Dear HST Families, Teachers and Staff,

In observance of Thanksgiving there will be NO SCHOOL beginning Monday, November 25th through Friday, November 29th.
Classes will resume on Monday, December 2nd. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break with family and friends!

Estimadas familias, maestros y personal de HST: En cumplimiento del Día de Acción de Gracias, NO HABRÁ ESCUELA a partir del lunes 25 de noviembre hasta el viernes 29 de noviembre. Las clases se reanudarán el lunes 2 de diciembre. ¡Tenga un maravilloso descanso de Acción de Gracias con familiares y amigos!

Spanish course for 7th grade – 12th grade Harmony school students in Salamanca-Spain.
A deposit of 150 Euros will be required upon registration. Please click here for Study Abroad in Spain Registration

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Harmony Public Schools was founded with a mission—to encourage students in underserved communities to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

On National STEM Day, educators across America celebrated the exciting opportunities made possible by science, technology, engineering, and math studies. Charter schools have been major contributors to making STEM education more widely available to students in every neighborhood and from every background.

One charter school network that’s leading the charge: Harmony Public Schools.

Harmony Public Schools was founded with a mission—to encourage students in underserved communities to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. There’s a well-known gap in STEM education with African American, Hispanic, and low-income students taking AP science courses and majoring in sciences in college at much lower rates than White, Asian, and wealthier students. But Harmony’s founders and educators—many of whom hold advanced degrees in science and engineering fields—knew that these disparities were about access, not ability, so they leveraged the charter school model to build a different kind of school.

Based in Houston, Harmony places a heavy emphasis on STEM through its award-winning PreK-12 curriculum and helps students gain critical job skills and hands-on experience for the future. At Harmony campuses, it’s not unusual to see 2nd graders using a 3D printer to code and print their own toys or high schoolers creating 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for families in need. The end result is remarkable—58 percent of Harmony alumni choose STEM majors in college, more than double the national and Texas averages.

By exposing students to cutting-edge technology and hands-on experiences, Harmony is leveling the playing field for underrepresented groups and giving students the support they need to find their passion. Khalid, a Harmony School of Excellence alum, credited his school with helping him to discover his love of engineering and inspiring him to positively influence his community.

In addition, teachers like Theresa Gray (who was just awarded Teacher of the Year by the Texas Charter Schools Association) are given the flexibility to offer classes on Entrepreneurship and Social Media Marketing in order to prepare students for a 21st century workforce.

This dedication to personalized learning and innovative teaching approaches has paid off. Harmony has a 98 percent graduation rate, and 100 percent of those graduating seniors are accepted to college, a feat that is made even more impressive by the fact that 64 percent of Harmony alumni are the first in their family to attend college.

Harmony Public Schools have received glowing ratings from the Texas Education Agency. In 2019, the agency awarded five out of seven Harmony networks an overall “A” rating for their academics and gave all seven networks “A” ratings for financial accountability. National media have noticed, too. This year, all 23 Harmony high schools were on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best high schools.

Harmony’s CEO, Fatih Ay, says, “A solid foundation in STEM allows our students to better understand the world around them and connects them with the future careers and opportunities that can make that world a better place. That’s why STEM is at the heart of Harmony’s academic model.” Harmony schools are proving that no student should have their horizons limited by low expectations or lack of access to world-class teaching. By inspiring students to pursue some of the most innovative work in the world, Harmony is showing students that nothing is beyond their reach. 

This article was written by Starlee Coleman, CEO of the Texas Charter Schools Association. It originally appeared in a blog post for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Dear Families,

We are thankful!

As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank:

· Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job.

· Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning

· Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need

We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed on Monday, November 25, 2019 thru Friday, November 29, 2019 and reopens Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:50am.

We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

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Apply Now for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at https://www.HarmonyTX.org

La inscripción abierta para el año escolar 2020-2021 en las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony ha comenzado. Aquí encontrará todo lo que necesita saber para solicitar el próximo año.

Familias de las Escuelas Públicas actuales de Harmony Estudiantes que desean permanecer en el campus actual el próximo año

Espere a que llegue su formulario de reinscripción al comienzo del segundo semestre, luego envíelo entre el 6 y el 24 de enero para informarnos que volverá en 2020-2021

Familias de las Escuelas Públicas actuales de Harmony Estudiantes con la intención de mudarse de campus el próximo año

Visite HarmonyTX.org/Aplicar del 1 de noviembre al 1 de febrero. 10 para solicitar la inscripción en su nuevo campus de Harmony.

Familias de estudiantes potenciales de escuelas públicas de New Harmony

Visite HarmonyTX.org/Aplicar del 1 de noviembre al 1 de febrero. 10 para obtener más información sobre Harmony y solicitar la inscripción abierta.

LO QUE CREEMOS

No todos los niños son iguales. Entonces, ¿por qué debería ser cada escuela?

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony creen que cada estudiante puede lograr su propio potencial único y pleno a través de un entorno académico solidario y colaborativo que enfatiza el aprendizaje personalizado y los métodos de enseñanza innovadores.

QUE HACE DIFERENTE LA ARMONÍA

Educación atractiva: nuestro aprendizaje basado en proyectos involucra habilidades de pensamiento crítico y hace que el aprendizaje sea divertido con actividades prácticas que educan y entusiasman.

Habilidades para el mañana: Nuestro plan de estudios ha sido reconocido por TEA y otros por proporcionar a los estudiantes las habilidades STEM que necesitan para los trabajos demandados del futuro.

Preparado para la universidad: Harmony tiene una tasa de aceptación universitaria del 100%, y casi dos tercios de nuestros estudiantes son los primeros en sus familias en asistir a la universidad.

PREGUNTAS FRECUENTES

¿Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony cobran matrícula para asistir?

Absolutamente no. Harmony es una escuela chárter pública gratuita de Texas. Creemos que cada estudiante merece la oportunidad de asistir a una escuela pública de alta calidad que se adapte a sus necesidades individuales, independientemente de sus ingresos.

¿Quién es elegible para asistir a las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony?

Todos los niños que residen en el límite geográfico de una escuela Harmony que cumplen con los requisitos de registro son elegibles para asistir. Sin embargo, a diferencia de la mayoría de las otras escuelas, los límites geográficos de Harmony son mucho más amplios y generalmente incluyen a toda la comunidad en la que reside la escuela, lo que significa que todos los estudiantes en el área, independientemente del nivel de ingresos del vecindario o la familia, tienen la misma oportunidad de asistir a un escuela de armonía de calidad.

¿Qué documentos necesito para solicitar?

No se necesitan documentos solo para aplicar. Sin embargo, si su hijo es seleccionado para la inscripción durante el proceso de lotería, deberá proporcionar algunos documentos básicos que verifiquen la identidad y el domicilio de su hijo.

Ya tengo un hijo en Harmony y me gustaría inscribir a su hermano por primera vez. ¿Todavía necesito solicitar?

Sí. Los hermanos de los estudiantes actuales de Harmony aún deben presentar una solicitud, pero se les da prioridad si se necesita una lotería en el campus.

 

FECHAS PARA RECORDAR

01 de noviembre

La inscripción abierta para 2020-2021 comienza para nuevos estudiantes

6-24 de enero

Período de reinscripción para estudiantes actuales

10 de febrero

Inscripción abierta para la fecha límite de solicitud 2020-2021

11-25 de febrero

Loterías del campus (si es necesario)

Harmony School of Technology is hosting its Annual Canned Food Drive!
November 13th through December 10th
You Can Help Feed the Hungry!
How: Drop off your donated items in the box located in the front lobbies or those in the cafeteria.
This is a great way to share our blessings with those who need our help! Please donate a Can because you CAN make a difference!
Let’s get a nice large donation together just in time for the holidays and thank you for your generosity!
HST STUDENT COUNCIL

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may click here to apply online.

Honoring All Veterans on Veterans Day! We thank you for your service and sacrifices. We are forever grateful!

Invitation: Campus Improvement Team
(School Support Team) Meeting
Topic: 2020- 2021 Campus Needs Assessments
Each year Harmony School of Technology administrators, teachers, parents and community
members meet together in a series of meetings to improve our school for students’ success.
Harmony School of Technology invites parents to join Campus Improvement Team (School
Support Team) and contribute to these meetings so that we can work together to improve our
school. During these series of meetings, we will evaluate our current Campus Improvement
Plan, discuss and provide feedback about the areas of strengths and areas of improvement,
identify campus needs and finally develop Campus Improvement Plan for the next academic
year.
Our first meeting was completed on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Please mark your calendar
for the next meeting: Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 3:30- 4:30 pm in Building A 4th
floor Room 408.
During the meeting we will discuss the strengths of our campus on the focus areas below and
identify the campus needs for our new improvement plan (2020- 2021 Academic Year).
What are the Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) Focus Areas?
1. Demographics
2. Student Achievement
3. School Culture and Climate
4. Staff Quality, Recruitment and Retention
5. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
6. Family and Community Involvement
7. School Context and Organization
8. Technology
How to Prepare for the Meetings?
Relevant paperwork and data will be provided to you before the meeting so you can refer to
specific resources when you are sharing your feedback. You can use these documents while
contributing with your feedback and return them at the end of the meeting.
If you would like to contribute Campus Needs Assessment meetings and be a part of Campus
Involvement Team (School Support Team), please send an email to Dr. Suslu at
dsuslu@harmonytx.org by November 12, 2019. More information will be provided to those
parents who confirms their attendance.
Thank you for your support!
Harmony School of Technology-Houston

Invitación: equipo de mejora del campus

(Equipo de apoyo escolar) Reunión
Tema: 2020-2021 Evaluaciones de necesidades del campus
Queridos padres,
Cada año, los administradores, maestros, padres y miembros de la comunidad de Harmony
School of Technology se reúnen en una serie de reuniones para mejorar nuestra escuela para
el éxito de los estudiantes. Harmony School of Technology invita a los padres a unirse al
Equipo de Mejoramiento del Campus (Equipo de Apoyo Escolar) y contribuir a estas reuniones
para que podamos trabajar juntos para mejorar nuestra escuela. Durante esta serie de
reuniones, evaluaremos nuestro Plan de Mejoramiento del Campus actual, discutiremos y
brindaremos comentarios sobre las áreas de fortalezas y áreas de mejora, identificaremos las
necesidades del campus y finalmente desarrollaremos el Plan de Mejora del Campus para el
próximo año académico.
Nuestra primera reunión se completó el miércoles 6 de noviembre de 2019. Marque su
calendario para la próxima reunión: miércoles 13 de noviembre de 2019 a las 3:30 a 4:30 pm
en el edificio A, cuarto piso, sala 408.
Durante la reunión discutiremos las fortalezas de nuestro campus en las áreas de enfoque a
continuación e identificaremos las necesidades del campus para nuestro nuevo plan de mejora
(año académico 2020-2021).
¿Cuáles son las áreas de enfoque de evaluación integral de necesidades del campus
(CNA)?
1. Demografía
2. Logro estudiantil
3. Cultura escolar y clima
4. Calidad del personal, reclutamiento y retención
5. Currículo, instrucción y evaluación.
6. Participación familiar y comunitaria
7. Contexto escolar y organización
8. Tecnología
¿Cómo prepararse para las reuniones?
Se le proporcionarán documentos y datos relevantes antes de la reunión para que pueda
consultar recursos específicos cuando comparta sus comentarios. Puede usar estos
documentos mientras contribuye con sus comentarios y devolverlos al final de la reunión.
Si desea contribuir con las reuniones de Evaluación de Necesidades del Campus y ser parte
del Equipo de Participación del Campus (Equipo de Apoyo Escolar), envíe un correo electrónico
al Dr. Suslu a dsuslu@harmonytx.org antes del 12 de noviembre de 2019. Se proporcionará
más información a aquellos padres que confirman su asistencia.
¡Gracias por tu apoyo!
Escuela de Tecnología Harmony-Houston

 

 

All visitors to Harmony School of Technology is required to enter through the designated Visitor’s Entrances (Visitor needs to check in at front office building “A”. (preferably)while school is in session.

Visitors are permitted to visit only the following designated locations during school hours: Administrative Offices (Building A) Attendance Office, Health Office(Building B), Attendance Office and Cafeteria(Building B).

Visitors will follow the below procedures before being authorized to enter the building:

All visitors will be required to present a state issued photographic identification card, which will be used to check each visitor against a national registered sex offender database and to log the visit, using Raptor System Software.(Front office keeps drivers license and place in box until visitor leaves)
If a visitor does not have acceptable identification, he or she may not be permitted into the building.
Upon being cleared, each visitor will be issued a temporary photographic identification badge, which will indicate the area in which the individual has been authorized to visit.
The visitor shall wear the badge at ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE BUILDING.
Visitors will be required to surrender their badges at the main office prior to leaving the building and must exit through the main doorway only.
Designated personnel will remove the visitor from the Raptor system and destroy the visitor badge.

Effective November 1st.

Thank you for your assistance in maintaining a safe and secure learning

environment at Harmony School of Technology.

Thank you,

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Open En

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Open En

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools has begun. Here’s everything you need to know to apply for next year.

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year

Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021

Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.

Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students

Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

November 1

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students

January 6-24

Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Open En