East Central High School

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

Legacy High School

Inside a cubicle of high glass walls, 18-year-old Angel Mosqueda held what looked like the largest-ever remote control, with a full keyboard underneath a screen the size of an Etch A Sketch. But the object the Legacy High School senior controlled was even more remarkable — a massive robotic arm holding a tiny dry-erase marker,

News 4 SA CAST Tech

SAN ANTONIO – As News 4 continues its yearlong commitment to explore inequality, San Antonio’s Silent Crisis, we’re learning how school administrators worked the phones to make sure kids from every walk of life could go to a competitive new high school. “I’m currently working on a website I’m building for my professional communications class,”


The third high school in the Center for Applied Science and Technology, or CAST, network will have a medical focus, opening in August with partners that include the San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio College, UT Health San Antonio and two local hospitals. The new school’s principal will be Eddie Rodriguez, founding principal of