Considering a Magnet School for Your High Schooler: Communication Arts

When you have a family, one of the most important aspects of moving involves finding a new school district. If your child is in high school, you may consider a magnet school. Magnet schools specialize in a particular program or field of study, often preparing its students for advancement in a specific field. Often, these schools are academically superior, with excellent student/teacher ratios and award-winning performances.

Magnet School Spotlight: Communication Arts High School 

NISD’s Communication Arts High School is located within William H. Taft High School on the outer west side. CAHS teaches a curriculum focused on honing its students creative and practical communications. The program includes multimedia courses such as video production and digital graphics, as well as foreign languages and speech communication. CAHS has appeared in Newsweek more than once as one of America’s Top Public High Schools, once appearing in the Top 20! Recently, the Washington Post named CAHS among the top 50 most challenging high schools in the US.

If you’re looking to buy a home in the NISD and place your child at CAHS, there are several excellent neighborhoods to choose from. Nearby, Alamo Ranch has been labeled the fastest growing master-planned community in San Antonio. Subdivisions include The Trails, The Hills, Santa Maria, The Terraces, The Preserve, and The Summit. These homes come at a wide variety of prices, from estates to modest homes. Also nearby, Stillwater Ranch offers homes from the 200,000s. If you’re looking for a calm getaway, the nearby small town of Helotes has a population under 8,000 people. Less than 15 minutes away, Helotes offers excellent homes that average in the 300,000s.

The Trails of Alamo Ranch offers beautiful, semi custom built homes.  Photo courtesy of Scott Jauregui.

No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find an excellent home in your price range within NISD. As a home buyer, you aren’t only purchasing a house…you’re settling into a community that will affect your entire family, particularly in the selection of schools. This featured magnet school provides an award-winning education in an excellent community.

Pre-approval:An assessment given by the lender that investigates the borrower

Mortgage:A contract that represents the debt owed by the borrower to the lender for the money borrowed to purchase a property.

master-planned community:A community with an extensive plan centered around building up infrastructure, with residential homes, commercial buildings, and public facilities.

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