Harmony Public Schools is a
system of 54 Texas public charter schools
that provides rigorous, high-quality education focused on Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Math. Through a caring and collaborative
environment, Harmony provides students from traditionally underserved
communities the opportunity to excel through project-based learning
where they learn the skills necessary to become a contributing global
In the year 2000, Harmony Public Schools opened its first school in
Houston, Texas and still houses central administration in the Houston
area. Since expanding, Harmony has grown into all major areas of Texas,
forming six distinct regions (or districts).
Harmony prepares each student for higher education by providing a safe,
caring and collaborative atmosphere. Our curriculum features a quality,
student-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Harmony’s vision is to lead our students from the classroom into the
world as productive and responsible citizens.
Every student will learn and grow into a successful and
We do whatever it takes to help our students reach their goals.
Our students, parents, and staff work in harmony to create a
strong community of success.
We guide our students to value integrity, show respect, and be
STEM for All
Every student will graduate with a strong understanding and
appreciation of STEM and how it connects to the real world.
Harmony Schools have been recognized for excellence
the National Distinguished school award from the U.S.
The Harmony schools are an excellent example of how
to challenge students and help them reach their highest
You have really done a great job to establish an
receiving an exceptional educational experience.
I am very impressed with the quality and the
You are showing a whole lot of people that it
take a lot
excellent program. But it does take the triad that you have:
and parents. Put all three of these together and excellence
This highly successful education model places
own students with the skills to compete in a global
The commitment on behalf of the staff at Harmony is
not only from the educational curriculum, but really from
the leadership at Harmony.
Harmony Charter Schools have amassed an impressive
international academic achievements by their students.
decade of academic excellence.
"The students of Harmony succeed due to the devotion of the
instructor makes a personal investment in each child,
of unquenchable desire to learn and become the best they can
Harmony Science Academy has given my children an
structure that has encouraged their growth and maturity.
Mr. Fatih Ay brings decades of experience in both the
classroom and the office as an educator and administrator to the position of Chief
Beginning as a graduate assistant at the University of Houston, and
later as a science teacher at our first Harmony campus in Houston, a
principal in El Paso and most recently as our Dallas Area
Superintendent, Mr. Ay is poised to continue the implementation of
Harmony’s 2020 Strategic Plan as a 14-year veteran of Harmony.
Ay coordinated HPS T-STEM initiative statewide and adopted PLTW
Pre-Engineering program at middle and high school level during his
tenure as the Principal at HSA El Paso.
Board of Directors
Harmony Public Schools Board of Directors serve as unpaid
volunteers to guide the policies and direction of the organization.
Potential members can be nominated by anyone and are
selected by the existing board, which seeks individuals who have
expertise, experience or leadership abilities that will contribute
to maintaining Harmony’s standard of excellence in education.
Once each year, the board votes on nominations to replace members
who have left the board due to term expirations or other reasons.
Meetings Act, the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551
board to give a
public advance written notice of the subjects it will consider
special, or called
meeting. The notice must also state the date, hour and place of
must post notice of meetings at a place at the central
office of the
that is generally accessible to the general public for at least
time of the meeting. The only exception to the 72 hour posting
requirement is for
meetings and those meetings must meet the requirements of Texas
In cases of emergency, the board must post notice of the date,
for not less than 2 hours prior to the meeting.
Harmony Public Schools Board Agendas are posted on the glass
the front gate
entrance of the Harmony School of Innovation building at 9321 W
Houston Pkwy S.
Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce that all campuses statewide met or exceeded state standards on the annual State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exam.
100% of Harmony Public Schools (HPS) districts were rated Met Standard compared to 95.4% that of all Texas schools.
100% of Harmony campuses achieved the rating of Met Standard compared to 89.6% that of all Texas schools.
77% of HPS campuses have earned at least one distinction designation compared to 52% of all Texas campuses. Of the 8,757 campuses in Texas, 7,591 (86.7%) were evaluated for at least one distinction designation.
15% of HPS campuses earned distinctions in all seven categories that were evaluated for that campus compared to 2% in Texas.
Harmony Science Academy – Houston, Harmony Science Academy – El Paso, and Harmony School of Science – Houston districts became three of the 58 districts (out of the 1,203 districts evaluated) in Texas to receive a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness. Postsecondary readiness is the only distinction at the district level.
To access accountability reports and search for your district/campus, please visit the TEA website, and follow the instructions.
Federal Report Cards for the state, district, and campuses are available on the Texas Education Agency’s (TEA) website.
Each LEA that receives Title I, Part A funding is responsible for disseminating the State, LEA and campus-level report cards to all LEA campuses and parents of all enrolled students and making the information widely available through public means such as posting on the Internet, distribution to the media, or distribution through public agencies.
At a minimum, the LEA must —
post direct links to the State, LEA, and campus report cards
make hard copies available to parents on request,
make hard copies available for viewing in public locations,
notify parents of ALL students about the availability of the report cards and the options for obtaining them.
LEAs must make the federal report card information readily accessible to the public and parents must be notified of the availability of the federal report card information no later than March 5, 2018.
To search for campus/district Federal Report Card visit the TEA website,
The Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.306, requires each
trustees to publish an annual report that includes the TAPR,
accreditation status, campus performance objectives, information
criminal incidents, and information on the performance of the
graduates in their first year of college, as reported by the
Education Coordinating Board.
Harmony Public Schools annual reports can be found
the links below. Paper
copies are available at the district’s administration office and
Texas Academic Performance Reports were compiled by TEA for
campus using PEIMS and student assessment data. The TAPR
district and campus academic performance with financial reports
about staff, programs, and demographics. Prior to the 2012–13
was known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS)
The Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.306, requires each
trustees to hold a public hearing to discuss the district’s
90 days (winter break
Within two weeks following the public meeting, each district
its annual report, including posting it on the district website
places. The hearing may be combined with a regularly scheduled
meeting of the
local board of trustees.
A public hearing was held in conjunction with the
Meeting on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the
Schools Central Office Building, 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S,
2016 - 2017 Annual Reports for Harmony Public Schools were
Paper copies are available at the district’s administration
House Bill 5 of the 83rd Texas Legislative Session included a local
requirement that is referred to as Community and Student Engagement.
requires each district to evaluate and designate a performance
district and each of its campuses in the district based on criteria
local committee (TEC 39.0545). The law requires that each district
campus be assigned a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or
unacceptable. The district and campus performance ratings must be
annually to TEA through PEIMS, and made publicly available by August
year beginning with the 2013–14 school year.
The statute provides nine factors for which the district and
must be evaluated:
Fine arts, wellness and physical education, community and
involvement, 21st century workforce development program, 2nd
acquisition program, digital learning environment, dropout
strategies, educational programs for GT students, and compliance
statutory reporting and policy requirements.
Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code, also known as the Public Information Act (PIA), gives the public the right to access certain government records, including records that pertain to the operation of Harmony Public Schools’ open-enrollment charter schools.
All requests must be submitted in writing and should contain:
Fax Number (if available)
Description of the information and/or document being requested.
Requests must be sent as follows:
Harmony Public Schools
9321 W Sam Houston Parkway S
Houston, TX 77099