and Freshmen Academy.
Franklin High students have a wide range of program opportunities to participate in before, during, and after the school day. Whether a club, sport, activity, or theater production, there is something for every student.
Franklin High Course Information
There is a variety of high quality courses offered. Post-secondary credit can be earned from taking dual enrollment, dual credit, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement level courses. For each and every course, we strive to challenge our students every day with highly rigorous curricula, bell-to-bell instruction, and strategies designed to facilitate learner success at all levels.
Please check out the different lists of Franklin High course offerings below, as well as the WCS Program Planning Guide.
Courses may require a sufficient number of student registrants in order to be offered during the year. If there is not sufficient interest in a particular course, it may not be provided during the upcoming year. Many of our classes have recommendations that are listed prior to the course description.
Courses are offered at the following levels at Franklin High School.
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses: The IB program serves not only the academically talented but also the highly motivated student. Students are required to be involved in intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects. Students must take IB level courses in all academic areas as opposed to only isolated courses in areas of strength.
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: designed to prepare a student to earn college credit through the successful completion of the AP Test in a particular subject area.
- Honors Courses: a challenging pace designed for students who have displayed a record of academic success. Honors courses include multiple assessments, extended reading and writing assignments and exceed learning expectations of standard level courses.
- College Preparatory Courses: all courses are considered college preparatory unless specifically labeled otherwise.
- Standard Level Courses: follow the content standards, learning expectations, and performance indicators approved by the State Board of Education and Williamson County Schools. Standard level courses are open to all students.
- Resource Courses: open only to students who have been approved and placed in a resource course through their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Students taking AP US History, IB History of the Americas, AP Language and Composition, or IB English III during the 2022 – 2023 school year will find information about summer enrichment through the links below. Contact Sherry Norton or Julia Williams for more information about AP US History or Ray Scheetz for information about IB History of the Americas. Allison Roberts can be contacted for additional information about AP Language and Composition. If you have questions about IB English III contact Michael Watson.