Ben Franklin Academy (BFA), a Preschool-8th grade charter school, opened for instruction on September 6, 2011 and serves northwestern Douglas County, Colorado.
The school is located in its new building on Plaza Drive, near C-470 and Lucent Boulevard.  BFA utilizes the Core Knowledge Sequence that has been successful in other schools and emphasizes science, mathematics and literacy.  BFA also provides character education modeled on Benjamin Franklin's Thirteen Virtues.