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Advanced Learning Academy (ALA), CAST Med and CAST Tech High School are tuition-free public schools in San Antonio ISD open to all students across the greater San Antonio Region. Apply to a CAST School by January 17, 2023

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About CAST Schools

Join San Antonio’s #1 Public School Network preparing students for college and career.

The Centers for Applied Science & Technology (CAST Schools) were designed in 2017 by industry, civic, and public school leaders as a regional economic mobility strategy for San Antonio, TX. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supports 5 tuition-free, industry-led, career-themed high schools and 1 pre-k through 12th Academy, in 4 different independent school districts. We expand opportunities and access for our nearly 2,000 students while incubating new approaches to teaching and learning for our partner districts, which collectively serve 170,000 students across the San Antonio region.

Our Promise

We’re committed to providing every student with an educational experience that sets them up for their futures.

Explore Careers

To expose students to multiple careers through job-shadowing, internships and paid job opportunities.

Connect with Industry Leaders

To connect students with industry partners who act as mentors and motivators and who can help students map a pathway to their dream career.

Transferable College Credits

Access to earn transferable college credits to include Dual Credit Courses from local colleges and universities

Industry Recognized Certificates

Earn industry recognized certificates to elevate their resume in the workforce and to prepare students who will enter the workforce qualified to compete for jobs in high-demand, high-wage job markets.

Job Interview

To guarantee each student a job interview upon graduation.

Student Voice

To listen to student voice and feedback to ensure that we're delivering our promises.

CAST Schools in San Antonio ISD

Open to all students across the greater San Antonio region. Now accepting students for the 2023-2024 school year.

Advanced Learning Academy

Prepare your high school student for any future that they can envision for themselves. At ALA, teachers will collaborate to create a personalized learning experience for your child to foster a passion for exploration, deep thinking, problem-solving, and creative design. Accepting rising preK4, 6th, and 9th grade students.

CAST Med High School

The only medically-focused, dual-language high school in south San Antonio, students at CAST Med explore careers in Medicine, Biomedical Research, and Public Health. Accepting rising 9th and 10th grade students.

CAST Tech High School

San Antonio's premiere tech high school maximizes opportunities for students while preparing them for college, high-demand careers, and life. Explore Business, Entrepreneurship, Coding, Cyber Security, IT, Gaming, User Experience (UX) and more. Accepting rising 9th and 10th grade students.

Student Testimonials

"CAST is a community. They see potential in all their students, no matter where we come from or our background."
CAST Tech is a place for connections...we have a lot of connections when it comes to internships.

Apply by January 17

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