There are several special programs offered through Franklin High School - AP Scholar and Project Lead the Way
Advanced Placement Scholars(2010)
Thirty students at Franklin High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.
At Franklin High School:
· Three students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are: Cassidy Brandis, Chelsea Lodge and Yunying Zhang.
· Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are: Kelly Beall, Zachary Biernat, Allison Carlino, Evan Eckerstorfer, Evan Kingstad, Megann Mussatti and Martin Wozniewicz.
· Twenty students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are: Zachary Bartels, Sarah Bitant, Kevin Clark, David Czajkowski, Jessica Demotto, Brandon Elkert, Joseph Gricar, Michael Kriefall, Corrin Laposki, Lauren Maersch, Jennifer Martel, Michelle McCammon, Tyler Nevels, Michael Ozburn, James Pitcher, Nathaniel Rocha, Lexi Soich, Daniel VanGorden, Chelsea Varilla and Jordan Vonderwell.
Project Lead The Way
To address students' needs in an increasingly technology-driven global economy, Franklin High School's Career and Technology Education Department is revising its core classes with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum. The PLTW pre-engineering curriculum incorporates a three or four year sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. However, those not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.
PLTW is a non-profit organization focused on introducing and preparing high school students for engineering and technical careers of the future. PLTW forms partnerships with public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector to increase opportunities for students in engineering and technical fields. Particularly, PLTW provides a challenging, project-based curriculum meeting national science and math standards, professional development for teachers and guidance counselors and a comprehensive national support network. PLTW courses are accessible to college-bound engineering students as well as students who may not have thought of college and a career in a technical field. The courses are based on problem solving, teamwork, communication and leadership as the students also build the math, science and technology skills to prepare for and succeed in tomorrow's careers. First introduced in the 1997-98 school year in 12 upstate New York high schools, PLTW now offers programs in 2,300 schools in 49 states. Project Lead the Way is a statewide initiative involving the Department of Public Instruction, the Department of Workforce Development, Wisconsin's Technical College System, university partners, the private sector, and public and private schools. Wisconsin had 32 schools join the network in Fall 2004. Another 32 joined in Fall 2005. Today there are more than 150 registered schools in Wisconsin. Milwaukee School of Engineering is Wisconsin's PLTW university affiliate which provides teacher and counselor training.