Located downtown in two freshly-renovated buildings on the former campus of Fox Tech High School, CAST Tech works hand-in-hand with industry partners to prepare students for careers in technology and business, fields where the demand is high for talented workers. Some features of the unique program include flexible schedules, hands-on projects and real-world problems to solve, as well as job shadowing, mentorships, internships, and job opportunities upon graduation.

CAST Tech uses computer-based learning to allow students to progress more quickly in areas where they have mastered concepts, allowing them to dive more deeply into projects and areas of great interest. College coursework is embedded in the program, and students can graduate with an associate's degree, industry certifications and portfolios that feature long-term projects and other examples of their work.

Industry partners for CAST Tech include: H-E-B, Tech Bloc, Geekdom, Rackspace, USAA, Frost Bank, AT&T, Whataburger, Jungle Disk, Root 9B, and University Health System.

Fast facts

  • CAST Tech’s campus is located in downtown San Antonio
  • Students prepare for careers in coding, cyber security, gaming, entrepreneurship, business, and more
  • CAST Tech students can earn two years of college credit and industry certificates
  • CAST Tech is for incoming 9th graders who are comfortable using technology, are goal-oriented and responsible, and committed to real-world experiences such as internships
  • CAST Tech welcomed 150 students for its first class in Fall 2017 and will grow to 600 students at capacity
  • CAST Tech is an in-district charter within San Antonio ISD. Higher education partners include San Antonio College and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Message from the Principal - Dr. Melissa Alcala

Here at CAST Tech, we enjoy working with all stakeholders to create a learning community that knows each student individually by name. Working collaboratively with industry and higher education institutions, we are creating meaningful and relevant educational experiences to ensure our students achieve the skill-sets and education necessary to be future ready!"

Industry partners

How can you or your company get involved?

We are looking for volunteer mentors who can commit to coming to our campus to meet with students 1-2 times per month on a regular basis. Mentors must complete a background check, register with the SAISD volunteer program, and attend Mentor Training.

Other ways to help:

Partner with CAST Tech on an iPBL (Industry Problem Based Learning)

We work with you to solve a relevant problem that your company is working on through focused curriculum alignment with the guidance of our teachers.

Projects or Special Assignments

Give us something to work on that your staff hasn’t had time to do. From graphic design to IT, we have students who want to gain real-world experience.

Internships or Apprenticeships

Students can intern on-site or work remotely (paid and unpaid).

Job Shadowing Days, Site Visits, or Field Trips to Your Location

Students can shadow someone in a particular field of interest or groups of students can come and conduct site visits to learn about your company and industry.

Guest Speaker Opportunities, Coffee Chats, or Lunch & Learns

We can invite you to campus to speak to a grade level or smaller groups of students about your industry, your career path, or other skills-based technical topics.

Externships or Training Opportunities for CAST Tech teachers and faculty

Have a CAST Teacher come learn about your industry so they can take that knowledge and experience back into the classroom.

Industry-themed Class Talks

With rapidly-changing technology, we rely on experts to provide us with the latest trends in the tech industry. We can pre-arrange for you to come in and spend a day or two on our campus teaching a specialized topic that hasn’t made its way to the classroom yet.

Get involved with CAST Tech High School

Let us know how you’re interested in getting involved with CAST Tech. We will reach out to you and customize your participation based on your schedule and preferences.

Are you interested in volunteering or partnering with CAST Tech?

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If you have any questions, please contact CAST Tech’s Mentor Coordinator, Amir Samandi, at asamandi1@saisd.net.

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