Prospective Students

  • Important Information
     
    Please review the update to EIC Local https://www.fortbendisd.com/eiclocal
     
     
    The information contained her is intended for students interested in applying for possible admission into the academy for the 2020-2021 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 16 - Oct. 18 - Middle School Visits
      
    Oct. 29 - Digital Medica Academy Open House (6:30 - 8:00 PM at Hightower High School)
     
    Nov. 1 - Academy Applications Open
     
    Jan. 24 - Academy Applications Close
     
    February. - Academy Interview (Email communication will be sent regarding interview)
     
    April - Digital Media Academy Commitment Night (Specific Times TBD at Hightower High School)

Online Application:

  • Application information may be viewed here.
     
    Link to the online application will be available November 1, 2019 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 an EOC exam were 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: