The Fort Bend ISD Gifted and Talented Academy provides challenging learning opportunities and instructional strategies to differentiate for the academically gifted. Instruction is designed to enhance self-awareness, self-efficacy, problem solving and the learning of critical and creative thinking skills that empower students to make important connections through problem-based, interdisciplinary study and investigation.
The GT Academy Parent Guide
This parent guide provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions from potential 5th grade students and their families.
2023-2024 GT Academy Recruitment, Application and Selection Timeline:
All eligible GT 5th Graders in FBISD will receive direct communication via email and mail regarding upcoming dates!
Recruitment events are open to ALL!
January 26, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: GTA Information Nights for prospective students and their parents (this will be a virtual event) -
Open to all. No need to RSVP. Recording will be posted on the GT Academy website.
Microsoft Teams Link: https://bit.ly/gtamainroom
January 30, 2023 – March 3, 2023 - GTA School Tours
Sign-Up for Tours: Sign-Up Genius
February 1, 2023 - March 10, 2023 - Online applications window (use Student Skyward login - not parent) – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Application Link: https://academy.fortbendisd.com/
March 24, 2023 - Acceptance or Waitlist Notification emailed to applicants.
April 3, 2023 - Final commitment date applicants accepted on March 24th.
April 3, 2023 - Seats released to waitlisted applicants.
April 6, 2023 - Final commitment date for applicants accepted on April 3rd.
April 18, 2022 - GT Academy Orientation and Fine Arts Showcase for incoming class 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Through Concept-Based Instruction, rigor is embedded in understanding the universal concepts, as interdisciplinary connections are a logical result. Because many gifted children are global thinkers, using a universal concept is a more natural way for them to learn.
This short powerpoint provides parents an understanding of the Instructional Philosophy at the FBISD Gifted and Talented Middle School Academy.
GT Academy TPSP Campus Showcase 2022
Check out our Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) Finalists who participated in our Campus Showcase! The GTA Mixtape Project has come to an end, but we believe that some of our students are JUST GETTING STARTED making a positive impact on the community based on what they've learned about themselves and their passions. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FINALISTS and SHOWCASE PARTICIPANTS!
Nicholas Ufeli was awarded the Dr. Martin D. Jenkins Scholar Award in November 2020. This is named in honor of Dr. Jenkins, Father of Research on Gifted Black Students, and it is designed to honor the achievements of highly gifted Black students who excel academically in school. Congratulations Nicholas!
Through the Innovation in Giftedness Award program, TAGT recognizes and showcases exemplary projects, programs, or ideas that address the unique needs of gifted students in innovative ways. Mr. Bernhart completed a rigorous application, which was reviewed and scored by a committee of TAGT volunteers. The BE THE CHANGE EXPO program will receive a $5,000 financial award to support continued operation, expansion, or development of innovation.
Kamilah HolmesProgram CoordinatorGifted and Talented Middle School AcademyPhone: (281) 634-6687Quail Valley Middle School3019 FM 1092Missouri City, Texas 77459(281) 634-3600