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

DEAR PARENTS: You are Cordially Invited to Attend Harmony Science Academy Dallas 2019-20 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting March 27, 2019, 8:30 am HSA-Dallas Goal/Purpose: Review 2018-19 CIP/DIP and develop 2019-20 CIP/DIP Agenda I. Purpose of CIP II. Review of Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) III. Review of Data IV. Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs V. Review previous year’s CIP VI. Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives, and Strategies for the new CIP VII. Comments, Q&A.

Click here for more info.

We're Hiring

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!

We want your Feedback. We invite you to take our website survey to find out if our new website is meeting your needs.

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

Come share your thoughts and ideas for continued school improvement in the Harmony DFW District in our service to students, families and our communities.

Click here for more info.

Registration for all campuses will begin on Monday, February 25th.

Application Lottery Status

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Offered:

This means that your child is offered a seat from the campus.
Starting on Monday, February 25th, you will have 2 business days to accept the placement at a campus.

Accept Placement:

If you accept placement at our campus, you will forfeit placement at all other campuses. You will have 10
business days to complete the registration process which includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required
documentation such as proof of residence, transcripts, discipline records, immunizations, and student identification.

Decline Placement:

If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.

Wait List:

This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept/decline spots on the offered
list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice.

 

For full printed registration instructions, please click here

For a video walkthrough, please click here.

 

DistrictLocation of LotteryLottery DateLottery Time
Austin
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
Austin District Office
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
2/19/20196:00PM
El Paso
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
HSA – El Paso Auditorium
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
2/20/20194:30PM
Houston North
Houston and Bryan Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
2/19/20195:30PM
Houston South
Houston Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
Houston West
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
San Antonio
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
2/19/20191:15 PM
DFW
Waco Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Waco
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
2/20/20195:30PM
DFW
Fort Worth Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
Harmony School of Business
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
2/22/20195:30PM

Dear Parents, There will be MOCK STAAR on February 19-22. The test will start @ 8:00 sharp, please be on time. Please note that our campus will be closed to visitors on testing days and we apologize for the inconvenience. As a friendly reminder, it is important for your child to have a full night sleep and have breakfast during this time frame so that they are physically prepared for the test. Thanks for your cooperation and support.

We have MOCK STAAR next week.

Click here for the detailed schedule.

There will be STAAR Writing Prompt Field Test only for 10th graders on February 12, Tuesday. This stand-alone field test allows the state to collect performance data on newly developed writing prompts without overburdening students during the STAAR administration. So our campus is chosen to pilot this here in HSA Dallas. The contents of the field test are confidential and must remain secure. Therefore, no visitors will be allowed to the campus. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Make sure your voice is heard: text "HARMONYPROUD" TO 55222 to volunteer and learn more!

 

The 2019 Legislative session is underway and public education reform is among the top priorities! Make sure your voice is heard by becoming a Harmony Parent Advocate. Text “HARMONYPROUD” to 55222 to volunteer or learn more.

¡La sesión legislativa de 2019 está en marcha y la reforma de la educación pública está entre las principales prioridades! Asegúrese de que su voz sea escuchada al convertirse en un defensor de padres de Harmony. Envíe “SOYHARMONY” al 55222 para ofrecerse como voluntario u obtener más información.

Parent Academy is a FREE event for our Harmony parents to come and learn valuable information to empower themselves and promote their students’ success. HSA Dallas will be organizing a Parent Academy on Thursday, February 7, from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at HSA Dallas High School building. This Parent Academy is covering subjects such as College Readiness, State tests, Health, Tax information etc. Please come join us to get some valuable information regarding your child education.

English Info.

Spanish Info.

 

Please be aware that the NWEA MAP test will be given to your child during the week of January 22, 2019 through February 1st.

Your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year).

MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

 Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth, which you can review with your child’s teacher for more insight.

NWEA MAP test types

             Math    Reading    Language     Science

  • 6       MAP       MAP             MAP               MAP
  • 7       MAP       MAP              MAP               MAP
  • 8       MAP      MAP               MAP               MAP
  • 9       MAP      MAP               MAP
  • 10     MAP      MAP               MAP

It is extremely important for students to be in attendance during testing and do their best. Make sure they get enough sleep, have a healthy breakfast and don’t have appointments on testing days.