A top Philadelphia School District magnet will expand next fall. A $147,000 grant from the Philadelphia School Partnership is helping to paying for the addition of seventh and eighth grade classes to the Carver High School for Engineering and Science in North Philadelphia.
The planning grant was announced Thursday by the nonprofit known as PSP.
The plan was hatched last year, Principal Ted Domers said, when district officials approached him about possibly growing the school to add more high school students. But Domers had another idea – what if they added grades, offering the school’s program to middle school students? After working with district officials, he and others reached out to PSP to see if they might qualify for a grant.