School of Science & Technology Discovery District Named As National District of Character

San Antonio, TX - May 17, 2022, - The School of Science and Technology Discovery District has been recognized by as the National District of Character. announced today that the SST Discovery District earned their highest distinction as the National District of Character, the only district recognized in the state of Texas. According to their press release, “we are pleased to announce and celebrate the schools and school districts that have earned this national recognition,” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, President of “Each of these schools has put in place a comprehensive approach to help students understand, care about, and consistently practice the character strengths that will help them flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace, and as citizens.”

The Discovery District includes schools within San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Houston:

  • SST Advancement in Houston
  • SST Corpus Christi Elementary in Corpus Christi
  • SST Corpus Christi High School in Corpus Christi
  • SST Bayshore in Corpus Christi 
  • SST Discovery in San Antonio
  • SST Hill Country in San Antonio
  • SST Northwest in San Antonio
  • SST Sugar Land in Houston

“We are so excited to see how our journey of character education has grown from when we opened our first school in 2005 to now being nationally recognized by Their 11-Principles framework has helped us successfully sustain character development in our students, families, staff, and schools. We look forward to a future where our students make the world a better place from the character education they received at SST. ” says Mr. Fawzy Shemshack, Superintendent of the School of Science & Technology. 

SST Discovery District earned recognition as the State District of Character in January 2022, the only distinction in Texas and one of two districts identified in the United States. 

School of Science and Technology Public Schools drive academic and socio-emotional development through a college preparatory, STEM-based learning model. SST’s model is anchored on 21st-century skills, embraced by a character-building approach, and delivered in an enriching, safe, and student-centered learning environment.

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