Special Admission

Carver High School of Engineering and Science

Carver engineering and science
Accredidations and Awards:
Peer leader, 2016, 2017; overall School Progress Report score, 2015; School District of Philadelphia, 2014-15; 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 & World Report, 2014-18
AP Courses:
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Government & Politics, Microeconomics, Physics B, Psychology, Seminar, 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, Journalism
Measures for Positive, Safe Learning:
Peer mediation; Mentoring Programs; expanded school counseling program; Homework Zone; college preparatory expectations
Parent Involvement:
Home & School Association, School Advisory Council, after school volunteers
Arts Activities and Classes:
Instrumental music classes; 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, and 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, Softball, 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: 906
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: 47%
Waiting List? Yes, 200
Racial Demographics:African American – 73% Latino – 8% Asian – 10% White – 5% Other – 5%

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