A first-of-its-kind program in Texas – and possibly the country – has begun at tech-career-focused high school CAST Tech in the San Antonio Independent School District. Students at the downtown school founded in 2017 began on Monday a user-experience, or UX, career pathway that entails three years of coursework learning the design discipline that has


At 8:06 a.m. a school bus pulled into the front circle of what was once a Brooks Air Force Base facility. Dozens of freshmen spilled from the bus doors, wearing blazers and heels, ties and dress shirts, and nervous smiles for a first day of ninth grade at the new CAST Med High School. New

CAST Med opens

District introducing new programs for 2019-2020 year SAN ANTONIO – It’s that time of year again — school buses, earlier wakeups and yes, even homework. It’s back to school for SAISD students — and this year the district is introducing the new CAST Med High School, a new free public program. According to a press release,

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East Central Independent School District will spend the 2019-20 school year planning a new school in the CAST network focused on leadership and management in the retail, hospitality, tourism, and e-commerce industries. CAST Lead is expected to open in fall 2020 as part of a partnership between East Central ISD and the CAST network of


CAST STEM High School, the career-themed school for advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and logistics, will move from its current home in Legacy High School to its own building in August with the help of $2 million that H-E-B and the Charles Butt Foundation donated Thursday to the Southwest Independent School District. CAST STEM’s initial class


SAN ANTONIO – At CAST Tech, Jonathan Earley’s students look forward to Fridays. That’s when they get to play virtual reality games in class. And it’s an integral part of the curriculum. “I call it Friday fun day, and I let them take turns playing virtual reality,” Earley said. “I predict 10 years from now

To cheer myself up during standardized testing month for my public school kids, I chatted recently with folks in the “project-based learning” arena of education. One way to understand “project-based learning” is that it is the next evolution of what used to be known as “vocational” school training. It means businesspeople working hard to introduce


SAN ANTONIO — What do you get when you put crazy smart, and crazy driven together? You get this guy… “I’m Carlos Lara, senior at Southwest High School.” To understand Carlos Lara, is to understand this one comment, “My best advice is don’t waste your time.” “My family has really high expectations for everyone in


Are entrepreneurship and traditional education totally at odds? Can practical business skills only be learned on the job? Or can we teach this at school? And if so, how do we teach in a school setting the key skills of launching and running companies and succeeding in business? In early March, I attended my first

In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio ISD is opening a new career-themed high school for students interested in the medical field. Listen to the full audio here. The campus, located on the Brooks development on the city’s South side, is called CAST Med. SAISD is currently taking applications for its first cohort of