Special Admission

Carver High School of Engineering and Science

Mission Statement:
A school for students interested in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, and medicine. Our goals are to prepare our students with the skills for collegiate success and the social and leadership skills to be lifelong learners and productive citizens.
Accredidations and Awards:
Peer leader, overall School Progress Report score, School District of Philadelphia, 2014-2015; accepted to National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools 2016; Governor's Award for Academic Excellence, 2013; Middle States Accreditation, 2010; National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 2008; silver medal, U.S. News and World Report, 2014-17
Points of Pride:
$12.9 million in scholarships earned by Class of 2017; rigorous academic program; dual enrollment; approved Engineering CTE program; academic competitions: SeaPerch (underwater robotics), CIRT-ACE National Design, citywide calculus, computer science fair; MESA National Engineering Design Competition; partnerships with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ACE Mentor Program, Outward Bound, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Women of Tomorrow, Naval Sea Systems Command, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Government & Politics, Physics B, Psychology, Statistics, U.S. History, World History
Other Special Academic Offerings:
(1) 4-year Engineering sequence: Engineering Survey, Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering/Architecture, Senior Engineering projects. Students can earn college credit in this state-approved CTE program. Partner organizations provide mentors, speakers, field trips and internships. (2) Biomedical: 3-year foundation program for college pre-med programs or science research. (3) Advanced Computer Programming: JAVA, Game Design, Digital Editing, Web Design, AP Computer Science. (4) Environmental Science: Partnership with Delaware Valley Green Building Council. (5) STEM: Forensics, AP Statistics, Astronomy. (6) Humanities: Law, Psychology, Philosophy
Foreign Languages:
Chinese, Spanish
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Peer mediation; expanded school counseling program; Homework Zone; college preparation expectations
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, afterschool volunteers
Arts Activities and Classes:
Instrumental music classes; jazz; other instrumental ensemble; visual arts instruction; ceramics; dance; film
Activities and Special Programs:
Alumni Association Career Day; anime club; chess team; debate team; Envirothon; Gift of Life Club; Homework Zone; moot court; National Honor Society; National Society of Black Engineers; Outward Bound; peer mediation; pep squad; Red Cross club; robotics team and club; science fair club; student ambassadors; student government; Technology Student Association; weight room club; yearbook; internships with ACE Mentor Program, Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Sea Systems Command, Pennoni Associates, Turner Construction
Boys Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Girls Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Diving, Indoor Track & Field, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball
Septa Routes:
2, 4, 16, 23, 33, 39, Broad Street subway
Contact Information
1600 W. Norris St., 19121
Ted Domers, Principal
Enrollment and Demographics
Type of School: Special Admission
2014-2015 Enrollment: 902
Grades Served: 7-12
Admission Reqs: As and Bs in major subjects; 85th percentile or higher on standardized tests; excellent attendance and punctuality; no negative disciplinary reports; writing sample required
ELLS: 2%
Special Education: 2%
Receiving free or reduced priced lunch: 67%
Waiting List? Yes, 200
Racial Demographics: African American – 73% Latino – 8% Asian – 10% White – 5% Other – 5%

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