About Us

About Us

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 citizen.

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).

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

Harmony’s vision is to lead our students from the classroom into the world as productive and responsible citizens.

Core Values

High Expectations

Every student will learn and grow into a successful and productive citizen.

Dedicated Staff

We do whatever it takes to help our students reach their goals.

Working Together

Our students, parents, and staff work in harmony to create a strong community of success.

Character Matters

We guide our students to value integrity, show respect, and be responsible.

STEM for All

Every student will graduate with a strong understanding and appreciation of STEM and how it connects to the real world.


Fatih Ay


Headshot of CEO Fatih Ay Mr. Fatih Ay brings decades of experience in both the classroom and the office as an educator and administrator to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

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.

Mr. 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.

Board Meeting Schedule

Date Spacer Time Agenda Video
August 23rd, 2017
(Regular Meeting)
Wednesday 6:40 PM
August 23rd, 2017
(Emergency Meeting)
Wednesday 6:30 PM
September 9th, 2017
(Special Meeting)
Saturday 2:00 PM Video
September 27th, 2017
(Regular Meeting)
Wednesday 6:30 PM
October 25th, 2017
(Regular Meeting)
Wednesday 6:30 PM
November 15th, 2017
(Regular Meeting)
Wednesday 6:30 PM
December 13th, 2017
(Regular Meeting)
Wednesday 6:30 PM
January 31st, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 PM
February 28th, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 PM
March 28th, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 PM
April 25th, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 PM
May 30th, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 PM
June 27th, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 PM
July 25th, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 PM
August 29th, 2018 Wednesday 6:30 PM

Board Meeting Agendas

Texas Open Meetings Act, the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551 requires a school board to give a public advance written notice of the subjects it will consider in a regular, special, or called meeting. The notice must also state the date, hour and place of the meeting. A school district must post notice of meetings at a place at the central administrative office of the district that is generally accessible to the general public for at least 72 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting. The only exception to the 72 hour posting requirement is for "emergency" meetings and those meetings must meet the requirements of Texas Government Code Chapter 551.045. In cases of emergency, the board must post notice of the date, place and subject of the meeting for not less than 2 hours prior to the meeting.

Harmony Public Schools Board Agendas are posted on the glass window by the front gate pedestrian entrance of the Harmony School of Innovation building at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, Texas 77099.

HPS Board Agendas are posted here as a courtesy.

Board Meeting Videos
2017 - 2018

Video Archive

Media Relations


Media Inquiries

For media requests, please send an email to   with details of the request.

Fast Facts


We may already have answered some of your questions about us – please check out or One Pager for a quick overview, or our Info Packet for a more In-Depth introduction to Harmony Public Schools!


One Pager

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Info Packet

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2017 Accountability Ratings

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.

TEA website: Accountability Rating System

2017 Federal Report Cards

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 on its web site,
  • make hard copies available to parents on request,
  • make hard copies available for viewing in public locations, and
  • 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, and follow the instructions.

TEA website: Federal Report Cards

Harmony Public Schools Annual Reports

The Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.306, requires each district’s board of trustees to publish an annual report that includes the TAPR, district accreditation status, campus performance objectives, information on violent or criminal incidents, and information on the performance of the previous year’s graduates in their first year of college, as reported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Harmony Public Schools annual reports can be found at the links below. Paper copies are available at the district’s administration office and at HPS Central Office.

Texas Academic Performance Reports

Texas Academic Performance Reports were compiled by TEA for every district and campus using PEIMS and student assessment data. The TAPR combines details of district and campus academic performance with financial reports and information about staff, programs, and demographics. Prior to the 2012–13 school year, TAPR was known as the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) reports.

Public Hearings

The Texas Education Code (TEC), §39.306, requires each district’s board of trustees to hold a public hearing to discuss the district’s annual report within 90 days (winter break not included). Within two weeks following the public meeting, each district must widely publish its annual report, including posting it on the district website and other public 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 regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harmony Public Schools Central Office Building, 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, Texas 77099.

2016 - 2017 Annual Reports for Harmony Public Schools were presented and discussed. Paper copies are available at the district’s administration office and HPS central office.

2016 - 2017 School Report Cards:

Report cards are in pdf format. To download Adobe Reader, please visit the Adobe Link will open in new window site

Community and Student Engagement Reports

House Bill 5 of the 83rd Texas Legislative Session included a local evaluation requirement that is referred to as Community and Student Engagement. The statute requires each district to evaluate and designate a performance rating for the district and each of its campuses in the district based on criteria set by a local committee (TEC 39.0545). The law requires that each district and each campus be assigned a rating of exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable. The district and campus performance ratings must be reported annually to TEA through PEIMS, and made publicly available by August 8 of each year beginning with the 2013–14 school year.

The statute provides nine factors for which the district and each campus must be evaluated:

Fine arts, wellness and physical education, community and parental involvement, 21st century workforce development program, 2nd language acquisition program, digital learning environment, dropout prevention strategies, educational programs for GT students, and compliance with statutory reporting and policy requirements.



The Finance Department is responsible for the financial accounting for all Harmony Public School funds. This includes Accounting, Accounts Payable, Budget, Purchasing, and Payroll.

Salary Information 2017/2018

Gross annual salary of CEO: $160,000

Financial Information

HPS - Form 990 | Year: 2015
HPS - Form 990 | Year: 2014
HPS - Form 990 | Year: 2013
HPS - Form 990 | Year: 2012
HPS - Form 990 | Year: 2011
HPS - Audit Report | Year Ended June 30th, 2017
HPS - Audit Report | Year Ended June 30th, 2016
HPS - Audit Report | Year Ended June 30th, 2015

Budget Information

HPS - Statewide | 2017 - 2018 Budget
HPS - Statewide | 2016 - 2017 Budget
HPS - Statewide | 2015 - 2016 Budget

Purchasing Department

Harmony Public Schools Purchasing Department extends a warm welcome to those wishing to do business with Harmony Public Schools and the affiliated schools that utilize our services.

HPS Purchasing Department requests that all prospective vendors register on our e-bid site in order for them to be notified of upcoming bids and submit bids in their respective fields.

Fill out the Vendor Registration Form.
Current Bid Opportunities.

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Public Information Request

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:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Fax Number (if available)
  • Description of the information and/or document being requested.

Requests must be sent as follows:

By mail:

Harmony Public Schools
Legal Services
9321 W Sam Houston Parkway S
Houston, TX 77099

By fax:

(713) 777-8555

In person:

Harmony Public Schools
Legal Services
9321 W Sam Houston Parkway S
Houston, TX 77099

A response should be expected 10 business days after the request has been submitted.

Charges to the Requestor: HPS will assess fees to the requestor in accordance with applicable state law.

For more information about the Texas Public Information Act, please refer to the following link: Office of the Attorney General Open Records Division

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