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ACADEMIC AND EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAMS

San Antonio-area’s public school districts recognize that each student is unique and special. A student’s involvement in their own educational path can be a contributing factor to success.  Throughout San Antonio’s public schools, a wide array of enriching programs, extracurricular clubs, pathways, and specialized schools provide students choices to match their interests.  This level of involvement, also called child or student-led learning, is seen when parents and children work together to create the child’s academic plans.

San Antonio’s traditional public schools provide a variety of project-based academic programs including Career and Technical Education (CTE), Gifted and Talented, Dual Language, Dual Credit, STEAM or STEM, as well as a multitude of after school programs and projects.  Students will gain skills and knowledge in business and trade programs like Information Technology, Film/Video Production, Animation, Culinary Arts, Automotive Technology, Floral Design, Health Sciences, Fashion Design, etc.  Even more, students can graduate high school with college credits and/or associate’s degrees, and industry certifications.

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The San Antonio-area ISDs offer over 180 academic and extracurricular programs including, Athletics, Career, and Technical (CTE), Dual Language, Gifted and Talented, Pre-K, Special Education, STEM, and much more!

San Antonio’s traditional public schools provide a variety of project-based academic programs including Career and Technical Education (CTE), Gifted and Talented, Dual Language, Dual Credit, STEAM or STEM, as well as a multitude of after school programs and projects.  Students will gain skills and knowledge in business and trade programs like Information Technology, Film/Video Production, Animation, Culinary Arts, Automotive Technology, Floral Design, Health Sciences, Fashion Design, etc.  Even more, students can graduate high school with college credits and/or associate’s degrees, and industry certifications.

San Antonio’s public schools, throughout the Independent School Districts (or ISDs), also offer team sports and extracurricular clubs.  Students are introduced to leadership, teamwork, collaboration, and more.  From volleyball, wrestling, track and field, to fishing, diving, and soccer, school athletics and team sports cover a wide variety.  Students interested in speech, debate, band, drama, agriculture, graphic arts and more will find opportunities to learn and participate. As they join other students with common interests, they can build social skills and learn how to work in group settings.

CHOICES AND OPPORTUNITIES

The wide variety of programs offered in San Antonio’s public schools support student-led choices. As a result, students may easily find their niche, develop their passions and talents, learn through hands-on experience, and open up their minds to what their futures could hold. In addition, valuable life skills might be acquired along the way.

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EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

Below are some of the programs offered throughout San Antonio-area ISDs.
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Explore our Advanced Academics and Gifted and Talented Programs

Explore our After School Programs

Explore our Athletics Programs

Explore our Career (CTE) Programs

Explore our Dual Language and Bilingual Programs

Explore our Magnet Programs and Learninng Academies

Explore our Pre-K and Preschool Programs

Explore our Special Education and Early Intervention Programs

Explore our STEM and STEAM Programs

180+ PROGRAMS OFFERED

Below is a list of academic and extracurricular programs throughout San Antonio-area ISDs. Program offerings vary by school district. Visit your neighborhood ISD’s website, attend information events, and reach out to their main number to learn more.

MATH

  • Algebra
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Physics
  • Statistics

SCIENCES

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Political Science
  • Aerospace Science

LANGUAGES

  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Sign Language
  • English Second Language

HISTORY

  • History
  • US History
  • World Geography
  • World History
  • Government

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

  • English
  • Reading
  • Creative Writing
  • Advanced Placement

FINE ARTS

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre Arts

FINE ARTS

  • Music
  • Choir
  • Classical Guitar
  • Piano
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Mariachi
  • Music Production
  • Orchestra

ATHLETICS

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • JROTC
  • Lacrosse
  • ROTC
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

EXTRACURRICULAR, CLUBS

  • 4-H
  • Academic Decathlon/Octathlon
  • Acting Clubs
  • Anglers
  • Ballet Folklorico
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess
  • Coding Clubs
  • Color Guard
  • Community Service Organizations
  • Debate
  • Deca
  • Destination Imagination
  • Drama Club
  • FCA
  • FFA
  • Flags

SPECIAL STUDENT POPULATIONS

  • Special Education
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Dyslexia
  • Bilingual- ESL

EXTRACURRICULAR, CLUBS

  • Honor Societies
  • Horticulture
  • Interact
  • Intramurals
  • Japanese
  • JROTC
  • Model United Nations
  • Newspaper
  • Science Bowls
  • Science Fairs
  • Science Olympiad
  • Scrabble Club
  • Solar Cars
  • Student Council
  • UIL
  • Voices for Animals
  • Yearbook

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: ANIMAL SCIENCE

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

  • Agriculture
  • Veterinary Applications
  • Animal Science

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: GRAPHIC DESIGN AND MULTIMEDIA ARTS

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

  • Audio Visual Production
  • Digital Audio
  • Web Communications
  • Professional Communications
  • Broadcasting

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: LAW AND PUBLIC SERVICE

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Emergency Services

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire-Science/Fire-Fighting
  • Fire Prevention
  • Disaster Response
  • National Security

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Government and Public Administration

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Political Science
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • Dimensions of Diplomacy
  • Public Management and Administration Revenue, Taxation, and Regulation

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Information Technology, Support and Services

  • Examples of Courses Offered
  • Computer Maintenance
  • IT  Troubleshooting
  • Computer Technician

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: Networking Systems

  • Examples of Courses Offered
  • Principles of Cloud Computing
  • Networking

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: Web Development

  • Web Technologies
  • Web Design
  • Web Game Development

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: Web Development

  • Web Technologies
  • Web Design
  • Web Game Development

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Business Law
  • Business Information Management
  • Human Resources

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Architectural Design
  • Interior Design
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Electrical
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Sheet Metal
  • Construction Management and Inspection

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Principles of Education and Training
  • Child Development
  • Human Growth and Development

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: ENERGY

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Environment and Technology
  • Petrochemical Safety, Health and the Environment

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: HEALTH SCIENCE

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

  • Exercise, Science, and Wellness
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Diagnostics
  • Healthcare Therapeutics
  • Nursing Science
  • Medical Therapist

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: MANUFACTURING

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Machinery Mechanics
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Welding

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: BUSINESS, MARKETING, AND FINANCE

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Accounting and Financial Services

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Money Matters
  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business Information Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Insurance Operations
  • Securities and Investments
  • Career Preparation

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Business Management

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Business Law
  • Virtual Business
  • Human Resources
  • Business Management
  • Statistics and Business Making Decision Making

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Entrepreneurship

  • Examples of Courses Offered
  • Business Information Management
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Marketing
  • Business Management

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Marketing and Sales

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Principles of Business, Marketing, and Sales
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Retail Management
  • Fundamentals of Real Estate

CTE CAREER CLUSTER: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATH

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Biomedical Science

  • Examples of Courses Offered
  • Bioscience
  • Biomedical Science
  • Medical Interventions
  • Biomedical Innovations

ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Cybersecurity

Examples of Courses Offered

  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Networking
  • Digital Forensics

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW OUR 180+ PROGRAMS IMPACT OUR STUDENTS

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