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The Centers for Applied Science & Technology (CAST) is a San Antonio-based network of schools focused on experiential learning. Our mission is to reinvent schooling in order to maximize options for students while preparing them for college, career, and life.
This new school model allows students to learn by doing and gain real-world experience through an internship, job shadowing, and mentorship opportunities with major local companies such as H-E-B, Rackspace, and Toyota, to name a few.
Our small class sizes allow students to customize their education so that every student is continuously challenged to creatively find their purpose, advance their knowledge and reach their goals. Students graduate from CAST with a diploma and up to two years of college credits, plus the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certificates and an associate’s degree in addition to work experience. The tuition-free schools offer a combination of blended learning, project-based learning, and work-based learning, freeing teachers to act as coaches and mentors, with class time structured around research, labs, and offsite experiences in the workplace.