Benjamin Franklin High School

Advanced Placement

The Advanced Placement program allows Benjamin Franklin High School students to take college-level courses. These courses offer our students the opportunity both for college-level learning and for demonstrating their accomplishments. Through the AP examinations that we administer each May, students may earn college credit and/or advanced placement at the college of their choice.


Required AP Courses

All students are required to take at least 3 AP courses during their 4 years. Over 50% of our students decide to take more than 3 AP courses.


AP Scholars

Two hundred and twenty-one students earned AP Scholar Awards, with 21 honored as National AP Scholars.


AP Course Offerings

We offer 28 AP courses, ranging from AP Spanish to AP Environmental Science. Check our course offerings to see a full listing.


AP Success

Last year, over 90% of Franklin students earned a score of 3, 4, or 5 on the exam, while the average pass rate for Louisiana students was 37%.