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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.

A chat with Dr Alcala and Jonathan on Zoom

CAST Tech is being led by principal Dr. Melissa Alcala, a chat on how she is doing with the pandemic affecting CAST Tech High School. From her favorite color to her favorite foods, let’s get to know our fearless leader. I am Jonathan Rodriguez, Communications and Marketing Intern for CAST Tech, and a senior in

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My Learning Space at Home

Showcase Your Learning Space at Home Students Across San Antonio have kicked off the school year learning virtually. Our CAST Marketing Communications Interns challenged their peers to showcase their learning space. Add yours today!

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  The Urban Education Institute at UTSA surveyed students and families in select school districts across Bexar County and CAST Schools to document how COVID-19 affected teaching and learning, and what lessons we can learn from this experience. Learning at CAST has always extended beyond the four walls of the classroom. The research showed how


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,

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

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By Bekah McNeel August 12, 2020 Heading back to school in San Antonio this month is full of unknowns. The pandemic is raging. Remote learning is glitchy. In-person learning, if and when it happens, is subject to layers of safety protocols as inevitable outbreaks loom. It’s hard to imagine adding one more variable to the

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CAST STEM Students

Modern career and technical education programs emphasize both college and career readiness—even during a pandemic. By Bekah McNeel August 14, 2020 Long before hand-washing PSAs flooded social media and public billboards during the Covid-19 pandemic, Karol Servellon was championing the cause. As a high school student at the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center—a.k.a. The Met—Servellon

Events at CAST Schools

Learn more about upcoming events at CAST.

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Join us for CAST Bash

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CAST Fiesta

Let’s Fiesta to kick-off the 2020 – 2021 School Year All CAST Network students, families, staff, facilitators and partners are invited to our virtual Fiesta! This includes members from each our CAST Schools: CAST Tech, CAST STEM, Advanced Learning Academy, CAST Med, and CAST Lead. Thursday, September 24 6 PM Join us via ZOOM:

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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