Harmony Gifted & Talented Education


In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for gifted and talented screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.

Referral Form (English)
Referral Form (Spanish)

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.

The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Re-enrollment for all students is Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 25th. If your child is currently enrolled an HPS campus and you would like for him/her to attend for the 2019-2020 academic year, please ensure that you complete the re-enrollment form by the January 25th deadline.

To re-enroll your student, please see the steps below.

  1. Login to Skyward using your family portal account
  2. Fill out and submit the re-enrollment form
  3. Provide proof of residency (utility bill, tax form, etc.) by uploading to the form or submitting to your campus registrar

If your child is not currently enrolled at an HPS campus and you would like for them to enroll, please see the link below to fill out an application for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Application Link for 2019-2020: https://harmonytx.org/apply/

Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your campus registrar.

Dear Parent/Guardian,HSE Austin and our community partners are launching a Parent Academy of 2019 The Academy will offer you
and your family access to many exciting opportunities. Your thoughts and ideas are important to us. The following short survey will take no more than 3 minutes of your time. For any question, please contact at sozguven@harmonytx.org

Take the Survey Now!

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.



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

5pm to 6 pm at HSE Gym

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


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!



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.

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 rtims@harmonytx.org

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 alumni.harmonytx.org 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 www.alumni.harmonytx.org 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 | Email:bkaya@harmonytx.org




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
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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.

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!


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 ameyer@harmonytx.org with any questions.

Please check our School Accountability information below:




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 harmonytx.org/admissions.php

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 We are pleased to announce that the Skyward Mobile App for parents is available to download from the Apple or Google App Store for smartphone and tablet devices.

You will now have access to your child’s student information while on the move.  Mobile versions of Family access and Student access will keep you fully informed, with immediate access to alert information, schedules grades and more.

Please see the instructions attached to this link: (attach the pdf file link here or embed PDF into the article)


If you need assistance with your login information, please reach out to us at 512-693-0000


Skyward Set-up Guide Link

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 idurmaz@harmonytx.org.

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 idurmaz@harmonytx.org.

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.

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 rtunc@harmonytx.org

We hope to see you all here!

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 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.

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)  jscott@harmonytx.org

More information: http://cimioutdoored.org/


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!