The School of Science and Technology (SST) is a PK-12 high performing, college prep, tuition free public school system with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). STEM is part of student learning from as early as kindergarten, when students begin to play with coding. Students participate in a rigorous STEM education to prepare for college and the high value, high demand professions of the 21st century.
The School of Science and Technology provides a rigorous STEM curriculum. STEM is integrated into all grade levels, with a greater emphasis placed each year. FUSE, a STEM program developed by Northeastern University, is offered at all SST middle schools. Students choose hands-on projects based on topics including 3D design and printing, robotics, architecture, music mixing, animation, and more.
The high school STEM curriculum includes Project Lead the Way, where students engage in applied learning and hands-on activities to solve real-world challenges. SST students have the opportunity to earn college credits in high school with more than 35 dual-credit and 14 Advanced Placement courses available.
Each campus offers multiple sports, clubs, and activities depending on the interests of students and parents. Current sports include archery, karate, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. Current clubs and activities include student council, National Honor Society, robotics, cybersecurity, dance, and chess.
Of 1,200 school districts in Texas, only 153 earned an ‘A’ rating for the 2018 State Accountability Rating. Of those 153 districts, only 53 (with three in Bexar County) earned an ‘A’ in every measured category. Two of the three districts in Bexar County were School of Science and Technology districts.
Only 94 schools in Texas have received a TEA T-STEM Academy designation. SST San Antonio has been one of these schools since 2012.
100% of its high school seniors are accepted into four year universities. Acceptance by a four year university is a goal as part of graduation expectations for all students.
Most SST students matriculate to Texas universities including Rice University, Texas A&M University - College Station, and the University of Texas - Austin.
Students have also attended and graduated from some of the most prestigious and competitive universities across the country including Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Notre Dame, and the University of Pennsylvania.