Dear AP Student/Parent,

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Harmony School Of Advancement desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they are enrolled. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the 2020 AP exams, students at Harmony School Of Advancement will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

Online Exam registration will begin on Sun, Sep 1, 2019, and end on Fri, Nov 15, 2019. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/443598 .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Harmony School Of Advancement is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made and will avoid having to order exams late and/or pay late fees.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:
Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM – Registration Begins
Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM – Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $10 late fee per exam.
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM – Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $40 late fee per exam.
Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 12:01 AM – Registration Ends
Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 12:01 AM – Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
Fri, Nov 1, 2019 – Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund.
Fri, Nov 15, 2019 – Last day to cancel an exam with a cancellation fee of $40.00.

Please contact Mrs. Katrina Wms. Brown, knbrown@harmonytx.org , if you have any questions.

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;

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

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.

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

While we want to promote going green and carpooling, we also understand that students will need to be dropped off and picked up. The link below are the areas to drop-off and pick-up students.

Drop-off and Pick-up map 

Thank you

Order uniforms & pay activity fees online with no additional cost.

Flyer

Thank you!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

You can submit the PE uniforms online or fill out the form below and return it with your payment to the front office.

For online order, go to the link below and create an account, and submit your order. The orders will be ready to pick up the week of August 19th.

Online orders

PE Unifor form

Thank you.

Freshman Orientation-Welcome 9th Grade Students!

9th-grade orientation schedule:

9-9:40 General Session in Gym (Intro of Admin, 9th-grade teachers; Basic campus info), ALPHAS presentation

9:45 Rotations begin

Group 1 – Mrs. Brown

9:45 am – Club Fair and School Tour (floors 1-3)

10:15am – Uniforms & Fees (front office); ID pictures (Room 102)

11:30 am – Signing forms & Locker Assignments (4th floor)

 

Group 2 – Mrs. Do

9:45am – Uniforms & Fees (front office); ID pictures (Room 102)

10:15 am – Signing forms & Locker Assignments (4th floor)

11:30 am – Club Fair and School Tour (floors 1-3)

 

Group 3  – Mrs. Venson

9:45 am – Signing forms & Locker Assignments (4th floor)

10:15 am – Club Fair and School Tour (floors 1-3)

11:30am – Uniforms & Fees (front office); ID pictures (Room 102)

Hello Advancement Students! Please refer to the chart below to know who your Counselor will be for the 2019-2020 School Year. Counselors are no longer by grade level and instead will split students into 3 groups by name, regardless of grade – this means Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Do, and Mrs. Venson will work with students in all grades. Stop by the Student Center on the 3rd floor (formerly the Library) during the 1st week of school if you have any questions!

BrownDoVenson
  Group 1Group 2Group 3
9th gradeS. Abbas – K. GarzaA. Gavela – S. OzorioC.Palermo – V. Zavala
10th gradeK. Abshire – E.G. LopezJ. Heath – J. PalomaresI. Palomba – K. Yanez
11th gradeN. Abusaid – A. GarciaJ. Garcia – Z. MwambaM. Nader – T. Zeno
12th gradeA. Abideen – A. FrancoK. Freeman – J. MendozaA. Mobarak – D. Wynn

 

“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

Harmony School of Advancement campus Summer office hours:

June 3 – 28

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Close lunchtime, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm)

July 1 – 12

Closed

July 15 – 31

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Close lunchtime, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm)

Please click here for the Summer Reading (+ Writing) Assignment

Note: Students enrolled in AP or Honors English classes are exempt from this assignment.

 

Healthy Summer Meals For Kids

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

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

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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

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

 

Parent Information Rack Card

On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child's #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Harmony Parents – On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child’s #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Texas Education Agency is committed to making sure you are informed and have an accurate picture of your child’s progress. Follow these 4 steps to Log in & Learn More.

STAAR scores will become available to view beginning June 12, 2019.