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Franklin Towne Day at Six Flags/ Great Adventure!
When: Wednesday May 21st, 2014
Tickets: $28/ person
More info. or purchase tickets: See the Front Desk in the Lobby

National Blue Ribbon School Award

Dear Principal Venditti:

Congratulations! Franklin Towne Chs has been nominated by Pennsylvania to join the esteemed community of National Blue Ribbon Schools.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are producing outstanding results for all students. They have demonstrated consistent excellence, and made progress in closing gaps in student achievement. The National Blue Ribbon Schools recognition program is part of a larger U. S. Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about effective school leadership and promising instructional practices. 

Your school was nominated as either an Exemplary High Performing School or an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School. 

Since its inception in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has recognized more than 7,000 Great American Schools. Each year, representatives of newly recognized schools gather for a ceremony in Washington, DC where their achievement is officially honored by the U.S. Department of Education. This prestigious award galvanizes school communities and generates inspiring school success stories for the media. It also draws professional and public interest and offers recipients new opportunities to share their hard-won knowledge in districts, states and beyond.

Again, my sincere congratulations on your nomination! Thank you for demonstrating commitment to educational excellence for all children.


Aba Kumi

Director National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
Office of Communications and Outreach
U.S. Department of Education

Franklin Towne Charter High School presents...
Class of '14 Night at the Phillies!

 Date: April 11, 2014 at 7:05PM

 Who: Phillies v Marlins

 How much are tickets: $12 in the Cafe



Today, administrators from Franklin Towne Charter High School, located in Philadelphia, joined officials from Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership. The agreement consists of three components, including admissions and scholarship, a university and dual credit agreement, and continuing education. The partnership reinforces the commitment of both schools to offer advanced educational opportunities for the personal and intellectual growth of their students and faculty. 


Students from Franklin Towne Charter High School who graduate with a 2.5 GPA or higher are guaranteed admission to Holy Family University with application fees waived. Franklin Towne Charter students are also able to take dual-credit classes at both Franklin Towne Charter High School and Holy Family and earn both university credits and high school credit. Teachers, administrators, staff, and employees of Franklin Towne Charter are also able to enroll in Holy Family University undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as degree programs, with waived admission fees and opportunities for grants. 


It has recently come to our attention that some parents have given their children pepper spray/ mace to carry with them in an attempt to provide safety for their children going to and from school.  While we understand a parent’s concern for their child’s safety, at no time may students bring pepper spray/ mace into Franklin Towne, as by its very nature, a weapon.   State law prohibits weapons in schools including pepper spray and mace.  Any student who is caught with pepper spray/ mace, or any other weapon in school, will be arrested and referred for expulsion.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this topic, please contact me so we can discuss the matter. 

Joshua Rorer
Dean of Students

FTC Achievements


HARRISBURG, PA 17126-0333

October 12, 2012

Franklin Towne CHS  

Each year, the Division of Federal Programs honors Title I schools making AYP for two or more consecutive years. This year, we have selected 113 Title I schools to be named Distinguished Schools based on that criterion, along with one or more of the following criteria:

Franklin Towne is among the list of top 25 performers in Reading or Math, based on the percentage of students scoring Advanced and Proficient in the All Students category of the 2011-12 PSSA

Franklin Towne CHS has been selected to be a Title I Distinguished School in the 2012-13 school year.  I congratulate you and your staff on the success you are experiencing within your school.

Susan McCrone
Division of Federal Programs



As part of this year’s graduation requirements, all seniors must successfully complete the Senior Thesis Paper which requires them to independently select a topic, conduct research and write a paper about a current issue.   Some students have selected topics that, while not inherently inappropriate, may result in their exposure to content that, as a parent, you may not find permissible.  Please discuss with your child the topic they have selected and if you find that they have selected one that you do not approve of assist them to choose one you deem appropriate.  Please feel free to contact the English Department Chair, Jennifer Craig at, with any questions. 




Comcast identifies the best and the brightest high school seniors for recognition as “Leaders and Achievers.” The scholarship program rewards students for getting involved in their schools and making positive change in their communities. In recognition of their community service, academic achievement and leadership skills, winners receive one-time college scholarships.  Congratulations Cole!


Widener University High School Leadership Award


Congratulations! On behalf of President James T. Harris III of Widener University and NBC10, I am happy to announce that Ryan Dodd have been selected to receive the Widener University High School Leadership Award.

This awards program is designed to recognize high school students like Ryan who embody the university’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders to affect positive change. With this award, the Widener University High School Leadership Awards Committee recognize your ability to demonstrate courage by standing up for what is right, finding a way to address a wrong, or making a difference in a significant way.  Congratulations Ryan!

2014 National Merit Scholarship

We are please to announce that Luke Bowen Has been named as a Commended Student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship program.  Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition.  Congratulations Luke.

School Calendar

Monday, April 21
Baseball Game
PACS (3:15)
Rescheduled: Girls Lacrosse vs. Mastery Shoemaker
Location:   Gratz
Time:   3:30pm
SB vs. Masterman
3:15 - American Legion
Senior Prom
Tickets go on sale TODAY!!
$90 a person
$160 a couple
Last day to buy tickets is Friday, May 9th at 1:30pm
Senior Prom Tickets - On Sale
The cost is $90 a person and $160 a couple.  The last day to buy prom tickets is May 9th
Track and Field - Public League Relays - 1:00pm - Germantown HS Track
This meet is for varisty level team members only. Track is located at 1199 E Sedgewick street, Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, April 23
Baseball Game
@LINCOLN (3:15)

Shelmire & Rowland
Girls Lacrosse Home vs. Del Val Charter
Location:   American Legion
Time:   4:45pm
SB @ Swenson
3:15 - Conwell & Roosevelt Blvd.

FTCHS Community

 Take Charge of Education with Target

Did you know there’s an easy way to help us raise money for our school—for books, field trips, reading programs and anything else that can use extra funding? It’s called Take Charge of Education®, and it’s helping our school right now.

Here’s how it works: Visit or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate FTCHS, then use your REDcard® whenever you shop. When you use your REDcard® (Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card), Target® will donate up to 1% of your purchases to Franklin Towne Charter School.

FTCHS Community members - If your child receives free school lunch, as part of The National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for the low cost Comcast Internet Essential program.

Please call 1-855-846-8376 for more details or visit

More ChoicesHealthy Alternatives 
  Set up your child's prepaid meal account

Managed by the Nutrition Group

March HS Lunch