2014 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalist
This year 12 juniors took 2012 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT) from Harmony School of Advancement and 1 of them met requirements to enter the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. With a selection index score of 203 or above, these high performers have shown outstanding academic potential. Each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants of some 1.5 million program entrants. Congratulations to Amar G.
Columbia University Acceptance News
Lorna H. is accepted to Columbia University as Class of 2017.
Humza K. and Mirel D. are accepted to Texas A&M University as Class of 2017.
Texas A&M University is one of Texas's Tier-1 universities, and its first public institution of higher education, this research-intensive university with 10 colleges and a nationally recognized faculty was ranked 3rd by U.S. News and World Report as a 'best value'. It is ranked 66 by US News.
University of Texas-Austin Acceptance News
Mirel D. is accepted to University of Texas at Austin as Class of 2017.
A comprehensive university with a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service to society. With an enrollment of over 48000, UT is one of the biggest universities in Texas. UT-Austin is ranked 46 by US News.
Prairie View A & M University Acceptance News
Elena J. is accepted to Prairie View A & M University as Class of 2017. read more>
North American College Acceptance News
Elena J, Azael R., Samantha B., Dina J., Brittany T., Rubi B., Alfredo C., and Abel G. are accepted to North American College as Class of 2017. read more>
Sam Houston State University Acceptance News
Elana J. is accepted to Sam Houston State University as Class of 2017. read more>
Tarleton State University Acceptance News
Samantha B. is accepted to Tarleton State University as Class of 2017. read more>
Harmony Public Schools "College Acceptance Day Pep Rally 2012"
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This is a video of the first annual College Acceptance Day PEP Rally held on May 4th, 2012 by Harmony Public Schools (HPS) at the George R. Brown Convention in Houston, Texas. More than 3,000 middle school and high school students from 13 Houston-area HPS campuses attended this exciting event to celebrate our Graduating Seniors as they announced publically for the first time what College they would be attending in the Fall of 2012. Many of the Graduates were either the first-in-family or a first-generation family member to be accepted to a 4-yr College. More than 50% of these graduates went on to major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields in College. This event was also a part of our annual Field Trip day to the I-SWEEEP International Science Fair. Created and Hosted each year by HPS, I-SWEEEP is the largest High School Science Fair in the United States, bringing together over 600 High School students across 44 States and more than 70 countries.
Seven Harmony Schools Made Newsweek's Top Schools List
Harmony Science Academy - Bryan/College Station, Harmony School of Advancement (Houston), Harmony Science Academy Fort Worth, Harmony Science Academy (Houston), Harmony Science Academy El Paso, Harmony Science Academy Dallas, Harmony Science Academy-North Austin are the campuses that made into Newsweek's list.
Four Harmony Campuses Made into the Challenge Index
Washington Post has announced its Most Challenging High Schools list of 2012. Four Harmony high schools made the Challenge Index and three of them in the top 100 out of 1900 schools in the list.
The Challenge Index of Washington Post ranks high schools since 1998 based on the student achievement on IB, AP, and college level tests (SAT, ACT, etc.) and graduation rates. The index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in 2011 divided by the number of graduates that year. Also noted are the percentage of students who come from families that qualify for lunch subsidies (Subs. lunch) and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, called equity and excellence, (E&E). A (P) next to the school's name denotes a private school.
Harmony Public Schools and 60 Minutes: Setting the Record Straight
A segment of the May 13 television news show 60 Minutes included references to Harmony Public Schools (HPS) of Texas that may have left some inaccurate impressions. Please note the following facts about Harmony Public Schools, all of which were shared with 60 Minutes before the show was broadcast: Read more at Harmony Public Schools and 60 Minutes: Setting the Record Straight
Letter to Key Stakeholders Regarding The New York Times Article
From Superintendent Dr. Soner Tarim To the Harmony Public Schools Community: A disappointing article on charter schools in this week's New York Times attempts to put Harmony Public Schools in Texas in a context that is not accurate, necessitating this brief response. Many of us at Harmony Schools cooperated extensively with the Times on this story over the last several months, providing documents, interviews, tours and dozens of detailed responses to specific questions in good faith. But, as sometimes happens, the end result was not entirely what we had hoped. See the rest of Dr. Soner Tarim's response here: http://harmonytx.org/news/122/letter-to-stakeholders-on-ny-times-article/
It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/. read more...