How to Apply
Live in Orleans Parish
Your child must live in Orleans Parish in order to attend Benjamin Franklin High School. The school cannot admit any student not residing in Orleans Parish, regardless of circumstance.
Residency in Orleans Parish must be proven with 3 of the following residency documents:
-Lease or mortgage information -Telephone bill
-Homestead Exemption form -Entergy bill
-Property tax bill -Sewerage & Water Board bill
-Homeowners or flood insurance -Cable or internet service bill
-Auto insurance -Payroll check stub with home address
-Medical insurance -Government Agency letter/notice
Students must maintain Orleans Parish residency throughout their tenure at the school. Otherwise, they will be required to withdraw.
Please label all residency documents with the name of the student applying to Benjamin Franklin High School.
Meet Our Academic Criteria
All applicants must take the admissions test. View our Admissions Calendar for testing dates and our Admissions Policy for more information concerning testing. All students will be scheduled to take the admissions test at Franklin upon receipt of the online admissions application, along with the applicant's birth certificate and residency documents.
Students must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA in academic courses, with no failing grades, as documented by the mid-year report card. They must maintain that GPA for the duration of the school year after admittance, and it must be confirmed by year-end report card.
Criteria for Acceptance
1) Residency in Orleans Parish that has been proven with three residency documents mailed, emailed, or brought into the Admissions Office and clearly marked with the name of the student applying.
2) 88 points (108 points for incoming juniors) are earned from a combination of your admissions test scores and your grades. For more information, please reference our Admissions Matrix.
3) Promotion by the current school to ninth grade with no failing grades in academic subjects and a minimum 2.0 GPA in academic courses as documented by the mid-year report card. They must maintain that GPA for the duration of the school year after admittance, and it must be confirmed by year-end report card.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept incoming 12th graders, students after the school year has begun, or non-Orleans Parish residents.
Follow the Deadlines
Open House: Oct. 17, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We invite you to Open House, but it is not mandatory to attend
Admissions Portal opens: Oct. 21, 2019
•Nov. 16, 2019 (must register by Nov. 8)
•Jan. 18, 2020 (must register by Jan. 10)
•March 7, 2020 (must register by March 4)
•April 18, 2020 (must register by 5 p.m. April 17)
Last day for "on-time" application: Jan. 10, 2020
If you have further questions, please contact us.