No Fee Programs
Upper grade (4th –6th) students have an opportunity to join Drama Club. The Drama Club meets on Tuesdays and provides experiences for students to perform or create sets for a major production presented at the end of the year.
The Franklin Chorus meets on Wednesdays after school and gives primary grade (1st – 3rd) students an opportunity to perform at various school events.
Fee Based Programs*
Franklin XL, after school enrichment and beyond!
Out of a passion for the arts and sciences and a desire to offer our students a well-rounded approach to language immersion and beyond, Franklin XL offers a wide variety of creative, fun and exploratory courses. XL was founded by the Benjamin Franklin Elementary Foundation’s Enrichment Committee to meet the need and demand for after school enrichment. Our goal is to go beyond the academic aspect of foreign language learning, to educate the whole child through the arts, sciences, humanities and culture. Through XL students can enjoy the benefit of enrichment courses in their target language as well as in English. Currently, we have two core courses, Artz Academy, and Sprouts both taught by Robyn Valdez. This fall we will launch a Homework Club.
Arts Academy – An on-going visual art lab where students are free to explore with mediums they most enjoy. Teacher Robyn Valdez creates an environment where experimentation is encouraged.
Sprouts – For kids who like dirt! Sprouts is a gardening class. Classes are held in an organic vegetable and herb garden where our students connect with nature while learning about science, nutrition, business, and recycling through composting. A true sanctuary on campus.
Homework Club – In addition to enrichment classes, XL will also offer a Homework Club available to grades 1-6. Homework Club supports students with homework assistance and supervision in their target language.
Additionally, new and interesting classes are offered each trimester. Past classes have included Music with Sara, Yoga, and Bug Hunters.
Each session runs approximately twelve weeks. Course offerings change every trimester and are open to all interested students. Fees vary per course and scholarships are available.
If you have any questions regarding XL please email Lori Krause, Franklin XL Program Director at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAR Education has been the leader in educational after school programming and community-based cultural enrichment projects for over 25 years. STAR services more than 500 schools in 60 school districts, reaching over a million students and their families every year. L.A. Parent Magazine recently recognized STAR as having the Best After School Program, Best Tutoring Program, Best Early Childhood Program and the Best Sports Program in Greater Los Angeles.
Last year, LAUSD Beyond the Bell evaluators declared that “STAR students definitely score higher on tests than non-STAR students.” This spring, they avowed that STAR is “the gold standard” of after-school programs. STAR students demonstrate as much as 200% improvement on California Standardized Tests in Math, Science and Literacy.
STAR has been recognized as a “model program” by the White House and the U.S. Department of Education and received the Fête d’Excellence Award in association with the United Nations, as well as NBC’s Unsung Heroes Award. Their academic instructors are the cream of the crop, holding degrees in their individual fields from some of the best colleges and universities in the country. Their arts instructors are accomplished creators and performers with numerous works to their credit. All of their instructors receive extensive training in childhood education.
STAR provides innovative, high-quality programs for children that excite, inspire and open their minds. Students exhibit major academic and developmental gains with increased self-confidence, heightened creative abilities, and a strong sense of pride in their accomplishments.
*Scholarships are available. No child will be denied access to the programs for inability to pay.