Together, with our partners, we promote and develop high quality and innovative education models for all of San Antonio's urban students. Here are some of our programs.
With 17 school districts, dozens of public charter schools, and numerous after school programs, San Antonio’s education landscape is complex. The current system for finding schools and learning opportunities in San Antonio is outdated, time consuming, and confusing. No single place exists where families seeking schools and educational programs can find comprehensive and accurate information about schools and programs. The result: families rely on luck and rumor, Google searches, or marketing materials to find opportunities for their students in an increasingly complex education ecosystem in San Antonio.
City Education Partners' newest initiative recruits and retains talented educators for San Antonio. Educate 210 also supports school districts and charters to find, connect with and hire top talent. Through Educate 210, City Education Partners provides scholarships for aspiring educators, and relocation support for teachers moving to San Antonio to be teachers.
OGDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Starting in the fall of 2017, San Antonio Independent School District created a partnership with Relay Graduate School of Education to deliver a new lab school for all Ogden students. With support from Relay, Ogden has integrated a new, digital curriculum for students and aspiring teacher residents into each classroom. In this setting, Ogden is on track to meet state performance standards, and it is graduating credentialed teachers and leaders all committing to three to four years of service with San Antonio Independent School District.
Unicity serves as a convener of San Antonio faith leaders. Through connect gatherings, Unicity brings together the city’s faith leaders, school leaders, and families all seeking groundbreaking schools
RELAY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Opening their San Antonio campus in 2016, Relay Graduate School of Education is dedicated to developing teachers and leaders with the highest quality training methods. Relay has multiple teacher pathways: content degrees for current teachers; masters degrees for non-credentialed/aspiring educators; and principal training. To date, Relay has more than 70 educators enrolled in both their district lab school programs with San Antonio Independent School District and with local San Antonio charter schools.
THE ADVANCED LEARNING ACADEMY
Launched in the fall of 2016, the Advanced Learning Academy (ALA) is an open-enrollment, non-selective San Antonio Independent School District school of choice for over 700, PK-11 students. ALA practices advanced teaching and learning methods in multi-age, interdisciplinary classes to provide all students with individualized learning plans. ALA is a unique lab school in partnership with Trinity University, which trains aspiring teachers and principals both achieving Masters degrees and committing them for three to four more years of service in SAISD.
100 BLACK MEN
The 100 Black Men of San Antonio, Inc. improves quality of life and enhances educational and economic opportunities with youth mentoring programs. They also engage families seeking groundbreaking schools.
Beginning in the fall of 2018, San Antonio Independent School District's Storm Elementary will partner with Relay Graduate School of Education to deliver a lab school focused new learning models and credentialing aspiring teachers and principals. This partnership was first brought to Ogden Elementary and is now being replicated at Storm.
Trinity University's teacher preparation program is recognized as one of seven premier teacher preparation programs in the United States. Through Trinity's Master of Arts in Teaching program, students earn a Master's degree in one year while embedded within one of Trinity's Professional Development Schools. In partnership with SAISD, Trinity University launched a teaching residency program at the Advanced Learning Academy.
KIPP SAN ANTONIO
KIPP San Antonio is a growing network of free, college-preparatory public charter schools that prepare students for success in college and in life. Outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help students to make significant academic gains. KIPP San Antonio Public Schools is growing to serve more than 9,000 K-12 students in 15 schools inside Loop 410. The KIPP Through College team will support an additional 3,000 alumni as they climb the mountain to and through college.
IDEA SAN ANTONIO
IDEA San Antonio is a rapidly-growing network of public charter schools, currently serving over 9,000 San Antonio students in 22 schools. Since IDEA's first graduating class in 2007, 100% of seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide. IDEA’s mission is to prepare students from underserved communities for success in college and citizenship, and aspires to become the region’s largest creator of college graduates.