Carver High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science is a secondary school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science, which is operated by the School District of Philadelphia, handles grades 7 through 12. G.W. Carver High School of Engineering and Science is a magnet school with a curriculum that specializes in science and technology ( They have now added a middle school program , they have 60 spaces for 8th and 60 spaces for 7th ). The goal of this curriculum is to produce graduates who will be successful in their pursuit of higher education in specific subjects.

The High School of Engineering and Science was a dream of its founder and principal Dr. Alvin Garblik. The first class began in 1979, and had a strict dress code and curriculum.

Those that were in the first class attended classes in Stauffer Hall, a ten-story building no longer in existence, then located at the Southeast corner of Broad and Columbia streets on Temple University's campus. The school moved between the 82-83 and 83-84 school years to its current 17th and Norris location, which had previously been an elementary school.

It was Dr. Garblik's belief that students should come to school dressed and act in a way that modeled real life in the business world.

The first year students enjoyed higher end classes learning advanced Chinese, physics and computer sciences.

"High School of Engineering and Science is a small, nurturing, special-admissions school, seeking to attract academically-talented students who have an interest in science, engineering and technology." --- The mission statement of High School of Engineering & Science

The principal is Ted Domers.

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Coordinates: 39°59′00″N 75°09′40″W / 39.98346°N 75.16109°W / 39.98346; -75.16109