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CAST Insights highlights reflections from our network. Learn from our educators, students and partners as they work to reinvent schooling in order to maximize options for students.

A chat with Dr Alcala and Jonathan on Zoom

CAST Tech is being led by principal Dr. Melissa Alcala, a chat on how she is doing with the pandemic affecting CAST Tech High School. From her favorite color to her favorite foods, let’s get to know our fearless leader. I am Jonathan Rodriguez, Communications and Marketing Intern for CAST Tech, and a senior in

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My Learning Space at Home

Showcase Your Learning Space at Home Students Across San Antonio have kicked off the school year learning virtually. Our CAST Marketing Communications Interns challenged their peers to showcase their learning space. Add yours today!

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CAST Lead High School

  The Urban Education Institute at UTSA surveyed students and families in select school districts across Bexar County and CAST Schools to document how COVID-19 affected teaching and learning, and what lessons we can learn from this experience. Learning at CAST has always extended beyond the four walls of the classroom. The research showed how

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Carol Mendenhall, Director of Program Design and Professional Development for the CAST Schools Network, shares why the 2020-2021 school year is, “The Year of Courage.” “To live into the future means to leap into the unknown, and this requires a degree of courage for which there is no immediate precedent and which few people realize.”

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This is my conversation with Fernando on what is happening with CAST Tech and the San Antonio Esports scene, what CAST Tech Gaming is, how it started, how you can support and join. Fernando and I are both CAST Tech seniors in the UX pathway. Jonathan: What brought you to CAST Tech? Fernando: “I actually

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CAST schools are committed to providing all students with real-world, hands-on experiences and an internship during their high school years. Dr. Ydania Pezzat, Partnership Coordinator for the high school, visited with the intern team to learn more about their experiences at the SAVE Clinic.                   CAST Med

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Dr. Eddie Rodriguez

In the Service of Others

  CAST Med High School is Preparing Students to Help Meet the Future Needs of Medical Professionals in San Antonio By: Dr. Eddie Muzquiz Rodriguez, Principal, CAST Med High School Hello.  I am Dr. Eddie Muzquiz Rodriguez, Principal of CAST Med High School.  CAST Med is located at Brooks, in the southeastern part of San

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Lights, CAMERA, ACTION! One commitment of all CAST Schools is to provide a summer bridge program, to give incoming 9th grade students a chance to get to know each other and build connections prior to the start of the school year. Although we were unable to offer in-person summer programming at our individual campuses this

Advanced Learning Academy Class of 2020     The Advanced Learning Academy, a CAST Network school, graduates 13 seniors. All 13 Seniors of the Advanced Learning Academy Class of 2020 are college bound. The 2nd class to ever graduate from the Advanced Learning Academy includes future dancers, engineers and community leaders. Greta Baez Winner of

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Taking a Stand

Dear CAST Family, As a community, we are called to: Honor George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the many other Black lives lost as a result of racism, intolerance or discrimination Acknowledge that as a country we have failed to value, honor, and protect Black lives Confront the constant injustices and inequities faced by

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