Welcome to Crismon!
It is my privilege to welcome you to Benjamin Franklin Charter School, Crismon Campus. My name is Mr. Kevin Ball and I am delighted to serve as the principal at the Crismon location. Each year I look forward to getting to know our new students and creating the best possible environment for their success.
As one of the first charter schools opened in the state of Arizona, we take pride in a program that has been developed and refined since its first year open in 1995. The BFCS program is committed to the whole child. From music education, art time, and physical education, to being academically accelerated and focusing on mastering the foundational skills needed for lifelong achievement, we strive to create habits that will contribute to developing the character and heart of each child.
It is important that every student that walks through our doors feels welcome, valued, and capable. Communication between school and home is essential in the operation of a successful classroom and school. I am committed to supporting you as you work to instill in our students the skills and knowledge they will need in order to be successful in school and in life beyond our walls. When a student finishes his/her time with us, it is my desire that he/she will have learned through experience that creativity, optimism, and elbow grease frame the doorway to success.
I have the highest of expectations for myself, the students, and our parents. Honest, open communication between home and school is absolutely essential in the operation of a successful school. I am committed to play a part in helping you teach your children the skills and knowledge needed to find success in elementary school and beyond.
I am looking forward to partnering with you this school year! Please feel free to reach out at any time!