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CAST Schools Network is a San Antonio-based, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit network of career-themed public high schools and one PK- 12 Academy. Our mission is to reinvent schooling in order to maximize options for students while preparing them for college, career, and life.
Visit Us: 637 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78205
Call Us: (210) 554-2700
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: Dr. Melissa Alcala
Created in partnership with San Antonio ISD
Visit Us: 11914 Dragon Ln., Bldg. 800, San Antonio, TX 78252
Call Us: (210) 622 - 4810
Explore careers in engineering, advanced manufacturing, energy & power, and global logistics at CAST STEM. Near San Antonio's Toyota plan, students undertake hands-on projects informed by industry partners such as CPS Energy, Toyota, Zachry, H-E-B and HOLT CAT.
Principal: Ravae Villafranca Shaeffer
Created in partnership with Southwest ISD.
The Advanced Learning Academy is a pre-k 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
Principal Kathy Bieser
Visit Us: 7284 FM 1628, San Antonio, TX 78263
Call Us: (210) 634 - 7302
Explore the world of retail, hospitality and tourism, and ecommerce. CAST Lead students will have the opportunity to redesign what the future of these industries look like, working with higher education and industry partners including Whataburger, Visit San Antonio, CE Group and more, ultimately reinventing an industry of the future.
Created in Partnership with East Central ISD
Principal: Dr. Wendy Fuller
Visit Us: 2601 Louis Bauer Dr., San Antonio, TX 78235
Call Us: (210) 228 - 3380
Prepare for meaningful careers in medicine, public health and biomedical research at CAST Med to add to the pipeline of much-needed doctors, medical practitioners and researchers in the San Antonio area. CAST Med offers a dual language track, project based learning and a partnership with UT Health San Antonio and UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine, individual doctors, and medical groups. CAST Med is located at Brooks on San Antonio’s South Side.
Created in Partnership with San Antonio ISD.
Principal: Dr. Eddie Muzquiz Rodriguez
CAST Schools were co-created as a San Antonio regional partnership between independent school districts, higher education institutions, and local employers as a new model of teaching and learning. Today, CAST Schools serve nearly 1,900 students within its five schools.
Our Academic Model
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. The academic model began with CAST Tech High School in 2017. Today, CAST Schools offers one model tailored for five different schools to educate youth in San Antonio.
Industry and other community leaders are equal stakeholders in school design and governance; they collaborate and work alongside students and co-create everything from projects to school curriculum and schedule.
As a community, we help all students reach their full potential. Our schools are intentionally diverse and integrated, and our enrollment practices create schools that reflect the communities we serve. We use data to drive continuous improvement and to ensure that every child’s needs are seen and met.
Students act as co-creators and co-problem solvers at the school and beyond, offering ideas, posing new questions and authentically engaging in their education. Student-led learning promotes effective collaboration, development of leadership skills and the development of self-management, goal setting, self-advocacy, and student agency.
Student learning is connected to real-world needs outside the school walls; students travel to the workplace and design relevant projects for real audiences, with competitions, presentations, and other authentic exhibitions of learning.