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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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SST STEM LEADERSHIP CAMP 2016

Dear Parents and Students

SST-Schools are arranging STEM Leadership Camps annually for eligible 6th-11th grade students.
This year we’ll be holding our camp in May 14th-22nd, 2016.

Boys Camp: May 14th - 18th
Girls Camp: May 18th - 22nd
Fee : $300 / each
Location: Newcombe Tennis Ranch www.newktennis.com

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: Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Acceptance Requirements:
1- Recommendation Letter from 3 STEM Teachers
2- No excessive DPS Points
3- GPA 3.0 or higher
4- Deposit $100 (non-refundable)

Please click here to apply for Application Form


STAAR EXAMS

We will be administering the first round of official STAAR tests on the week of May 3-12. We request that all parents refrain from dropping off lunches, homework, or any other items. No parents or visitors are allowed in the building. Please make all necessary arrangements to ensure that your child will 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 at 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 3: STAAR EOC Algebra I
May 4: STAAR EOC US History
May 5: STAAR EOC Biology
May 9: STAAR Mathematics 6th, 7th Grade, 8th Grade Retest
May 10: STAAR Reading 6th, 7th Grade, 8th Grade Retest
May 11: STAAR Science 8th Grade
May 12: STAAR Social Studies 8th Grade


AP TESTS 2016

Attention High School Students,

Advance Placement testing will be administered between May 2nd through May 13th of this year.

Please click here for detailed College Board Testing calendar.

For 2015-2016, 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 $92 this year).


AP exam fees and the due date of paying is FRIDAY APRIL 29, 2016 to the school front office. Payments must be submitted by: check, money order or debit/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 dccc@ssttx.org or call to the front office at (210) 804-0222.

Make sure to submit your AP Exam fee on time, no late payments will be accepted!


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!


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


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


THE BIG GIVE SA DONATION FOR SST

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 one day (May 3) 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.


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.

The lottery is on Thursday, March 24th at 9:30 am at SST-Discovery.


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.


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 100,000 cardboard kids placing around San Antonio to create awareness of this critical issue.

Please read more information at www.cardboardkidssa.com


COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION 2016

Attention high school students and parents,

Please join Information Session to learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life.

And admissions officer from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Rice and Uchicago will be available to answer university specific questions.

WHEN: 4/25/2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WHERE: Omni Hotel - Colonnade
ADDRESS: 9821 Colonnade Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78230
PHONE: (210) 221-1000

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience on WWW.EXPLORINGEDUCATIONALEXCELLENCE.ORG


NHS INDUCTION CEREMONY 2016

Thursday, April 21st we will have NHS induction ceremony for 2016-2017 school year. It is going to be in the school Gym between 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm. All next year’s candidates’ parents are invited to celebrate this event and have NHS potluck dinner together with administration team.


AMINA DELGADO'S MEDICAL FUND

On February 28th, 2016, an accident occurred off of I-35 and Walzem. It took the lives of two people and left a family in critical condition. Amina Delgado's family was hit, head on, by a speeding wrong way driver. The accident took the life of a very loving father, Johnny Hernandez. The passenger in the front seat was Amina's mother, Aziza Salama who broke her ribs and wrist. In the backseat were their two daughters, 11 year old Amina and 8 month old Amila. Amila's injuries were a bitten tongue and a bruised head. Amina, however, was sitting behind Hernandez who took the majority of the impact. Amina suffered an injury to the head causing the swelling and bleeding of the right-side of her brain, a crushed hip, a broken leg, and several facial fractures. She was immediately taken into surgery. Amina is currently in I.C.U and has recently suffered a seizer.

We ask for you to please keep this family in your thoughts. They are currently walking through what may be the toughest time in their lives.

Now is the time for us to stand together to raise money for Amina's recovery and cheer her on to a full recovery! Amina is a very ambitious and gregarious girl. She wants to be a lawyer or a judge when she grows up- and that describes Amina to a tee. She is always seeking ways to learn new things and looks for creative outlets to display her "spunkyness." She is indeed, limitless. She is a starter on the basketball team at Science and Technology School of San Antonio (SST).

Amina's journey here isn't finished; it has barely just begun. Any donation towards this family for their needs, hospital bills, and funeral services will help them at this time in their life.

Please make a donation here: here

Thank you all for your support!

Please read the news about the accident: here


SST STUDENTS IMPRESS U.S. REP. LAMAR SMITH

Dear Parents,
We were on Rivard Report: "When U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio) walked onto the School of Science and Technology (SST) campus Tuesday, he found a very well-researched group of students waiting for him.

As chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Smith had prepared many remarks to share with the student body at the STEM-focused charter school, but he might not have expected the students to be so thoroughly prepared for his visit."

Please read the full article on Rivard Report: here


EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH-MARCH 2016

We would like to announce our EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH FOR March.

Our employees of the month are: our Computer Teacher Dr. Courchesne and our Special Ed Teacher Ms. Spillane! Congratulations and thanks for being awesome staff!


STUDENTS OF THE MONTH-MARCH 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 March:

Rene M 6A, Amina D 6A, Matthew N 7A, Lizbeth Lejia 7B, Jose G 8B, Alma NV 8B, Pharoah WH 9C, Elisa DG 9B, Simeon GD 10B, Brittany N 10C, Briston T 11C, Xavierana P 11C, Oswaldo L 12C, Victoria K 12C

Good job and congratulations stallions!!!


SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE FAIR

The Texas Association for College Admission Counseling (TACAC) is excited to offer all high school students the opportunity to advance their college search process at the 4th Annual TACAC San Antonio Regional College Fair. This event is sponsored by TACAC and the San Antonio Express-News. Students and their families will have a chance to meet face-to-face with admissions professionals from U.S. and international colleges and universities. Here are the program details:
San Antonio Regional College Fair at San Antonio Regional College Fair on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 between 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University
We look forward to your attendance at San Antonio’s only city wide college fair! Approximately 140 colleges from 40 states and over 1,000 high school students and parents from greater San Antonio are expected to attend. Free Admission.
Online Pre-Registration: Text #fairSA to phone number: (424) 888-7537
For more information, go to https://tacac.memberclicks.net/san-antonio-college-fair


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!


REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS

Attention SST Parents and Students,
The Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair was held last week Thursday and Friday, February 25-26 at St. Mary’s. Congratulations to all thirty-three students that competed in the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair for making this a record-breaking year for participation here at SST!
The following students received awards:

High School:
-Michael B-4th in Behavioral Science
-David H-4th in Biochemistry
-Kyle J-4th in Earth and Space
-Sriram A-4th in Engineering
-James C- Directors Award in Behavioral and Social
-Alvaro G- Directors Award in Behavioral and Social
-Jacob W- Directors Award in Behavioral and Social
-Kaitlyn T- Honorable Mention in Behavioral and Social
-Zaria C- Directors Award in Botany
-Carolina G- Directors Award in Medicine and Health
-Joseph G-Honorable Mention in Environmental
-Christian R-Honorable Mention in Environmental
-Mariel S G- Directors Award in Engineering
-Kolton N- Directors Award in Math and Computers
-Kaylani T and Sarahi R- Directors Award in Team Projects
-Justin C and Mallory B- Directors Award in Team Projects
-Kelsey S and Viridiana R- Directors Award in Team Projects

Middle School
-Joshua K-3rd in Botany and won a special award from the Men’s Garden Club
-Jenna H-1st in Engineering, 5th of the entire 6th grade regional competition, received a Broadcom Masters nomination, a special award from the U.S. Navy and will go to Texas State Science and Engineering Fair!
-Laila H-Directors Award in Behavioral and Social
-Eriqua G-Directors Award in Medicine and Health
-Vanesa C-Honorable Mention in Chemistry
-Harold C-Directors Award in Engineering
-Omar H-Honorable Mention in Engineering
-Joshua M- Honorable Mention in Engineering
-Elijah P- Directors Award in Engineering
-Diamina C- Directors Award in Physics
-Sanved P- Directors Award in Physics
-Natalie R- Directors Award in Physics


Congratulations and keep up the good work! Let’s thank our hardworking Science teachers for preparing the students for the competition!
Please see Regional Science Fair Winners: here


SPANISH SPELLING BEE

We participated Spanish Spelling Bee with two students, Emmanuel A. from Middle School and Steven T. from High School. Steven T. earned 2nd place in San Antonio Spanish Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Ms. Rodriguez and Steven T.


JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE-GREAT ACHIEVEMENT

Our students participated Junior Academy of Science on Saturday & Sunday, Jan 30 - 31, 2016. A very big congratulations to all of our students that competed at the Alamo Junior Academy of Science this Saturday.

The following students received Honorable Mention Awards:
In the Senior Division: Justin C, Viridiana R, Christian R, Joseph G, Mariel S G, Zaria C, Sarahi R and Kaylani T. In the Junior Division: Diamina C and Eriqua G.
The 4th place award winners were, in the senior division: Kaitlyn T, Kyle J, and Kolton N.
The 3rd place winners were, in the senior division: Michael B, Kelsey S, and David H. In the Junior Division: Vanessa C.
Our 2nd Place winners in the Senior Division were Alvaro G and Sriram A.
Our 1st Place winner in the Junior Division was Jenny H in Engineering.
And finally, Joshua K received Highest in Category for Junior Division Botany.


Congratulations once again to all of our students who worked so hard in science fair. The Alamo Regional Science & Engineering Fair is on Thursday & Friday, Feb 25 - 26, 2016, at St. Mary’s University-Bill Greehey Arena, and Awards Ceremony is on Sunday, Feb 28, at St. Mary’s University-Bill Greehey Arena.

Please see all Junior Academy of Science Middle School Winners : here
Please see all Junior Academy of Science High School Winners : here


SST ART CONTEST WINNERS

We would like to announce our 1st SST Art Contest winners, and congratulate the following students for their great work and participation:

MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL:
1st Place: Lauren L. – 8th Grade, SST Alamo
2nd Place: Alma N. – 8th Grade, SST San Antonio
3rd Place: Abriana O. – 7th Grade, SST Discovery
Honorable Mention: Hecmarie Z. – 8th Grade, SST San Antonio
Honorable Mention: Dylan P. –6th Grade, SST Discovery
Honorable Mention: Eliana D. – 6th Grade, SST Alamo
Honorable Mention: Youmna A. – 7th Grade, SST Alamo
Honorable Mention: Katrina K. – 6th Grade, SST Discovery

HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL:
1st Place: Sarahi R. – 9th Grade, SST San Antonio
2nd Place: Jonathan A. – 10th Grade, SST San Antonio
3rd Place: Evelyn B. – 11th Grade, SST San Antonio

Honorable Mention: Preseley Leal – 9th Grade, SST Corpus Christi
Honorable Mention: Sabrina R. – 12th Grade, SST San Antonio
Honorable Mention: Alejandra M. – 11th Grade, SST San Antonio
Honorable Mention: Joel R. 12th Grade, SST San Antonio

Honorable Mention: Esla G. – 11th Grade, SST Corpus Christi

The SST’s Art Contest was opened to all middle and high school students between November 17th and December 10th, 2015 at 4 SST campuses and there were more than 50 great artworks submitted from all 4 schools.

Congratulations to all of our young artists and HUGE THANKS to Mrs. Vollmer for such a great art success!


SST 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY VIDEO


SST IS THE BEST CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL IN SAN ANTONIO

A group (Niche) that analyzes educational institutions has ranked the top 100 high schools in the San Antonio area which regularly grades K-12 schools, school districts and universities, released their 2016 rankings of almost 24,000 high schools in the United States last week. Explore the best public high schools in your area based on statistics, student and parent reviews, and expert insights. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student, and parent reviews, and more.

Please read 2016 Best Charter High Schools in San Antonio Metro list: here

Please read 2016 Best Public High Schools in San Antonio Metro list: here

Please read SA Express News here


PICKUP AND DROP OFF POLICY

Dear SST Parents and Guardian, while PICKUP AND DROP OFF time DO NOT PARK on N. Vandiver bike lane and NO standing on 410 freeway access road. Please follow SST pickup and drop off guide all the time.

Also NO parking allowed at IBC bank or school’s nearby apartment complex parking lots anytime.


BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS IN SAN ANTONIO

It might seem like a no-brainer, but data shows the quality of schools in San Antonio have a strong correlation with the cost of homes in the area. That's according to FindTheHome, which used county records to calculate the median home sale prices in each San Antonio ZIP code and tacked it to data from the National Center for Education Statistics and put together by StartClass.
Please click here SA Express News.


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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Calendar
 
 April 29, Friday
Progress Reports will be sent
 
 
 May 2, Monday
AP Exams start
 
 
 May 3, Tuesday
STAAR EOC Algebra I
 
 
 May 4, Wednesday
STAAR EOC US History
 
 
 May 5, Thursday
STAAR EOC Biology
 
 
 May 6, Friday
Coffee with Counselors at 7:30 am, Art and Music Concert/Art Show at 6 pm
 
 
 May 9, Monday
STAAR Math 6th, 7th, STAAR Math 8th Retest
 
 
 May 10, Tuesday
STAAR Reading 6th, 7th, STAAR Reading 8th Retest
 


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