The application window for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for all HPS campuses and will close on March 15, 2015. You may submit your application online or
in person at your campus of choice.
If there are more applications than available seats for the 2015-2016 school year, a lottery will be held to determine who will be admitted. The date for this
lottery will be disclosed at a later time. For additional questions, please call your local campus of choice.
A list of current campuses and their locations can be found here.
Harmony Team will Represent RGV in the Mathcounts State Tournament!
Harmony Science Academy Brownsville middle school students competed against several other public, private and charter schools in the Mathcounts mathematics competition held in University of Texas-Pan American on Friday. Harmony team reserved all the top spots by beating other teams attending and proved to be the best team and mathletes in the Rio Grande Valley Chapter. Harmony core team got the team first place while Harmony 8th grader Victor R. got the individual first place and the Countdown Round first place. Harmony Science Academy Brownsville students advanced to the state tournaments representing Rio Grande Valley Region. Harmony Mathcounts students and Coach V. Karatas will continue working hard to represent RGV well in the state tournaments.
Mathcounts is a nationwide middle school mathematics competition in various places in the United State. The Mathcounts competition comprises three rounds of timed written tests that present the students with word problems. Students participate in the first two rounds independently and participate in the third round as a four-person team. A final round called Countdown round is held among top 10 students where mathletes buzz their answers in verbally competing not only against their peers but time.
Congratulations to Harmony Science Academy Brownsville students and coach!
College and Field Trips 2014-2015
Dear Harmony Family,
Field trips are valuable learning experiences for students! Here is a list of standardized field/college trips for our K-12 grade students:
As part of our college readiness program; students will start visiting colleges as early as 6th grade and they will visit at least 8 different universities before they graduate.
Here is the Road to College plan:
Kinder and 1st graders: Quinta Mazatllan 5/6/2015 2nd and 3rd graders: IMAS 5/7/2015 4th and 5th graders: Rancho El Charco 5/8/2015 6th graders: UTB/TSC and Zoo 5/8/2015 7th graders: UTPA and The Internatonal Museum of Art and Science 4/23/2015 8th graders: TAMU Kingsville and Museum of Hist and Science 4/30/2015 9th graders: TAMU Corpus Christi and Texas State Aquarium 4/17/2015 10th graders: UTSA and The Alamo, River Walk, Japanese Tea Gardens 4/16/2015 11th graders: UT Austin and Capitol& Zilker Park 5/1/2015 11th graders: Out of state - IVY League (depending on applicants) 12th graders: Rice/ UH/ NAU Houston trip 9/26/2014 12th graders: Austin/ Baylor/ UT Dallas and Botanic Garden trip. 11/7,8/2014 12th graders: Senior Europe International Trip 3/6/2015 - 3/15/2015
Every student of Harmony will graduate college ready! Go Tigers!
San Antonio Downtown & Six Flags Trip
HSA Brownsville has arranged an out of city trip for our 6-12 students. Trip will include visitation to the International Festival and The Alamo before noon and six flags afternoon.
Saturday April 4, 2015;
Depart from HSAB at 6:00 am
Arrive to San Antonio around 10:30 am
Alamo Castle and International Festival in Alamo square, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Depart to Six Flags at 1:00 pm
Depart to Brownsville around 7:00 pm
Arrive to Brownsville around 11:30 pm on Saturday, April 4th .
SAT Practice Tests for Juniors
Harmony Science Academy Brownsville College Counseling Department
SAT Practice Incentive
This incentive program is intended to increase students’ college readiness by implementing SAT/ACT readiness.
SAT Practice I 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday, Feb 18th SAT Practice II 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday, March 21st SAT Practice III 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday, March 28th SAT Practice IV 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday, March 31st SAT Practice V 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Tuesday, April 7th SAT Practice VI 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, April 11th Official School Day SAT 8 am - 1 pm Wednesday, April 15th
HSA Brownsville will award 11th grade students (juniors) who participate in all practice exams with a FREE field trip to Main Event in Pharr and a FREE play pass. All participating students need to submit their scores on the Google Doc provided to track their progress.
8-10th graders are more than welcome to participate on Saturdays. They have to give their names to Mr. G so he can print out enough copies ahead of time.
For details or questions please contact Mr. G at firstname.lastname@example.org or 956 574 9555 ext 239.
2014- 2015 Jump Rope for Heart Event Highlights
3rd Annual STEM Festival/ Open House Is Coming Up!
We are delighted to invite you to attend our Third STEM Festival! This event is designed to inspire and motivate our students to consider a STEM career by creating an awareness of STEM possibilities for teachers, parents and students. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to visit with staff and students and share in the richness of our approach to the STEM endeavor.
HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY STEM Festival and Open House will take place on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 and promises to be an enriching event you do not want to miss! From 11:00 AM-2:00 PM our school will host: - Math & Science Expo- Art Exhibition - Robotics show- Performances - Food - Cultural activities much more.
Buy Your Yearbook! Only for 35$! The advisory class that buys the MOST YEARBOOKS will win a WING STOP PARTY! Go buy your YEARBOOK NOW with Ms. Betancourt, or with anyone from the Yearbook Committee (Samantha F., Monica A., Ukanunuxi G., Ana C., Vanessa T., Kimberly G).
2013-2014 School Report Card
Dear Parents and Students,
Texas Education Agency released the school report cards. Here you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2013-14 School Report Card for Harmony Science Academy Brownsville. We are happy to announce that HSA Brownsville has received 5 distinctions for 2013-2014 academic year. We would like to thank all our students, teachers and parents for this great accomplisment. read more . . .
VERY IMPORTANT: Amendment To The Student Handbook
We have recently updated certain portions of our Student/Parent Handbook and the Student Code of Conduct to reflect recently adopted legal requirements and School policy. Copies will be available in the front office. read more . . .
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
HAS Brownsville has launched a new tutorial/ practice program to get our students ready for the SAT and TSI exams. These sessions will help you to be COLLEGE READY! And get accepted by a better college by increasing your SAT/ACT scores. Practice tutorials will be held between 9am to 12 pm every Saturday except school wide event days. 9:00 am to 10:30 am English, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Math. All high school students are highly recommended to participate.
College Counseling Office
Yearbook on Sale
A school year is a special 10 months, filled with challenges, friendships and triumphs. Everyday students, teachers, and parents work together to create an environment that nurtures the leaders of tomorrow. There is no better record of these daily experiences then the annual yearbook!! You can purchase the yearbook with a check payable to Harmony Science Academy from the front office or online at:http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01116207
Buy your yearbook now and keep a hold of the memories forever!
Accelerated Reader Reward Program
HSA-Brownsville is Building Passionate Readers 1 Student at a Time Reading is the foundation of everything we do in life! Accelerated Reader is a tool we use to help reinforce the skills we teach on a daily basis. It gives students the chance to practice using those skills with text matched to their individual, independent reading level and books of their choice guiding them to become better readers. Practice makes perfect. Accelerated Reader Reward Program In order to encourage more reading on our campus. We have implemented a reward system for our K-8th grade students. Students are able to earn point as they read and take quiz then later exchange points for a variety of rewards available.
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...
Harmony Science Academy - Brownsville It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 713 343 3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.