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Fort Bend ISD High School Academies exist to provide specialized learning communities with concentrated and robust course pathways comprised of career and academic classes.
These specialized academies exist at the high school level to provide focused study and services, launching our students toward careers and college pathways in a number of highly skilled and competitive areas.  A middle school GT Academy and a GT Mentorship program are also offered for selected students.  All of these programs are offered through an application process, which includes a combination of academic performance data, test scores and interviews.  
Students apply for high school academies as 8th graders.  The application window for the 2017-2018 school year is November 1, 2016 - November 30, 2016.  Students must reside in the FBISD attendance zone during this application window in order to apply.  Students may not apply and will not be accepted outside of this process.  In order to properly staff our programs, create schedules, and train staff we must limit the application period for all specialized programs.  There are no exceptions to this policy. 
Students apply for the middle school GT Academy at 5th graders.  The application window for the 2017-2018 school year is January 1, 2017 - January 31, 2017.  Students must reside in the FBISD attendance zone in order to apply and also be identified as a Gifted and Talented student in FBISD.  Students must be referred for GT testing during the appropriate referral windows during the 2016-2017 school year if the child is not already identified as GT. 
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    2016-2017 High School Academy Previews

    The FBISD Advanced Academics Department is pleased to announce several events for prospective students currently in the 8th grade.  Two identical Previews of all six high school academies will be held at two separate locations on two different dates.  Eighth grade students and parents may pre register and cycle through all six presentations or choose only those which interest them.  We encourage attending all sessions but recognize that all families may not be able to attend for the full two hour event.  The preview will serve as an overview for each program and help students decide which academies they would like to know more about.  All six academies will have a more in depth opportunity to hear about their program at their open houses.  Please see each academy page for those dates.  


    West Side Location: Kempner High School, October 6, 2016 from 6 - 8 pm

    Register for the October 6th event


    East Side Location: Ridge Point High School, October 19, 2016 from 6 - 8 pm

    Register for the October 19th event


    Preview Poster available here


    Application Information may be viewed here but the online application will not be available until November 1, 2016.

    An FAQ is provided to help understand the High School Academy Acceptance Process.

    Please feel free to contact any of the academy coordinators if you have any additional questions.




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