SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES IN 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR. AS A PUBLIC OPEN-ENROLLMENT
CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM, WE WELCOME ALL STUDENTS WHO MEET STATE AGE AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS IN 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR.
Dear SST Friends and Families, This year, the School of Science and Technology will participate in the Big Give SA for the first time ever! The Big Give SA is one day (May 5) of online giving for San Antonio area non-profit organizations. This means that you will be able to make a donation to SST and your donations may trigger additional cash prizes from various sponsoring organizations. Money raised during this event will be put into the SST Activity Fund in order to be used for activities such as field trips, educational materials for SST students. Every donation helps and every donation helps us to receive additional prize money. Please post the link below in any social media that you use in order to get the word out that SST is participating in the Big Give SA and needs the support of the community.
Help us fund our mission of a better education and thus a better future for every SST student on May 5 with the Big Give SA. Your donations will go directly to funding fun, rewarding, and educational activities for SST students. The link below will take you directly to the SST page on the Big Give SA website. Big Give SA Website
You may click on the link above or simply to https://www.thebiggivesa.org/#home and type “School of Science and Technology San Antonio” into the search box on the right side of the screen. Make a Pledge
Thank you in advance for your support of our students during this one day giving event, and thank you for giving the gift of a better future.
We will be administering the final round of official STAAR tests on the week of May 4-5. Please make all necessary arrangements to ensure that your child we be present and on time at school on their test dates. Before the test, we would like you to make sure that your child:
1) Get a good sleep before the test night 2) Has a good breakfast in the morning 3) Come to school on 7:15 a.m. 4) Has two pencils (preferably soft #2), an eraser and a sharpener with him/her 5) Bring a reading book 6) No cell phones allowed! May 4, Monday: STAAR EOC Algebra I May 5, Tuesday: STAAR EOC Biology, STAAR EOC U.S. History
AP TESTS 2015
Attention High School Students,
Advance Placement testing will be administered between May 4th through May 15th of this year.
For 2014-2015, SST is providing fee reductions for all students who are taking AP Tests accordingly:
- Students who are in free/reduced lunch program will pay $10.00 each AP Test they are taking. - Students that are in regular lunch program will pay $35 for each AP Tests they are taking. (when the actual testing fee for each exam is $91 this year).
AP exam fees and the due date of paying is FRIDAY MAY 1ST, 2015 to the school front office. Payments must be submitted by: check, money order or credit card, no cash will be accepted!
If you have any additional questions over AP exams or fees, please contact our High school Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call to the front office at (210) 804-0222.
Make sure to submit your AP Exam fee on time!
3RD ANNUAL STEM FESTIVAL AND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM
SST is college prep T-STEM Academy that aims to prepare each student for higher education with a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The program provides curriculum, instructional resources, and professional development for STEM teachers.
Please join us for our 3rd Annual STEM Festival and Science Symposium on May 19, 2015. Students will present their research, provide robotics, and science demonstrations, perform math magic tricks, operate a photo booth, showcase engineering projects, and much much more. The fun begins for students and invited guests at 1:30 pm and our festival will open to the public between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm in our gymnasium. Thank you for supporting our students.
PTO ELECTIONS for Next Year
PTO elections will be on Wednesday, May 13th. We need a lot of parental involvement and support. Please show your spirit by becoming a board member in PTO. Nominations are in the front office and in this link: here For PTO Board Duty Descriptions click here
SST LEADERSHIP STEM CAMP 2015
Dear Parents and Students, SST-Schools arrange Leadership STEM Camps annually for the 6th-11th grades eligible students. This year we’ll be holding our camp in May 19th- 24th, 2015. Fee : $300
The permission slips and payments will be accepted at the front office. Since we’ll have limited space for each campus, it’s going to be “first-come-first-serve basis”! Event cost includes all three meals, transportation and accommodation fees. Meals during travelling are not included!
Application Deadline: Friday, April 24th, 2015
Application Requirements: 1- GPA 3.0 or higher 2- 3 Reference Letter from 3 STEM Teachers 3- No excessive DPS Points and no discipline issues 4- Deposit $100 (non-refundable) 5- Application Form
THE TOUGHEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN SAN ANTONIO AND TEXAS
School of Science and Technology is ranked the 6th toughest high school in San Antonio.
Equality and excellence: 46 percent Students that qualify for lunch subsidies: 54 percent Index score: 3.667 State ranking: 66 Source: The Washington Post Washington Post My SA Express News
APPLICATION FOR 2015-16
Dear Parents, SST is a high-performing, college prep, open enrollment state public charter school approved, and accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Known for its successful integration of science and math programs into a well-rounded curriculum and diverse student body, SST is a school of choice for any (6 - 12) student residing in the San Antonio Metropolitan area. SST prepares each student for higher education through delivering a student-centered rigorous educational program with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM Education) in a small, safe, caring, and collaborative learning environment.
Here is the school profile giving more information about our school. Here is the school brochure.
COLLEGE AWARENESS NIGHT FOR ALL 9TH & 10TH GRADES ON TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH
Dear Parents & Guardian,
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 we will have a College Awareness Parent Night for all 9th & 10th grade parents & students.
Our school counselors will cover lots of important information about high school graduation requirements, college application process, admission tests, summer programs, and much more for uprising sophomore and junior students.
The program will take place in the school cafeteria from 6 PM to 7 PM. All family members are welcome to attend.
We hope to see you at school on Tuesday, April 28th, at 6 PM.
CARDBOARD KIDS - CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN IN SAN ANTONIO
April is a Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a part of San Antonio community here at SST we would like to raise awareness campaign on Child Abuse Prevention, so cardboard kids were decorated and placed around our school by our NHS.
To bring awareness to this incredibly urgent issue, ChildSafe created the Cardboard Kids Campaign. Cardboard Kids are 2-foot tall cardboard figures shaped like children that represent one of the thousands of children that are abused and neglected at the hands of adults in our community each year.
This year there are 20,000 cardboard kids placing around San Antonio to create awareness of this critical issue.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2015-16
Dear Parents and Students, Please see academic calendar for 2015-16 school year. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. 2015-16 Calendar
2015 SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Attention High School Students & Parents,
Participating in a summer program is a great way to spend your summer. Not only do you experience life on a college campus, you get to explore new fields, earn college credits and make new friendships that last a lifetime.
But if you’re planning on a summer program, you need to act now! Application deadlines come early in the year.
SST is inviting the entire school community - students, parents, teachers and staff to our Annual Potluck Picnic Event that will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at MacArthur Park (across from the school).
We encourage all attendees to bring potluck items like: fruits, drinks (soda, water, juices) & deserts.
Come and have a fun with the entire family, and reconnect with our teachers, staff and parents. We look forward to seeing you! You won’t want to miss out on this fun event!
BEST SAT SCORE AMONG TOP SAN ANTONIO HIGH SCHOOLS
School of Science and Technology earned highest SAT score, which is composite of 1688, ranked #1 among all San Antonio Regional High Schools. Congratulations to all students, parents, and teachers!!
STAAR EOC Biology & STAAR EOC U.S.History, Big Give SA Donation
May 8, Friday
Mother's Day Program at 5 pm
May 13, Wednesday
PTO Meeting and PTO Election
May 15, Friday
AP Exams Testing Window Ends
May 19, Tuesday
STEM Festival & Science Symposium
May 21, Thursday
8th Grade Graduation
May 22, Friday
School-wide Multicultural Day
May 25, Monday
Memorial Day (no classes)
School of Science & Technology - San Antonio
It is the policy of SST not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator
at 210 543 1111 located at 5707 Bandera Road, San Antonio, TX 78238.