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George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePublic District Special Admit
  • Grade Levels7-12
  • Waiting List Size200
  • Enrollment900
  • PrincipalDr. Ted Domers
  • Phone Number215-400-7380
  • SEPTA RoutesBSL (Susquehanna-Dauphin, Cecil B. Moore), Bus (2, 4, 16, 39)
  • Address 1600 West Norris Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
  • NeighborhoodNorth Central
  • Application DeadlineNovember 2nd, 2018
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Mission

Carver HSES is a small, magnet school for academically talented, motivated, and college-bound students interested in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, and medicine. Our goals are to prepare our students with the academic and...

Carver HSES is a small, magnet school for academically talented, motivated, and college-bound students interested in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, and medicine. Our goals are to prepare our students with the academic and personal skills for collegiate success and to empower our students with the social and leadership skills to be lifelong learners and productive citizens.

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Points of Pride

1) College bound: 100% college acceptance rate with $8.2 million in scholarships by class of 2018 2) Rigorous academic program: 16 Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment 3) Academic competitions: SeaPerch Competition; ACE Design; Citywide...

1) College bound: 100% college acceptance rate with $8.2 million in scholarships by class of 2018 2) Rigorous academic program: 16 Advanced Placement courses, dual enrollment 3) Academic competitions: SeaPerch Competition; ACE Design; Citywide Calculus Competition; Computer Science Fair; MESA National Engineering Design Challenge, Quizbowl 4) Partnerships: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ACE Mentoring, Outward Bound, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, Women of Tomorrow, Steppingstone Scholars, Mighty Writers, Naval Sea Systems Command, Temple, Penn, Lehigh, and Drexel

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Admissions Policy

1) All A's and B's in all subjects on the most recent final report card 2) 80th Percentile or higher on Standardized Test 3) Exemplary attendance & punctuality 4) No negative disciplinary reports 5) One-page essay detailing why you wish...

1) All A's and B's in all subjects on the most recent final report card 2) 80th Percentile or higher on Standardized Test 3) Exemplary attendance & punctuality 4) No negative disciplinary reports 5) One-page essay detailing why you wish to attend Carver HSES. The prompt will be “Who am I? What do I hope to get out of the high school experience? What do I want to contribute to this high school?”

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Safety & Culture

Peer mediation. Mentoring programs. Expanded school counseling program. Homework Zone open every day. College preparatory expectations.

Peer mediation. Mentoring programs. Expanded school counseling program. Homework Zone open every day. College preparatory expectations.

Accreditations & Honors

2017 Peer Leader according School District of Philadelphia's School Progress Report; 2016 Peer Leader according School District of Philadelphia's School Progress Report; 2016 Accepted to National Consortium for Secondary STEM Schools 2015...

2017 Peer Leader according School District of Philadelphia's School Progress Report; 2016 Peer Leader according School District of Philadelphia's School Progress Report; 2016 Accepted to National Consortium for Secondary STEM Schools 2015 City Leader according School District of Philadelphia's School Progress Report; 2014-15 #2 ranked school based on Pennsylvania's School Performance Profile; 2013 Governor's Award for Academic Excellence; 2010 Middle States Accreditation; 2008 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; Recognized by: US News & World Report's "Best High Schools in America" Silver Commendation, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; 2017

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 72.8%
White 5.2%
Hispanic 7.9%
Asian 9.4%
Other 4.7%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 48.4%
Male Students 51.6%

Special Education

Special Ed 2.2%

Gifted Education

Gifted 7%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 61%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 1.7%

Students Per Grade

7th Grade Students
62
8th Grade Students
63
9th Grade Students
203
10th Grade Students
232
11th Grade Students
156
12th Grade Students
184
Total Students
900

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.5

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 86%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Calculus BC,
  • Chemistry,
  • Computer Science A,
  • English Literature,
  • Environmental Science,
  • Politics,
  • Microeconomics,
  • Physics B,
  • Psychology,
  • Statistics,
  • US History,
  • World History,
  • AP Class Other

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Instrumental,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Other Instrumental,
  • Dance,
  • Ceramics,
  • Film,
  • Jazz,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Tennis,
  • Cross Country,
  • Dance,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Bowling,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Indoor Track,
  • Girls Indoor Track,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Diving,
  • Girls Diving,
  • Girls Tennis,
  • Volleyball,
  • Girls Volleyball,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

Middle School: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track & Field

Middle School: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track & Field

Other Activities

Chess Team; National Honor Society; National Society of Black Engineers; Student Ambassadors; Alumni Association Career Day; Robotics Team and Club; Science Fair Club; Envirothon; Anime Club; Moot Court; Debate Team; Student Government; Yearbook;...

Chess Team; National Honor Society; National Society of Black Engineers; Student Ambassadors; Alumni Association Career Day; Robotics Team and Club; Science Fair Club; Envirothon; Anime Club; Moot Court; Debate Team; Student Government; Yearbook; Homework Zone; Band; Jazz Band; Peer Mediation; Technology Student Association; Outward Bound; Red Cross Club; Gift of Life Club; Weight Room Club; Internship Opportunities with Army Corps of Engineers, Turner Construction, NAVSEA, Pennoni Associates, ACE Mentoring

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Electives

(1) Engineering Courses: Engineering Survey, Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering/Architecture, Senior Engineering projects. Partner organizations provide mentors, speakers, field trips and...

(1) Engineering Courses: Engineering Survey, Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Civil Engineering/Architecture, Senior Engineering projects. Partner organizations provide mentors, speakers, field trips and internships. (2) Biomedical Program: three-year foundation program for college pre-medical programs or science research. (3) Adv Computer Programming: JAVA, Game Design, Digital Editing, Web Design, and AP Comp Sci (4) Environmental Science: Partnership with Delaware Valley Green Building Council Assoc. (5) STEM - Forensics, AP Statistics, Astronomy (6) Humanities - Law, Psychology, Philosophy, Journalism

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Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Chinese

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

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