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The Advanced Learning Academy is a PK4 through 12th-grade school built around four commitments in service of its bold vision for a transformative educational model: Deep Learning, Individuality, Flexible Design and Connection. ALA seeks to nurture students who will become global problem-solvers, tackling the world’s most pressing issues through project-based learning.

Created in Partnership with San Antonio ISD

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Coding, cyber security, user experience, gaming and entrepreneurship are just some of the career pathways at CAST Tech. Located downtown, students are immersed in San Antonio’s tech district with a direct link to industry partners that include H-E-B, Jungle Disk, Rackspace, Frost, and USAA.

Principal: Jacob Barber

Created in partnership with San Antonio ISD

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CAST STEM High School is San Antonio’s #1 engineering school on the south side. The public high school, created in partnership with Southwest ISD, CAST Schools, and Palo Alto College, serves approximately 200 9th through 12th-grade students from across the greater San Antonio region and emphasizes preparing students for high-demand, high-wage jobs in engineering, advanced manufacturing, and global logistics. Co-located at Palo Alto College, CAST STEM integrates both college and career readiness while allowing students to pursue customized opportunities based on their interests.

Principal: Jacqueline Rodriguez

Created in partnership with Southwest ISD.

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A Unique High School Experience on San Antonio’s Southside

Located in Brooks, CAST Med is a public school serving 9th – 12th-grade students in partnership with San Antonio ISD and CAST Schools. Students prepare for a variety of medical professions with pathways in healthcare and biomedical sciences and gain a significant advantage by earning industry-recognized certifications such as Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Biotechnician Assistant, and more, setting them apart in their chosen fields. CAST Med High School is also the only medically focused, dual-language high school in south San Antonio. 

Experience a high school like no other! At CAST Med, students will:

  • Learn By Doing – tackling real-world challenges designed by medical professionals.
  • Get Ahead of the Game by earning college credits at Texas A&M University-San Antonio and taking advantage of job shadowing, mentorships, and internship opportunities to FAST-TRACK their career in the medical field 
  • Learn beyond the classroom – from student clubs to travel opportunities to giving back to your community, explore the multiple experiences available at CAST Med
  • Join a welcoming community of dedicated teachers and students passionate about their future

Principal: Dr. Anthony Khosravi

Created in Partnership with San Antonio ISD.

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Created in partnership with East Central ISD and CAST Schools Network, CAST Lead is an in-district choice high school serving 8th through 12th grade students that focuses on career and college readiness in the areas of retail and business management, e-commerce, hospitality and tourism and agribusiness. 

At CAST Lead our educators work with each student and family to create a customized learning experience that unlocks their full leadership potential and prepares them for both college and career.

Principal: Erica Jackson

Created in Partnership with East Central ISD

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CAST Teach High School is San Antonio’s first school dedicated to careers in education. Created in partnership with Northside ISD, the CAST Schools Network, and the University of Texas at San Antonio’s College of Education and Human Development, the school brings together multiple industries to create future educators that will transform our community. The school works alongside students and families to identify and nurture their passions, while providing them with key skills relevant to careers in education, such as teaching, counseling, library studies, coaching, and more.

CAST Teach High School will not only ensure students have a strong foundation in educational practices, but it will also provide experiences in schools – side by side with mentor educators, coaches, counselors, and librarians.

Principal: Ericka Olivarez

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Students at CAST Imagine will experience a hands-on setting informed by student voice and choice to include:

  • Engage in real-world projects
  • Explore topics of interest 
  • Collaborate with local artists, scientists, professionals, and experts from the field
  • Learn about jobs of the future
  • Access technology that combines traditional classroom instruction with online resources 

Principal: Dr. Anthony Khosravi

Created in partnership with San Antonio ISD

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CAST Schools were co-created as a San Antonio regional partnership between public independent school districts, higher education institutions, and local employers as a new model of teaching and learning.  Today, CAST Schools serve over 2,000 students within its five schools. 

Students select a CAST school based on their interests, set personal goals, and design their school experience with the support of their teachers, industry, and other nonprofit partners. Students tackle real-world projects designed by local employers and civic leaders and work in teams alongside mentors from the field. 

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