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.
High School Academy Announcement: February 5, 2018
Dear Academy Applicants,
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding while we work to ensure that all Academy Applications receive proper review and consideration. As we previously shared, we discovered errors in the way that data was uploaded into our software system, and consequently, we learned that student composite scores were incorrectly calculated. This resulted in the erroneous notifications emails on January 22. While student data remained secure throughout this process, we regret that the error was not caught earlier, causing confusion and frustration. To ensure the integrity of the Academy application process, we have since reviewed all student composite scores manually and have also verified that the composite scores calculated by our program are accurate.
Because student applications were reset after this extensive verification process, all students will need to accept or decline new invitations as the academy notification process begins today. Beginning this afternoon, notified Priority 1 students will have the choice to accept or decline an academy placement.
- Priority 1 notifications are scheduled to go out today, February 5, and must be accepted or declined by February 9.
- Starting February 10, regular status notifications will then roll out through the app, completing on February 15.
- Students on the wait list will be notified between February 16 and February 20.
- Automated notifications will end on February 21. In the event that a spot becomes available, an Academy Coordinator will contact students in accordance with their spot on the waitlist.
As a result of the delay in student notification, Academy Commitment Nights have been postponed and Academy Coordinators will communicate new dates to applicants who commit to an Academy. As we are now in the course selection process of 2018-2019, please complete your course selection at your current campus. Academy course selection information will be altered as needed by the Academy High School after a student has accepted their invitation to an Academy and attended the Academy Commitment Night.
We are excited that you have an interest in the Academy Programs, and appreciate your patience as we work through this process. We sincerely regret this error occurred and apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused our students and families.
G/T Academy Applicants Announcement: February 5, 2018
Dear Parents and G/T Academy Applicants,
Thank you for your patience and understanding as the ability to apply online for G/T Academy admission was temporarily suspended so that the FBISD High School Academy notification system could be updated.
We are pleased to announce that the G/T Academy application process has recommenced and applicants are invited to complete their application online through February 16, 2018. Please know that if you had already completed and submitted the online application prior to the system update, it is not necessary to complete the application again.
As mentioned at our G/T Academy Information Night, notification regarding the applicant's admission status will be communicated via email on March 23, 2018.
Thank you for your interest in the FBISD G/T Academy
GT Middle School Academy
The FBISD Gifted and Talented Academy Application Process Has Ended
The G/T Academy application process for 2018-2019 admission has now ended. Applications are in the process of being reviewed. Applications submitted by current 5th grade students who reside in FBISD and have been identified G/T in FBISD will be considered for admission. As mentioned at our G/T Academy Information Night, notification regarding the applicant's admission status will be communicated via email on March 23, 2018. Thank you for your interest in the FBISD G/T Academy!