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SPECIAL ISSUE
 2011
In This Special Issue
About Special Issue
Miracle Schools
Best High Schools
Broad Prize
MathCounts State
World Qualifiers
MathCounts Nation
Triple Crown
Perfect SAT
Federal Grant
Bond Issue
STEM Conference
I-SWEEEP
10th Year Celebrations
National Spelling Bee
Title I Awards
T-STEM
TBEC Honor Roll
Graduations
Follow-up Links

Special Issue 2011     

As Harmony Public Schools, we decided to share the most important highlights of 2011 with our Harmony community. You can also treat this Newsletter as end-of-year report.

 

Once you go through these highlights of 2011, you will witness what our students, parents and staff have accomplished within a year at Harmony Public Schools.  

Harmony: Miracle Schools 

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Two Harmony Science Academy High Schools (Dallas, and Austin) were ranked among the top public high schools in the nation, according to a recent analysis by the Newsweek.   

 

Newsweek announced the list of Best High Schools in America on June 19, 2011. The magazine has been ranking the nation's top 500 public high schools for more than a decade. The rankings are based on graduation rates, college enrollments upon graduation, the percentage of students who take tests for advanced placement courses, and the average college entrance exam scores, among other criteria.

 

Read the rest of the story. 

 Harmony Among Best High Schools!  wash post

Three Harmony Science Academy High Schools (Dallas, Houston and Austin respectively) were ranked among the top public high schools in the nation, according to an analysis by the Washington Post. The analysis was conducted out of 27,000 U.S. public high schools in the nation.

 

Read more here.

Harmony Nominated for the Broad Prize

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On November 1, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced a new annual award to honor the public charter management organization that has demonstrated the most outstanding overall student performance and improvement among the country's largest urban charter management organizations in recent years while reducing achievement gaps for poor and minority students.

Cosmos Foundation (Harmony Public Schools) has become one of the nominees this year to be the award recipient. More information, including the full list of nominated charter schools, could be obtained on this link.
Harmony: Home of Perfect SAT

SAT Perfect

L. Lin, 11th grade student at Harmony School of Advancement, received a perfect score of 2400 on SAT after scoring another perfect score in PSAT earlier this year.

 

Receiving a perfect score on SAT is a tough nut to crack. It is a rare accomplishment achieved by only fewer than 300 students every year out of 1.5 million. That means, approximately one student in 5,000 taking the SAT gets a perfect score of 2,400. Harmony family congratulates Mr. Lin for this unequaled feat.


Harmony to Receive $5M Grant from the U.S. Department of Education  us department of education

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that Harmony Public Schools (HPS) is the recipient of nearly $5 million in U.S. Department of Education grants over the next three years. HPS joins just eight charter school organizations nationwide in receiving this round of charter school grants.  

 

Please CLICK HERE to fully read the Press Release.  

STEM Conference Concluded

STEM Conference Concluded1

Innovation in STEM Education Conference has successfully been concluded after series of breakout presentations, keynote speeches and interactive panel discussions at Harmony Public Schools Central Office building on November 14-15.

 

The first day of the Conference was crowned by the keynote speeches of Dr. Rod Paige, former Secretary of Education, and Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.

   

Click here to read more and here to check out the pictures from the event.
Harmony Celebrates 10th Year

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Harmony Public Schools celebrated their "A Decade of Excellence" on different occasions and cities including San Antonio, El Paso, Austin, Dallas and Houston. Austin Capitol also hosted the celebrations of 10th year anniversary of Harmony Public Schools.

All the events were attended by the Harmony teachers, parents, students, community members and keynote speakers. Please visit the news section on Harmony Public Schools webpage to check out these celebrations.

Harmony in TBEC Honor RollTBEC

Harmony School of Science - Houston (Sugarland) has made the TBEC Honor Roll for 2011. The most prestigious and demanding academic award a Texas public school can receive is to be listed on the annual TBEC Honor Roll. This year 253 schools made the list which represents less than 4% of all public schools in Texas and includes 34 high schools, 38 middle schools and 181 elementary schools.    

 

Read more to find out when and where the Honor Roll Ceremony will take place. You can also reach the detailed report by region or district.   

High School Graduations

Austin Graduation 

The graduation ceremonies of several Harmony campuses took place in elegant locations including the stairs of Austin Capitol building!

Please check out the respective campuses of Harmony Public Schools to take a look at the pictures of the graduation events.

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