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The Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is a network of partnership schools in three school districts across San Antonio. Currently, CAST includes one pre-k through 12 campus, and three high schools with pathways designed to prepare students for high-demand local careers. CAST will open its fifth school, CAST LEAD High School in August 2020.
CAST is redefining teaching and learning with a focus on real-world experiences, and co-designing our schools with employers, industry leaders, master teachers, and education innovators.
Coding, cyber security, gaming, entrepreneurship, and business are just some of the focuses at CAST Tech. Located downtown in renovated buildings on the Fox Tech campus, students are immersed in San Antonio’s tech district with a direct link to industry partners that include H-E-B, Rackspace, Geekdom, and USAA.
CAST Lead is a career-themed high school that will prepare students for leadership positions in the growing retail, hospitality and tourism, and ecommerce industries. These industries represent some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic in our city, offering students an opportunity to align their passion with industry and higher education leaders committed to their success.
Students enrolled in CAST Lead will follow one of three pathways:
ALA is built around four commitments in service of its bold vision for a transformative educational model: