Franklin Police and Fire: Open House for Prospective Students

Posted by Communications on 1/18/2017

Franklin will hold an Open House for prospective students, Saturday, January 28.  It is an opportunity to see the school, its programs and meet the teachers and students that make Franklin a unique and successful small school that earned a National Blue Ribbon School designation a couple years ago.  The school specializes in preparing students for careers in public safety, including law enforcement and firefighting.  For more information, contact the school at (602) 764-0200.


In the early morning darkness, January 13, a dedicated group of eight Franklin Police and Fire Thunderbirds participated in a three-mile run in downtown Phoenix in recognition of the late Dr. Martin Luther King. The students along with a few students from Edison Elementary carried the “Torch of Hope” along the run. The torch was delivered to Phoenix Civic Center where nearly 1000 people gathered for a breakfast to kick-off the MLK weekend.   


”Our students shined as they entered the room to start the ceremony,” law enforcement instructor Andrew Vidaure said. 


Students Kate Salazar and Kevin Perez stepped up for a live interview with Channel 12.

Other Franklin runners were David Gamboa;  Bryan Loya; Viviana Gonzales; John Paul Archuleta; Andres Paez and  Filemon Ambriz.


Franklin has been invited to participate in a National School Choice Week at the state capital, January 26.  The event includes a legislative luncheon with Governor Doug Ducey and state lawmakers.  Students and teachers will also be at the capital rose garden to showcase the unique and successful public safety high school.  The emphasis is on Arizona’s highest performing low-income public schools, who are making the fastest educational gains in the country.  Franklin is a National Blue Ribbon School and a Beat the Odds Gold School.  Besides its unique career-related programming in law enforcement and firefighting, it has been an “A” School since the state began assigning letter grades to schools.