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FBISD academy programs to host open house events (10/21/2019)

Eighth grade students and families are encouraged to attend

 

FORT BEND ISD (October 21, 2019) - FBISD high school academies provide students with focused study and services that help launch them toward careers and college pathways in various highly skilled and competitive areas. The programs are offered through an application process, which includes a combination of academic performance data, test scores and interviews.

 

FBISD currently offers six high school academy programs:

 

  • Digital Media Academy at Hightower High School
  • Engineering Academy at Elkins High School
  • Global Studies Academy at Travis High School
  • International Business and Marketing academy at Travis High School
  • Math and Science Academy at Dulles High School
  • Medical Science Academy at Hightower High School

 

Each academy program will be hosting an Open House to provide students and their families with more details about the programs. To learn more about the FBISD’s high school academy programs, visit the District website at www.fortbendisd.com/academies. The dates are as follows:

 

Global Studies Academy and International Business and Marketing Academy

Thursday, October 24, 2019; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Travis High School (11111 Harlem Road, Richmond, 77406)

 

Digital Media Academy and Medical Science Academy

Tuesday, October 29, 2019; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hightower High School (3333 Hurricane Land, Missouri City, 77459)

 

Engineering Academy

Wednesday, October 30, 2019; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Elkins High School (7007 Knights Court, Missouri City, 77459)

 

Math and Science Academy

Wednesday, November 6, 2019; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dulles High School (550 Dulles Ave., Sugar Land, 77478)

 

Application process for 2020-21 school year

Current FBISD eighth-grade students may apply to attend a high school academy. The application window for the 2020-21 school year is November 1-30, 2019. To apply, students must reside in the FBISD attendance zone at the time of application, and have successfully passed all parts of the seventh-grade STAAR exam. Students grades will also be reviewed as part of the application process.

 

Students applying to the Digital Media, Global Studies and International Business and Marketing academies will be required to complete an interview or presentation. Students applying to the Engineering, Math and Science and Medical Science academies will take an entrance exam. Notification of the date and time of the interview and/or entrance exam will be sent to the email address provided on the student’s application.

 

Students may apply only at https://academy.fortbendisd.com, beginning November 1, 2019.

 

Academy Open House 19

 

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