Franklin High School Courses

Franklin High offers a variety of high quality courses. 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.

Organization of School Day and School Year
There are eight periods in the school day, with a period for lunch and academic intervention. Students are generally scheduled for six credit classes and one study hall. Students may request a seventh credit class in lieu of a study hall.

FHS follows the semester system with 4 nine-week grading periods. Class periods are 47 minutes with eight periods per day when following the normal schedule. The school year is 180 days with school hours from 7:40 AM to 2:47 PM. Please check the Bell Schedules page for detailed information on the various schedules.

Academic Levels of Course Offerings
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 the course through their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Graduation Credit Requirements / Focus Areas

Upon graduation from Franklin High School students will have completed:

  • English Language Arts – 4 Credits
  • Math – 4 Credits
  • Science – 3 Credits
  • Social Studies – 3 Credits
  • Personal Finance – 0.5 Credit
  • Wellness/Physical Education – 1.5 Credits
  • World Language – 2 Credits
  • Fine Arts – 1 Credit
  • Elective Focus – 3 Credits

Students must have three credits in any of the following to meet the Elective Focus requirement:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • College, Career and Technical Education
  • Fine Arts
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • JROTC
  • Math and Science

Explore the courses for each department below or download a complete list of courses.

  • Architectural & Engineering Design I, II, III
  • TV & Film Production I, II, III
  • Culinary Arts I, II (2 hrs), III
  • Health Science Education
  • Anatomy & Physiology Honors
  • Diagnostic Medicine
  • Digital Arts & Design I, II, III
  • Early Childhood Ed Careers I, II (2 hrs), III
  • Criminal Justice I, II, III
  • Marketing I
  • Event Planning & Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Coding I
  • Coding II
  • Coding Practicum/Autonomous Vehicles I H
  • Coding Practicum/Autonomous Vehicles II H
  • Computer Science A AP
  • Intro to Collision Repair
  • Collision Repair: Non Structural (2 hrs)
  • Collision Repair: Painting & Refinishing (2 hrs)
  • Collision Repair: Customer Service & Estimations
  • ACT Review (.5) (Pass/Fail)
  • Computer Science A AP
  • Digital Arts & Design III / Animation & Motion Graphics (Juniors and Seniors may take this course with no prerequisites)
  • Teaching as a Profession
  • Work-Based Learning (District application)
  • Engineering Service Learning Honors
  • Business Management IB
  • English I: Standard or Honors
  • English II: Standard or Honors
  • English III Standard or Honors
  • English III Language AP
  • English III IB HL
  • English IV Standard or Honors
  • English IV Literature AP
  • English IV IB HL
  • Journalism I
  • Creative Writing (.5)
  • Film as Literature (.5)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Band: Freshman Band
  • Band: Percussion
  • Band: Symphonic
  • Band: Wind Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • Chorus: Concert Choir (9th Grade)
  • Chorus: Choral
  • Chorus: Chamber Choir
  • Classical Piano
  • Dance I, II
  • Dance Ensemble
  • Film IB
  • Music IB
  • Music Theory AP
  • Studio Art AP
  • Visual Art I, II
  • Visual Art IB
  • Theatre Arts I, II, III, IV
  • English III IB HL
  • English IV IB HL
  • Film IB
  • Music IB
  • Visual Art IB
  • Math Studies IB SL
  • Mathematics I IB SL
  • Mathematics II IB SL
  • Biology II IB HL
  • Biology III IB HL
  • Chemistry II IB HL
  • Chemistry III IB HL
  • Physics II IB HL
  • Physics III IB HL
  • Psychology IB
  • History of Americas I IB HL
  • History of Americas II IB HL
  • Theory of Knowledge IB
  • French IV IB SL
  • Spanish V IB SL
  • Business Management IB
  • Algebra I: Standard or Honors
  • Geometry: Standard or Honors
  • Algebra II: Standard or Honors
  • Pre-Calculus: Standard or Honors
  • Math Studies IB SL
  • Mathematics I IB SL
  • Mathematics II IB SL
  • Bridge Math
  • Calculus Honors
  • Calculus AP: AB, BC
  • Statistics: Standard, AP
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology: Standard or Honors
  • Biology I: Standard or Honors
  • Biology II IB HL
  • Biology III IB HL
  • Biology AP
  • Chemistry I: Standard or Honors
  • Chemistry AP
  • Chemistry II IB HL
  • Chemistry III IB HL
  • Ecology Standard
  • Environmental Science AP
  • Physical Science: Standard or Honors
  • Physics Standard
  • Physics 1 AP
  • Physics 2 AP
  • Physics C AP: Mechanics
  • Physics II IB HL
  • Physics III IB HL
  • Personal Finance (.5)
  • Human Geography AP
  • European History AP
  • Economics: Standard or Honors (.5)
  • Macroeconomics AP (.5)
  • U.S. Government: Standard or Honors (.5)
  • U.S. Government & Politics AP (.5)
  • History of Americas I IB HL
  • History of Americas II IB HL
  • Theory of Knowledge IB
  • U.S. History: Standard or Honors
  • U.S. History AP
  • World History: Standard or Honors
  • Psychology (.5)
  • Abnormal Psychology Honors (.5)
  • Psychology AP
  • Contemporary Issues (.5)
  • JROTC I, II, III, IV
  • Lifetime Wellness
  • Physical Education II (.5) (Pass/Fail)
  • Weights & Kinesiology (.5 or 1.0)
  • Chinese I (Mandarin) Honors
  • Chinese II (Mandarin) Honors
  • Chinese III (Mandarin) Honors
  • Chinese IV (Mandarin) Honors
  • French I: Standard or Honors
  • French II: Standard or Honors
  • French III: Standard or Honors
  • French IV IB SL
  • French Language & Culture AP
  • Latin I Honors
  • Latin II Honors
  • Spanish I: Standard or Honors
  • Spanish II: Standard or Honors
  • Spanish III: Standard or Honors
  • Spanish IV IB SL
  • Spanish V IB SL
  • Spanish Language & Culture AP