The visit is extra special as officials from C-SPAN will visit with Brendan Gonzalez. Brendan is a Social Studies teacher at Ben Franklin High School and is a 2013 C-SPAN Teacher Fellowship Award Recipient. The C-SPAN Bus is helping inform communities about the public affairs network’s new First Ladies feature series and promoting C-SPAN’s student documentary contest, StudentCam.
Ben Franklin High School
2001 Leon C. Simon Drive New Orleans, LA 70122
Audubon Charter School
719 S. Carrollton Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118
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.
About Audubon Charter School
Audubon Charter School was established in 1981, Audubon quickly became an outstanding school within the community. In January 2006, Audubon Montessori became Audubon Charter School, operating under the governance of the Board of French and Montessori Education, Inc. or FAME, Inc. In May 2006, the Orleans Parish School Board granted Audubon Charter School an additional building, which currently houses the upper elementary and middle school grades. Both Audubon’s main campus, located at 428 Broadway St., and Audubon's extension at 719 S. Carrollton Avenue are walking distance from Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, Tulane and Loyola Universities.