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.
There will be no classes on Friday, November 15, 2019.
No habrá clases el viernes 15 de noviembre.
Harmony Science Academy is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teachers.
Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and Texas teacher certification are required. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students
Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students
Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline
Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)
Parents, there will be no classes tomorrow due to a Staff Development Day. All classes will resume regular schedule on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Your child’s MAP® Growth™ test results have been sent home.
These tests not only determine your child’s instructional level, but also measure their academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in different subjects.
With your child’s MAP Growth results we can accurately measure students’ growth in between tests and understand if they are performing on, above, or below grade level. We hope you find these reports informative.
If you have questions, please contact Ruby Galvan. For more information about MAP Growth, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.
Los resultados de la prueba MAP® Growth ™ de su hijo han sido enviados a casa.
Estas pruebas no solo determinan el nivel de instrucción de su hijo, sino que también miden su crecimiento académico a lo largo del año escolar (y de un año a otro) en diferentes materias.
Con los resultados de crecimiento de MAP de su hijo, podemos medir con precisión el crecimiento de los estudiantes entre las pruebas y comprender si se están desempeñando en, por encima o por debajo del nivel de grado. Esperamos que estos informes le resulten informativos.
Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Ruby Galvan. Para obtener más información sobre MAP Growth, visite: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.
We are so excited that this day has come! On Saturday, September 28th we will have our annual family picnic from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. We will have delicious food (burgers and hotdogs), awesome games and lots of fun planned. The interaction and communication between our administration, teachers, staff, students and parents helps achieve so much more! We hope to see most if not all of our HSA family present. Go Tigers!
¡Estamos muy emocionados de que este día haya llegado!
El sábado 28 de septiembre tendremos nuestro picnic familiar anual de 10:00 a 1:00 p.m.
Tendremos deliciosa comida (hamburguesas y hotdogs), juegos increíbles y mucha diversión planificada. ¡La interacción y comunicación entre nuestra administración, maestros, personal, estudiantes y padres ayuda a lograr mucho más! Esperamos ver a la mayoría, si no a todos, de nuestra familia HSA presente. ¡Vamos Tigers!
Please join us for coffee and donuts as welcome our new campus principal, Mr. Alaffa, our administration team, and staff. Mr. Alaffa will introduce himself, express his visions and plans for the success of HSA Brownsville for the 2019-2020 academic school year. We will also be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We hope to see you here.
All elementary (PreK-5th):
Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
All middle school (6th-8th):
Friday, September 13, 2019 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Únase a nosotros para tomar café y donas como bienvenida a nuestro nuevo director de la escuela, el Sr. Alaffa, nuestro equipo de administración y el personal. El Sr. Alaffa se presentará, expresará sus visiones y planes para el éxito de HSA Brownsville para el año escolar académico 2019-2020. También podremos responder cualquier pregunta o inquietud que pueda tener. Esperamos verlo aquí.
toda la escuela primaria (PreK-5to):
jueves 12 de septiembre de 2019 de 8:30 a 9:30 de la mañana
Toda la escuela intermedia (6to-8vo):
viernes 13 de septiembre de 2019 de 8:30 a 9:30 de la mañana
Calling all grandparents to join us for some quality time with your grandchild in honor of National Grandparents Day. This event is open to all students and will take place on Friday, September 6th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. We will have some sweet bread and coffee for you to enjoy. We hope you can make it! See you soon!
Llamando a todos los abuelos para que se unan a nosotros para pasar un momento agradable con su nieto en honor del Día Nacional de los Abuelos. Este evento está abierto a todos los estudiantes y tendrá lugar el viernes 6 de septiembre de 8:30 a 9:30 de la manana. Tendremos pan dulce y café para que disfrutes. ¡Esperamos que puedas hacerlo! ¡Te vemos pronto!
In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment.
Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site. Here are the links for the forms;
The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. G/T assessment period will take place in October.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT coordinator or GT coach/teacher.
School Orientation will be on August 1st, from 8:30-4:30 p.m
School Uniforms are being sold already!
“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”
In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.
The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.
Harmony Proposed Pay Increases
Attached is our 2019-2020 School Supply List. It is divided into sections.
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you.
STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION
1 Call 211
2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or
3 Visit SummerFood.org
Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar—incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.
A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN
1 Llame al 211
2 Envíe un mensaje de texto* COMIDA al 877–877, o
3 Visite SummerFood.org
Parent Information Rack Card
Happy Summer Reading!
Harmony Public Schools
Summer vacation offers students opportunities to discover new books and the pleasure of reading. Summer reading enables children to maintain the literacy skills they learned during the school year. There are many ways that parents can help their children continue the reading habit when school is not in session. We have provided links for summer reading activities and for summer book lists. We hope you find them useful in making reading an enjoyable family pastime.
Please see the attachments below
Dear parents, Chromebooks will be picked up starting next week on Monday, May 15. We will start with 6th grade on Monday, 7th grade on Tuesday, and 8th on Wednesday. If you could please advise students to bring their Chromebooks with the charger on those days. Thank you for all your support.
Join us on Friday, April 26, 2019 for our Family Movie Night. We will be hosting the movie Leap. All children must be accompanied by an adult, no outside food will be permitted, we will have a concession stand available for all food, drink, and snack items. Bring your pillows, pj’s, sleeping bags, etc. Space is limited! We’ll see you here!
Únase a nosotros el viernes 26 de abril de 2019 para nuestra Noche de Película Familiar. Estaremos hospedando la película Leap. Todos los niños deben estar acompañados por un adulto, no se permitirá comida del exterior, tendremos un puesto de comida disponible para todos los alimentos, bebidas y bocadillos. Traiga sus almohadas, pijamas, sacos de dormir, etc. ¡El espacio es limitado! ¡Nos vemos aquí!
We will be having our last book fair of the year beginning on Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3, 2019. Book fair will be available in the mornings, lunchtime, and after-school. Please come by and support our campus by making a purchase. You may also purchase online by clicking on the link below. Thank you!
Tendremos nuestra última feria del libro del año, que comenzará el lunes 29 de abril al viernes 3 de mayo de 2019. La feria del libro estará disponible por las mañanas, a la hora del almuerzo y después de la escuela. Por favor venga y apoye nuestro campus haciendo una compra. También puede comprar en línea haciendo clic en el enlace de abajo.
Tomorrow is National Epilepsy Awareness day. Students and staff may wear a purple shirt and jeans to increase awareness of Epilepsy.
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.
The 2017–18 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at http://tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/index.html. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’s individual characteristics and its academic performance.
For those who would like greater detail about the information in the SRC, the glossary that accompanies the 2017–18 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) is a useful resource. It contains definitions and methodologies for all the information included in the SRC. The data in the SRC is a subset of that published in the TAPR. The TAPR Glossary is available on the TEA website.
Harmony Public Schools has several upcoming Job Fairs in many locations across Texas.
To find the list of upcoming fairs near you, point your browser to harmonytx.org/job-fairs.php and check if your region/metro area has a fair coming up.
Life’s short. Do work that matters!
Don’t forget to spring forward an hour at 2:00AM this Sunday.
When you change your clock ⏰, it’s a great idea to change the batteries 🔋 in your smoke alarms!
You asked! We changed!
You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if the new website is meeting your needs.
During the last few months, we’ve been working to revamp our campus websites based on the feedback we received from focus groups, and online user surveys. Your feedback was critical because it helped us understand why people visit our websites and what they are trying to achieve once they get there.
It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!
We take your feedback very seriously, and want to provide parents with a valuable resource. If one of your favorite features from the old site is missing: let us know… (Gently – remember the Golden Rule!)
Click on this link to take the survey immediately.
Digital Ecosystem Team
- Website Accessibility
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at email@example.com . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
- Report Bullying
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
- HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
- Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
- Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
- Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
- TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.
Access the guide — in English and Spanish — at the Texas Transition Website.