Apply for back-to-basics junior high

Franklin Junior High is open to seventh- and eighth-graders districtwide.

Franklin Junior High, a back-to-basics school at 7038 E. Adobe St., Mesa, is open to students throughout the district. Transportation is available at satellite locations.

Students build a solid academic foundation for high school

Franklin photoFranklin Junior High continues the expectations of the elementary program to support a cohesive learning environment free from distraction. The program encourages students to build a solid academic foundation for high school course work.

The curriculum focuses on literacy skills and whole-group instruction in a highly structured academic day. Students receive a challenging and rewarding educational experience that encourages the development of individual talents and motivates success.

MPS designed the original award-winning Franklin concept

The Franklin back-to-basics, or traditional, curriculum was originally developed by Mesa Public Schools in 1978. The concept gave families an option to their neighborhood schools. Parents embraced the Franklin elementary program and, today, there are five campuses serving children in kindergarten through sixth-grade.

Two of those schools — Franklin Northeast and Franklin West elementaries  — were named Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. This prestigious national award honors schools that are academically superior.

Parent participation is vital to student achievement at Franklin

Education is a partnership among students, parents and the school. Research shows that parent participation increases a student's academic success. Parents are expected to be involved in their child's studies and to volunteer time for Franklin Junior High activities.

Students and parents must sign a commitment letter indicating an understanding of Franklin Junior High expectations. If a student fails to uphold the commitment and the parents do not support the child's education, the student may be asked to return to his or her neighborhood school.

Information, application materials are online – We look forward to hearing from you

Gayle Householder is principal of Franklin Junior High and Franklin Northeast Elementary. Previously, she served as principal of Franklin East for seven years. Householder has 38 years of experience in education. She joined Mesa Public Schools in 1982 and worked in curriculum, special education, basic skills and administration.

Information and application materials are available online. Questions? Contact Householder at (480) 472-8990 or send her an e-mail.


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