The CAST Schools Network is a San Antonio-based, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit network of career-themed public high schools and one PK- 12 Academy. Our mission is to reinvent schooling in order to maximize opportunities for students while preparing them for college, career, and life. CAST Schools need your support to ensure we can continue our efforts. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


As a nonprofit that partners with four public school districts to advance economic freedom, CAST Schools tests new approaches to teaching and learning to be scaled by our public school partners. Created in 2017 with the support of civic leaders, we have grown to a network of 6 schools, including one Pre-K-12 Academy, and one school serving 8th – 12th grade students.

Many schools offer academic excellence, but CAST goes above and beyond academics to provide meaningful opportunities that expose public school students to high-wage, high-demand jobs, gain college credits, and set a future course.

In a city that boasts rapid economic growth but is economically segregated, CAST shows the POWER OF INVESTING IN YOUNG PEOPLE. 

The cost differential to provide opportunities such as playwriting, internships, apprenticeships and jobs, travel, and hiring events that make the CAST experience special is approximately $802.38 per student, covered by the nonprofit.

Empower Students Through Your Generosity. Donate Today!

Please consider joining our growing community of sponsors and champions. There are various ways to support our students!

  • Make a one-time donation of $800 to close the Opportunity Gap for One (1) Student
  • Sponsor one of our students on Leadership Experience in Mexico City
  • Sponsor our Youth Leadership Events
  • Make a monthly, recurring donation of any amount to support our ongoing efforts

If you would like to customize a package tailored to your giving goals, please feel free to contact Alexandra Rodriguez at

Thank you for your interest!

Together, we can create an extraordinary experience and help reinvent in a way that maximizes opportunity for San Antonio students while preparing them to be: college ready, career ready, and life ready.

Donations can be mailed. Please make checks payable to the
CAST Schools Network.

For any questions:

Contact: Alexandra Rodriguez


200 E. Basse Rd., Ste. 201

San Antonio, TX 78209