Archive for month: May, 2018
Harmony Science Academy Carrollton *recommends that you purchase a TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator for your 8-12 student.
At Harmony, TI-Nspire technology is incorporated into Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus classes. With their own calculator, learning can better extend well beyond the classroom.
Students benefit from having their own calculator by:
- having the same calculator for homework as they use in class
- having a valuable study aid on hand whenever needed
- downloading helpful applications just like on a computer
- mastering the TI-Nspire CAS technology before it is needed in the classroom
- being ready for any offsite test
With their own calculator their learning process extends beyond the classroom.
As the world becomes more high-tech, the fastest growing jobs are requiring high-tech skills. Math and science proficiency is becoming increasingly necessary and will benefit the students regardless of the career path they take.
For more information, visit https://education.ti.com/en/customer-support/parent-benefits
*calculators are provided in the classroom and are therefore not required
For grades 9-12 AND all Alumni
“Are you Interested in military options and scholarships? Look into the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program”
The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program (TASSP) is accepting applications through Friday, June 29. The Texas Armed Services Scholarship was created by the Texas Legislature to encourage students to participate in Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Texas colleges and provides select students with up to four years of scholarship awards.
Students who wish to apply must enter into an agreement requiring a four year commitment as a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Merchant Marine, or a fully-commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.
Additionally, interested applicants must meet two (2) out of the following four (4) academic criteria to qualify:
Be on track to graduate, or has graduated high school, and complete the curriculum requirements of the Distinguished Level of Achievement Plan [NOTE: HSAC graduation plans default to DLA Plans; see your Counselor for details or questions about graduation plans];
Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale [either weighted or unweighted, whichever is better];
Achieve a college readiness score on the SAT (1070) or ACT (23); or,
Be ranked in the top one-third of the prospective high school graduating class.
Non-freshman college students can apply for the scholarship if they:
Maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the institution of in which the student is enrolled;
Continue to be a member of a ROTC program; and
Have not earned a baccalaureate degree or a cumulative total of 150 credit hours, including transferred hours.
For more information or to receive an application, please contact our Capitol Office at (512) 463-0464 or email email@example.com. To be considered, completed applications should be submitted by Friday, June 29th and include a transcript and a letter detailing your interests in the armed services and which institution of higher education you will be attending.
Students must be appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, state senator or state representative;
enroll in a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) or another undergraduate officer commissioning program while enrolled in the institution, as certified by the institution;
complete school initiated TASSP application by Oct. 15, 2018;
agree to complete four years of ROTC training or the equivalent of four years of ROTC training if the institution awards ROTC credit for prior service in any branch of the U.S. Armed Services or the Texas Armed National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine, or another undergraduate officer commissioning program;
graduate no later than six years after the date first enrolled;
after graduation, enter into a four year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine; or
contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States;
repay the scholarship if the requirements are not met;
meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements set by the institution.
Continued Eligibility Requirements:
To maintain eligibility for future awards, the student must:
maintain satisfactory academic progress;
continue to be a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC);
not have earned a baccalaureate degree or completed a cumulative total 150 hours.
How Much Can Be Awarded?
The amount of the award will be the lesser of
an amount not to exceed the student’s cost of attendance less the total amount to be paid to a student for that academic year for being under contract with one of the branches of the armed services of the United States and other financial assistance.
A student may receive a scholarship for four of the six years allowed for graduation.
A scholarship will become a loan if the student fails to:
maintain satisfactory academic progress;
fulfill any of the terms of the scholarship;
fulfill a four-year commitment to be a member of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine; or
contract to serve as a commissioned officer in any branch of the armed services of the United States.
How Can I Apply?
You will need to be selected by a Texas senator or representative or the lieutenant governor or governor. If you are interested in this program and you feel you meet the program requirements, you should contact your legislator for more information.
What a great accomplishment!!! Congratulations to all of our Students, their Parents and the entire Staff!!!
Harmony Science Academy – Carrollton is ranked #337 in the National Rankings and earned a GOLD MEDAL. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
Harmony Science Academy – Carrollton US News rankings:
#1 High School in the City of Carrollton
#56 in Texas High Schools out of more than 2,000 high schools
#100 in Charter High Schools out of more than 7,000 charter schools
#337 in National Rankings out of more than 20,500 high schools
Harmony Science Academy – Carrollton is ranked #1 High School in the City of Carrollton and earned a GOLD MEDAL!!! Congratulations to all students, staff, parents and all the other stake-holders for your extra ordinary effort, hardwork and support!!! #BestSchools #BestHighSchools #HPSRock #DedicatedStaff #STEMfoALL
We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-DFW/Waco District Wellness Policy meeting. The meeting will be held at the district office located at 12005 Forestgate Dr. Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75243 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 beginning at 8:30am. We will review our current District Wellness Policy (located on each campus website) and the guidelines set forth in the HPS board approved Wellness Plan (available on each campus website) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemptions, classroom parties, etc. If you are interested in joining, no RSVP is necessary and we look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org.
Parents of English language learners, please join us for a breakfast on Wednesday, May 23rd from 7:30am to 8:30am. There will be end-of-year information about our ESL (English as a Second Language) program regarding your student’s potential exit from the program and general information about services the program provides. Please join us if you are able!
Wonderful Opportunity for high school students and parents of high school students!!
Greg Rife, representative from Outreach & High School Services at Brookhaven College will be presenting information about various technical programs for students who are looking for other opportunities for training and education. We will have a presentation on Tuesday, May 22, at 5:30pm at HSA Carrollton. He will answer questions about admissions, program requirements, and things students can work on during their high school career to prepare for the various programs. Some of the programs are:
Please RSVP Mr. Teegarden or Ms. Rizvi at
by May 20th.
See you there to make a more successful life for our students.
- Media & Public Relations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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).
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
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.