The Charger Way encompasses the way in which we expect our students to approach not only school, but life. It is more than an honor code or a list of rules – it is the essence of what it means to conduct oneself in the ways of successful, happy and educated people.
Be strong and rejoice in the challenge
Yield not to misfortune, but advance all the more boldly against it
Act honorably and with integrity in all situations
We are proud to offer our students a wide range of Athletic and Fine Arts opportunities. Each program is designed to help our students become honorable young men and women - educating the hearts and minds of our students doesn't end in the classroom.
Benjamin Franklin High School exists to develop and elevate the minds and character of its students. The driving purposes of the athletic program at BFHS is to practice and perfect virtue, and ennoble the heart on the field of competition - inspiring athletes, competitors, and spectators alike to be strong in mind, body and soul. Our High School Sports participate in the AIA, and our Jr. High Sports participate in the Desert Middle School Athletic League.
The mission of the BFHS Fine Arts Department is to provide students with top-notch instruction and training in music, dance, and visual arts. We provide students with memorable and exciting performing, competing, and traveling opportunities, as well as opportunities for wholesome creative expression. It is our hope to shape our students into fine citizens, good people, and compassionate human beings through their participation in the arts.