The Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST Schools) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a network of 5 tuition-free, industry-led, career-themed high schools in San Antonio and one pre-k through 12th Academy. CAST’s innovative school model allows students to learn by doing and gain real world experience through internship, job shadowing and mentorship opportunities, and is among the first of its kind in the state of Texas.
Each CAST school focuses on a set of high-demand, high-wage industries. Students choose a school based on career interest, setting personal goals and mastering learning concepts at their own pace. Students tackle real-world projects designed by local employers and work in teams alongside industry mentors.