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. 


Accepting Rising Freshmen and Sophomores for the 2021-2022 School Year
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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.

Pre-K thru 3rd Grade Campus

Visit Us: 621 W. Euclid Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212
Call Us: (210) 738 - 9760

4th - 12th Grade Campus

Visit Us: 637 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78205 (Fox Tech Campus)
Call Us: (210) 738 - 9763

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.

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Core Pillars


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.

Youth Voice and Agency

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.

Authentic Learning

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.


All courses at CAST Schools are project-based, which means students learn by doing hands-on activities that are relevant to the real world.

Two years
college credit

Students can earn up to two years’ (42 college credit hours) of college credit plus industry certificates, which saves time and money in the future.

open to all

CAST Schools are tuition-free public schools that are open to students across the San Antonio area who are entering 9th grade and 10th grade.

Applications are now open

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