School Site Visits
On the morning of Wednesday, April 29, donors may choose one of four distinct school visit opportunities. Following the site visits, donors will converge at The Pearl — a converted garage once used by the Pearl Brewing Company that now houses City Education Partners and other education organizations — for lunch and discussion. To attend an optional school visit, bundle your registration here. To add a site visit to an existing registration, email Mary Margaret Holden at email@example.com.
Great Hearts: Northern Oaks is a K-11 charter school in northern San Antonio with a curriculum rooted in the classics and Western civilization. Consisting of a lower and upper school across a sprawling campus, Great Hearts scholars take a balanced schedule of coursework while walking through hallways covered with Renaissance and Flemish paintings along with projects of their own. Northern Oaks is part of the Great Hearts charter network across Texas and Arizona with a proven track record of rigor and college readiness exemplified by 97% of 2019 graduates attending college, approximately half of whom will enter a STEM-related degree program. Register here.
Founded in 2017, this grades 6-8 charter school emphasizes character development, computer science, and design thinking to equip students with a suite of entrepreneurial and tech-based skillsets. Compass Rose is the first school in Texas to be founded through a Building Excellent Schools fellowship, with plans to eventually grow into a middle and high school. Along with exposure to courses in coding, robotics, and Design Thinking, students meet weekly with advisors as part of a character development program. Register here.
Across four education centers, PreK4SA serves 2,000 young learners each school year, many from underserved backgrounds. So much more than a preschool network, PreK4SA makes a community-wide impact through seminars and professional learning opportunities for other early childhood providers and leverages a community grant program for the success of other early learning programs in San Antonio. The PreK4SA model has a proven track record of success borne out in third-party studies and accolades that dates back to its first student cohort seven years ago, who demonstrated improved reading and math proficiency at the third-grade level. Register here.
Part of the San Antonio Independent School District’s (SAISD) choice and magnet program, CAST Tech High School is on a cutting-edge, open campus with a heavy focus on preparing high school students for careers in business and technology. CAST Tech has a diverse student body representing a full range of communities of the San Antonio metro area, all benefitting from internships, job shadowing, project-based learning, and local industry partnerships. CAST Tech students can earn up to 30 hours of college credit and industry-aligned certifications with course offerings in business management, IT, and cybersecurity. Register here.