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ACCEPTING 6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES APPLY ONLINE FOR 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR

 
 
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.



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GRADE PROMOTION SUMMER TESTS AND SUMMER SCHOOL

Attention All Students & Parents,

There will be grade promotion tests for the students who failed Math, English, Science, Social Studies classes, and STAAR tests. The students who have attendance rate below 90% might need to take grade promotion tests, too.

Summer Test Schedule:
Monday, June 22nd: English I, English II, Grade 7 Writing
Tuesday, June 23rd: Grade 6th & 7th Reading, STAAR Grade 8th Reading Retest
Wednesday, June 24th: Grade 6th, 7th & 8th Math, Algebra I&II, Geometry, Math courses
Thursday, June 25th : Grade 6th, 7th & 8th Science, Biology, Chemistry, Science courses.
Friday, June 26th: Social Studies courses.

STAAR EOC RETEST SCHEDULE
Monday, July 6th: English I
Tuesday, July 7th : English II
July6th-July 10th : Algebra I, Biology, US. History

There will be summer school only for Chemistry and Geometry classes in Tuesday, June 2nd – Friday June 26th, 2015.

Please read the following Letter about Summer Grade Promotion Tests
Please read the following Letter about Summer School Program


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.

You can apply online to our school 6 thru 12 grades : here
Paper application


SUMMER READING 2015

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

Reading and writing are essential to learn about ourselves and our world. Students will read a variety of books over the summer (at least FOUR) and engage the texts through pieces of writing (at least TWO).

Summer writing assignments will be collected by students’ ELA teachers after the start of the new school year.

Please see the attached summer reading assignment for suggested texts and choices for readers’ responses. If you have questions, please contact your English/Language Arts teacher or school administration.

Enjoy your summer and have fun reading!

Click here for High School
Click here for Middle School


SST’S 7TH ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

This Friday, May 22nd, we will have our Annual Multicultural Festival organized and sponsored by our Social Studies & LOTE Department.

The event will kick off during the last 2 periods in the school Gym & Cafeteria.

See your Social Studies or LOTE teacher for more detailed information.


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.


MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY

Attention all 8th grades families,

Our Middle School Graduation Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 21st, 2015.

Please join us in acknowledging and honoring the accomplishments of our 8th grade graduates.

The Graduation program will be in the school Gym between 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM.


EXPLORING COLLEGE OPTIONS SESSIONS 2015

Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke University,Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University.

During the spring or fall of each year, the Exploring College Options group visits all 50 states. At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

The programs start promptly at 7:00 PM, so we suggest arriving 15 to 20 minutes beforehand to complete the sign-in process and find a seat. Programs typically last one and a half hours. Please register at WWW.EXPLORINGCOLLEGEOPTIONS.ORG and feel free to bring your parent or guardian to the program. For more detailed information please see high school counselors.

WHEN: 5/21/2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, TX
ADDRESS: 889 East Market St., San Antonio TX 78205
PHONE: (210)-224.4555


SST RANKED SILVER BY US NEWS IN 2015

US News has published this year Nation-wide High School rankings.

SST High School is ranked #69th within state of Texas and #574 nationwide.

4th year in a row we are on this prestigious U.S. News & World Report list. And this year SST received SILVER RANKING.

Congratulations to all SST Community with such great achievement and honorable award!

Find more information on WWW.USNEWS.COM


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


THE BIG GIVE SA DONATION

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.


STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - APRIL

Each school month, SST holds the STAR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH award. The purpose of this award program is to acknowledge positive contributions of SST students at school. These good contributions range from assisting teachers and peers in classroom activities to displaying characteristics as a role model in and out of the classroom.
We would like to announce the students of the month for April:

Our Middle School Star Students are: from 6th grade Damion V. and Joanna M, from 7th grade- Jaime A. and Keili W., from 8th grade- Kolton N. and Sheridan P.
Our High School Star Students are: from 9th grade- Aidan B. and Serina N., from 10th grade – Steven T. and Kassandra M., from 11th grade- Maximiliano R. and Mia G., and from 12th grade- Marquez B. and Jacqueline A.


Good job and congratulations stallions!!!


SST STEM LEADERSHIP 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

Locations:
Girls:
Newcombe Tennis Ranch
www.newktennis.com
Boys: Camp Young Juaea - Texas
www.cyjtexas.org

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, May 15th, 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

Please click here for 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


EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH - APRIL

We would like to announce our TEACHERS OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL.

Our employees of the month are: our English Teacher Mrs. Christina Coronado and our Computer Teacher Mrs. Carolyn Sherron! Congratulations and thanks for being awesome teachers!


NHS INDUCTION CEREMONY

Thursday, May 7th we will have NHS induction ceremony for 2015-2016 school year. It is going to be in the school gym between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. All current and next year’s candidates’ parents are invited to celebrate this event and have NHS potluck dinner together with administration team.


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.

To get started, click on the following link to find out what summer program opportunities available for you.


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!!

SA Express article read more . . .


ATTENTION SST PARENTS

When picking up or dropping of your student(s) at school, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE APARTMENTS OR IBC BANK PARKING LOTS!
Thanks for understanding,
School Administration


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 May 28, Thursday
Senior Family Banquet (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
 
 
 May 29, Friday
Graduation Ceremony - Class of 2015, Last Day of School / Early Dismissal at 12:30 pm
 


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.