Fort Bend ISD High School Academies exist to provide specialized learning communities with concentrated and robust course pathways comprised of career and academic classes.These specialized academies exist at the high school level to provide focused study and services, launching our students toward careers and college pathways in a number of highly skilled and competitive areas. A middle school GT Academy and a GT Mentorship program are also offered for selected students. All of these programs are offered through an application process, which includes a combination of academic performance data, test scores and interviews.Students apply for high school academies as 8th graders. The application window for the 2018-2019 school year is November 1, 2017 - November 30, 2017. Students must reside in the FBISD attendance zone during this application window in order to apply. Students may not apply and will not be accepted outside of this process. In order to properly staff our programs, create schedules, and train staff we must limit the application period for all specialized programs. There are no exceptions to this policy.Students apply for the middle school GT Academy at 5th graders. The application window for the 2017-2018 school year is January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2018. Students must reside in the FBISD attendance zone in order to apply and also be identified as a Gifted and Talented student in FBISD. Students must be referred for GT testing during the appropriate referral windows during the 2016-2017 school year if the child is not already identified as GT.
UIL Athletic Consideration:
Any student attending an academy outside of the attendance zone in which he/she resides, will be ineligible for varsity athletic competition for one calendar year.
The Fort Bend Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, disability and/or age in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions. The district is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, as well as board policy not to discriminate in such a manner. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) If you suspect discrimination please contact the following: Keith Kilgore, Title IX Coordinator, for concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of sex: (281) 634-1900 or Kermit Spears in the Human Resources Department at (281) 634-1055. Section 504 Coordinator, for concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of disability: Contact Michael Ewing at (281) 634-1131. All other concerns regarding discrimination please contact the Office of the Superintendent at (281) 634-1000.