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Welcome to the CAST Schools Network Blog

CAST Insights highlights reflections from our network. Learn from our educators, students and partners as they work to reinvent schooling in order to maximize options for students.

This is my conversation with Fernando on what is happening with CAST Tech and the San Antonio Esports scene, what CAST Tech Gaming is, how it started, how you can support and join. Fernando and I are both CAST Tech seniors in the UX pathway. Jonathan: What brought you to CAST Tech? Fernando: “I actually

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CAST schools are committed to providing all students with real-world, hands-on experiences and an internship during their high school years. Dr. Ydania Pezzat, Partnership Coordinator for the high school, visited with the intern team to learn more about their experiences at the SAVE Clinic.                   CAST Med

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Dr. Eddie Rodriguez

In the Service of Others

  CAST Med High School is Preparing Students to Help Meet the Future Needs of Medical Professionals in San Antonio By: Dr. Eddie Muzquiz Rodriguez, Principal, CAST Med High School Hello.  I am Dr. Eddie Muzquiz Rodriguez, Principal of CAST Med High School.  CAST Med is located at Brooks, in the southeastern part of San

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CAST LIVE

Series of Conversations Between the CAST Community and San Antonio Leaders.

CAST LIVE is a series of conversations between the CAST school community and San Antonio leaders. Guests share their stories of hope and resilience while answering questions from both students and educators.

David Robinson Jr. joined students, educators and parents for CAST LIVE and led a discussion on the digital divide in San Antonio. As learning moved virtually to help slow the spread of COVID-19, many students lacked the necessary broadband services to access online learning tools and lessons. Students from low income households or rural areas

The uncertainty created by COVID-19 continues to impact the everyday lives of families across our community, including our young learners. Dr. Margaret R. Mauzé joined us for CAST LIVE and shared her insights on how to identify the impact of the pandemic in our daily lives and to define ways to cope with stress, change,

    Mya, a rising freshman at CAST Lead High School, moderated a CAST LIVE panel discussion about what it’s like to be a student at CAST. The panel consisted of a representative from each CAST Network School. Spots are still available at all CAST schools. Click here for more details.     Moderator: Mya,

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Press

CAST Schools in the News. The latest articles and stories on the CAST Schools Network and affiliated schools.

By Ryan Sprott, July 28, 2020 Schools around the world are now facing pressing questions, such as: ●    How can we deliver quality instruction while some students work from home and some are at school? ●    How will students collaborate meaningfully when following social distancing protocols? ●    How can we seamlessly shift back and forth

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Ravae Shaeffer

Southwest ISD welcomes new CAST STEM Principal San Antonio, TX – On Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Southwest ISD (SWISD) officially announced Ravae Villafranca Shaeffer as the new principal for the District’s CAST STEM High School. Through a rigorous selection process, SWISD maintained its commitment to students, parents, and staff by seeking input through an open-ended

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Math teacher Oscar Garcia works with students Mikaley Kester, left, Kailey Nenque-Cazares, Daisy Hernandez and Celeste Rodriguez at CAST Med High School last November. Northside ISD now is planning the network’s fifth high school with an emphasis on training future teachers. Photo: Billy Calzada /Staff Photographer The next CAST Network school is shaping up to

Events at CAST Schools

Learn more about upcoming events at CAST.

CAST Launch

CAST Launch

All CAST Network Teachers and Administrators are invited to join us as we launch the 2020 – 2021 School Year by celebrating our work and each other. Friday, August 7th @ 9 AM This session will provide an opportunity for us to connect and to reflect as we start this unique school year together. Click

Art as a Revolutionary Act

Next session will be Tuesday, July 28th 3:00-4:30PM Join SAY Sí ABC Instructors, Chabriely Rivera and Cassidy Fritts, for the final session of Art as a Revolutionary Act where we’ll be diving deeper into talking about how art can be a vehicle for personal expression and revolutionary change. In our first session we were introduced

Art as a Revolutionary Act

Next session will be Tuesday, July 21st 3:00-4:30PM! Join SAY Sí ABC Instructors, Chabriely Rivera and Cassidy Fritts, in our third session of Art as a Revolutionary Act where we’ll be diving deeper into talking about how art can be a vehicle for personal expression and revolutionary change. In our first session we were introduced

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