CAST Teach student working with a small group of younger students on a carpet

2. Admissions


The application and admission process for CAST Teach High School occurs each school year, from November through January, for enrollment in the following August. Admission is available only through this process.   Application forms are available online on the main nisd magnet page ( beginning November 29th and closing on January 14th.

Admissions is open to current 8th grade (incoming 9th grade) students for the 2022-2023 school year.   CAST Teach is open to students in the greater San Antonio Area.  

Students who apply will be admitted to the lottery pool. Once a lottery pool has been established from the applications that meet the initial criteria, the lottery will be conducted. Selections from the applicants are random. Students included in the lottery pool but not selected in the initial lottery will remain in the pool on a waitlist, which will be used to fill additional spots as openings occur.


All students will be notified of their acceptance or waitlist status via email. 


Monday, November 29, 2021:  Application opens (

Thursday, December 2, 2021:  CAST Teach HS Virtual Lunch Information Session, 12:00-1:00pm,

Monday, December 6, 2021: Magnet School Fair, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at NISD Sports Gym 8400 N. Loop 1604 W., in the Farris Athletic Complex

Tuesday, December 7, 2021:  CAST Teach Evening Tour, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Stevens High School Library 600 N. Ellison Drive 78251

Monday, December 13, 2021: Magnet School Fairs, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Paul Taylor Field House, 7001 Culebra Road

Monday, December 13th, 2021: All 8th grade students will view a webinar during the school day to learn about CAST Teach High School.

Thursday, January 6th, 2022:  CAST Teach Evening Tour, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Stevens High School Library 600 N. Ellison Drive 78251

Wednesday, January 12, 2022:  CAST Teach HS Virtual Information Session, 5:30-7:00 pm,

Friday, January 14, 2022: On applications due

Friday, January 24, 2022: Notification emailed to all applicants

TBA: New Student Orientation

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