Magnets, Charters & Specialized Schools by Category

Discover Your Options

SAISD understands that education is not a one-size-fits-all package, so we offer a breadth of programs that allow students to develop their talents or pursue special interests and career goals through magnet programs, specialized college-preparatory schools and in-district charters - all open to students across Bexar County.

Click the areas below to learn more about our many offerings.


Specialized schools

SAISD offers specialized schools that provide unique learning environments and rigorous academics. Find out about San Antonio's first all-girls public school, our early college high schools, where you can graduate with up to 60 hours of college credit, and New Tech San Antonio, where core courses are combined for project-based learning in a technology-rich environment.




SAISD offers a variety of magnet programs at middle- and high school levels. Some special-interest areas include science, engineering, technology, manufacturing, language immersion, law, health professions, media production, international banking and the International Baccalaureate Programme. Learn more about our offerings, and find a program to ignite your child's passion for learning.



In-District Charters

SAISD has 13 In-District Charter schools offering a wide variety of educational opportunities. With so much to choose from, there is a very good chance that SAISD offers the specialized academic focus you are seeking.