CAST Schools » CAST Lead

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7284 FM 1628,
San Antonio, TX 78263


(210) 634 – 7301

Partner School District:

East Central ISD

Join us for an Information Session and Tour

If your child is entering the 8th, 9th or 10th grade next year, join us for an information session and tour. CAST Lead is a Tuition Free, Public School that accepts students from across the Greater San Antonio Region.

CAST Lead is a career-themed high school that will prepare students for leadership positions in the growing retail, hospitality and tourism, and ecommerce industries. These industries represent some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic in our city, offering students an opportunity to align their passion with industry and higher education leaders committed to their success.

Students enrolled in CAST Lead follow one of three pathways: retail, hospitality and tourism, and ecommerce.

CAST Lead is open to all students on a lottery basis within Bexar and surrounding counties. The school is tuition-free and offers students a chance to learn through project-based learning, mentorships and internships, as well as earn up to 2 years of college credit, and-or industry certifications.

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.

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CAST Lead opened its doors in East Central ISD in August 2020

CAST Lead partners with the most distinctive San Antonio brands in food, entertainment, travel and retail.

Possible careers in these industries include Fashion/Food Retail Leadership, Event Planner, Web Developer, Creative Director of ECommerce, Store manager, Visual merchandiser, and many others

Industry Partners