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  • The Fort Bend ISD Gifted and Talented Academy provides challenging learning opportunities and instructional strategies to differentiate for the academically gifted. Instruction is designed to enhance self-awareness, self-efficacy, problem solving and the learning of critical and creative thinking skills that empower students to make important connections through problem-based, interdisciplinary study and investigation.    

Academy Announcement

  • 2021-2022 GT Academy Recruitment, Application, and Selection Timeline:

    5th Grade students enrolled in the Fort Bend ISD gifted and talented program are eligible to apply to the Fort Bend ISD Gifted and Talented Academy at Quail Valley Middle School!  


    The purpose of the Gifted and Talented Academy is to create an engaging, safe, and challenging environment that nurtures the social, emotional, and academic needs of middle school students in the Gifted and Talented program.


    If your 5th grader is not enrolled in FBISD but is interested in attending the GT Academy, please visit the Prospective Parents Page for more information. 


    January 21st OR 28th, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: 

    Virtual GTA Information Nights #1 and #2 at Quail Valley Middle School. Same information both nights. No need to RSVP. Zoom Links will be emailed to eligible parents and students the week of January 11th. 

    Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/qvmsgta5thgradenight

    Meeting ID: 989 0855 3363
    Passcode: qvmsgta

    February 13th, 2021 (Saturday):

    Virtual GTA Ambassador Recruitment Conference (in lieu of in-person school tours) – Sign Up required https://gtarecruitment2021.sched.com/ 


    February 1, 2021 - March 12, 2021:

    Online applications window https://academy.fortbendisd.com/


    March 26, 2021:

    Acceptance or Waitlist Notification emailed to applicants.


    April 5, 2021:

    Uncommitted seats released to waitlisted applicants. 


    April 15, 2021: 

    GT Academy Orientation video EMAILED to committed students 

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  • Concept-Based Teaching and Learning


    Through Concept-Based Instruction, rigor is embedded in understanding the universal concepts, as interdisciplinary connections are a logical result.  Because many gifted children are global thinkers, using a universal concept is a more natural way for them to learn.


    This short powerpoint provides parents an understanding of the Instructional Philosophy at the FBISD Gifted and Talented Middle School Academy. 

    Concept-Based Teaching and Learning at GTA

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Academy Highlights

  • Congratulations to GTA 7 student, Nicholas Ufeli for National Gifted Award

    Congratulations to GTA 7 student, Nicholas Ufeli for National Gifted Award

    Nicholas Ufeli was awarded the Dr. Martin D. Jenkins Scholar Award in November 2020. This is named in honor of Dr. Jenkins, Father of Research on Gifted Black Students, and it is designed to honor the achievements of highly gifted Black students who excel academically in school. Congratulations Nicholas!

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  • Congratulations to Mr. Bernhart and Be the Change EXPO!

    Congratulations to Mr. Bernhart and Be the Change EXPO!

    Through the Innovation in Giftedness Award program, TAGT recognizes and showcases exemplary projects, programs, or ideas that address the unique needs of gifted students in innovative ways. Mr. Bernhart completed a rigorous application, which was reviewed and scored by a committee of TAGT volunteers. The BE THE CHANGE EXPO program will receive a $5,000 financial award to support continued operation, expansion, or development of innovation.

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    Kamilah Holmes
    Program Coordinator
    Gifted and Talented Middle School Academy
    Phone: (281) 634-6687
    Jeffrey Post
    Quail Valley Middle School
    Phone: (281) 634-3602 
    Quail Valley Middle School
    3019 FM 1092
    Missouri City, Texas  77459
    (281) 634-3600
Last Modified on April 4, 2021