Who doesn’t love Pi?? Harmony Students Observe National Pi Day. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world. Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
HPS Academic Directors: Notice for Parent Website
In response to our parents need to know and understand the curriculum and content being taught in our schools, we have created a wonderful resource for you to support your child academically. Please read more
HSA - Lubbock is thrilled to announce that our seniors got accepted to the most prestigeous colleges of Texas. Harmony is proud of you, and it must be a very proud moment for you as well. Chasing a dream requires your efforts and passion. Hard work isn't over when you graduated. It's just a break as you enter the new battlefields of life. Good luck and congratulations!
Please check your child's lunch account balance using the online parent login. Once you login click "others" for funding status, or visit the school front office and pay in full by the beginning of the II semester.
We have several negative balances at this time, be advised that starting the second semester all students that have outstanding balances will not be able to receive the regular breakfast or lunch meal - not even any kind of drink.
You can help our school by making sure your child's lunch account has enough funds at all times. Thank you so much for your understanding and for your support.
Harmony participated in MATHCOUNTS South Plains chapter competition last Saturday. Troy L. (8th grade) got 2nd place in entire competition and 1st place in the Countdown round. Troy L. advanced to the Texas State MATHCOUNTS Competition to be held in Austin on March 22nd at Hilton. Harmony congratulates Troy and his teachers for this success!
HSA-Lubbock students participated the 2013-2014 South Plains Math and Science Competition last Saturday and achieved a great success! Harmony congratulates the students and their coaches/teachers.
Harmony science Academy hosted its second annual stem festival where students presented many experiments and demonstrations that they have been working on in their classes. Guest speakers from South Plains College school of engineering also spoke about careers in Stem related fields and the work that the students are doing now that will help them to get there.
Harmony Science Academy-Lubbock is implementing i-Ready for students 3-8 grades. i-Ready offers an adaptive diagnostic, and both teacher-led and individualized online instruction for a complete blended learning solution. It's all you need to drive student success in reading and math for grades K–12.
On January the 18th the Harmony Science Academy FTC Team, Wing It, participated at the local FTC Tournament at the Frenship High School. The team performed very well accomplishing 95% of all mission available at the field. The team placed in the top ten out of twenty schools, showing a strong leap since the year before. The team made great strides, and the students are looking forward to next year's competition. We hope to have more teams in the competition next year.
HSA LUBBOCK is committed to provide free after school tutorial classes to ensure that all students will have the skills necessary to be successful on the STAAR tests coming up in the Spring of 2014. Students who need extra support for their State Assessments (STAAR) preparations are given Individual Tutorial Notification Letters with tutoring subjects and days. Tutorials will start from January 28th,2014,. Attendance is mandatory.
TEA Accountability Summary 2012-13
TEA has determined the accountability report card for HSA-Lubbock campus. read more . . .
Dear Students, All cellular phones must be turned off and kept in the locker during school days and while in school building. The school will not be responsilbe for damage to, loss or theft of any cellular phones or electronic devices a student brings to school. Students may not have phones in their pockets or belongings, such as binders and pencil bags etc. Student Handbook, pages 19 - 20
Harmony students at grades 6-12 will be enrolled in ALEKS(Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces).ALEKS is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained. ALEKS courses are very complete in their topic coverage and ALEKS avoids multiple-choice questions. A student who shows a high level of mastery of an ALEKS course will be successful in the actual course she is taking.
ALEKS also provides the advantages of one-on-one instruction, 24/7, from virtually any Web-based computer for a fraction of the cost of a human tutor. For more information please visit www.aleks.com
Harmony students at grades K-12 will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) beginning 2013-14 school year. We give students MAP tests to determine students’ instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, and Science. Students will take the tests on a computer.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for student’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.
We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound positive effect on the lives of our children. For more information please visit www.nwea.org
Dear Parents, Our School has started to use ROCKET MATH in grades 1-5 to fully address their math fact learning needs. This is a paper based memorization tool that gives a one minute test to the students every day until they master all the facts about the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Teachers send these tests home for you and your child to practice together. Please take your time to practice with your child. Researches say there is a great correlation between knowing the math facts and being successful at Algebra. Your support is appreciated.
Harmony aims to replicate successful STEM education model in Washington, D.C.
Texas' largest charter school operator applies for first charter outside of state read more . . .
It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/. read more...