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 cindy.burkett@house.texas.gov. 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.

 

Initial Eligibility:

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

$4,000; or

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.

 

Repayment:

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.

Thank you,

 

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:

Child Development

Computer IT

Automotive Tech

Nursing Assoc

Health IT

Please RSVP Mr. Teegarden or Ms. Rizvi at 

mteegarden@harmonytx.org or zrizvi@harmonytx.org 

                         by May 20th

See you there to make a more successful life for our students.

 

Event photo  link 

 

HSAC PTO is requesting donations for the upcoming 8th Grade Commencement Ceremony scheduled for May 11, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.

Please look carefully over The Sign Up List, if you could help in the following areas, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

Harmony School of Nature is hosting Rubik’s Cube competition for grades 3rd-12th at HS Nature on May 12th starting at 9:00am.

Below is the link for registering and please contact Mrs. Rachel Ibarra for questions.

https://www.youcandothecube.com/competitions/regional-competitions/

 

Please join us on Thursday, April 26, at 5:30 pm, in the HSAC cafeteria, to learn about
everything that the Class of 2019 Junior Council (soon to be the Senior Council!) is doing for
graduation. Due to the logistics of graduation and lack of funding, every student must help to
pay for the graduation ceremony event.

As the year draws to an end, we are running low on supplies to help your students stay focused and productive in the classroom.  One of the items we are currently in need of is tissues for the classrooms.  Please consider assisting us with this, as it is allergy season and the need is great, by donating boxes of tissues.  These can be sent with your student, or dropped by you at our front office.

We would like to invite all 5th grade students’ parents for an informational night. We will pass out schedules and answer questions.Event: 5th Grade Parent Night

Date: 4/27/2018

Time: 6-7 pm

Location: HSA-Carrollton Cafeteria

Thanks,

 

This past Saturday, 04/07/18, we held our First Annual STEAM Festival (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics!) here at H.S.A. Carrollton! We had our biggest turnout ever for a STEM Fair, and our students, faculty, and parents all had a great time. Our interesting STEAM-oriented exhibits in Chemistry, Physics/Engineering, Biology/Biomedical, and Robotics all had visually interesting displays, we had our usual pyrotechnics (both planned and, shall we say, surprising!), the Biomedical section impressed everyone, and the latest robots and drones were a big hit with everyone. The Food Festival did very well, everyone had plenty to eat, and our student organizations succeeded well with fund raising. And, for a first-time-ever tradition, we had two performing arts events on-stage with the Harmony Voices and the Middle School Drama Club! Our heart-felt thanks to everyone who came out, it was a great time for all, and we are already planning on the STEAM Festival 2019!!

See you NEXT TIME!

Event photos

Please review the immunization requirements for next fiscal year.

 

The Ivy League Trip was an excellent mix of information and fun. Every student who attended the trip now has a wealth of knowledge regarding the Ivy League system, including the inside scoop of what the admission officers there are looking for in a student, as well as the unique cultures that permeate each campus. Additionally, students were able to see amazing sights like the Statue of Liberty from the ferry and night-time Manhattan from the top of the Empire State Building. Students were exposed to art through the ages at Princeton’s exceptional art museum and learned about the events of September 11th in a new, far more personal way at the museum at Ground Zero. This trip provided a multitude of new experiences for these students, including some truly magical moments like walking around Harvard and MIT as it snowed and watching street performers at Times Square. It was an unforgettable trip!

Please click on the link.

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