SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES IN 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR. AS A PUBLIC OPEN-ENROLLMENT
CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM, WE WELCOME ALL STUDENTS WHO MEET STATE AGE AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS IN 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR.
Local nonprofit research and advocacy organization Children at Risk announced its “Top Schools in Greater San Antonio Area” rankings. Children at RISK released the annual School Rankings across the state of Texas. Our high school earned A- grade, the best charter school, and 6th place in San Antonio Region. Our middle school earned 15th place in San Antonio Region and earned B+ grade.
Schools are measured: Student Achievement Index – Performance on STAAR tests Achievement + Poverty Growth Index - How a school compares in test scores to schools with similar levels of poverty Student Growth - How students improve on their STAAR tests in a school year College Readiness Index – How many high school students are graduating on time and participating in other college readiness activities: Graduation rates, SAT/ACT participation rate and average scores, and AP/IB participation rate and scores.
Congratulations to all students, parents, and staff!
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits. Remember, all purchases benefit our school.
Book Fair Family Event on May 26 from 9 AM-12 PM. We will provide coffee and muffins for everybody joining us that Saturday.
See you at the Book Fair and Shop online, available May 16 - May 29 only!
The U.S. News released the rankings include data on more than 20,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. U.S. News and World Report ranks campuses based on students’ college readiness upon their high school graduation, along with student proficiency in English and Math.
SST earned Silver ranking for 2018, as 7th Best High School in San Antonio, 123rd place in TX, and one of the Best High Schools in USA.
Congratulations to all staff, parents, and students!
GRADE PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS, SUMMER TESTS
Attention All Students & Parents, Grade Promotion Requirements: A student may be promoted only on the basis of academic achievement or demonstrated proficiency of the subject matter of the course or grade level as stated under TEC §28.021(a).SST Public Schools shall consider the following in determining promotion as outlined under TEC §28.021(c). a) Yearly Average: Students in grades 1-8 must achieve an overall cumulative average of 70 or above for all subject areas. For core subjects including Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science students in grades 1-8 must maintain an end of the year average of 70 or higher for promotion. b) NWEA MAP: Students in grades 1-8 must score in both Reading AND Mathematics NWEA MAP testing at or above the 10th percentile at least once throughout the current school year. Campus may apply for a waiver for NWEA MAP promotion standard (as low as 7th percentile) within their district. If a student passes STAAR assessments in Reading and Mathematics then that student will be exempt from NWEA MAP promotion requirement. c) Satisfactory Performance on STAAR Assessments: In accordance with the TEC §28.0211(a) students in grades 5 & 8 must perform satisfactorily on the Mathematics and Reading STAAR assessments, grade advancement tests. School reserves the right to retain a student failing STAAR Assessments for grades 3rd through 8th. d) High School Promotion: In grades 9-12, grade-level advancement shall be earned by course credits. To be promoted from one grade level to the next, a student in grades 9-12 must have met the following criteria: § must have acquired at least six state credits to be promoted to 10th Grade § must have acquired at least twelve credits to be promoted to 11th Grade § must have acquired at least eighteen credits to be promoted to 12th Grade. Attendance for Credit To receive credit in a class, a student must attend at least 90% of the days the class is offered. These include both excused and unexcused absences. A student who attends for at least 75 percent, but fewer than 90% of the days the class may be referred to a campus Attendance Review Committee to determine whether there are extenuating circumstances for the absences and how the student can regain credit.
There will be grade promotion tests for the students who failed Math, English, Science, Social Studies classes, and/or STAAR/EOC tests. The students who have attendance rate below 90% might need to take grade promotion tests as well. Summer Test Schedule: - Monday, June 25th: Grade 6th & 8th English, English II, Grade 7 Writing, STAAR English I, All Other ELA Courses - Tuesday, June 26th: Grade 6th, 7th & 8th Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, STAAR 8th Math Retest, All Other Math Courses - Wednesday, June 27th: Grade 8th Reading, Grade 6th, 7th & 8th Science, Biology, Chemistry, STAAR Biology, All Other Science courses - Thursday, June 28th: Social Studies, Grade 7th Reading, STAAR US History, and all other courses - Friday, June 29th: Make Up Grade Promotion Tests The tests will be between 8 am and 11 am.
STAAR EOC results will come by June 1st and STAAR 6-8 grades results will come by June 13th.
STAAR RETEST SCHEDULE Monday, June 25th: English I Tuesday, June 26th: Grade 8 Math, Algebra I Wednesday, June 27th: English II, Grade 8 Reading, Biology Thursday, June 28th: US. History
Students are to pick up a study packet from the front office and show up to test on the dates listed above. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the school asap at 210-804-0222 between 9am and 2pm during summer.
Dear Parents and Students,
The first day of school is on Monday, August 20th.
Congratulation to Jose V. and Nicholas M. for getting 6th place in TAME State STEM Competition!!
School of Science & Technology-San Antonio Jose V. - 6th Place in 12th Grade Math in the Engineering Design Challenge Nicholas M. - 6th Place in the Engineering Design Challenge
NEW SST SCHOOL IN SAN ANTONIO
Dear members of the SST Family, Great news! SST is expanding and opening a new school in the Alamo Ranch area. This school will be the first ever San Antonio SST campus built from the ground up. The building will be two stories with a near 3,000 sq.ft. and $2000,000.00 makers space, as well as a full sized gym and sport field for sports. The principal will be Mr. Abel F. De Leon who's last two schools are both rated a perfect 7 of 7 stars by the TEA. If you or someone you know lives in the Alamo Ranch and surrounding area, do not let this opportunity for a "better education, better future" pass your young scholars by! For more information call (210) 763-1713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit WWW.SSTNorthwest.org to apply online today and secure your position in the enrollment lottery!
2018 - 2019 Enrollment for New Students
Dear Prospective Parents,
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. The enrollment for 2018-2019 started on November 1st, 2017. 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-English Paper Application here-Spanish
Any application received prior to November 1st will be in the waiting list for this school year, not for the 2018-2019 school year. Please note that any application received is only considered for one school year. If your child is not selected for enrollment, a new application must be submitted for each year.
If you want to know more about our school and educational programs, you may attend open houses or schedule a school tour any day. Open House Dates: * December 14, Thursday, at 6 pm * January 23, Tuesday, at 6 pm * February 10, Saturday, at 10 am
Lottery: At SST-Main Campus, at 5 pm, on Friday, March 2nd.
WHEN THE SCHOOL YEAR ENDS, SUMMER MEALS BEGIN!
Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive-even when school is out. With the Summer Food Service Program, children and teens ages 18 and younger can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost, just by showing up at a participating meal site.
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:
Sebastian S. 6A Kaori R. 6A Jonathan F. 7B Trinity N. 7A Ryan B. 8B Mira S. 8B Landon C. 9B Daniela E. 9B John C. 10D Narmin A. 10D Maximiliano P. 11C Kasandra F. 11B Sean S. 12C Kasandra G. 12A
Good job and congratulations stallions!!!
EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH-April 2018
We would like to announce our EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH FOR April.
Our employees of the month are: our Math Teacher Mr. Bulut and our Computer Teacher Dr. Courchesne. Congratulations and thanks for being awesome staff!
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, As you know, this year we are using Skyward, a student information system. One of its key features, Skyward’s Family Access, will assist our SST schools in maintaining an open line of communication between the school and home. With Skyward's Family Access, students and parents can log in to view attendance, grades, schedules, discipline, health, and calendars.
To learn more about Skyward, please visit their website: https://www.skyward.com/k-12 . An email was sent to you to create an account that will give you access your student’s account. Once you have created an account, please take a moment to log into it and check your student information for accuracy and add any missing information.
Since Skyward is a new database, if there are any technical or scheduling problems, we ask for understanding and patience from our parents and students. If you still do not have an account on Skyward, please email email@example.com with the subject "Skyward Family Access", student's name, parent's name, and grade level of your child.Once your identity has been verified, you will be sent a new email with instructions for accessing your student's account.
Attention SST Parents and Students, Don’t miss your last chance for our Yearbook Early Bird special on yearbooks! You can get yours for only $30 until January 9,2018. Prices will be $40 after January 9, 2018. Don't miss your chance on this totally tubular deal!!
* Senior Parents, please remember to send in a baby picture of your senior student!!! * Business and personal ads are also available for sale. Prices are: $100 full page; $60 half page; $30 ¼ page; $15 business card size
Parents can pay via the link, at their convenience, without coming in to the school. You may still pay at the school. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
SST IS THE BEST CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL IN SAN ANTONIO
A group (Niche) that analyzes educational institutions has ranked the top schools in USA which regularly grades K-12 schools. Explore the best schools in your area based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education in 2018. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student, and parent reviews, and more.
According to Niche, we earned: - The Best Charter High school in San Antonio for the last 3 years in a row - The Best Standout High School in San Antonio - 8th Best College Prep Public High School in San Antonio - 16th Best High School Teachers in San Antonio - 17th Best Public High School in San Antonio - 12th Best Charter High School in Texas - 162nd Best Public High School in Texas - 157th Best Charter High School in USA
Congratulations to all staff, students, and parents! Keep up the good work Stallions!! read more . . .
Accountability Ratings, SST-Main earns all 7 distinctions!
Texas Education Agency has recently announced the Accountability Ratings for Texas Public Schools and Districts for 2016-2017. Under the new state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of Met Standard were also able to earn distinction designations in seven areas.
And SST met standard on all four indexes and earned seven out of seven distinctions. There are only 16 campuses in San Antonio which received all seven distinctions and SST-Main is one of them.
Congratulations to all students and teachers for their efforts and thank you parents for your continuous support!
Celebration of Achievement dismissal at 3:45 pm, Theater Arts Play
May 25, Friday
Book Fair Ends, NJHS Induction Ceremony at 4 pm, Multicultural Fair at 4th block, Theater Arts Play
May 26, Saturday
SST STEM Leadership Boys Camp starts (no classes)
May 28, Monday
No School (no classes)
May 30, Wednesday
College & Career Day
May 31, Thursday
Last Day of School / Early Dismissal at 12 pm
June 1, Friday
Teacher Workday / Student Holiday
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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 210 530 8366 located at 4241 Woodcock Dr. #206, San Antonio, TX 78228.