Friday, November 8
8 – 11:30 a.m. local time

Attendees will attend a total of 2 schools during the Field Trips. Each attendee will choose either the John Jay High School SEA Field Trip OR the NSITE Field Trip during the registration process for the first part of the Field Trip.

After the first school visit, ALL ATTENDEES end the Field Trips at Health Careers High School.

All the Field Trips will take place between 8-11:30 a.m. local time on Friday, November 8.

John Jay High School
Science & Engineering Academy (SEA)

The Science & Engineering Academy (SEA) was established in 1997 for students interested in careers and/or further studies in the STEM fields. SEA operates as a school within a school on the campus of John Jay High School in Northside ISD (San Antonio, Texas).

Programs of Study:

The Science & Engineering Academy offers 4 different STEM Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs of study:

The Biomedical Science program of study focuses on the study of biology and medicine in order to introduce students to the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the healthcare field, such as researching and diagnosing diseases, pre-existing conditions, or other determinants of health.

The Engineering program of study focuses on the design, development, and use of engines, machines, and structures. The curriculum shows students how to apply science, mathematical methods, and empirical evidence to the innovation, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of different manufacturing systems.

The Advanced Manufacturing and Machinery Mechanics program of study focuses on the assembly, operation, maintenance, and repair of electromechanical equipment or devices.
Students in the program of study may have interest in working in a variety of engineering and mechanical fields such as robotics, refinery and pipeline systems, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal.

 The Programming and Software Development program of study explores the occupations and education opportunities associated with researching, designing, developing, and testing operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computer applications. This program of study may also include exploration into creating, modifying, and testing the codes, forms, and script that allow computer applications to run.

Northside School of Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (NSITE)

NSITE High School provides unique learning experiences by fostering an entrepreneurial spirit of innovation and problem-solving through high-quality instruction and a specialized curriculum focused on technology applications, business principles, and project-based learning.

NSITE Students:

  • Learn to start and promote your own business through courses focused on Social Media, Business Management, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship
  • Learn programming languages like Python, Java, and HTML and take them through the complete software lifecycle of planning, designing, developing, testing, deploying, and maintaining program applications
  • Earn industry recognized certifications such as ITF+, Network+, and Security+
  • Earn Dual College Credit in all three academies including an Information Security Level 1 Certificate in Cybersecurity
  • Get hands-on experience building, configuring, and operating an on-site local area network
  • Learn to mitigate cyberattacks by applying preventative measures and searching for risks within an organization
  • Apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms and programs
  • NSITE Senior Entrepreneurs partner with technology students in a senior capstone course in which they create and run a virtual business

Health Careers High School

All attendees will end the Field Trips at Health Careers High School.

Health Careers High School is located in the heart of the South Texas Medical Center in Northwest San Antonio on 13 acres donated by the San Antonio Medical Foundation in 1984. The school is operated under the auspices of the Northside Independent School District, the fourth largest district in Texas with a population of 102,891 students. Health Careers High School, a magnet school, is designed for students whose interests lie in careers in the allied health fields and medicine. Students are carefully selected through an application process. Criteria include career goals, grades, attendance, test scores and citizenship. The enrollment of Health Careers High School is not restricted by specific geographical boundaries; hence, it is composed of all ethnic and socio-economic groups from San Antonio, Bexar County and the surrounding communities.

Health Careers High School operates on an alternate block schedule. The 36-week school year is divided into two semesters of 18 weeks each. Course offerings are academically rigorous. Students are offered a comprehensive curriculum and elective courses in healthcare-related subjects.

The science and health science curriculum prepares students for college and gives the students insight to health-related professions. Due to the proximity to and the cooperation of the University of Texas Health Science Center and the South Texas Medical Foundation, Health Careers High School students have the unique opportunity to work on research projects through internships in these medical facilities, plus others throughout the city. Dual Credit is offered through Northwest Vista College.