The Brainpower Connection is a widening circle of support, influence, and collegiality established when five different institutions - their faculties and students - connect to share their brainpower. Shared vision, shared faculties, and shared facilities help break down the walls that traditionally separate elementary schools, high schools, and universities.
The schools in the Brainpower Connection are the University of the Incarnate Word; St. Anthony Elementary School, and its developmental pre-school, the Katherine Ryan Program; St. Peter Prince of Apostles Elementary School; Incarnate Word High School, for young women; St. Anthony Catholic High School, for young men and women; and UIW Preparatory, an online college preparatory high school. The three high schools of the Brainpower Connection are actually under the management of the University of the Incarnate Word. All employees - faculty, staff, and administration - are employees of the University. The Dean of University Collaborative Programs is the Chief Administrative Officer of the high schools and holds bottom line responsibility for each. Campus principals are on site at the high schools. The elementary schools have their own school boards.
The Brainpower Connection is coordinated by a council made up of representatives of each institution and is designed to preserve the discrete nature of each school. Incarnate Word High School, for young women, and St. Anthony Catholic High School, for young men and young women, have boarding programs for students. These programs let the boarding students experience the cultural diversity of San Antonio while enjoying a comprehensive, Catholic based education.
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Dual Credit courses are available through our Senior Connection program to high school students.