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 |




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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 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

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

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.

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!

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)

More information:


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: 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

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.

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


Healthy Summer Meals for Kids

When the School Year Ends, Summer Meals begin!

Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive — even when school is out.

With the Summer Food Service Program, children and teens ages 18 and younger can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost, just by showing up at a participating meal site.


  1. Call 211, or
  2. Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or
  3. Visit

No form of identification is required, kids simply show up.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

* You will only be sent information needed to find meals sites. Your personal information will not be shared.

This product was funded by USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar — incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.


  1. Llame al 211, o
  2. Envíe un mensaje de texto* FOODTX al 877–877, o
  3. Visite

Los niños solo tienen que ir al sitio. No se requiere ningún tipo de identificación.

El Programa de Servicio de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano está administrado por el Texas Department of Agriculture.

*Solo se le enviará la información que necesitará para encontrar los sitios de comer. Sus datos personales no serán compartidos.

Este producto fue financiado por USDA. Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

We are so proud to announce Rice University-Harmony Public Schools joint Summer STEM Research Program. Students will refine and deepen their understanding of important STEM concepts by working on a research project of their own design under the direction of Harmony and Rice faculty and will receive personalized feedback of their research. Students will leave well prepared to present their research at national and international science fairs.

Click here for registration
Click here for program flyer
For more information, contact:



Harmony Public Schools – Austin District recognizes that good nutrition and regular physical activity affect the health and well-being of our students, including their ability to learn. We are looking for parents, community members, students, local businesses in forming District Wellness Committee.

If you are a student, a parent, a community member, or a staff interested in school wellness and would like to be a part of the district’s Wellness Committee meeting, and or would like to participate in ongoing development, implementation, periodic review and update of our school wellness policy, you are very welcome to participate in our District Wellness Committee meeting, which will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, May, 21st, 2018, at the HSA Pflugerville campus.

HSA Pflugerville | 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy, Suite 200, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Please contact Adam Okur, Child Nutrition Coordinator ( for further details.

HPS-Austin Wellness Committee Meeting PDF

Our State Testing dates are fast-approaching. Parents play an important role.  Please ensure students are well rested night before, eat a breakfast morning of exam, and remind students to refrain from bringing their cellular and electronic devices into the testing room.

Also, as in previous years, please mark your calendars and be aware that we will be a closed campus to all visitors and volunteers, including during lunch for parents, due to the administration of state testing on the following dates:

Monday, May 7th  (U.S. History)

Tuesday, May 8th   (Biology and Biology Retest)

Wednesday, May 9th (Algebra 1 and Algebra Retest)

Thursday, May 10th  (Make-Up Exams)

Monday, May 14th (Grade 6 and Grade 7 Math) (Grade 8 Math Retest)

Tuesday, May 15th (Grade 6 and Grade 7 Reading) (Grade 8 Reading Retest)

Wednesday, May 16th (Grade 8 Science)

Thursday, May 17th (Grade 8 Social Studies)

Thanks you for your support,

Ms. Haraway, Testing Coordinator

Escuela cerrada a visitantes debido a exámenes de STAAR.

Se acercan nuestros días de exámenes estatales.  Por favor marque su calendario y este consciente que nuestra escuela estará cerrada para todo visitante y voluntario, incluyendo durante las horas de almuerzo, debido a los exámenes de STAAR en las siguientes fechas:

lunes, 7 de mayo (Historia de Estados Unidos)

martes, 8 de mayo (Biología y Álgebra I 8A y Biología Retest)

miércoles, 9 de mayo (Álgebra I y Álgebra Retest)

jueves, 10 de mayo (9-12 grado Make-Up exámenes )

lunes, 14 de mayo (6to. y 7to. grado Matemáticas y 8to. grado retest)

martes, 15 de mayo (6to. y 7to. grado Lectura y 8to. grado restest)

miércoles, 16 de mayo (8to. grado Ciencia (excepto Biología))

jueves, 17 de mayo (8to. grado Estudios sociales)

viernes, 18 de mayo (6-8 grado Make-up exámenes)

Gracias por su apoyo,

Ms. Haraway, Coordinador de exámenes

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