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  • 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 development of critical and creative thinking skills to empower students to make meaningful connections through problem-based learning, interdisciplinary study, and self-directed investigation. The GTA leverages a conceptual and thematic framework to foster students' ability to expand learning across separate content areas, encouraging real world connections and realizations via the curriculum. It also offers a uniquely supportive environment for GT-identified students in the form of like-minded and motivated peers and teachers with special expertise in the teaching of gifted and talented children.

Academy Announcements

  • Concept-Based Teaching and Learning

     

    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. 

    Concept-Based Teaching and Learning at GTA

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Academy Highlights

  • QUAIL VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL SWEEPS RECENT COMPETITION, BRINGS HOME TOP AWARDS

    QUAIL VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL SWEEPS RECENT COMPETITION, BRINGS HOME TOP AWARDS

    Fort Bend ISD (April 25, 2024) - Quail Valley Middle School’s eighth grade Academic Pentathlon team reigned at the 2024 regional competition, advancing to compete at the national competition in Phoenix this May.

    “This is the first year we have been able to advance with the invitation to attend the United States Academic Pentathlon Nationals,” QVMS teacher and team coach Jeanette Morales said. “This team is quite possibly one of the best I have ever coached, and I am proud to have been able to be a part of this journey with them.”

    The students individually earned four gold medals in literature, social science, science and fine arts; one silver medal in social science; and three bronze medals in science.

    The team collectively won a silver plaque in the Super Quiz relay event, and also earned overall bronze medals and plaques in Region 2, earning them an invitation to the USAP Nationals.

    The Quail Valley Middle School Pentathlon Team consists of the following students:

    Nathan Anderson – Second Place Super Quiz and Third Place Overall 
    Joseph Cabanas – Second Place Super Quiz and Third Place Overall 
    Henry Laskoski – First Place Literature, Second Place Super Quiz and Third Place Science and Overall
    Nilav Mukhopadhyay – First Place Fine Arts, Second Place Social Science and Super Quiz, and Third Place Overall
    Olivia Onyia – Second Place Super Quiz and Third Place Overall 
    Tilak Suther – Second Place Super Quiz and Third Place Overall
    Manvik Thanneeru – First Place Social Science and Science, Second Place Super Quiz and Third Place Overall

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  • Congratulations to GTA 7 student, Nicholas Ufeli for National Gifted Award

    Congratulations to GTA 7 student, Nicholas Ufeli for National Gifted Award

    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!

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  • Congratulations to Mr. Bernhart and Be the Change EXPO!

    Congratulations to Mr. Bernhart and Be the Change EXPO!

    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.


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Contact Information

  • Quail Valley Middle School
    3019 FM 1092
    Missouri City, Texas  77459
    (281) 634-3600
     

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