Dreaming big is encouraged at Brooks

From Pre-K to medical school, students of all ages can attend school at Brooks

Brooks is ready to educate the next generation of San Antonio students. With unique educational opportunities that go beyond traditional schools, students that attend schools at Brooks are preparing for a successful future in today’s fast-paced world. In addition to charter schools, Brooks is part of the San Antonio Independent School District, with a portion feeding into East Central Independent School District and is nearby Harlandale Independent School District. Each district has high-achieving schools and are continually improving their extracurricular offerings and curriculum.

Education that changes lives

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Future doctors go to UIW

With a vision to empower all members of the medical education community to achieve success, the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine produces doctors who value health promotion and disease prevention. Learn more about University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine.

  • Earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree at UIW’s medical school
  • Four-year program to learn the practice of osteopathic medicine, with a philosophy that is expansive and holistic, focused on the patient, with specific attention to the cause of a disease and use of manipulative techniques as a possible treatment

Compass Rose Legacy

College readiness starts here

Compass Rose Legacy integrates entrepreneurship lessons and hands-on learning opportunities into the curriculum. Learn more about Compass Rose Legacy.

  • Pre-K4 to 12th tuition-free public charter school that prepares students for college and the world beyond with advanced curriculum


The first step to a medical career

CAST Med High School adds to the pipeline of much-needed doctors and researchers in the San Antonio area. Students enrolled in CAST Med can follow one of three pathways: Biomedical Research, Medical Professionals, and Public Health Professionals.

  • CAST Med is the third school in the CAST Network
  • High school instructional spaces include a 215-seat auditorium and lab spaces for biology, biotech and engineering, virtual anatomy and computer stations.

Somerset Academy Brooks

Pre-K to 12th education for young scientists

Hands-on science activities that inspire curiosity and reinforce the scientific method are at the heart of the curriculum. Learn more about Somerset Academy Brooks.

  • Pre-K to 12th tuition-free public charter school
  • STEM curriculum with a focus on hands-on science activities to inspire curiosity and reinforce the scientific method

Training and upskilling programs


Creating a pipeline of highly skilled workers

Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) is a partnership of regional manufacturers whose purpose is to implement dual-track, apprenticeship-style training that will create a pipeline of skilled workers. TX FAME strives to be the catalyst for developing world-class technical talent for manufacturing and a conduit between industry and training providers with a primary focus on meeting the needs of manufacturers.

Ready to Work SA

Premier training, education, and employment program

Ready to Work is a one-of-a-kind program that connects San Antonians to education and quality jobs – and, ultimately, well-paid careers. A personal Ready to Work coach will:

  • Get to know you and understand your specific situation
  • Provide guidance and resources throughout the process
  • Guide you through career and education exploration and planning
  • Help you enroll in approved courses
  • Connect you with tuition assistance and funds for urgent needs
  • Help you secure and retain a well-paid job