Dear parents,

 

Please click on the link below to watch our Title 1 Parent Presentation video:

WATCH NOW!

District Safety Meeting Zoom Link

PSAT & SAT Testing Sign Up Due date is extended This Friday, October 9th Sign up ONLY if you are willing to come to face-to-face testing.

A free study guide for the SAT or PSAT is available electronically or as a paper booklet. Follow the links provided or stop by the front lobby.

 

La fecha límite para inscribirse en las pruebas PSAT y SAT se extiende Este viernes 9 de octubre. Regístrese SOLO si está dispuesto a asistir a las pruebas cara a cara.

Una guía de estudio gratuita para el SAT o PSAT está disponible en formato electrónico o como folleto en papel. Siga los enlaces proporcionados o pase por el vestíbulo principal.

 

SIGN UP FORMS:

8th Grade PSAT Sign Up Form

9th Grade PSAT Sign Up Form

10th Grade PSAT/NMAQT Sign Up Form

11th Grade PSAT/NMAQT Sign Up Form

12th Grade SAT Sign Up Form

 

STUDENT GUIDES & PREP RESOURCES:

Seniors:

-SAT Student Guide (12th Grade)

SAT Practice Tests – Study Resource-Khan Academy

-SAT Practice Tests– College Board

Juniors & Sophomores:

PSAT/NMSQT-Student Guide (11 Grade)

– PSAT 10 Student Guide(10th Grade)

-PSAT/NMSQT– (10-11 Grades) Study Resource-Khan Academy

8th Grade & Freshman:

-PSAT 8-9 Student Guide (8-9 Grades)

PSAT Study Resource (8-9 Grades)- Khan Academy

Parents and guardians,

You are cordially invited to attend the Austin District VIRTUAL Title I Parent & Family Engagement Information Meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 3:00pm (Via Zoom).

Please fill out the Google Form below to receive the Zoom link if you plan to attend the virtual meeting.
Google Form: https://forms.gle/wP63P7dTKnLqbaoK8

Agenda Items:
1. Title I Program Presentation
2. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and District-Parent Compact
3. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for the current year
4. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
5. Comments, Q&A

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Padres y tutores,

Está cordialmente invitado a asistir a la reunión informativa sobre la participación de padres y familias del Título I VIRTUAL del Distrito de Austin que se llevará a cabo el martes 13 de octubre de 2020 a las 3:00 pm (Via Zoom).

Complete el formulario de Google a continuación para recibir el enlace de Zoom si planea asistir a la reunión virtual.
Formulario de Google: https://forms.gle/wP63P7dTKnLqbaoK8

Elementos de la agenda:
1. Presentación del programa Título I
2. Revisar y evaluar la Política de PFE del año pasado y el Acuerdo entre Padres y Distrito
3. Desarrollar conjuntamente la Política y el Pacto de PFE para el año en curso.
4. Plan de estudios de la escuela, rendimiento académico
5. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas

 

  • -HSE is wearing BLUE on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 to support the World Day Of Bullying Prevention!
  • – PSAT & SAT Testing Sign Up Due is extended to this Friday, October 9th
  • Sign up ONLY if you are willing to come to face-to-face testing.
  • -Friday, October 9 is Student Holiday, District PD
  • -Monday, October 12, is Columbus Day (Student & Staff Holiday)
  • -HSE Austin Clubs and organizations are open, we are still accepting applications!
  • -Schedule Virtual Home Visit!
  • -And More!

READ NOW!

¡Marca tu calendario!

  • -¡HSE vestirá de AZUL el miércoles 7 de octubre de 2020 para apoyar el Día Mundial de la Prevención del Bullying!
  • – El plazo de inscripción para las pruebas PSAT y SAT se extiende hasta este viernes 9 de octubre
  • Regístrese SOLO si está dispuesto a asistir a las pruebas cara a cara.
  • -El viernes 9 de octubre es feriado estudiantil, distrito escolar
  • -El lunes 12 de octubre es el Día de la Raza (feriado para estudiantes y personal)
  • -Los clubes y organizaciones de HSE Austin están abiertos, ¡todavía estamos aceptando solicitudes!
  • -¡Programe una visita virtual a su hogar!
  • -¡Y más!

READ NOW!

HSE is wearing BLUE on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 to support the World Day Of Bullying Prevention!

#BlueUp

 

(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state.

This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

“Great principals and school leaders, given their unique talents and devotion to their teachers and students, should receive the support they need to continue to be successful,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan. “Under the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, the U.S. Department of Education provides assistance to school districts that are rethinking how to strengthen instructional leadership to make sure principals and leadership teams are well equipped to support their teachers and students. I look forward to seeing how the grant funds are utilized by Harmony Public Schools.”

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from Character.org.

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

 

About Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.