NEWS FROM HARMONY


  • Posted August 07, 2017

Charter schools see big gains in new study

Texas charter school leaders on Thursday hailed research that found charters have improved academically in recent years, with increasingly positive impacts on student achievement in reading and math.


  • Posted August 07, 2017

Harmony Science Academy student recognized for science project

Armin Teizer, a fifth-grade student at Harmony Science Academy, was named the state merit winner for Texas in the 10th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a national competition for students in grades 5 through 8.


  • Posted July 18, 2017

The relationships among high school STEM learning experiences and the likelihood of majoring in STEM in college

This study examines college students’ science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) choices as they relate to high school experiences, parent, teacher, and self-expectations, and mathematics and science efficacy. Participants were 2246 graduates of a STEM-focused public Harmony Public Schools in Texas, Harmony Public Schools (HPS). Descriptive analyses indicated that the overall percentage of HPS graduates who chose a STEM major in college was greater than Texas state and national averages. Logistic regression analyses revealed that males and Asian students are more likely to choose a STEM major in college than females and non-Asian students, respectively. Moreover, students whose parents had a college degree in the U.S. are more likely to major in STEM fields than those who did not. Furthermore, males with higher mathematics efficacy and females with higher science efficacy are more likely to choose a STEM major than their counterparts with lower mathematics and science efficacy.


  • Posted July 17, 2017

TIF Grant: Grantee Spotlight @ the TIF Cafe: Burak Yilmaz Harmony Public Schools

An interview with Burak Yilmaz: Watch Now!


  • Posted July 06, 2017

Harmony Leadership Summit Begins July 11th

Harmony Leadership Summit Begins Jul;y 11th


  • Posted July 05, 2017

TEA Education commissioner talks STAAR

The Texas Education Agency is working to clarify state academic tests and how student progress is measured through new STAAR reports for families. Watch for yours in the mail this summer! For more information, read this Dallas Morning News blog by staff writer Eva-Marie Ayala.


  • Posted June 09, 2017

Broad Prize Releases Video About Harmony Before Winner Announced

Harmony Public Schools is honored to be named as a finalist for the prestigious 2017 Broad Prize, recognizing our work with traditionally underserved populations. The Broad Prize is given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to outstanding public charter school management systems that succeed at reaching economically disadvantaged students or minority students.

The winner of the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools will receive $250,000 to support college-readiness programs for its students. The winner will be announced at the National Charter School Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, June 12 during a morning general session.


  • Posted June 07, 2017

Katy Student Wins National Cancer Research Award

Big congrats to Raheem M. from Harmony School of Innovation - Katy for being "one of 100 high school students from throughout the United States who will study cancer as part of a year-long mentorship because they are award recipients for the second year of PBS LearningMedia's and Stand Up To Cancer's Emperor Science Award program." - Check out this story in the Houston Chronicle?! http://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/katy/news/article/Katy-student-pens-award-winning-essay-11199816.php#photo-13037790


  • Posted June 06, 2017

Children at Risk Ranks Schools in Texas

The nonprofit organization Children at Risk has released its new rankings of Texas schools. Harmony campuses did well overall, and two campuses even placed in the top 10 high schools in their area. Harmony Science Academy - Pflugerville was ranked 7th highest in the Austin area and Harmony School of Innovation - Sugar Land was ranked 8th in the Houston area. To read their reports click here: http://childrenatrisk.org/content/?page_id=8074



  • Posted May 23, 2017

Texas student, 11, hacks smart toy, wows security experts in Europe

Reuben Paul, student at Harmony Science Academy in Austin, spoke at #NLCyber conference in the The Hague, Netherlands, this month where he demonstrated the importance of  cybersecurity by hacking a toy teddy bear.


  • Posted May 23, 2017

AMSET hosts family art day

Students from Harmony Science Academy in Beaumont walked in the armobile parade sponsoed by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.


  • Posted May 23, 2017

Texas school grades: Nonprofit gives Austin-area campuses high marks

Harmony Science Academy in Pflugerville was ranked as the seventh best high school in the Austin area by nonprofit Children At Risk. This was the first time the Pflugerville campus made the list.




  • Posted May 12, 2017

Harmony Administrator Gets Big Surpise from Good Morning America and Emeril Lagasse

A beloved mom, who works as an operations manager at a charter school and has become a mother figure to the entire school, got an early Mother's Day surprise today from "GMA" and chef Emeril Lagasse.

Lea Siegel, an educator from Fort Worth, Texas, was nominated by her 19-year-old son Chris Pitts, who described his mother's love as "an unconditional love that’s ... unbreakable essentially."

Lagasse named Siegel the winner of his annual "Breakfast in Bed" search before leading her into the school's auditorium filled with students. Siegel was then presented with a check for $5,000 for all that she does for her school and family.


  • Posted May 04, 2017

Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: Public support of STEM education is key to student success

Innovative and discovery-based learning is vital to maintaining a competitive workforce, and a Houston-based movement has been at the forefront in providing students with platforms where they can develop the creative and critical-thinking skills needed to evaluate large-scale problems and provide effective solutions. For a decade, Harmony Public Schools, a charter school system that drew recognition earlier this week as a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, has hosted the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering and Environment Projects competition, or ISWEEEP. The annual event features students from around the world, many from right here in Texas, presenting original research and attempting to answer some of society's most pressing needs.


  • Posted May 02, 2017

Students Show STEM Projects on Fox 26 Houston for ISWEEEP

Robots, rockets and levitation - oh my! Some of our students were showing off cool projects this morning on FOX 26 Houston, preparing for I-SWEEEP & Isweeep Public Day.


  • Posted May 01, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Harmony Public Schools Named A Finalist for Prestigious 2017 Broad Prize

Houston, TX -- Harmony Public Schools is honored to be named as a finalist for the prestigious 2017 Broad Prize, recognizing our work with traditionally underserved populations. The Broad Prize is given by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to outstanding public charter school management systems that succeed at reaching economically disadvantaged students or minority students.


  • Posted April 26, 2017

Photo Gallery: Earth Day Texas

Students from Harmony School of Innovation in Garland took home first place overall in the Earth Day Texas solar car race in April.


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It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, 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.

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