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Technology & Entrepreneurship

A New Look At SAISD's Technology High School

Massive windows using self-tinting glass,  shared working environments and a courtyard are some of the design features that will complete the look of the new CAST Tech High School.

The San Antonio Independent School District and other stakeholders presented new architectural renderings of the technology-focused, in-district charter Tuesday. The images sat in stark contrast within the skeleton of the 85-year-old former shop buildings on the Fox Tech campus.  

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SAISD Superintendent Pedro Martinez says he is excited by what he is seeing.

"If you would have been in this building a few months ago you would have seen a boarded up building where no natural light coming in. If you had went into the room you would have seen smaller classrooms. Now what you are seeing, a complete open space. It's going to be a state of the art facility. We're just so proud to partner with H-E-B on this effort," Martinez says.

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When it opens in August, district officials say the 35,000 square foot school will have 15 classrooms and hundreds of outlets and USB charging stations for the 150 students, who school officials say will all be provided with a laptop. 

The district has said interest has been high, but declined to disclose the number of applications they received. The applications deadline is March 10.

Seventy-five students will be from within the district and the other 75 are open to all Bexar County students.

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Principal Kelly Flieger helps stakeholders and media walk tour the future site of CAST Tech.

The SAISD Foundation also announced that Frost Bank and AT&T recently gave a combined $150,000 to build the school.