Education Model

With the Franklin Discovery Academy personalized learning model, students spend about a third of their day in each of three different types of activities:


Foundations classes are computer-based. Students work on them at their own pace and path in their homeroom with academic coaches and mentoring teachers at their side. Learn more!


Engage! classes are hands-on, project-based, experiential type classes where students can apply learning to the real world and make connections between subjects. Engage! classes may take place in one of our seven Learning Labs, on a field-trip, or other location. Learn more!

Meaningful Play

Young students need to move!  Research supports the need for significant, meaningful play in order to help student concentrate and develop physically, socially, and emotionally. Learn more!     

Direct Instruction

Class instruction moves forward when the average student has only learned 70% of presented material.

Individual Tutoring

Average tutored student outscores 97% of direct instruction students.

Mastery Learning

Student does not move on until previous content is mastered.