The GT Academy offers a rich and dynamic academic program, with exceptional depth and challenge for gifted students in grades 6-8. The curriculum empowers students to pursue their passions and to make important connections through problem-based, interdisciplinary study and investigation. The core curriculum takes a rigorous approach to mathematics, language arts, science, social studies and foreign language with technology integrated throughout. Students have creative options, alternative activities and a plethora of opportunities to display their mastery of the curriculum. Embedded into the curriculum for academy students is Future Problem Solving, a gifted program designed to engage critical-thinking and creative problem solving skills. Unique on-campus activities and off-campus experiences motivate students to excel and allow them to internalize their academic studies in a meaningful and purposeful way. Unique activities may include: Rice University Words & Art Events, Texas A&M University tour and Honors College visit, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Holocaust Museum, Explorer World Market, Local Religious Sites Tour, Día de los Muertos Celebration and Pi Day Celebration.
Sequence of Study
6th Grade: ELA Pre AP, Math 6 Pre AP, Science Pre AP, Social Studies Pre AP, Spanish IA, Physical Education, Fine Arts Elective (Art, Band, Orchestra, Choral Music, Introduction to Creative Performance)
7th Grade: ELA Pre AP, Math 7 Pre AP, Science Pre AP, Texas History Pre AP, Spanish IB, Physical Education,/ Health, Elective (Art, Band, Orchestra, Choral Music, Principles of Creative Performance, Introduction to Broadcasting, Teen Leadership, Creative Thinking for Synthesis, Journalism, Contest Math)
8th Grade: ELA Pre AP, Math 8/Algebra I Pre AP, Science Pre AP, Texas History Pre AP, Spanish II, Physical Education,/Health, Elective (Art, Band, Orchestra, Choral Music, Principles of Creative Performance, Introduction to Broadcasting, Gateway to Technology, Teen Leadership, Creative Thinking for Synthesis, Journalism, Contest Math, Peer Assistance and Leadership)
Courses offered at the Academy for high school credit: Spanish IA/B, Spanish II, Algebra I PreAP, and Geometry PreAP Opportunities for Students
Course offerings are subject to change in the event that the Texas Education Agency makes changes to approved courses and/or due to low enrollment.