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Applications for the 2023-2024 School Year are NOW OPEN!


ALA at Euclid
Pre-K – 3rd Grade

ALA at Fox Tech
4th – 12th Grade


621 W Euclid Ave, 
San Antonio, TX 78212

637 N. Main Ave, 
San Antonio, TX 78205 (Fox Tech Campus)


(210) 738 – 9760


(210) 738 – 9763

Partner School District:

San Antonio ISD

Join us for an Information Session and Tour

Join us for an information session and tour. Advanced Learning Academy is a Tuition Free, Public Schools that accepts students from across the Greater San Antonio Region

Advanced Learning Academy (ALA) lifts the ceiling on learning for all members of the educational community. ALA provides 21st-century opportunities within a caring and open community and fosters a depth of thinking, problem-solving, creative design, and real-world applications. Students develop deep content knowledge and cutting-edge learning skills to prepare them for any and all futures they can envision.

The curriculum at ALA relies heavily on Project-Based Learning, which is an approach to education that emphasizes learning through creating. Projects aren’t just replacements for tests, they’re real-world creations that start their development at the very beginning of a new unit of content.  

ALA is built around four commitments in service of its bold vision for a transformative educational model: deep learning, individuality, flexible design, and connection.

Project-Based Learning


Students learn by doing and innovating in the classroom and beyond. Through project based learning students tackle projects related to real world needs and will leverage the newest technology actively used by industry.

College Credit


All students will have access to earn transferable college credits to include Dual Credit Courses from local colleges and universities plus earn industry recognized certificates to minimize the cost of college and elevate their resume in the workforce.

Tuition Free


CAST Schools are tuition-free and open to students across the greater San Antonio region who are entering 9th or 10th grade. Our small class sizes provide our educators with the opportunity to meet students where they are and co-create a plan for future success.

Contact us for more information:

ALA is open to students in Pre-K to 12th grade

As a professional development school for Trinity University, education faculty at the college help facilitate the curriculum design.

ALA uses the RULER approach to teaching social and emotional learning that was created by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

ALA employs design thinking as a major pillar of its educational philosophy, which uses empathy to understand the needs of real people and understands that problems seldom have one perfect solution.

ALA offers college prep opportunities like AP and dual-credit courses, and extracurricular programs like newspaper, gardening, and art.

Kathy Biesser

Message from the Principal — Kathy Bieser

"CAST Schools share many of the same principles as ALA, working to inspire student learning by igniting curiosity and working through project-based learning."