Special Admission

Carver High School of Engineering and Science

Carver 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, 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
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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