San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) has been located in the heart of the city for more than 100 years and is Bexar County’s third-largest school district. Under the leadership of Superintendent Pedro Martinez, SAISD serves more than 50,000 students among more than 90 campuses.
CAST Tech is open to students across Bexar County and is San Antonio’s first high-tech high school. An in-district charter of the San Antonio Independent School District, CAST Tech is a first-of-its-kind model where college coursework is embedded in the program and students can graduate with a minimum of 30 hours of college credit, industry-recognized certifications and portfolios that feature rigorous, multi-disciplinary projects and other examples of their work. CAST Tech students will prepare for careers in coding, cyber security, gaming, entrepreneurship, business, and more.
CAST Med High School will be the third campus in the CAST network and the second within SAISD and will teach curriculum with an emphasis on medicine and biomedical research. The CAST Med campus, located at 2601 Louis Bauer Drive in the Brooks development, will be converted into high school instructional spaces to include a 215-seat auditorium and lab spaces for biology, biotech and engineering, virtual anatomy and computer stations. CAST Med will be operated as an in-district charter in SAISD, and will be open to students across Bexar County. CAST Med will open its doors to the first class of 150 9th graders in fall 2019.
Southwest Independent School District (SWISD) was established in 1951 to educate the rural population of Bexar County. The southwest region of the city has grown and the district now serves nearly 14,000 students under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft, who attended and graduated from schools in the very district where he now works.
CAST STEM is the second free, public high school in the CAST network and is open to students across Bexar County and allows students to explore careers in engineering, advanced manufacturing, energy & power, and global logistics. College coursework is embedded within the high school program at CAST STEM and is supported by strong industry partnerships and both two-year and four-year higher education partners. Upon graduation, every student at CAST STEM is guaranteed a job interview.