5pm to 6 pm at HSE Gym

Real Madrid Campus Experience & Madrid-Toledo Trip 2019 by HPS

Program highlights

  • First-come, first-served basis, ONLY 25 seats available
  • Only rising 9-12 grade (14-17 years old) boys and girls
  • Application form and $600 deposit must be made no later than February 1, 2019
  • Trip cost $3400 includes airfare, accommodation, transportation, 3 meals per day, guided tours, park & museum fees.
  • The payment plan is available. Last payment must be paid by June 1, 2019
  • Departure/Arrival cities are Houston & Madrid
  • 16-22 June 2019: Real Madrid Campus Experience
  • 22-25 June 2019: Madrid and Toledo Trip, Warner Bros Madrid, etc.


For questions or more details please contact Campus Engagement & Support Coordinator.


Now Hiring!

Harmony School of Excellence-Austin is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teacher.
Click on this link to apply.


Counselor’s Corner

Welcome to the “Counselor’s Corner” a monthly newsletter from the counseling department at HSE Austin! Expect our newsletter at the end of each month with important information about your child’s road to college!

Click on the link below for our online newsletter!


President George H.W. Bush

Harmony Public Schools joins the country in mourning the loss of President George H.W. Bush, a leader known as the “education president” for his tireless devotion to America’s schoolchildren.

A statewide Day of Mourning has been declared by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to allow Texans to pay their respects to President Bush. All Harmony Public School campuses will remain open and operating on their regular schedule on this date.

TIGER TALK ISSUE XVI, December 4, 2018

Here is our 16th. the issue of HSE Tiger Talk!

Read Now!


Winter Spirit Week: December 17-21

Monday, December 17th:

Mitten Monday: wear scarves, gloves, hats, and socks with uniform ***Face must not be covered; accessories should not depict any inappropriate image or theme, uniform shirt and pants must be worn

Tuesday, December 18th:

Timber Tuesday: wear a flannel shirt or vest over a uniform *** Uniform shirt and pants must be worn

Wednesday, December 19th: Winter White wonderland Wednesday (Free Dress day)- Wear your white, silver, or Icy Blue sweaters or shirts ***Wear your best winter inspired sweaters. No ripped jeans, hoodies, low cut shirts, or shirts that show midriff. Dresses must be knee length. Sweaters and pants must follow free dress day as stated in the Student Handbook. No inappropriate images or themes. No slides or sandals.

Thursday, December 20th: Tacky Sweater

Thursday-wear your favorite tacky winter sweater (Free Dress day) ***Wear your favorite “ugly” winter sweaters. No inappropriate images or themes. No ripped jeans, hoodies, low cut shirts, or shirts that show midriff. Sweaters and pants must follow free dress day as stated in the Student Handbook. No slides or sandals.

Friday, December 21st: Pajama day (Free Dress day) ***Wear your favorite pajamas. No see-through tops or bottoms, thin straps or hoodies. Pajamas should not be low cut or show midriff. Clothes should be worn under onesies Pajamas must follow free dress day that is stated in the student handbook. No slippers

Middle School Dance

HSE will host a Middle School Dance on Friday, December 14th from 5-8pm in the school gym! Tickets will be $5 dollars at the door! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Please e-mail Ms. Tims for more information

Harmony Giving Day, Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018

Dear Parents,

At Harmony, we are a family and we want to empower our Harmony alumni who are working hard to reach their college and career dreams.


The Harmony College Fund (HCF) was founded to support college-bound Harmony alumni through scholarships, mentoring, internships and other support services. Roughly two-thirds of our students come from economically disadvantaged homes or neighborhoods, and without these funds, many of our HCF recipients would not be financially able to complete their college and career success journeys.


During the first Harmony Day of Giving in 2017, our generous donors helped Harmony raise $40,000, which was dispersed to 44 college students attending universities across Texas.

And remember that one day, your child will also benefit from many meaningful services and opportunities provided. Your donations can be made online at on November 27th or you can write a donation check payable to “Harmony Public Schools – Harmony College Fund”. You can leave it at your child’s campus to district college and career coordinator attention or mailed to HPS central office to the attention of Berkan Kaya at College and Career Success Office.

All your contributions are tax-deductible. HPS Tax ID # is 76-0615245

For online Early Gift, please visit click donate now button!


Berkan Kaya
Director of College and Career Success
Harmony Public Schools
HPS Central Office Address: 9321 West Sam Houston Pkwy South, Houston, TX 77099
Phone: 713-343-3333 Ext: 2064 |




Veterans Day

Show your support by wearing
blue jeans and this shirt on
Monday, November 12th as we
commemorate our Veteran’s!

**All proceeds will be
donated to a local non-profit
that supports CenTex
Veteran’s and their

$15 per shirt
Order online
at your
campus FB

Bilingual Teachers Needed!

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may read the job description, or apply online.

Middle School Saturday School

We are very excited to announce that HSE-Austin is providing free Saturday School tutorials. These sessions focus upon grade level TEKS and foundational skills that students need to master grade-level content. The sessions are open to all students. Those who did not pass at least one STAAR exam last year are expected to consistently attend throughout the year.

Saturday School Dates:

October: 13, 20, 27 November: 3

December: 1, 8, 15

Time: Arrive through the gym at 8:15 Sessions 8:30-12:00 Pick Up in dismissal area 12:00- 12:05.

Thank you for your support!


Weekly Progress Reports & After School Tutorial Support

Middle School students receive a weekly progress report each Friday. This report indicates your child’s current grade in each class. If you find that your child has earned a grade of 69% or lower, he is failing the class. Please ask your child for this slip as evidence that he attended the session. Please see the following images for the tutorial schedule and an image of the Tutorial Ticket. Thank you for your support.

Please contact Ashley Gorman at with any questions.


Please check our School Accountability information below:



Open enrollment begins soon

Open Enrollment 2018 - 2019 begins Thursday November 1st, 2018

The open enrollment period for new Harmony Public Schools students is approaching fast.

Open Enrollment for campuses statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10 for students wishing to enroll for the Fall 2019 semester.

What is Harmony?

Harmony Public Schools is a system of exceptional PreK-12 college-preparatory charter schools in Texas, specializing inScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Harmony has 56 schools in communities across Texas, including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and in neighborhoods everywhere in between. Click here to find a campus near you.

What comes with a Harmony Public Schools education?

The Harmony Public Schools system is frequently recognized as one of the best school systems in Texas for its well-rounded curriculum with a special emphasis on STEM education.

In 2018, six of districts received ‘A’ ratings from the Texas Education Agency on its annual state accountability ratings. The TEA also found that all of Harmony’s campuses earned a “Met Standard” rating in its 2018 STARR testing.

Harmony also has a 100 percent college acceptance rate system-wide among our graduating seniors.

What is our enrollment process?

Open enrollment for Harmony Public Schools statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10. Our application and instructions for submission can be found online or at any of our campus offices. In the event the number of qualified applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment at any campus, a lottery is held at the end of February to fairly fill the available openings.

Find out more …

To find out more about our admissions process, including information about selection process and required application materials, please visit

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting, September 28, 2018

Dear Parents:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Excellence-Austin

 Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting


September 28, 2018

3:30 pm -4:30 pm in the HSE-Library

October 8, 2018

     2:00 pm-2:50 pm in the HSE- Library.

      3:00 pm-3:50 pm in the HSE- Library.

       4:00 pm -4:50 pm in the HSE- Library.


Goal/Purpose:  Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

  Agenda Items:

  • Title I Program Presentation
  • Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact
  • Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for the current year
  • School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
  • Comments, Q&A

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Harmony School of Excellence- Austin will be hosting our Annual Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

To accommodate as many parent’s schedules as possible, there will be two opportunities to attend the meeting

 September 28, 2018

3:30 pm- 4:30 pm in the HSE-Library

October 8, 2018

     2:00 pm-2:50 pm in the HSE- Library.

     3:00 pm-3:50 pm in the HSE- Library.

     4:00 pm-4:50 pm in the HSE- Library.

Refreshment also will be provided during the meetings. Please contact Mr. Durmaz to RSVP at

DESCRIPTION: Parents, Students, Community and Staff are invited to come out and join our Parent and Family Engagement Meeting. This is an opportunity for us to come together as a collective to discuss activities, services, and programs that can improve our student’s academic success and partnership to elevate our state and local standards.

3:30 pm -4:30 pm en la biblioteca de HSE.

8 de octubre de 2018

     2:00 pm-2:50 pm en la biblioteca de HSE.

      3:00 pm-3:50 pm en la biblioteca de HSE.

       4:00 pm -4:50 pm en la biblioteca de HSE.

Meta/Propósito:  Revisar, evaluar y actualizar/desarrollar la política oficial escrita de los padres y familias comprometidas (PFE) y el documento “compacto de escuela-padres”.

Orden del día:

  1. Presentación del programa Title I
  2. Revisar y evaluar el PFE del año pasado, así como el documento “compacto de escuela-padres”.
  • Desarrollar en conjunto el PFE del presente año, así como el documento “compacto de escuela-padres”.
  1. Curriculum de la escuela y desempeño académico.
  2. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas.

Junta de Title I Padres y Familias comprometidas

La escuela, Harmony School of Excellence- Austin se complace en invitarlos a la Junta de Title I Padres y Familias comprometidas

A efecto de lograr la mayor asistencia de padres, habrá varias oportunidades para asistir a la junta.

28 de septiembre de 2018

3:30 pm -4:30 pm en la biblioteca de HSE.

8 de octubre de 2018

     2:00 pm-2:50 pm en la biblioteca de HSE.

      3:00 pm-3:50 pm en la biblioteca de HSE.

       4:00 pm -4:50 pm en la biblioteca de HSE.

Se darán refrigerios a los asistentes de las juntas. Favor de contactar al Sr. Durmaz para confirmar la asistencia con un correo electrónico a

DESCRIPCIÓN: Los padres, estudiantes, comunidad y staff están invitados a la junta de padres y familias comprometidas. Esta es una oportunidad para reunirnos como equipo y discutir las actividades, servicios, y programas que pueden mejorar nuestro desempeño escolar e interacción con las familias a fin de elevar nuestros estándares a nivel estatal y local.

Senior Parent Information Night

Dear 12th Grade Student and Parents,

We will have a Senior Parent Information Night where we will talk about important information regarding your senior year! The session will be on Tuesday, September 18 at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. We highly encourage parents and students to attend. We will talk about graduation requirements, senior timeline, college applications, graduation ceremony among other topics.

If you need any more information please contact Mrs. Tunc at

We hope to see you all here!

Labor Day

Student-Staff Holiday – HSE Austin will be closed for the Labor Day holiday Monday, September 3rd., 2018. The school will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 4th.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

School Transportation Information

School Bus




  1. Follow the driver’s instructions at all times.
  2. Please enter and leave the vehicle in an orderly manner.
  3. Keep feet, books, instrument cases, and other objects out of the aisle.
  4. Do not deface the vehicle or its equipment.
  5. Do not put head, hands, arms, legs, or any object out of any window, or throw objects inside or outside of the vehicle.
  6. Do not possess or use any form of tobacco on school buses.
  7. Observe all the usual classroom rules.
  8. Stay seated while the vehicle is moving.
  9. Fasten seat belts, if available.
  10. Wait for the driver’s signal before leaving, or crossing in front of the vehicle.



Harmony School of Endeavor – Austin
Harmony School of Excellence – Austin
Harmony School of Innovation – Austin
Harmony School of Science – Austin
Harmony Science Academy – Austin

Detailed Bus Route Information


We invite you to a great opportunity to meet our excellent team. Be sure to get your ice cream ticket upon arriving and meet us in the cafeteria for an ice cream social.

Harmony Explores Catalina Island, California!

Who: 6th-12th Harmony  Students (w/ priority to seniors)

When: January 27 – February 1, 2019 (6 days/5 nights)

Where: Catalina Island Marine Institute (Channel Islands, CA)

Why: Discover unique island ecology. Lodge in cabins on the beach. Snorkel. Kayak. Hike. Learn in nature. Create memories.

Cost: Estimated $1000+ per student (all-inclusive: flight, bus, lodging, food, science instruction, activities)

**Deposit: $350 (holds your spot), fundraising available with PTO.


Contact:  Ms. Scott (HSE, Room 120)

More information:


HSE Austin Received Gold Medal from US News High School Ranking

US News reported Best High School rankings for 2018. We are pleased to announce that HSE-Austin has received GOLD Medal and has ranked 62nd best high school within Texas and # 374 Nationwide and got the highest ranking high schools in the HPS Austin district.

Congratulations to all of our team members, this would not be possible without the efforts of our dedicated teachers, staff, and administrators.

Our staff goes above, our students go beyond!


2018 STAAR Test Results

2018 STAAR Test Results: Every Campus Received a "Met Standard" Rating | The Seven Harmony Districts Received six "A"s and one "B" Rating.

Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!

The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:

Harmony Public Schools Recognized By TEA as Best in Class

Greece Trip 2019 Application is Open Now!

We are going to have an international trip to Greece during Spring Break  2019 for 8-12 grade students.

Tentative Dates: March 15 ~ 23, 2019

Requirements and timelines:

The traveler must fill and sign

  • Registration,
  • Terms and conditions,
  • Participant release and agreement,
  • Medical treatment authorization
  • Travel insurance waiver and other required forms.


Early bird discount $100 until June 1st, 2018

Application Deadline (with $300 Deposit)  : 08/31/2018

Ticketing Deadline (with $1250)                   : 09/05/2018

Full Payment deadline (with  $2849)           : 01/10/2019


  • All Airfare and Transportation
  • Full-Time Tour Director,
  • Accommodation,
  • Breakfast and Dinner

Not Included

  • Ticket or passes to museums, events, and lunch
  • Applicable extra baggage fees

Please contact Campus Engagement & Support Coordinator for more information.

Welcome message from principal Sharifov

Dear Harmony School of Excellence-Austin  Parents and Community,

Greetings! I am Agil Sharifov,  your Principal at Harmony School of Excellence-Austin.  On behalf of the staff at Harmony School of Excellence-Austin, I am happy to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year! I have been a part of Harmony Public Schools for 10 years.   I served as a teacher and principal at Harmony Schools in DFW area before taking the principal role at Harmony School of Excellence-Austin in 2016. I am also a proud Harmony parent as my two children attend Harmony Austin schools.


I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school.   We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.    As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:


1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience

2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers

3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

It is my goal for this year to improve the relationships between the staff and parents which will include better communication amongst us.  I believe that collaboration fosters ownership of a rich school culture. Supporting our kids to do well at school, and in their lives, is the center of our work.  I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this community and I work hard to gain your trust and respect as your principal.

I hope to have a wonderful school year for the 2018-2019 and I look forward to working with all of you!  Below is contact information for myself and my administration team.  Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.


Agil Sharifov M.Ed.

The principal of Harmony School of Excellence-Austin

512-693-0000 (105)


Assistant Principals – High School (9th-12th grades)


AP of Academics – Mustafa Tunc



Dean of Students – Christel Sullivan

Assistant Principals – Middle School (6th -8th grades)


AP of Academics – Ashley Gorman


Dean of Students – Ruben Ortiz Mutt


Open enrollment begins soon for the 2019 - 2020 School Year!

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