At Carver High School, Philly district growth continues despite funding crisis

by Kevin McCorry, WHYY/Newsworks

In the face of its continuing budget crisis, the Philadelphia school district continues to show a willingness to invest in new options for its students.

Carver High School of Engineering and Science, a STEM-minded magnet school in North Philadelphia, plans to add seventh and eighth grades at the beginning of next year.

“The hope is really to create much more of a pipeline of STEM education in Philadelphia,” said Carver principal Ted Domers.

The 120-student expansion is being supported by a $147,000 planning grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership.