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.
THE BIG GIVE SA DONATION FOR SST is extended to TODAY, 8 PM!
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 on May 3-4 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.
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
SPRING BLOOD DRIVE ON THURSDAY MAY 12TH FOR SOUTH TEXAS BLOOD & TISSUE CENTER
Attention SST Parents, Students, Faculty and Graduates,
Thursday, May 12th, 2016 we will be having our Spring Blood Drive for South Texas Blood & Tissue Center on SST parking lot between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
Just select a time and click on "Schedule." To complete the process you must log in or for the First Time Donors just put your information.
All presenting donors will receive: - A safe and secure donation experience - Skilled care from South Texas Blood & Tissue Center staff - A wellness checkup and T-shirt - Access to convenient online scheduling
There is no substitute for blood. It has to come from one person in order to give to another. In order to meet hospital demands the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center must collect sufficient units of blood to service 100 hospitals in 43 South Texas counties.
All donors who are 16 years old must present their picture ID and also must submit the consent form prior the blood donation, which is available at the front office for all donors. We are thank you in advance for your generous donation and helping others to save the lives.
AP TESTS 2016
Attention High School Students,
Advance Placement testing will be administered between May 2nd through May 13th of this year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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)
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.
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.
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
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
We would like to announce our EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH FOR April.
Our employees of the month are: our Science Teacher Ms. Ennis and our Math Teacher Ms. Lane! Congratulations and thanks for being awesome staff!
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH-APRIL 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 April:
William L 6A, Alyss G 6B, Alexis M 7A, Elif G 7A, Diego O 8A, Autumn D 8A, Casanova G 9C, Kaylani T 9A, Steve L 10C, Kassandra G 10C, Steven T 11B, Fatima D 11C, Mark G 12A, Alisha N 12C
Good job and congratulations stallions!!!
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.
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
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
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 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
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 . . .
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
May 11, Wednesday
STAAR Science 8th, PTO General Meeting at 6 pm
May 12, Thursday
STAAR Social Studies 8th
May 13, Friday
AP Exams end, STEM Leadership Camp starts tomorrow
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.