We unlock potential so students can soar.
We can turn school from frustrating to fun.
From isolating to inclusive.
From a daily challenge to a daily delight.
“Immediately I felt like I belonged there, more than I ever had in the district where I’d been for 10 years. The teachers were able to help me in ways I never experienced. I was challenged where I needed to be challenged and supported where I needed to be supported.”
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Hear firsthand how Franklin Academy unlocks potential for each student.
A Unique School for Unique Learners
Our school was founded by parents who knew their children were capable of more. They saw them struggling in traditional schools and knew there had to be a better way.
Since 2003, we have grown and evolved to continue improving how we teach neurodiverse students and unleash their full potential. Franklin Academy, as part of Franklin Center, provides a holistic approach to success in learning and in life for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related learning differences.
Academic and social instruction is developed and administered by expertly trained staff, catering to the student’s developmental level and individual training needs.
Our Approach: Unlock. Empower. Soar.
Through a balanced approach of academics, social/emotional, and life skills, our instruction builds the necessary relationship skills and executive functioning to excel inside and outside the classroom. With individualized attention, support, and accommodations, students are prepared and empowered to advance.
Our faculty and staff believe that all students have potential. At Franklin Academy, we identify students’ needs and strengths so they develop self-awareness and self-regulation in order to unlock that potential.
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An accredited school of excellence
Franklin Academy is fully accredited through Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association and has received a prestigious “School of Excellence” award by the National Association of Special Education Teachers. Learn more about our accreditation.