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Center for Academics and Sports

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The Center for Academics and Sports (CAS) was established in 2010 as part of the University of St. Thomas School of Education to enhance community outreach efforts in the areas of promoting healthy lifestyles and advancing academic achievement. CAS upholds its agendas to close the achievement gap and support healthy development for all students.

CAS's mission is to help young people, particularly from diverse and low-income communities, develop physically, mentally, and ethically through academic and athletic programs and activities. We encourage Learning for Life!

Learn more about the Center for Academics and Sports.

Charter School Authorizing Program

 ‌Charter School Authorizing Program

Inspired by the mission of the broader University, the Authorizing Program strives to always act in a morally responsible manner and to employ critical thinking, wise action, and skillful work in an effort to become a model of excellence in authorizing throughout the state and nation.  In pursuing this goal, we seek to add a thoughtful, student-focused voice to the ongoing dialogue about public education, and above all, to advance the common good. We believe that quality authorizing assists in the creation and maintenance of quality schools and work toward a reality in which all students and families have access to high-quality educational options whether private, charter, or district. 

The schools that make up the UST Charter Network are held to rigorous academic, financial, and organizational standards, and must possess a mission which is compatible with that of the University.

Learn more about the Charter School Authorizing Program.


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