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Cassata's academic model, called S.T.E.P. Up (Student Transformation Expansion Project), is truly unique.

We strive to offer a rigorous curriculum delivering outstanding results, with the flexibility and personalization that our students desire.  

Key Elements
  • The opportunity to take morning or afternoon sessions (or both) to accommodate the need for flexibility, including those caring for children or parents or those working to support their family.

  • Small class sizes (12-15 students) for crucial one-on-one instruction. 

  • Individualized, self-paced curriculum guided by professional, caring, highly qualified teachers.

  • Remedial English/math testing and classes to ensure that all students have the proper foundation for high school learning.

  • Open entry/exit policy that allows students who have dropped out or are struggling in another school to re-start at Cassata during any point of the school year. Cassata also accepts students who have exceeded the maximum age for public school.

  • Mentoring and career development opportunities throughout the year, utilizing community resources and volunteers.

  • Dual enrollment courses require Texas Success Initiative testing, to prepare students for post-secondary education and careers. 

  • Individualized college planning and application preparation with Cassata’s full-time college counselor. 

  • In tandem with S.T.E.P. Up, Cassata works with students to overcome their personal struggles through:  

  • Counseling/On-site care:  Cassata’s small student body allows teachers and staff to know students and their families personally, so that they can act quickly if a problem arises. Key teachers and staff are trained in Trust-Based Relationship Intervention (TBRI) and incorporate the TBRI philosophy in all of Cassata’s classrooms.  In addition, Cassata partners with Christian Works to provide free counseling services to students and families.  

Cassata is fully accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department, and recognized by the Texas Educational Agency.

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