The grant will help support Franklin’s partnership with the Khan Academy to offer Advanced Placement Courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Courses (STEM).
“We are honored that such an organization with a rich history of service believes in the work we are doing at Franklin,” says Dr. Timothy Rusnak, Franklin’s Principal/CEO.
Duris Holmes ’80, President of Ben Franklin’s Board of Directors and Francoise McHugh, BFHS’s Development Associate/Librarian, accepted the grant check at a reception at the Rex Den on January 11, 2014.
Benjamin Franklin High School, located on the University of New Orleans campus, was founded in 1957, its stated mission, to prepare students of high academic achievement to be successful in life. Franklin has been consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week magazines and has received the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 public school in the state again this year. Franklin is a National Blue Ribbon School.