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Arianna Wagner, 5, looks up as an announcement plays on the PA system at a meet-the-teacher event Aug. 9, 2019 at YWLA Primary. She said she likes going to an all-girls school "because everybody is pretty and I like pretty things."
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

Monday was the first day of the school year for the San Antonio Independent School District and several area charter school networks.

Two of SAISD’s schools are new this year: CAST Med High School on the South Side and Young Women’s Leadership Academy Primary just east of downtown.


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In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio ISD is opening a new career-themed high school for students interested in the medical field. 


CAST Med High School will open in the 2019-2020 school year in a former Texa A&M San Antonio building at Brooks City Base.
Camille Phillips | Texas Public Radio

The third in a series of industry-supported, career-focused high schools is slated to open in August 2019 on San Antonio’s South Side.

The San Antonio Independent School District is partnering with UT Health San Antonio to open CAST Med High School at Brooks City Base.

CAST STEM freshman Rain Roque works on a laptop during English class. Aug. 27, 2018
Camille Phillips / Texas Public Radio

The Centers for Applied Science and Technology launched its second high school Monday.

CAST STEM, located at Legacy High School in the Southwest Independent School District, will prepare students for careers in energy, logistics, advanced manufacturing and engineering.