Month: February 2018
If your child is taking one or more Advanced Placement (AP) courses at Harmony! As you may know, there are several benefits of taking AP courses;
- Stand Out in College Admissions
Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment. When admissions officers see “AP” on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges of college.
- Earn College Credits
By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores.
- Skip Introductory Classes
If you already know your preferred college major, taking a related AP course and earning a qualifying score on the AP Exam can help you advance and avoid required introductory courses – so you can move directly into upper-level classes and focus on the work that interests you most.
- Build College Skills
Taking an AP course builds the skills you’ll need throughout your college years. You give your mind a rigorous workout while polishing up your time management and study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues and problems, with the support of your AP teachers.
Students have been studying hard and getting ready to AP Exams, which are going to allow them earn college credit! We encourage all AP students to sign up and fulfill their time by studying for their exams. 2018 AP Exam calendar is attached. With our best wishes, College and Career Counseling Department – HSA-SA
|Fee Table||College Board Fee for Exam||Contributions from State, College Board, & School
|*Student will Pay|
|Not Free/Reduce Student||$94||$59||$35.00|
|AP Seminar & AP Research Free/Reduce||$142||$65||$77.00|
|AP Seminar & AP Research
Not Free/Reduce Student
On April 10, 2018 all 11th grade students will be taking the SAT on campus.
State testing calendar for TELPAS is February 26, 2018 through April 6, 2018. Our school is going to assess students between February 26 and March 26. If a student is absent on the day of testing, a make-up test will be administered before March 26, 2018.
Additional information about TELPAS can be found at the following website: www.tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/ell/telpas/
Please contact Ms. Vasquez at email@example.com or 210-673- 7788 for questions.
For Current 8th Graders-Rising 9th Grade High School Programs Parent/Student Pathway Selection Night
For Current 8th Graders -Rising 9th Grade High School Programs
Parent and Student Pathway Selection Night
We are inviting you to join us!
The College and Career Counseling Team will be holding an information meeting concerning High School Programs and Career Planning.
We encourage you and your child to attend and learn about the High School programs that are offered and what will be offered on our campus next school year.
College and Career Counseling Team, will be talking about House Bill 5 and how it affects our students. The Counseling Team will be discussing the High School Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) and the Pathways available with each student.
Date: March 7, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Location: School Cafeteria (Dinner will be provided)
*We highly encourage all 8th grade parents to attend. Conference will include important information regarding regarding your child’s high school requirements and future college plans.
The Lottery results are in! If you are wanting to see if your child was selected, please call 210-674-7788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also drop by our campus, the results are posted in the front lobby.
Harmony Science Academy, as its tradition, getting ready to celebrate another annual science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Festival, in addition to other subjects that have been added. HSA-SA has been organizing very successful STEM Festivals since 2013 and joining forces form all across to subjects from STEM to English, Social Studies and Arts to present hundreds of activities that range in complexity to entertain people of all ages. We hope to increase awareness of the critical role science and other STEAM fields play in our world every day. HSA-SA STEM Festival offers opportunities for people of all ages to get involved, help the community, and further explore STEM concepts. We look forward to seeing you at one of the top 3 High Schools in San Antonio.
Saturday, February 24 at 10 AM – 2 PM
8505 Lakeside Parkway San Antonio, Texas 78245
San Antonio High School IMPACT Team students attended Confluence 2018 at The Witte Museum
Confluence is a youth water conference that attracts 1,000 students citywide and is the capstone event for IMPACT, a project based learning program hosted by San Antonio Water System. The projects our IMPACT Teams showcased this year for the summit include the following:
The “Zoo Crew” worked with Bob Waterman at the San Antonio Zoo to install a drip irrigation system in two gardens at the zoo. This not only reduced the amount of water the zoo uses, but it also reduced the amount of man hours it took to hand water these areas.
The A&M Team worked with Dr. Valdez at Texas A&M University San Antonio. These students were hoping to use microbes to help native plants grow at the Riverwalk and crowd out the invasive Bermuda grass that is currently there. However, due to an early freeze and snow, the group had to move their project indoors. The students were great at changing their project to adapt to the unusual San Antonio weather, and in the end their results were exactly what they hoped they would be.
The third Impact Team worked with Elequa. They have created a device that will hold an LED light and a sensor around an electrocoagulation prototype. They then reprogrammed the device to work as an opacity sensor, which takes readings of the water as it cleans.
See the gallery at Facebook.
Join our Team!
March 24th from 9AM – 12PM – Harmony Public Schools will be holding it’s annual job fair soon. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to interview with principals and campus staff.
Please bring copies of your resume.
Harmony Public Schools is a highly recognized and award-winning charter school that hires top quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals. HPS strives to provide personal growth and professional success to recent graduates or experienced professionals seeking new career opportunities. We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, professional support and opportunities for career advancement.
Harmony attributes the strong performance of its schools and students to three core principles within the school model:
A challenging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum.
A focus on assessment across the school system
A culture of constructive competition, discipline, and parental engagement
Still not sure about Joining our Harmony Family? Please stop by and see for yourself!
Open House Dates:
Saturday, January 27th
Saturday February 3
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
We are now offering Tours of our campus to anyone interested in attending! Please click the link for more information!
Middle School and High School Campus Tours
-The easiest no pressure way to learn about Harmony Science Academy is simple, just schedule a visit to our campus. We have staff standing by to provide a tour as well as to inform you detailed information about the campus and the excellent education that we provide.
All students seeking admission into Harmony Science Academy must complete an
application for admission. An application can be obtained from the Harmony
Science Academy website, www.hsasa.harmonytx.org or by contacting the
Registrar, Lisa Ledesma, at email@example.com
We can’t wait to see you their.