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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.

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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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Lights, CAMERA, ACTION! One commitment of all CAST Schools is to provide a summer bridge program, to give incoming 9th grade students a chance to get to know each other and build connections prior to the start of the school year. Although we were unable to offer in-person summer programming at our individual campuses this

Advanced Learning Academy Class of 2020     The Advanced Learning Academy, a CAST Network school, graduates 13 seniors. All 13 Seniors of the Advanced Learning Academy Class of 2020 are college bound. The 2nd class to ever graduate from the Advanced Learning Academy includes future dancers, engineers and community leaders. Greta Baez Winner of

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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.

Cassidy Fritts, Visual Arts Instructor at SAY Sí, joined us for CAST LIVE where she guided CAST students and educators through a step-by-step walkthrough on how to make their own MINI ZINE. Her personal story of hope and resilience taught us about the power of art as a mechanism for reflection, connectedness and healing. Her

Embracing Realities to Achieve Positive Outcomes H-E-B Embodies True Leadership The spread of the coronavirus has pushed us all to rethink and reinvent how we approach everyday tasks. This includes how we shop for our essentials. Mike Georgoff, Chief Product Officer at H-E-B Digital, shared how H-E-B, and how he personally, has dealt with the


CAST LIVE Connects CAST Schools in a Time of Social Distancing to Share Stories of Hope and Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic This past Friday, CAST Live connected CAST Schools online for stories of hope and resilience. For the first time in our network’s history, students and educators from each of our member schools, including

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

Joci Awards

    Shared from the 5/14/2020 San Antonio Express eEdition Dancer Kaben Benavides had been looking forward to returning to the stage of the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre this month for her second — and last —spin as a finalist for Las Casas Foundation’s Performing Arts Scholarship Program. Instead, the Advanced Learning Academy senior has

ALA Virtual Prom

May 13, 2020 – Two hours before prom was supposed to start, Carla Garcia was still getting ready. One family member helped with makeup and another was responsible for curling the high school senior’s hair. As the time of the event neared, Carla put on her coral two-piece, floor-length dress with a bejeweled sleeveless top

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Mike Villarreal

MAY 4, 2020 — The Urban Education Institute at UTSA is leading a change in student success throughout the city of San Antonio. The institute has partnered with the Centers for Applied Science and Technology for a new research project that will focus on incorporating improvement science into the network schools. CAST schools partner with

Events at CAST Schools

Learn more about upcoming events at CAST.

CAST Lead Virtual Open House

Learn more about how CAST Lead is a unique choice for your 9th grader this fall. Tuesday July 21st, Via ZOOM. Choose between two times: noon or 5 pm. Click here to register for the CAST Lead Virtual Open House Zoom details for NOON event: Meeting ID: 846 9478 6441 Password: CASTLEAD One tap

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Art as a Revolutionary Act

Wearable Art Join SAY Sí ABC Instructors, Chabriely Rivera and Cassidy Fritts, in our second 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 to the medium of Spoken Word

Convos with Meghan and Zach

A dialogue on race & equity. New Date, Friday, July 10th at 12:30 pm Hosted by Advanced Learning Academy Educators Meghan Harrington and Zach Wilson Click to Register and join the conversation. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 854 1022 9782/Password: 1m7uLp