SAISD Specialized Schools
SAISD has multiple specialized schools, across grade levels, with diverse areas of focus and innovative methods of instruction. With a few exceptions, our Specialized Schools are those where all students at the school, not just a group of students, are a part of the program and receive specialized instruction. Some of these schools operate under non-traditional grade configurations, such as PK-8, PK-12, 4-8 and 6-12.
Early College High Schools
Brackenridge Early College HS (9-12)
400 Eagleland Drive, 78210
This early college high school, located on the campus of Brackenridge High School, offers a personalized learning environment where students complete their high school diploma while earning up to 60 hours of college credit and/or an Associate Degree at no cost to the student or family. Upon graduation, students make a seamless transition from high school to a 4-year college or university. Students living within the Brackenridge High School attendance zone or outside of SAISD boundaries are eligible to apply.
St. Philip's Early College HS (9-12)
1801 Martin Luther King Drive, 78203
This early college high school, located on the campus of St. Philip’s College, offers a personalized learning environment where students complete their high school diploma while earning up to 60 hours of college credit and/or an Associate Degree at no cost to the student or family. Students also have the opportunity to obtain industry certification in Information Technology or Automotive Technology. Upon graduation, students make a seamless transition from high school to a 4-year college or university or the workforce. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
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Travis Early College HS (9-12)
1915 N. Main Ave., 78212
This early college high school offers a personalized learning environment where students complete their high school diploma while earning up to 60 hours of college credit and/or an Associate Degree at no cost to the student or family. Students take their high school courses at Travis and walk across the street to San Antonio College for their higher-education courses. Upon graduation, students will make a seamless transition from high school to a 4-year college or university. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Other high schools
CAST Tech High School (9, to build to 9-12)
637 N. Main Ave., 78205
Located near the city’s downtown Tech District, on the Fox Tech High School campus. The school works hand-in-hand with industry partners to prepare students for careers in technology, entrepreneurship and business and includes hands-on projects and real world problems to solve, as well as job-shadowing, mentorships, internships and job opportunities upon graduation. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Fox Tech High School (9-12)
637 N. Main Ave., 78205
This stand-alone magnet school is a non-traditional high school dedicated to developing future health and law professionals. The magnets deliver a college-preparatory curriculum for students interested in pursuing pre-med or pre-law degrees but provide a solid academic foundation for any eligible college-bound student. Located in the heart of downtown, students can draw on a host of legal and medical professionals in close proximity to the school to experience specialized learning programs and career opportunities within their field of interest. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Phoenix Middle College (11-12)
(Southwest Campus of St. Philip's College)
800 Quintana Road, 78211
This industry training program, open to juniors and seniors, is an exclusive partnership between SAISD and Alamo Colleges where SAISD students take classes at St. Philip's College Southwest Campus to earn both their high school diploma and up to 32 hours of college credit, while learning a skilled trade in a demand occupation.
Davis MS (6-8)
1300 Delgado St., 78207
Davis Middle School provides an emphasis on the S.T.E.M. fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The curriculum serves to prepare students seeking an engineering pathway from middle school through high school. Following Davis, students may seek enrollment into the Engineering Institute at Sam Houston High School.
Harris MS (6-8)
325 Pruitt Ave., 78204
At this school, intense science and technology methodology is fused with a rigorous college-preparatory liberal arts program. Science skills are increased across the curriculum, and extracurricular materials and information are provided to illustrate how students can explore the world around them using everyday tools, models and experiences. It is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Rhodes MS (6-8)
3000 Tampico St., 78207
This school provides a technology-focused curriculum that gives students the skills needed to prepare for high school and college. From building bridges to troubleshooting computer circuit boards, students are challenged and develop valuable problem-solving and critical-thinking skills through hands-on learning. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Whittier MS (6-8)
2101 Edison Drive, 78201
This companion to SAISD’s Health Professions Magnet at Edison High School provides a firm science and health foundation as a basis for problem-solving and research skills. Through a partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center, students are provided an extraordinary opportunity for hands-on learning alongside some of the nation’s top scientists, physicians and professors. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Advanced learning academy (PK-12)
637 N. Main Ave., 78205
This academy is designed for students who have the interest and desire for creative and academic challenges. Similar to institutions of higher and independent learning, there is no bell system and students are grouped in classrooms based on ability, not age. The schedule is largely self-regulated, giving students longer periods of time to work on multiple subjects. The school, located across two nearby campuses, also serves as a model learning laboratory for aspiring teachers and leaders in partnership with Trinity University, with teacher interns working side-by-side master teachers to earn a graduate degree on a campus dedicated to a rigorous and meaningful education. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Bonham Academy (K-8)
925 S. St. Mary’s St., 78205
Students at this dual-language immersion school have the opportunity to become fluent in Spanish while cultivating a lifelong appreciation and respect for art, culture and the environment. Education is enhanced through field trips to arts and sciences venues, as well as through outdoor learning in the school’s gardens, including a designated National Wildlife Habitat for the monarch butterfly. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Hawthorne Academy (K-8)
115 W. Josephine St., 78212
This school has used research, community input, and a history of successful initiatives to develop a school model that will lead to their ultimate goal- an exemplary education for all of our students and expanded opportunities for all members of the Hawthorne community. They provide a curriculum that includes diverse extracurricular offerings that allow students to practice the skills and knowledge acquired here by applying them to real-world situations.
Irving Dual Language Academy (PK-2, to build to PK-8)
1300 Delgado St., 78207
Scheduled to open for the 2018-19 school year, this academy will provide dual English and Spanish immersion for all students in pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade, with plans to add additional grades in subsequent years. This school will join Twain Dual Language Academy as the only 100% dual language school. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Martin Luther King Academy (K-8)
3501 Martin L. King Drive, 78220
This school’s motto ― “Creating tomorrow’s leaders through preparation today” ― is fulfilled by offering students a strong foundation in academics, literacy and technology, combined with public service. Opportunities to develop leadership qualities are augmented through partnerships with businesses, community organizations and volunteer agencies. Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Mark Twain Dual Language Academy (PK-4, to build to PK-8)
2411 San Pedro Ave., 78212
This academy provides dual English and Spanish immersion for all students in pre-kindergarten through 4th grade for the 2018-19 school year (building to PK-8). Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Steele Montessori Academy (PK-2, to build to PK-6)
722 Haggin St., 78210
Trained Montessori teachers, multi-age groupings, hands-on learning, self-directed activity through a program developed in collaboration with the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector. Serving children in PK through 2nd grade for 2018-19, while adding a grade each year to build to PH-6th.
Young Men's Leadership Academy (4-12)
415 Gabriel St., 78202
This school is San Antonio’s first all-boys public school offering a model of education that is backed by research that indicates that boys and girls learn differently. The school helps boys achieve their highest potential by setting high expectations and emphasizing character, leadership and discipline. It will serve grades 4-9th in the 2018-19 school year (building to 4 - 12th). Students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Young Women's Leadership Academy (6-12)
2123 W. Huisache Ave., 78201
This 2015 National Blue Ribbon School and consistently high-performing campus is a collaborative effort between SAISD and the Foundation for the Education of Young Women. It is San Antonio’s first all-girls public school, with a focus on math, science and technology, along with college preparation, leadership and women's health. It serves young women in grades 6-12, and students from across Bexar County and surrounding areas may apply.
Barkley-Ruiz ES (PK-5)
1111 S. Navidad St., 78207
This school’s primary focus is to leverage multimodal teaching and engagement strategies to best meet the individual needs.
Briscoe ES (PK-5)
2015 S. Flores St., 78204
This school provides accelerated academics in keeping with the school’s long-standing tradition of scholastic excellence. The curriculum also serves to prepare students seeking enrollment into the International Baccalaureate Institute at Burbank High School.
Lamar ES (PK-6)
201 Parland Place, 78209
Lamar provides student with a well-rounded educational experience and includes project-based learning with a civics engagement focus, social-emotional learning, a dual-language program, and an extended school day and year. This school also serves as one of Trinity University’s professional development schools where Lamar and Trinity education students engage in meaningful learning together.