Highlights from the Advanced Learning Academy
Class of 2021 Graduation

We have endured to become
changemakers in the world.

The Advanced Learning Academy graduated their 3rd class on Monday, June 14, 2021. Principal Kathy Bieser led her 18  seniors and staff into Alamo Stadium where Sofia Rodriguez gave the keynote speech.

"We pushed forward and we didn't give up; we were scared sometimes - of COVID, of the violence in the world, and sometimes, of our own situations at home - howver, we did it. We endured, and we are here together today to celebrate that accomplishment." - Sofia Rodriguez, Class of 2021 Graduate and Keynote Speaker

Advanced Learning Academy Graduation 18, Photo Courtesy of the SAISD Communications Department
Advanced Learning Academy Graduation 12, Photo Courtesy of the SAISD Communications Department

Class of 2021 Highlights

Click here to see the full list of graduates plus their future plans. Courtesy of our partner district, San Antonio ISD.

The Graduates

The Graduation Ceremony

Moments from the 2021 Advanced Learning Academy Graduation Ceremony

Photos Courtesy of the San Antonio ISD Department of Communications

Photos courtesy of the San Antonio ISD Communications Department

Advanced Learning Academy Advisory Board

CAST Schools are partnership schools, co-created by industry, civic leaders, and other external partners, who participate in decisions about curriculum, budget, and school governance. In addition to their critical role in the school design, our partners provide mentorship, real-world work experiences, internships, and job opportunities, shaping the career readiness of students and helping them seamlessly transition into college or the workforce while nurturing a homegrown and committed source of talent.

Nicole Amri, Say Sí

Yvette Benavides, Supporting Multiple Arts Together (SMART), CAST Board Member

Shahrzad "Sherry" Dowlatshahi, City of San Antonio

Adriana Flores, Alamo Music Center

Martha Henry, City of San Antonio

Mark Menjivar, Borderland Collective

Carrie Merson, San Antonio River Authority

Nick Mueschke, SwRI