Month: November 2017
Harmony staff, teachers, and administrators have spent countless of hours preparing our students for college and each year approximately 85% of our graduating class enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
But, despite these impressive enrollment numbers, far too many of our low income and first-time college students drop out as they hit financial and circumstantial barriers such as the cost of attending college, that has increased by 36% in the last 10 years. Harmony Public Schools has 5,033 graduates to date and is projected to have 11,686 graduates by 2020, current funding sources are unable to meet even the current demands of these programs. Clearly, additional financial support is required.
We are asking our Harmony community to consider going beyond educational efforts, providing even greater assistance to our graduates through generous Harmony Giving Day contributions to the Harmony College Fund. All your donations will go towards helping our Harmony graduates to complete their higher education dreams and achieve their career aspirations by providing additional scholarships and direct college and career support services.
Let’s come together to reach our target of raising $50,000 on our first ever giving day.
Thank you for your generosity.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING
As part of the December 13, 2017 Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Harmony Public Schools will hold a public hearing to discuss the HPS Schools’ 2016-2017 Financial Rating Systems of Texas (FIRST) accountability ratings.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, located at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.
There are more than 5,000 Harmony graduates and 59% of them come from low income families. HGD aims to raise funds for Harmony students in colleges to provide: scholarship,mentor ship,internship and other programs and services to make their college and career dreams come true.
Donations can be made online at www.alumni.harmonytx.org on the Harmony Giving Day!
We also have another site that you can make contributions earlier:
- Online payments can be done on and before Tuesday, November 28th. https://alumni.harmonytx.org/givingday/nov28/countdown
Dear 8th grade parent, This letter is to inform you about your student’s opportunity of taking college courses and earn college credit in high school starting from 9th grade. Harmony has agreement with Northwest Vista College (NVC) allowing all qualifying students to take Dual Credit college courses from NVC on campus or online. Currently Harmony is offering 4 college courses on campus during the regular class schedule for 11th and 12th graders in addition to any available courses they can take at NVC. There are 3 steps to qualify and enroll in dual credit courses; Application to Northwest Vista College thru applytexas.org before February. Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test by April. Qualifying scores are; Math 350, Reading 351 and Writing 340 with essay of 4. Course selection and enrollment by the end of May. If you want your student to apply and take TSI test at school, please let us know by answering the questions below. Counselors will meet with your son/daughter and provide guidance in Apply Texas application portal. Scheduled TSI test dates will take place in February. Harmony is a TSI test center offering the test to all 8th-12th grade students free of charge. Thank you, College and Career Counseling Department at HSA-SA