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Why Give to Franklin

Ben Franklin High School is a transformational experience. While only the exceptional are accepted, individuality is embraced and diversity is cherished.   Students are empowered through academic achievement.  Excellence is expected and accomplished. 


As a public charter school, we are as financially challenged as our students are academically.  We strive to sustain our status as the #1 school in Louisiana with a budget of roughly $8,800 per student, approximately 40% of what other private/independent schools receive.   Support of Franklin is an investment in the future leaders and innovators of our community and our country.

Your donation improves the quality of education each student receives and helps prepare the next generation of Franklin alumni.

The funds are used to support our academic programs, faculty and staff professional development, new technology, athletics programs, and award winning theater and visual arts programs, just to name a few ways.

Contributions are tax-deductible!  Franklin is now a 501 (c) 3 organization.  (Our legal name is Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education, Inc. D/B/A Benjamin Franklin High School.)

Every amount helps.  External fund sources, such as private foundations and corporations, are more likely to support a school that is receiving funds from parents, alumni, past parents, etc.  If they see that your own people support the school then they are more likely to contribute as well.  Show that you care about Franklin with a gift!

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