Virtue Program

Core Virtues Program (Elementary)

Our program integrates a balanced approach to learning by integrating virtue and character education within the scope of the academic day. Our Core Virtues program is a practical, non-sectarian approach to character education that promotes civility, respect for the human person, and human excellence in every way. Virtues highlighted each month in the Core Virtues program are common ground, consensus virtues, not controversial social or political agendas. 

Each month, teachers highlight key intellectual, moral, or civic virtues such as respect, responsibility, diligence, honesty, generosity, or perseverance, by reading quality children’s literature and providing inspirational or insightful examples of virtue in action.  The program is a catalyst for success at school and beyond because it encourages the habits of the mind and heart that are necessary for quality scholarship and trains children to recognize the good, true, and beautiful in the world around them. 
 

To learn more about our Core Virtues Program, you can visit their website at www.corevirtues.net/core-virtues-schools.html

Roman Virtues (Junior High/High School)

These are the qualities of life to which every citizen (and, ideally, everyone else) should aspire. They are the heart of the Via Romana — the Roman Way — and are thought to be those qualities which gave the Roman Republic the moral strength to conquer and civilize the world. Today, they are the rods against which we can measure our own behavior and character, and we can strive to better understand and practice them in our everyday lives.

  • Humanitas: “Humanity” - Refinement, civilization, learning, and being cultured.
  • Frugalitas: "Frugalness" Economy and simplicity of style, without being miserly.
  • Pietas: "Dutifulness" a respect for the natural order socially, politically, and
    religiously. Includes the ideas of patriotism and devotion to others.
  • Dignitas: "Dignity" A sense of self-worth, personal pride.
  • Firmitas: “Tenacity” - Strength of mind, the ability to stick to one's purpose.
  • Fides: “Good Faith” - Respect for the pledged word and the expressed intention.
  • Salubritas: "Wholesomeness" - Health and cleanliness.
  • Felicitas: "Happiness, prosperity" A celebration of the best aspects of Roman society.
  • Laetitia: "Joy, Gladness" The celebration of thanksgiving, often of the resolution of crisis.
  • Gravitas: "Gravity" A sense of the importance of the matter at hand, responsibility and earnestness. 

Benjamin Franklin High School

Contact

18864 E. Germann Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 558-1197
Attendance Hotline: (480) 427-3991

School Hours

  • School Hours: 7:55am - 2:25pm M-F
    • If a student has a zero hour, school starts at 7:00am
    • If a student has a 7th hour, school ends at 3:20pm
  • Front Office: 6:30am - 3:30pm M-F

Administration & Office Staff

Principal: John Allen

Assistant Principal: Sarah Benedict

Assistant Principal: Jonathan Fong

Office Manager: Bianca Lombard

Registrar: Sharon Turgeon

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