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Accepting 9 - 12th grades Applications
Harmony School of Advancement is accepting applications for 9th through 12th grades in 2014-2015 academic year. As a public open-enrollment charter school system, we welcome all students who meet state age and health requirements...




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aaaHSAwas praised by U.S. Newsand World Report in 2007. The list names 1,600 of the nation’s 18,000 high schools. The article recognized specific schools based on factors such as standardized tests, performance of disadvantaged students, and number of seniors taking and passing college level Advanced Placement exams.


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2014-2015 Course Selection-Deadline is Extended!

It is that time of the year when you select your courses for the next 2014-2015 school year. This year we will utilize Naviance for course selection survey. All students are required to submit the survey by Sunday midnight, April 20th, 2014 . Please click below to see the directions on how to submit your course selection survey.

Click here for Directions to Complete the Survey

Click here for Course Selection Guide



Please be informed that the Course Selection survey through Naviance is NOT the final submission. Counselors will review your request and inform you of your final approved classes.


Summer Programs

Participating in a summer program is a great way to spend your summer. Not only do you experience life on a college campus, you get to explore new fields, earn college credit enhance your academic and leadership possibilities and make friendships that last a lifetime. It is strongly recommend for HSA students to attend summer programs. To find more information please visit HS Advancement Counseling Department.

Please click HERE for more information.


HSA Disney Movie Night

Click HERE to see the flyer!


HS Advancement Students Get Hands-On Lesson on Waters of Buffalo Bayou

In collaboration with Global Youth Service Day and Environmental Education Day, the Center for Public Service and Family Strengths (CPSFS) at UHD hosted the Buffalo Bayou Service Project on Friday, April 11, to clean up the bayou and introduce high school students to innovative undergraduate research.

Ninety juniors and seniors from Harmony Public Schools (HPS) participated in learning experiences in the morning related to the bayou, and toured UHD's Student Research, High-Impact Practices and Sustainability Conferences in the afternoon.

HPS students toured the bayou with a natural science professor in pontoon boats, donated by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, to gather water samples and discuss flora and fauna of Buffalo Bayou. The teams of students then analyzed collected water samples and learned about invasive species in the bayou.

Please click HERE to see abc13's coverage on the event.

Please click HERE to see Univeristy of Houston Downtown Skyline's coverage on the event.


Washington Post Ranking

Washington Post has released 2014's high School Challenge Index. The index score is the number of college-level tests given at a school in the previous calendar year 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).

Our school is ranked 111 out of 2000 public high schools in the nation.

Congratulations to all, and we appreciate what you do for Harmony students! read more . . .


Chromebook Study

As you know, with the funding from Race to The Top District grant, Harmony Public Schools started a 1:1 technology initiative in the beginning of this school year, and handed a chrome book device to every single student and core subject teacher in grades 6 thru 12. All Harmony educators and leaders see this initiative as a tremendous opportunity to personalize student learning and radically improve achievement. With the right approach, leveraging technology can yield promising academic results and boost performance both for students and teachers. In an effort to assess effectiveness and improve our technology initiative, Harmony Public Schools intends to conduct a scholarly research on how technology integration into classrooms impacts students, teachers, and parents. This research will help school and district leaders at Harmony to make sound research-based judgments about future design and refinement of our technology programs. It will also give us a chance to get input from our most valued stakeholders. The researcher will keep participant identities confidential and will not release it to any Harmony employees, nor will he link any identities to survey inputs. We are excited about this research opportunity and would definitely like to see all our teachers, parents, and students participate as much as possible. Thank you for your continued support!


It's here and it's the best we've ever had!!! !!!


The 2013-2014 Harmony School of Advancement yearbook is completed and it looks amazing!!!!!

The price is $60 and it comes with a free digital download where you can see every picture taken this year!

Once you pay for your yearbook, you are invited to the signing party.
Buy a yearbook and share memories with your friends with music, food and fun!

Get an order form from the any Yearbook representative, the front desk, or in room 302 (Ms. Henderson).
You can pay by cash, check, or credit card at the front desk by MAY 1st!

Get a yearbook and hold a piece of HARMONY history forever!


2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Please click here for 2014-15 Academic Calendar


Harmony School of Advancement's Hawks Serving Houston is organizing a charity dinner supporting anti-human sex trafficking. All the proceeds from the dinner will be donated to the Polaris Project. The Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against modern-day slavery. The cost to attend the dinner is $20 dollars and will be catered by Kim Son Restaurant. Attendees are welcome to bring family and friends! The dinner will take place on April 26, 2014. For more information, contact Cecile Tran at ceciletran@gmail.com or Ms. Williams at katrina.williams@hsadvancement.org.


Harmony School of Advancement’s Odyssey of the Mind

Harmony School of Advancement’s Odyssey of the Mind team participated in the regional competition at Paul Revere Middle School, Houston, Texas on March 8, 2014, and got 3rd place overall. They are now eligible to compete at the state competition on April 12 at Spring Woods High School in Houston. The team’s excellent performance is a result of parental support and hard work by the team members and coaches. Team Members are: Deliyah N., Autumm S., Lynwood S., Haley A., Mikayla J., Vivica D., and Lucille C. Their proud coaches are Ms. Clark and Ms. Williams. Please come by and support them on April 12.


Félicitations (Congratulations) to the French Symposium Team!

For the second year in a row, Madame Fogelsong is très fière (very proud) to announce that the French Symposium Team competed excellently! Many of our students made it to semi-finals, a few made it to finals and both Priscilla A. and our French soccer team managed to win top places! Merci beaucoup for everything HSA students and staff have done to help our team get here! Your support means the world! S’il vous plaît, congratulate the French Symposium Team on their achievements!


HS Advancement Placed Fifth Among Houston Area High Schools

Houston is home to two of the largest school districts in the state and dozens of top-notch schools - it's one of the factors bringing families to the area.

Education website Niche.com awards grades to K-12 schools and colleges across the nation, and we took a look at which Houston-area public high schools are the best of the best.

Out of the top 38 high schools in the area, Harmony School of Advancement received the 5th place with a grade of :A”

Niche's grading system uses a number of factors, such as student and parent reviews, polls, graduation statistics and student-teacher ratio. For more info, please click HERE for more information.


Science Olympiad Team Got the 2nd place in Regional Tournament

Our school’s Science Olympiad teams participated in the regional competition at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi on March 1st 2014, and got 2nd place overall. We are now eligible to compete at the state competition. Our team’s excellent performance is a result of coaches, team offers, team members’ hard work and parents support.


Blood Drive

HSA Student Council sponsored the Blood Drive event on March 3rd, 2014.
Our goal was to collect 26 successful donations, and we were able to do the following:
Donors processed: 39
Whole Blood: 24
Double Reds: 7 ( This counts as 2 so 7x2= 14)
Plasma: 3 ( This counts as 2 so 3x2= 6)
Successful donations in total 44
Harmony School of Advancement helped saved 132 lives !! Our next Blood Drive will be on April 28th, 2014.


Career Day Contact Form

Career Day is Thursday, April 4th from 12:30 pm to 3 pm. Please invite your parents, relatives and friends to participate!
Please download and read the contact form at :
here


Great Success at Rice Math Tournament

The Rice University Mathematics Tournament is an annual event for high school students from schools in the southern United States. Organized by Rice undergraduate students, it has been held almost every year at the Rice University campus in Houston since 1981. The contest categories are Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Advanced Topics, General Mathematics, and two different team tests. The tournament was held on February 15, 2014 at Rice University. All tests present challenging problems that involve high levels of critical thinking.

Harmony School of Advancement were placed 2nd at team test and two of our students received 2nd place at Individual Geometry category and 3rd place at Advanced Topics category.


Black History Month

Students, teachers and administrators at Harmony School of Advancement will spend this month remembering and learning about the many contributions African-Americans have made to the United States. It is our aim to utilize the observation of Black History Month as we utilize all of our cultural observations: to increase our students’ awareness of and sense of responsibility to the society around them.


Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament at Langham Creek

Our school Science Olympiad teams participated in 2nd invitational on Jan. 18, 2014 at Langham Creek high school. 35 different teams from the Houston areas participated. The team coaches Mrs. Zhou and Mr. Shengez led the officers, Sara U, Jhoneil R, Paul C, Geetanjali V, Zainab M, Sameer K, and all members worked hard to make this competition a success. . Parents, Mr.Uddin, Mrs. Rosales, Mrs. Balaji and Mrs. Cruz, were there to support students. Several members placed in the top five places at the competitions. Andrew J. and Paul C. placed 3rd in We’ve Got Your Number event, Jhoneil R. and Abraham K. ranked 4th in Chemistry Lab event, Nina O. and Hafsah J. ranked 5th in Fermi Question event, and Pradhith K. and Rohan B. received 5th place in Technical Problem Solving event.


Tour to Rice University

In order to build students college admission awareness and form a college-going culture, HSA Counseling Department arranged a campus tour to Rice University for sophomores on Thursday, January 30th,2014.

Students had a lot of fun while exploring the campus and getting information about diversity, student housing, student life, campus tradition of RICE. Second group of sophomores, stay tuned for the announcement of next sophomore RICE campus visit!


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT AT CY-FALLS

The Harmony School of Advancement Science Olympiad teams under the guidance of coaches, Mr. Sengez and Mrs. Zhou, participated in the Invitational at Cy-Falls this past Saturday (November 9, 2013). Two teams from our school participated and four students placed. Abraham. K and Jhoneil.R won 3rd place in the event of Forensics, and Mason. C and Olisaeloho. A won 3rd place in the event of Write It Do It. Several students ranked their events in the top 10% rank of 44 teams at the tournament, and overall the competition was a success. All participants were encouraged and led by Science Olympiad officers, Sara .U (President), Paul. C (Senior Vice President), Jhoneil. R (Junior Vice President), Geetanjali. V (Secretary), Zainab. M (Treasurer) and Sameer. K(Historian). Parents’ chaperones, Mrs. Rosales, Mrs. Vashist, Mr. Uddin and Mr. Balaji were also present at the competition to support our teams. We are really grateful for their contribution. Special thanks goes to team coaches, Mrs. Zhou and Mr. Sengez, without their supports and efforts this tournament would not have been a success.


STEM Field Trip

The STEM field trip by Northwest Chamber of Commerce-Education and Workforce Development Committee was a success.
HSA students engaged in various lab experiments/attended sessions at different STEM fields such as Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, Engineering etc. presented by Professors of different colleges. Numerous colleges had presentations to reach out to students. The filed trip contributed to the overall STEM knowledge of HSA students."


DePelchin Group Counselor

Parents,

We will now have a counselor on campus from DePelchin’s children’s center on Wednesdays if your child needs to see a counselor please make sure the attached consent forms are signed and returned before they can see the counselor.

Welcome to download it at here.
and here.


CHROMEBOOK POLICY UPDATE

Dear parent,

Our chromebook policy has been updated:

On pg. 6 under Third Party Insurance section-
All insurance fees are non-refundable, except when a student withdraws from the
school within a month after the device is assigned to them. If a student withdraws from
school and enrolls in another Harmony campus, they are not required to pay for
insurance fees again for the same school year, unless they were provided a refund at
their previous campus. The insurance fees and policies for such students must be
transferred from previous campus to the current one by school administrators.

On pg. 7 under Education Use > Chromebooks being repaired section-
Chromebooks on loan to students having their devices repaired may not be taken
home.
please visit here for more details,

and here.

You can also find thoes documents on our school document section.


"Mobile App for Harmony Public Schools" Beta version is available

Mobile App for Android and iPhone
Application features:

  • Access to information about your child's grades, homework, discipline points, attendance, bell schedule, payments, calendar and school news.
  • Receive push notifications about your child's progress (grades, homework, discipline points, attendance) as well as school news and events.
  • Support for access to multiple student accounts.
  • Offline viewing of your child's data. You can view your child's data even when you are not connected to a network.
  • One click login option, once you save your child's login information.
  • E-mailing option to your child's teachers without exiting the application.

  • Android: http://j.mp/yqFnEy
    iPhone: http://bit.ly/yiLxwz


    Child Find

    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...




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