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Northside ISD continues to enforce its “No Shots, No School” policy. Texas law requires all public school children have current immunizations in order to attend class.

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Portrait of principal Lisa Baker
Dr. Lisa Baker - Principal
Dr. Lisa Baker is honored to be the principal of Communications Arts High School! She has earned a bachelor's degree in Business-Accounting, a master's degree in Educational Leadership, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Her work experience includes positions as an accountant at a Fortune 500 company, a Special Education teacher, a department and campus coordinator, and an assistant principal at O'Connor H.S., and a vice principal at Alternative H.S.

Mrs. Baker's children are all Northside products. Her two oldest children graduated from O.H.S. and her youngest graduated from Taft H.S.

She is thrilled and humbled to serve the school community at C.A.H.S. The school has traditions rich in prestige and excellence. Through a growth mindset and grit, the school's successes will soar to new peaks!
Michael David Alicea - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-6093.

Michael Alicea is excited to join the Communication Arts family as the new vice principal.

He has earned a bachelor’s degree in History from St. Mary’s University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Austin.
Mr. Alicea is beginning his 20th year with the district and is also a product of Northside having attended Zachary MS and graduating from Taft HS.  He began his career at Jones MS serving as a department coordinator as well as coaching boys' sports.  Mr. Alicea was honored to be part of the opening staff of Vale MS and has also served as an assistant principal for both Alternative Middle and High Schools.

He has four children with the oldest having recently graduated from the Science and Engineering Academy and the other three all attending Northside schools. Mr. Alicea feels that this is a homecoming of sorts being a ‘93 graduate of Taft HS.  His mission is to provide all the support, encouragement, and help possible to ensure that every student has the opportunity for success not only at Communication Arts HS but in their next steps into a larger world.

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