We would like to inform you of a few changes to the labelling of “Pre-AP” courses. According to the College Board, there are new requirements for calling a course “Pre-AP.” These requirements can be found in detail here (https://pre-ap.collegeboard.org), but in summation Harmony Public Schools will be changing the titles of all courses formerly designated “Pre-AP” to “Honors.”
- Will this affect my GPA?
- No. Courses will still carry the same weights.
- Will the content of the class change?
- No. All course content will remain the same as when it was called “Pre-AP;” it is only the name of the course that is changing.
- Will the name “Pre-AP” ever return?
- Yes. The title of “Pre-AP” will return to courses within the next few years, beginning with 9th and 10th grade English, as we work to transition to College Board’s new requirements.
- Why is this happening?
- College Board is attempting to further align and trademark the AP/Pre-AP brand, and therefore no school can call a course “Pre-AP” until they have fully implemented the new changes. This is a process that will take time, but which will NOT affect the content of courses as they are currently.
- I’m still concerned; where can I find more information?
- College Board website (link above)
- Campus Administration
- Pre-AP/AP Teachers
Harmony Public Schools
Estimados Padres y Tutores,
Queremos informarles de unos cambios a los nombres de nuestros cursos llamados “Pre-Ap”. De acuerdo con College Board, hay nuevos requisitos para poder llamar a un curso “Pre-Ap”. Estos requisitos pueden ser encontrados en detalle en: (https://pre-ap.collegeboard.org). Como resultado de estos cambios, Harmony Public Schools estará cambiando los títulos de todos los cursos antes llamados “Pre-Ap” a “Honors”.
¿Afectará mi GPA este cambio?
No, los cursos seguirán teniendo el mismo valor académico.
¿Cambiará el contenido de la clase?
No, todo el contenido seguirá siendo el mismo como cuando se llamaba “Pre-Ap”, es simplemente el nombre del curso el que cambiará.
¿Volverá el titulo “Pre-Ap”?
Si, El título “Pre-Ap” volverá a los cursos en los próximos años, comenzando con los grados 9 y 10. Mientras estamos trabajando en la transición a los nuevos requisitos de College Board.
¿Por qué está sucediendo este cambio?
College Board está intentando alinear y registrar la marca de AP/Pre-Ap, por lo tanto, ninguna escuela puede llamar un curso “Pre-Ap” hasta que se hayan implementado completamente los nuevos cambios. Esto es un proceso que tomará tiempo, pero que NO afectará el contenido de los cursos tal como son actualmente.
Todavía estoy preocupado, ¿dónde puedo encontrar más información?
Sitio Web de College Board
Administracion del campus
In order to recover time lost to school closures for inclement weather this month, Monday, February 19th, 2018, which was formerly noted as a Student/Staff holiday on our school calendar, will now be a regular school day to make up for lost instructional time.
Additionally, in order to recover lost school time from earlier school closings due to the hurricane and water outage in the building, we will build ten additional minutes into our school day beginning Monday, February 5th. Please note that our new school scheduled time for students is 8:00 a. m. until 3:20 p. m. daily until the end of the school year, or pending further notification.
HSA High Administration
para recuperar el tiempo perdido por los cierres de escuela este mes, el Lunes, 19 de Febrero, 2018, que fue anotado como dia de descanso en nuestro calendario de escuela, ahora sera un dia regular de escuela para recuperar para el tiempo perdido de escuela.
En adicion, para recuperar el tiempo perdido de escuela debido a los cierres por el huracan y perdida de agua en nuestro edificio, habra diez minutos adicionales en los dias de escuela, empezando este Lunes, 5 de Febrero, 2018. Por favor toman en cuenta que el nuevo horario de alumnos sera de las 8:00 am hasta las 3:20 pm diariamente hasta el fin del ano, o hasta notificacion pendiente.
Administracion de HSA High
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We are now accepting applications from certified ESL and Bilingual Teachers.
Harmony staff, teachers, and administrators have spent countless of hours preparing our students for college and each year approximately 85% of our graduating class enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
But, despite these impressive enrollment numbers, far too many of our low income and first-time college students drop out as they hit financial and circumstantial barriers such as the cost of attending college, that has increased by 36% in the last 10 years. Harmony Public Schools has 5,033 graduates to date and is projected to have 11,686 graduates by 2020, current funding sources are unable to meet even the current demands of these programs. Clearly, additional financial support is required.
We are asking our Harmony community to consider going beyond educational efforts, providing even greater assistance to our graduates through generous Harmony Giving Day contributions to the Harmony College Fund. All your donations will go towards helping our Harmony graduates to complete their higher education dreams and achieve their career aspirations by providing additional scholarships and direct college and career support services.
Let’s come together to reach our target of raising $50,000 on our first ever giving day.
Thank you for your generosity.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING
As part of the December 13, 2017 Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Harmony Public Schools will hold a public hearing to discuss the HPS Schools’ 2016-2017 Financial Rating Systems of Texas (FIRST) accountability ratings.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, located at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.
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In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking nominations for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Effective September 1, 2017, anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment.
Nomination forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site. The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 29, 2017. Assessment will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.
PS: Due to Hurricane Harvey, all Houston campuses will be accepting nominations until October 11th.
Parent Nomination Form – English
Parent Nomination Form – Spansih
Teacher Nomination Form