We are excited to announce our Gifted and Talented (GT) Program at Harmony Science Academy kicks off in September! We offer a pullout program for 6-8 grades.

If you have been in the GT Program this would be a great place to come and ask questions.

We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Math, Reading, Language and Science (6-8) and Math, Reading, Language (9-10).

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Middle School Parents and Students!
There will be Meet the Teacher on Thursday afternoon from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Parents may arrive starting at 2:30 to wait in the cafeteria, where they can visit with admin, coordinators, and counselors and get information on upcoming events for the year. Please come to see our wonderful teachers.

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Middle/ High School Student Orientation will be Friday, August 9th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please come by to fill out yearly forms, sign up for clubs, purchase or pick up uniforms, etc. We look forward to seeing you.

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Student Orientation Day

Bell Schedule 2019-2020

Welcome Letter

 

School Supplies

To log in and view your child’s STAAR assessment results, enter the six-character Unique Access Code and the date of birth that appears on their most recent STAAR Report Card. The code must be entered exactly as it appears.

If you don’t have a Unique Access Code or a copy of your child’s STAAR Report Card, please contact your local school or click here.

By entering the student’s first name, Social Security Number or S- Number and Date of birth, you will be able to reach the report card.

“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

– The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is a series of state-mandated standardized tests used in Texas schools to assess a student’s achievements and knowledge learned in the grade level or course.

– Parents, you may help your student by ensuring that they have plenty of rest the night before they are scheduled to test, eat a well-balanced breakfast the morning of testing, Cell Phone Policy- According to TEA students are not permitted to have cell phones or other electronic devices on their person or within reach during STAAR testing. If the student has a cell phone it must be turned off and turned in to the teacher until after testing. Cell phone usage during testing is a serious violation and will be considered cheating.

STAAR TESTING

  • June 24, Monday -English I
  • June 25, Tuesday – Algebra & Biology & US History & Math
  • June 26, Wednesday – English II & Reading
  • June 27, Thursday – Make up day

Testing will start at @8:30. Please be on time.

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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 12th, parents/ guardians can access their child’s STAAR results and a suite of other resources to support summer learning at home by visiting TexasAssessment.gov. The school will also receive paper copies of the STAAR Report Card (SRC) to distribute to parents over the summer.

The attached document is to explain to you the steps parents/guardians must take to access their child’s STAAR results at TexasAssessment.gov.

 

For more Information in English

For more Information in Spanish

 

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.

2019 May STAAR Administrations

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is a series of state-mandated standardized tests used in Texas schools to assess a student’s achievements and knowledge learned in the grade level or course.

No campus visitations or guests at HSA Dallas on STAAR testing days or on the STAAR makeup testing days.

Please refrain from making any lunch deliveries on STAAR testing days.

Parents, you may help your student by ensuring that they have plenty of rest the night before they are scheduled to test, eat a well-balanced breakfast the morning of testing, Cell Phone Policy- According to TEA students are not permitted to have cell phones or other electronic devices on their person or within reach during STAAR testing. If the student has a cell phone it must be turned off and turned in to the teacher to be placed in a cabinet until after testing. Cell phone usage during testing is a serious violation and will be considered cheating.

In accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 39.025, the commissioner of education adopts certain assessments that a student may use in place of a corresponding end-of-course (EOC) assessment under the TEC section 39.023(c) to meet the student’s assessment graduation requirements. A satisfactory score on an approved substitute assessment may be used in place of only one specific EOC assessment.

Substitute Assesment Chart

TEA Test information for parents.

AP exams will start @ 8:00 and 12:00 sharp and any student after the timed section starts will not be allowed to the testing rooms. Please be on time.

SAT School Day:

See How One Day Can Make a World of Difference.

SAT School Day lets us offer the SAT to juniors in school, on a weekday, expanding access to a globally recognized college admission test that’s accepted at all U.S. colleges.

Taking the SAT is an important step for every child. It’s a globally recognized college admission test that’s accepted at all U.S. colleges, measuring what students are learning in high school and what they need to know to succeed. Here are some other facts:

  • More time per question.
  • The SAT gives students more time than the ACT®—43% more. And, there’s no penalty for guessing.
  • No more “SAT words.”
  • Just the kind of vocabulary students will use in college and the workplace long after test day.
  • No science section.
  • The science skills needed for college are tested in the context of the reading passages.

The test will start @8:00 am sharp and any juniors who are late will not be tested.

See How One Day Can Make a World of Difference

 

2019 Spring STAAR Administrations

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is a series of state-mandated standardized tests used in Texas schools to assess a student’s achievements and knowledge learned in the grade level or course. In an effort to create an atmosphere of testing integrity, please note the following information that will affect all students on our campus; No campus visitations or guests at HSA Dallas on STAAR testing days or on the STAAR makeup testing days. Please refrain from making any lunch deliveries on STAAR testing days. Parents, you may help your student by ensuring that they have plenty of rest the night before they are scheduled to test, eat a well-balanced breakfast the morning of testing, Students will be provided a cold lunch on EOC testing days only and remember they can bring a sack lunch on their scheduled testing day. We will break for lunch, but students will eat lunch in their testing rooms on April 9 & 11 only during English I & II testing days. Students will be provided lunch break after testing is over for 7 & 8-grade students. Cell Phone Policy- According to TEA students are not permitted to have cell phones or other electronic devices on their person or within reach during STAAR testing. If the student has a cell phone it must be turned off and turned in to the teacher to be placed in a cabinet until after testing. Cell phone usage during testing is a serious violation and will be considered cheating. Below is a table of grade level assessments and the date on which the assessment will be administered.

Grade      Subject                      Date

  • 7          Writing               April 9, Tuesday
  • 8          Math                  April 9, Tuesday
  • 9          EOC English I     April 9, Tuesday
  • 8          Reading             April 10, Wednesday
  • 10        EOC English II    April 11, Thursday
  • All Makeups                   April 12, Friday

In accordance with the Texas Education Code, Section 39.025, the commissioner of education adopts certain assessments that a student may use in place of a corresponding end-of-course (EOC) assessment under the TEC section 39.023(c) to meet the student’s assessment graduation requirements. A satisfactory score on an approved substitute assessment may be used in place of only one specific EOC assessment. Substitute Assessment Chart TEA Test information for parents For questions about testing atHSA Dallas, please contact Tuba Turhan or call at 214-954-7277/3142

Schedule

Substitute Assessments