The goal of the magnet school is to provide students who have strong science and math aptitudes with a rigorous college preparatory program that will lead them to pursue careers in the fields of medicine, engineering, and the aerospace sciences. This highly selective program is open to all Philadelphia students who meet the criteria of this special admissions program. Students in the Space Center (SPARC) build and operate a simulation of a space shuttle. One in three Magnet graduates will have college eligible AP exam scores.

The Magnet program is a special admissions program. Code 802M.