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CAST Schools and San Antonio ISD Announce New Principals at Advanced Learning Academy

Current Associate Principal Dr. Maricela Alarcón has been promoted to Principal of the Advanced Learning Academy 4th-12th grade campus. Additionally, Jennifer Barber, presently serving as Associate Principal, has been promoted… Continue reading CAST Schools and San Antonio ISD Announce New Principals at Advanced Learning Academy

Made in SA – The Advanced Learning Academy

As schools across the CAST Network prepare for upcoming graduations, the Advanced Learning Academy (ALA)’s goodbyes are a bit more personal. Because the Advanced Learning Academy is a K-12 school… Continue reading Made in SA – The Advanced Learning Academy

CAST Student Spotlight: Aliana Chavez

Meet Aliana. A student at the Advanced Learning Academy, Aliana is also a member of CAST’s Student Advisory, and just recently helped coordinate CAST’s 2024 Youth Rally. When she is… Continue reading CAST Student Spotlight: Aliana Chavez

ALA Wonder Workshop PBL: A Loose Parts Showcase

On Tuesday, K-3 students of the Advanced Learning Academy were able to showcase their Wonder Workshop PBL, with this semester focusing on “A Loose Parts Showcase”. Loose parts play utilizes… Continue reading ALA Wonder Workshop PBL: A Loose Parts Showcase

Seeing Familiar Faces in New Settings

This week I arrived for a series of meetings at the SAISD Headquarters only to be politely greeted by a young man who I did not immediately recognize. Luis Salazar… Continue reading Seeing Familiar Faces in New Settings

Looking Forward to the Rest of the New Year with CAST

2024 is off to an incredible start! I want to take a minute to celebrate some of the exciting things happening at our CAST Schools already this year, as we… Continue reading Looking Forward to the Rest of the New Year with CAST

What We Can Learn from Our Younger Schools

When CAST Schools opened in 2017, we had a vision for hands-on, career-connected high schools to give young people in our community an opportunity to explore high-demand, high-wage jobs in… Continue reading What We Can Learn from Our Younger Schools

Advanced Learning Academy Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Over 250 parents and family members joined the Advanced Learning Academy Solar Eclipse Event to watch the partial eclipse and participate in STEM activities. The event, led by Jon Cacy,… Continue reading Advanced Learning Academy Solar Eclipse Watch Party

CAST Performs Three Years of Fear at Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

This past Friday, CAST Schools performed ‘Three Years of Fear’ adapted from the book ‘Tafolla Toro’ by Lorenzo Gomez III at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. ‘Tafolla Toro: Three Years… Continue reading CAST Performs Three Years of Fear at Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

Becoming the Promise You Are Intended to Be

This Wednesday, January 18 at noon, Jesse D. Hernandez Jr. joins Advanced Learning Academy students live from the newly opened Bibliotech EDU to speak on, “Becoming the Promise You Are… Continue reading Becoming the Promise You Are Intended to Be