The third high school in the Center for Applied Science and Technology, or CAST, network will have a medical focus, opening in August with partners that include the San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio College, UT Health San Antonio and two local hospitals. The new school’s principal will be Eddie Rodriguez, founding principal of


With the launch of CAST Med High School nearing, San Antonio Independent School District announced a major donation and slate of partnerships that will help students advance their studies in the medical field when the campus opens its doors next fall. CAST Med is the third school in the CAST network, a group of in-district

A San Antonio in-district charter high school that aims to prepare students for careers in technology and business got closer to that goal Thursday, thanks to a $250,000 gift from late movie theater mogul John L. Santikos. CAST Tech in the San Antonio Independent School District — it stands for the Centers for Applied Science

First-time teacher Kathy Brinkley plans to guide her 200 new Folks Middle School students by drawing inspiration from a history teacher who had a profound effect on her. “He was the first one to really tell me college was an option for me,” said the incoming sixth-grade social studies teacher in Northside Independent School District.

San Antonio is hoping career-themed schools can alleviate a worker shortage and lift graduates into well-paying jobs SAN ANTONIO, Texas — CAST Tech, San Antonio’s newest public high school, looks like an outpost of Google. Young people huddle over tablets, fiber optic cables run along the ceilings and a cybersecurity lab occupies the basement. The

There is no shortage of passion in our community regarding education and economic development as was evidenced by a recent op-ed in the Rivard Reportand ensuing commentary that triggered varying points of view. While sometimes slightly misguided, this passion, when harnessed in a collaborative and informed way, is what fuels improvement. Recent portrayals of the

The corporate philanthropic arm of AT&T Inc., the AT&T Foundation, donated $95,000 to San Antonio technology industry advocacy organization Tech Bloc to create a new matchmaker job to connect students with businesses, it announced Monday. The mentorship coordinator would be under contract with the Centers for Applied Science and Technologies, or CAST Tech, and be responsible

The city’s third Center for Applied Science and Technology, or CAST school, will open in the fall of 2018 at the Brooks development on the Southeast Side with a focus on medical and biological fields. San Antonio Independent School District trustees voted Monday night to lease a 78,000-square-foot building that once served as the Brooks

CAST School Network Grows

The second of the Centers for Applied Science & Technology announced more details in its collaboration with Southwest Independent School District and Palo Alto College. Now known as CAST Stem, it is the second school in the network started by H-E-B CEO Charles Butt that partners with public school districts. Unlike CAST Tech, the in-district