CAST Schools are partnership schools, co-created by industry, civic leaders, and other external partners, who participate in decisions about curriculum, budget and school governance. In addition to their critical role in the school design, our partners provide mentorship, real-world work experiences, internships, and job opportunities, shaping the career readiness of students and helping them seamlessly transition into college or the workforce while nurturing a homegrown and committed source of talent.
East Central Independent School District (ECISD) was founded in 1949 with a mission to cultivate problem-solvers who are prepared to thrive in an interconnected world. The district serves more than 10,000 students.
CAST Lead opened in 2020 with opportunities for leadership careers in retail, hospitality and e-commerce. Open to students across Bexar County, CAST Lead partners with some of San Antonio's most distinctive brands, from the Culinary Institute of America, to Whataburger, H-E-B, Grupo La Gloria, Visit San Antonio and many more, to prepare students to climb the leadership ladder in one of San Antonio's most dominant industries.