Academies are personalized, small learning communities that function within a larger high school with a mixture of career and academic classes offered to students. Enrollment of approximately 400 students is eventually anticipated for each academy.
Students attending academies generally take more advanced courses in their areas of specialization and have the opportunity to earn college credit.
Important Notice(12/06/13): Fort Bend ISD administration has conducted external audits reviewing several programs over the past two years. A recent audit conducted by TASBO (Texas Association of School Business Officials) recommended that Academy transportation be discontinued. The administration does not wish to eliminate transportation and is recommending a satellite bus stop system used by most districts that host magnet or Academy programs. This will allow transportation to and from a student’s home campus thereby eliminating numerous bus stops and saving the district revenue that can be reallocated in other areas. Below is a power point shared with Academy parents at a meeting held on December 4, 2013. Following the meeting, FBISD administration listened to concerns and took suggestions from many parents. District officials will be looking at these suggestions, associated costs and meeting again to make a final decision by early January, at the latest.
Academy Applications for high school academies opens October 24, 2013 through December 14, 2013. Applications for the GT Academy opens December 16, 2013 through February 21, 2014
Students must complete and submit the online application, which includes an essay and two teacher recommendations, by the designated deadline.