Franklin High Academic Information

Franklin High School strives to provide meaningful challenges that push students to maximize their abilities to propel them to their next steps in life. A wide range of high quality programs are offered to help students maximize their abilities, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, College, Career and Technical Education, ACT Prep, Academic Intervention, and Freshmen Academy.

Summer Enrichment

All College Career & Technical Education Courses
All CCTE students may find it helpful to check out the Action Response Project. This large scale project spans all CCTE courses and was developed for students at the end of the 2019 – 2020 school year. It is also available as a summer enrichment project/activity. Students may choose an assignment from a CCTE course they will take in the fall or may choose a project in another course. It is too late to turn these projects in on the Action Response Project website, but students may email their work to the teacher for their 2020 – 2021 CCTE course or save it until school starts in the fall.

English III Honors
This course is reading and writing intensive. It is suggested students complete the Summer Enrichment Reading. Per school board policy, students are not required to read them over break, however, students will be discussing, reflecting, and responding to assessments concerning these readings the first few weeks of the school year.

English III AP Language and Composition
Though not required during the summer it is highly recommended that students complete the Summer Enrichment Reading. There will be assessments on the assigned book beginning approximately two weeks after school begins.

English III IB
This is a college-level course that is reading and writing intensive. It is suggested that students complete the Summer Enrichment Reading over the summer. Per school board policy, students are not required to read them over break, however, students will be discussing, reflecting, and responding to assessments concerning these readings the first few weeks of the school year.

English IV IB
This is a college-level course that is reading and writing intensive. It is suggested that students read the summer enrichment book “Aristotle’s Poetics for Screenwriters” by Michael Tierno.

English IV Literature and Composition AP
It is suggested that students read two books from the Summer Enrichment Reading list.  As you read, keep track of the characters, the plot events, and enjoy!

Biology III IB
Objective: The reading and writing load for this college-level course is demanding, and as it is our goal to prepare you for end-of-the-year assessment and college, thorough understanding and retention of the material is important. Most 4th Quarter Topics will be embedded in HL topics during the second year of IB Biology HL. The topics listed below are not embedded and need to be reviewed separately. We reviewed these during our 4th Quarter Zooms, but a more in-depth overview will be needed during the 1st Quarter. The suggested enrichment below will give students an introduction and prepare them for the overview of these topics.

Please make a Note Guide for each of the following Topic 6 Audio Notes posted on our Google Classroom (posted April and May 2020- 4th Quarter material). I have included the Note Guide template on our Google Classroom. We will be reviewing the Note Guides and assessing the topics during the 1st Quarter. Topics 6.3: The Immune System and 6.6: The Endocrine System will be reviewed and assessed with HL Topic 11: Animal Physiology.

The Note Guides should include:

  • 6.1: The Digestive System Audio Notes
  • 6.2: The Cardiovascular System Audio Notes
  • 6.4: The Respiratory System Audio Notes
  • 6.5: The Nervous System Audio Notes

Please email Mrs. Tansey at leight@wcs.edu with any questions about the Note Guides.

History of the Americas IB
This is a college-level course that is reading intensive. The reading and writing load for this course is demanding, and as it is our goal to prepare you for end-of-the-year assessment and college, thorough understanding and retention of the material is important. Please complete the suggested  Summer Enrichment Reading and follow all instructions.

Human Geography AP
To help you prepare for the rigor of this course, please look over the suggested Summer Enrichment Assignments. Please take some time this summer to prepare for APHuG!

Advanced Placement

FHS offers over 20 Advanced Placement courses—from AP Human Geography to AP Art & Design to AP Computer Science—for students who are motivated and have shown academic promise to pursue college-level studies while still in high school.

Advanced Placement Courses Can Help Students:

  • Stand out in college admissions—taking an Advanced Placement course is a sign students are ready for college
  • Earn college credits—colleges nationwide offer credit, advanced placement or both for qualifying exam scores, which can save time and money
  • Skip introductory classes—students can move directly to upper-level and major-specific courses
  • Build college skills and confidence—from problem solving to time management and more
  • Pursue interests—students can dig deeper into subjects they want to learn about

Questions?

To learn more about AP classes please take time to view the presentation from the FHS College Planning/Parent Night. Friday, November 1, 2019 is the deadline to register and pay for AP exams. Read the AP Program Informational Letter for details and instructions on taking an AP course and payment information about the AP exams. To see exact times and dates please see the schedule for AP exams.

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