Discover District Resources2020-12-17T04:30:53+00:00

Discover district resources

If it truly takes a village to raise a child, then we’ve got the best one in town! Learn how you can take advantage of the services, initiatives, and resources SAISD offers to support the academic and social-emotional development of your child.

Discover district resources

If it truly takes a village to raise a child, then we’ve got the best one in town! Learn how you can take advantage of the services, initiatives, and resources SAISD offers to support the academic and social-emotional development of your child.

Resources for all students

San Antonio ISD provides a wide variety of resources designed to strengthen and enrich your child’s educational experience. From innovative academic programs and special-interest activities to social-emotional supports and the teams that care for our physical spaces, each contributes in an essential way to the success of all our students.

1:1 technology

SAISD accelerated its strategic plan from a three-year strategy to a three-week goal to provide 1:1 technology across the District. A website providing digital resources for all grade levels organized by subject areas and digital hotspots are available to all students through the #ConnectCampaign.

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2020 COVID-19 Precautions

Through a combination of remote and in-person learning strategies, San Antonio ISD is using 1:1 technology and the strength of our community to make sure all students are connected to their school on a daily basis.

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Advanced Academics (G/T, AP)

SAISD’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Department aims to transform potential in youth into outstanding achievement in adulthood. Offering 29 courses, the Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

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Career Tech (CTE)

Students can receive industry-specific certifications and/or college credit with such as Agriculture, Construction, Arts, Business, Education, Health Science, Hospitality, Human Services, Information Technology, Law & Public Services, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Transportation to name a few.

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Dual Language; Bilingual/ESL & Migrant

Students can take advantage of a PK-12 dual language curriculum, as well as programs for native Spanish speakers that ease the transition to English with the aim to produce multilingual graduates with the socio-cultural awareness to lead their local and global communities.

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Early Childhood

The Early Childhood Education Department provides an acclaimed, high-quality educational program to eligible 3 and 4 year-olds through its state and district funded pre-kindergarten and federally funded Head Start programs.

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Educational Technology & Extended Learning

We aim to provide all learners with pathways that personalize and enrich the learning experiences by exploring 21st Century competencies: collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

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Fine Arts

At the Elementary level, the primary focus is music, with art having a steadily increasing role in the curriculum. At the Secondary level, students can take classes in all fine arts subjects while participating in performances, shows, and competitions in a wide variety of programs, including band, choir, orchestra, mariachi, art, theater and dance.

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JROTC, LOTC, CCMR

Students interested in developing their skills in civic service can join specialized programs with a focus on respect, responsibility, and critical thinking techniques, as well as preparing them for success in leadership roles in college, career and the military.

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Special Education / 504 Dyslexia

Supports students with disabilities in gaining college and career readiness, and independent living skills through a rigorous, nurturing learning environment, high-quality instruction, and support services that enable all students to reach their full potential. Contact the Special Education Department to set up a free evaluation if you have concerns with your child’s physical development, emotional development, or speech.

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Choice Schools & Magnet Programs

Enjoy specialized academic programming designed to best fit the individual interests of students! Choose from Montessori, dual language, single gender, early college, career-focused pathways, and more! Open to all students in grades PK-12, regardless of academic ability or where they live. Free transportation is provided, and an application is required.

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Neighborhood Schools

Families living within SAISD boundaries have neighborhood K-12th grade campuses assigned or zoned to their home address. Families living outside a neighborhood school’s attendance zone, including families living outside SAISD boundaries, can request a transfer into the school.

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Athletics

Students who participate in athletics learn important values and skills like leadership, goal setting, teamwork, and integrity. Varsity sports are football, basketball, track, cross country, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer, wrestling, tennis, golf, swimming/diving, and student trainer/manager. Schools offer other sports and sports-related clubs through grade 8.

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Extended Day Program

Your child has the opportunity to participate in a safe, supportive after-school environment that provides continued learning in core subjects and helps with homework. Participating students can also develop their social awareness and physical skills through iPlay! activities. Services are delivered through a partnership between SAISD and the City of San Antonio.

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Extracurricular Activities

SAISD schools offer a variety of after-school opportunities for students interested in sports, scholastics, the arts, science, and other special interests. Options vary from school to school, including clubs focused on academics, music, dance, drama, fine arts, robotics, languages, journalism, school spirit, peer assistance, leadership, and more!

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1:1 technology

SAISD accelerated its strategic plan from a three-year strategy to a three-week goal to provide 1:1 technology across the District. A website providing digital resources for all grade levels organized by subject areas and digital hotspots are available to all students through the #ConnectCampaign.

Learn more

2020 COVID-19 Precautions

Through a combination of remote and in-person learning strategies, San Antonio ISD is using 1:1 technology and the strength of our community to make sure all students are connected to their school on a daily basis.

Learn more

Bonds

Bond 2020 – In 2020, SAISD voters approved $1.3 billion of renovations for 36 campuses, including new classrooms, building infrastructure work, and technology, security, and energy upgrades. 

Bond 2016 – In 2016, voters approved a $450 million renovation program for 13 campuses, including replacing infrastructure and upgrading learning spaces. Work finishes in 2022.

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Child Nutrition Services

The Child Nutrition Services Department enhances children’s learning and health by nourishing their bodies and minds with nutritious meals. More than 91,000 student meals are served each day at 90 District sites and curbside pickup locations.

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Construction Services

In early 2021, over 600 SAISD employees will relocate to a new Central Office building on N. Flores St. near the Fox Tech campus, at no cost to taxpayers. The new, more energy efficient facility will save the District $1 million each year. Currently, Central Office employees work in separate locations across the District, in buildings that are each about 50 years old.

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Educational Technology & Extended Learning

We aim to provide all learners with pathways that personalize and enrich the learning experiences by exploring 21st Century competencies: collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

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Facilities

SAISD’s Facilities Services maintain our schools, classrooms, and administrative buildings to provide safe, healthy learning and working environments. This important work includes custodial, grounds, clerical, construction, technical and trade groups. The new Energy & Sustainability program helps maintain comfortable, safe surroundings and improve energy efficiency.

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Safety Features

The SAISD Transportation Department’s top priority is delivering your child to school safely, on time, and in a frame of mind ready to learn. Learn about how the innovative Safe Stop and Z-Pass programs help you have peace of mind about your child’s safety. Find your SAISD bus stop here. Bilingual, special needs, and Choice Schools & Magnet Programs routes are available.

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