Prospective Students

  • The information contained here is intended for students interested in applying for possible admission into the academy for the 2019-2020 school year.
    Any student attending an academy outside of the attendance zone in which he/she resides, will be ineligible for varsity athletic competition during the first year of academy attendance.

Academy Selection Timeline 2019-2020

  • Sept 23 - Oct. 21 - Middle School Visits
    Oct. 29 - Medical Science Academy Open House (5:30 - 6:30 PM at Hightower High School)
    Nov. 1 - Academy Applications Open
    Nov. 30 - Academy Applications Close
    Spring Semester - Academy Exam (Email Communication will be sent regarding exam)
    Spring Semester - Academy Commitment Night (Specific Times TBD at Hightower High School)
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Online Application:

  • Application information may be viewed here.
    Link to the online application will be available November 1, 2018 here: 
                   Academy Application  

Admission Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a resident of Fort Bend ISD at the time of application.
    The Academy Selection Committee will consider each student's:
    • 7th grade term grades
    • 8th grade term grades
    • Academy interview score
    • 7th grade STAAR exam scores

Admission Requirements:

  • Successful completion of all parts of the 7th grade STAAR exam.

Final Acceptance, contingent upon:

    • Successful completion of all 8th grade courses during the academic school year.
    • Successful completion of all parts of the 8th Grade STAAR exam or EOC if applicable. 
    • If a student does not meet the above requirements, student will automatically be placed on Academic Probation for the student's incoming Fall semester

Number of Students Accepted:

  • The number of students selected into an academy will be determined based on campus utilization. 

High School Academy Acceptance Process FAQ: