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The Arts Consortium is a Franklin High School Academy for students with an interest and passion for the Visual and Performing Arts! For students interested it is recommended that incoming 9th graders sign up to take at least one visual and performing arts class or audition for Theatre, Fusion, Vocal, or Band. 
The mission of the Arts Consortium is to empower students to meet the standards of excellence which foster creative exploration of the visual and performing arts within the school and the community:
  1. Prepare students to be creative, critical-thinking, productive citizens who articulate ideas in various forms of communication
  2. Cultivate an appreciation of the role the arts play in a culturally diverse society
Our belief is that the Arts Consortium student shall have the maximum opportunity to accelerate academically and artistically while exploring career and curriculum options, including a community-service component. The Arts Consortium is designed for students, who want the opportunity to explore in depth their interest in visual arts, dance, music, theatre, or an integration of the visual and performing arts. Ultimately, the arts will be infused into the total academic curricular experience.
  • Objective 1: Offer coursework in a variety of visual and performing art disciplines and also provide the option of a concentrated focus in a single area of interest
  • Objective 2: Offer guest lecturers who expose students to professionals in the arts, media, and entertainment industries
  • Objective 3: Offer opportunities to experience professional performances and exhibitions throughout the region
  • Objective 4: Offer community service opportunities that enable students to interact with the arts community


Franklin High School offers an impressive number of courses in the Visual and Performing Arts. To be eligible for an Arts Consortium Recognition, students must meet the following requirements: 

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credits in one arts subject OR minimum of 40 credits in more than one arts subject (combination of art, band, ceramics, dance, photo, theatre, vocal)  

  • Complete the senior application by clicking here or using the QR code below. The application is due March 1st and you won't want to delay!

QR code link to the application
Visual Arts Contact: Lorna Miller,
Performing Arts Contact: Joseph Candelaria,