Families: Harmony will provide meal service until June 25, but there are other meal services being offered to those needing additional assistance throughout the summer. Learn more at SummerFood.org.

!Buenas tardes, Harmony Families! Estamos escribiendo esta carta para informar a todos acerca de una oportunidad y actividad de fotografía en el campus para la graduación de Seniors.

INTRODUCCIÓN:
El Sr. McCollister, la Sra. Winn, todos los miembros de la Facultad de Armonía y el Consejo de la Clase Senior de 2020 han trabajado increíblemente duro y rápido para brindarles a todos la mejor actividad de graduación posible en nuestras circunstancias. El siguiente proceso ha sido diseñado para mantener a todos lo más seguros posible de la exposición al virus COVID-19. Hemos intentado unir dos necesidades diferentes: una ceremonia segura para las personas.

FECHAS:
El viernes 22 de mayo, los Seniors deben venir al campus para recoger sus gorras y vestidos (y, esperamos, cualquier cuerda o estola que el Senior se haya ganado). Las HORAS son las mismas que las del contenido del casillero. Vea otros anuncios sobre esas horas.

El sábado 23 de mayo, la escuela instalará una carpa y un escenario fuera de la escuela para que el estudiante de último año pueda cruzarla para tomar fotos y grabar videos. La carpa y el escenario estarán en la parte de atrás, entre la cafetería y el gimnasio, debajo del toldo.

SINCRONIZACIÓN:
Para que esta actividad de graduación funcione para todos, requerimos que se registre para un ESPACIO DE TIEMPO específico. En este intervalo de tiempo de 5 minutos, el Senior podrá subir al escenario. Se llamará el nombre del Senior, y el Senior caminará por el escenario. Después de que el Senior salga del escenario, tendremos un fotógrafo listo para tomar fotos de la ceremonia de graduación. Estas fotos de graduación se le entregarán en forma de archivo electrónico y algunas copias físicas. La familia también puede tomar fotografías.

Vea el enlace web de registro a continuación. Cada Senior necesita elegir un horario y registrarse.

PROCESO:
Después de cruzar el escenario y tomar fotos, la familia de cada Senior tiene hasta 4 minutos más para tomar fotos. La caminata de cada Senior a través del escenario se grabará con nuestro camarógrafo profesional y se compilará en un gran video. Este video será parte de nuestro video de la ceremonia de graduación que se transmitirá en vivo el 20 de junio a las 6:00 p.m. CST.

TIEMPO MÁXIMO
El tiempo máximo para que cada Senior pase en el escenario y en la tienda es de 4 minutos y 30 segundos. Luego, el Senior y la familia deben salir, para que el próximo Senior y la familia puedan entrar. Nota: Las llegadas tardías se colocarán al final de la línea de tiempo. No se les permitirá entrar a la carpa y al escenario hasta que todos hayan terminado.

CÓDIGO DE VESTIMENTA:
Las personas mayores deben usar su toga y birrete y (si los hemos recibido a tiempo) cualquier cable de honor o estola. Debajo de eso, las personas mayores deben usar vestimenta formal. Precaución: tendremos un escenario, por lo que las niñas mayores deben tener cuidado al usar tacones altos. Todas las pautas del código de vestimenta HSAC se aplican durante este tiempo.

Aprobaciones del código de vestimenta: las gorras deben ser aprobadas por un miembro de la facultad antes de subir al escenario y ser fotografiadas. No se permitirán fotografías de diseños de gorra inapropiados o vestimenta informal. Se recomienda encarecidamente a las personas mayores que verifiquen la vestimenta con un miembro de la Facultad ANTES de llegar al campus esa fecha. Se recomienda consultar con la Sra. Callis por adelantado.

CUÁNTOS INVITADOS:
Máximo de 2 autos por Senior y 10 invitados en total para ingresar a la tienda. Cada Senior tiene un máximo de 5 minutos para ingresar a la carpa del escenario, cruzar, tomar fotos con la familia y salir. Tenemos una línea de tiempo y no podemos acomodar períodos de tiempo más largos.

FLUJO DE TRÁFICO / ESTACIONAMIENTO:
Requerimos que todos se queden dentro de sus vehículos hasta que esté cerca de su hora de entrar a la tienda de campaña. Esto es para maximizar la seguridad del personal de HSAC, los estudiantes y otros invitados. El personal de tráfico ordenará a las familias de los adultos mayores que se estacionen en el espacio de estacionamiento de su horario frente a la escuela primaria HSI. Siga las instrucciones del personal de tráfico que dirige el tráfico. Aparecer al menos 15 minutos antes de su horario. Si pierde su horario, no podemos garantizar que al final tengamos tiempo para agregarlo.

PREGUNTAS
Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con el Consejo Seniors Class of 2020 o la Facultad HSA-C:

DANIEL ALI, Presidente del Consejo Superior de Clase 2020:
daniel.ali.5432@gmail.com

JAMES MCCOLLISTER, Consejo Senior de Patrocinador Clase de 2020:
jmccollister@harmonytx.org

KIRSTEN WINN, Consejo Senior de Patrocinador Clase 2020:
kbloss@harmonytx.org

MICHAEL TEEGARDEN, Consejero Principal
mteegarden@harmonytx.org

HOJA DE INSCRIPCIÓN DE TIMESLOT:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H_LkNFQTJqMvwbxJWX3PqgCpv3XQrme8fMcxN40r1xE/edit?usp=sharing

LISTA DE DETALLES:
Fechas – 18/05/2020 – 22/05/2020 – Las personas mayores se registran en Time Slot para hacer su reserva. Documento en línea.
Fecha – Viernes, 22/05/2020 – Las personas mayores recogen gorras, vestidos y (con suerte) cordones y estolas. En HSAC.
Fecha – Sábado, 23/05/2020 – Personas mayores y familiares (máximo de 2 autos y 10 invitados) vienen al campus; parque; sigue la línea de tiempo; caminar por el escenario / tomar fotos; salir del campus
Código de vestimenta: todavía se aplican todas las reglas del código de vestimenta de HSAC. No se permitirá vestimenta inapropiada.
Tarde: las llegadas tardías se colocarán al final de la línea de tiempo. No se les permitirá entrar a la carpa y al escenario hasta que todos hayan terminado.
Máximo de 2 autos por persona mayor y 10 invitados. Cada Senior tiene un máximo de 5 minutos para ingresar a la carpa del escenario, caminar, tomar fotografías con la familia y salir.

Good afternoon, Harmony Families!  We are writing this letter to inform everyone about an on-campus photography opportunity and activity for the Seniors’ graduation.

ESTE DOCUMENTO SERÁ PUBLICADO EN ESPAÑOL.

INTRODUCTION:
Mr. McCollister, Ms.Winn, all of the Harmony Faculty, and the Seniors Class of 2020 Council have worked incredibly hard and quick to give everyone the best graduation activity that is possible with our circumstances.  The following process has been designed to keep everyone as safe as possible from exposure to the COVID-19 virus.  We have attempted to join together two different needs: a ceremony that is safe for people, and an activity that involves Seniors and families.

DATES:
On Friday, May 22nd, Seniors must come to campus to pick up their caps and gowns (and, we hope, any cords or stoles the Senior has earned).  The HOURS are the same as the locker-contents pick-up.  See other announcements about those hours.

On Saturday, May 23rd, the school will set up a tent and stage outside of the school so the Senior can walk across it for pictures and video.  The tent and stage will be in the back, between the cafeteria and gym, under the awning.

TIMING:
In order for this graduation activity to work for everyone, we require that you sign up for a specific TIME SLOT.  In this 5-minute time slot, the Senior will be able to come on-stage.  The Senior’s name will be called, and the Senior will walk across the stage.  After the Senior comes off the stage, we will have a photographer ready to take graduation ceremony pictures.  These graduation pictures will be given to you in the form of an electronic file and a few physical copies.  Family are also welcome to take pictures.

See the sign-up weblink below.  Every Senior needs to choose a time slot and sign-up.

PROCESS:
After walking across the stage and getting pictures, each Senior’s family has up to 4 more minutes to take pictures.  Every Senior’s walk across the stage will be recorded with our professional videographer and compiled into one large video. This video will be a part of our graduation ceremony video that will be broadcast live on June 20th at 6:00 p.m. CST.

MAXIMUM TIME:
The maximum time for each Senior to spend on-stage and in-tent is 4 minutes and 30 seconds.  Then the Senior and family must exit, so the next Senior and family can come in.  Note: Late arrivals will be put at the end of the timeline.  They will not be permitted to enter the tent and stage until everyone else has finished.

DRESS CODE:
Seniors should wear their cap and gown, and (if we have received them in-time) any honor cords or stoles.  Under that, Seniors should wear formal attire.  Caution: We will have a stage, so Senior girls must be careful wearing high heels.  All HSAC dress code guidelines apply during this time.

Dress Code Approvals: Caps must be approved by a faculty member before walking the stage and being photographed.  No inappropriate cap designs or informal attire will be permitted inside to be photographed.  Seniors are strongly advised to check attire with a Faculty member BEFORE arriving on-campus that date.  Consulting with Ms. Callis in advance is recommended.

HOW MANY GUESTS:
Maximum of 2 cars per Senior and 10 guests total to enter the tent.  Each Senior has a maximum of 5 minutes to enter the stage tent, to walk across, to take pictures with family, and to exit.  We have a timeline and cannot accommodate longer time spans.

TRAFFIC FLOW/PARKING:
We require that everyone stay inside their vehicles until it is near their time to enter the stage tent.  This is to maximize safety for HSAC staff, students, and other guests.  Traffic Staff will direct the Seniors’ families to park in their time slot’s parking space in front of HSI Elementary.  Please follow the directions of the Traffic Staff who are directing traffic.  Show up at least 15 minutes before your time slot.  If you miss your time slot, we cannot guarantee we will have time at the end to add you in.

QUESTIONS:
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Seniors Class of 2020 Council or the HSA-C Faculty:

DANIEL ALI, President Class of 2020 Senior Council:
daniel.ali.5432@gmail.com

JAMES MCCOLLISTER, Sponsor-Class of 2020 Senior Council:
jmccollister@harmonytx.org

KIRSTEN WINN, Sponsor-Class of 2020 Senior Council:
kbloss@harmonytx.org

MICHAEL TEEGARDEN, Head Counselor
mteegarden@harmonytx.org

TIMESLOT SIGN-UP SHEET:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H_LkNFQTJqMvwbxJWX3PqgCpv3XQrme8fMcxN40r1xE/edit?usp=sharing

LIST OF DETAILS:
Dates – 05/18/2020 – 05/22/2020 – Seniors sign up on Time Slot to set their reservation.  Online document.
Date – Friday, 05/22/2020 — Seniors pick up caps, gowns, and (hopefully) cords and stoles.  At HSAC.
Date – Saturday, 05/23/2020 — Seniors and family (max of 2 cars and 10 guests) come to campus; park; follow the timeline; walk the stage/take pictures; exit campus.
Dress code – All HSAC dress code rules still apply.  No inappropriate attire will be permitted.
Late – Late arrivals will be put at the end of the timeline.  They will not be permitted to enter the tent and stage until everyone else has finished.
Maximum of 2 cars per Senior and 10 guests.  Each Senior has a maximum of 5 minutes to enter the stage tent, to walk, to take pictures with family, and to exit.

Credit By Exam (CBE) and Acceleration Exam (AE)

Credit by Examination without Prior Instruction

Credit by Examination with Prior Instruction 

Harmony Public Schools may approve examinations for acceleration to test a student’s essential knowledge and skills for each primary school grade level and for credit for secondary school academic subjects.

A student in grades 6–12 will be given credit for an academic subject in which he or she has had no prior instruction if the student scores 80% or above on a criterion-referenced test for the applicable test (see AE, below). Credits obtained through CBE (without instruction) will not be calculated for GPA and class rank.  Those tests require 70% or above scores.

Students are required to apply for testing at least one month prior to the first day of testing. A student may not attempt to earn credit by examination for a specific high school course more than two times. Students may take a specific exam only once during each testing window. 

 

Deadline for test orders                                            Test Dates

August                                                                   August-September

October                                                                      November   

February                                                                        March

April                                                                                May

 

Exam request procedures:

 

  1. Please request the CBE Registration Form from the Head College Counselor. 
  2. Once the form is completed and returned to the Head College Counselor, the test will be ordered and scheduled.  If payment is required, the amount and method will be communicated.
  3. CBE tests will be administered during the school day unless the student requests a Saturday administration. The student will be allowed 3 hours to complete most tests.
  4. HSA Carrollton will receive the score report in approximately 2 weeks. The grade will be updated in Skyward, and the student will be provided with a copy of the score report.
  5. Note: Test registration dates and administration dates may be subject to change.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 ∙ What is the difference between Credit by Exam (CBE) and Acceleration Exam (AE)? 

Acceleration Exams (AEs) are given to any student without prior instruction in a course or specialized tutoring, so they may earn course credit. Credit-by-Exam (CBEs) is given for credit recovery for those students who have received instruction, yet credit was not awarded for the course. 

∙ What score must I make? 

Students must receive an 80 or above to receive credit for a course for acceleration (AEs). A score of 70 or above is needed for credit recovery (CBEs). 

How long do I have to complete an exam? 

Three hours are allowed for most exams. 

∙ Where are tests administered? 

At your campus: Harmony Science Academy- Carrollton

 ∙ How often are Acceleration Exams or Credit-by-Exams offered by HSA Carrollton? 

Exams are offered twice in the Fall and twice in the Spring.

∙ How do I find out about my score? 

Your score will be mailed to your school. The school counselor will give you your official score report. 

∙ Will my exam grade be on my transcript? 

For CBE, Yes, and the grade will be factored into GPA calculations as a non-weighted course.  For AE, Yes, but the grade will not be calculated for GPA and class rank.

 ∙ May I retake the test?

 Yes, one additional time.  State law permits a maximum of 2 times per test.