Sir John Franklin High School

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École Sir John Franklin High School
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4701 - 52nd Avenue

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Coordinates62°27′09″N 114°21′42″W / 62.45250°N 114.36167°W / 62.45250; -114.36167Coordinates: 62°27′09″N 114°21′42″W / 62.45250°N 114.36167°W / 62.45250; -114.36167
School boardYellowknife Education District No. 1
PrincipalDean MacInnis
LanguageEnglish, French immersion

École Sir John Franklin High School is a high school in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, operated by Yellowknife Education District No. 1. The school is named for the explorer Sir John Franklin.

Sir John Franklin (SJFHS) offers the French immersion program and a comprehensive fine arts program including music, drama and art.

On a regular day, the school follows a modified block schedule, consisting of Day 1 and Day 2. School is in session from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM from Mondays through Fridays.


SJFHS first opened in 1958 as a new Federal School for the Northwest Territories. It underwent expansions in 1964, 1969, 1974 and a major renovation in 2003. The facility now comprises 9600m2 and includes a new town plaza with cafe, science wing, art gallery, gymnasium, and is co-located with the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC). The Communications Arts Centre includes a television studio, edit suites, music room, and drama room. Career technology functions include a woodworking and aviation studio, the north’s only automotive shop, and computer-based business and tourism instruction.[2]

In 2003 the school partnered with a private company to install a 2.0 kW (2,000 Watt) photovoltaic solar system on the school's roof. The system is connected to the local utility grid. One of the goals of the project was to educate the students and general population about the use of alternate energies in the North and serve an ongoing student-operated science project.[3]

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  1. ^ Yellowknife Education District #1, history webpage, retrieved 2012-03-19
  2. ^ Architect's webpage[permanent dead link], retrieved 2012-03-19
  3. ^ Carmanah Technologies webpage Archived 2012-03-21 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2012-03-19
  4. ^ Susan Aglukark website, retrieved 2012-03-19

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