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ACCEPTING 6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES APPLY ONLINE FOR 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR

 
 
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES IN 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR. AS A PUBLIC OPEN-ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM, WE WELCOME ALL STUDENTS WHO MEET STATE AGE AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS IN 2016-2017 ACADEMIC YEAR.



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APPLICATION FOR 2016-17

Dear Prospective 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.

Our enrollment period for the 2016-2017 school year started. To apply, you can fill out the online application using the link located on the school's website. Applications are also available at the school's front office. Paper Application here

The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, March 15th, 2016.

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

If you want to know more about our school and educational programs, you may schedule a school tour.


2016-2017 School Calendar

Dear Parents and Students,
- First Day of School: Wednesday, August 17

Please see academic calendar for 2016-17 school year.
2016-17 Calendar


SST IS GOLDEN ON 2016 US NEWS BEST HIGH SCHOOLS

The U.S. News released the rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.

SST earned Gold ranking for the 2nd time in it's history, as 4th Best High School in San Antonio, 49th place in TX, 83rd best charter school in USA, and 296th Best High School in USA.

Please click here for detailed US News Best High Schools ranking about SST.

Please click here for SA Express News about SST.

Congratulations to all staff, parents, and students!


SST IS ON W.P.-AMERICA'S MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS 2016

Washington Post-America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.

SST earned 6th place in San Antonio, 56th place in TX, 323rd place in USA.

Please click here for detailed Washington Post America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranking about SST.

Congratulations to all staff, parents, and students!


SST HAS PARTNERED WITH ALAMO ACADEMIES

SST has partnered with Alamo Colleges and is proud to announce that during the 2016-2017 school year we will be able to provide students an opportunity to participate in the Alamo Academies program. This is a 2-year program that only accepts uprising Juniors to attend one of 5 Alamo Academies during their Junior and Senior year of high school. All accepted students should receive their acceptance letters directly from the Alamo Academies by the end of April. If accepted, SST will provide the necessary textbooks and transportation to all program participants.

Below are some highlights and benefits of this program:
· Take hold of your FREEDOM. Achieve your DREAMS today in the 21st Century Global Economy.
· 1/2 your classes at your high school, the remainder at the Alamo Colleges. Students retain UIL eligibility; can continue to participate in extracurricular, athletic or academic activities if desired. Graduates of this program can earn a starting pay with benefits over $42,000!
· Graduates from the 2-year program can graduate high school with 31-34 college semester hours at no personal cost!
· Participate in a required PAID summer internship between your junior and senior year and earn approximately $3,000.

Alamo Academies offer programs in:
- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SECURITY
- ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & MANUFACTURING
- HEALTH PROFESSIONS
- AEROSPACE
- HEAVY EQUIPMENT

For more information, please visit or contact Ms. Barba.

You can download flyer here


SST is the 63rd Best Charter High School in USA

Niche analyzed 2,479 charter high schools across the United States to rank the best charter schools. The 2016 Best Charter High Schools ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience at a charter high school. This grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the school. SST was selected 63rd best charter high school in USA and 1st best charter high school in San Antonio.

Please read 2016 Best Charter High Schools in USA list: here

Please read SST ranking and review here

Thanks a lot to teachers, staff, students, and parents.


2016 VIA YOUTH ART CONTEST

Sarahi R. earned first place at the 2016 VIA Youth Art Contest among all 9th grade students. There were more than 4000 posters entered the art contest.

Congratulations to Ms. Vollmer, Sarahi, and her parents for this great success!


SPRING BLOOD DRIVE ON THURSDAY MAY 12TH FOR SOUTH TEXAS BLOOD & TISSUE CENTER

Attention SST Parents, Students, Faculty and Graduates,

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 we will be having our Spring Blood Drive for South Texas Blood & Tissue Center on SST parking lot between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

Any donors willing to donate blood can schedule online appointment online using the following link

Just select a time and click on "Schedule." To complete the process you must log in or for the First Time Donors just put your information.

All presenting donors will receive:
- A safe and secure donation experience
- Skilled care from South Texas Blood & Tissue Center staff
- A wellness checkup and T-shirt
- Access to convenient online scheduling

There is no substitute for blood. It has to come from one person in order to give to another. In order to meet hospital demands the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center must collect sufficient units of blood to service 100 hospitals in 43 South Texas counties.

All donors who are 16 years old must present their picture ID and also must submit the consent form prior the blood donation, which is available at the front office for all donors.
We are thank you in advance for your generous donation and helping others to save the lives.


EXPLORING COLLEGE OPTIONS SESSIONS 2016

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: 5/19/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, TX
ADDRESS: 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio TX 78205
PHONE: (210) 221-1000


THE BIG GIVE SA DONATION FOR SST is extended to TODAY, 8 PM!

Dear SST Friends and Families,
This year, the School of Science and Technology will participate in the Big Give SA for the second time. The Big Give SA is on May 3-4 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 3 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.

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 2016

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:

William L 6A, Alyss G 6B, Alexis M 7A, Elif G 7A, Diego O 8A, Autumn D 8A, Casanova G 9C, Kaylani T 9A, Steve L 10C, Kassandra G 10C, Steven T 11B, Fatima D 11C, Mark G 12A, Alisha N 12C

Good job and congratulations stallions!!!


COFFEE WITH COUNSELORS BREAKFAST

Dear High School Parents & Guardian,

Every month we have a “Coffee with Counselors Breakfast” time for all parents and guardian who would like to stop by and meet with our high school counselors.

Please mark your calendar and make sure to stop by for a cup of fresh coffee and doughnuts and a brief mingle if you might have some questions for our high school counseling team at the school library on the following days:
- Friday,April 1st (from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM) PLEASE RSVP HERE

We hope to see you there!


SST 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY VIDEO


SST PARENT CONNECT

Welcome to the parent academic resource website for SST Schools.

This site provides information on the concepts taught for each subject during each grading period, a list of resources for the course including online access for some materials, as well as other online resources that can enhance your child's learning at home. In addition, there is information on specific assessments given each month under the Calendar tab.

We hope this site will be helpful to you as you support your child's academic growth. We encourage you to talk with your child's teacher and campus administration if you have any questions. read more . . .


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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 210 804 0222 located at 1450 NE LOOP 410, San Antonio, TX 78209.