Does anyone have any updates on the following information from the Harmony Science Academy website? "Harmony Science Academy is reorganizing for the 2014-2015 school year. We will serve students in grades K-3. Students in grades 4 and up will attend Harmony School of Innovation. More information coming soon."
This is our first year at harmony Science Academy. the teachers have been great with my son, patient. . my sons a little hyper active his teachers make sure he gets the help that he needs to understand the material being taught and was involved in class and at play time with you the kids. his teachers and have always kept us informed on what's going on in class. the school itself could use some updates but the staff, teachers are the most caring I have come across.
Harmony has great teachers that are devoted and care about the students. Improvements are needed but overall it's all about the kids and the teachers really try hard to make the kids the priority.
This year is our first year at Harmony and we love it! My daughter is in the 2nd grade her teacher is awesome!
My two boys have attended this school for five years. The diversity is amazing and the compassion by the teachers is outstanding. They individualize education for each child and put in countless hours tutoring struggling students. I feel my children are safe, loved and know that the school has their best interest in mind. When my child needed extra challenges, the teachers were willing to go above and beyond to provide additional curriculum. There are a variety of activities and lesson that teach my children not only academics but life skills as well. They also do amazing extracurricular events.
Harmony Science Academy and Harmony School of Innovation. We have been in the Harmony system for 6 years now with my two oldest boys and 2 years with my youngest. I think every school as its issues but I find the administration very approachable if you are an active parent in the school. I think a charter school works best with parents that volunteer to help support the students and the school, it is a team approach to learning. My youngest son had some early learning delays and was in private schools since the age of three. His first school was amazing but the step up school, that was more main stream had it's issue with bullies. The school was very quick to keep the bullying in check but my son had no friends. We decided to move him to Harmony when they opened up automatic enrollment for siblings when the upper campus opened up and it has been a great decision. My son is thriving in the school and has made wonderful friends.
We currently have our son in a private school in Fort Worth. While it is a good school, my husband and I both find Harmony to be superior. I teach college and know that it is difficult to find quality education in Fort Worth. Having said that several faculty I work with along with myself send their children to Harmony. Today we came to pickup the registration packet for our eldest and the principle offered to give us a tour, out of nowhere. She is hands down amazing. Having attended private school my whole life, I can assure you I know several former alumni that are currently doing jobs they could have done without a college degree. Just because you pay more for a school does not assure your children get into a better college or get a better job. It is about teaching your children respect, determination and how to learn from failure. Harmony helps with this.
HSA is the GREATEST!!! From the moment I stepped in the door and was greeted by the office staff, I immediately knew I made the right choice to enroll my children at Harmony Science Academy. The public school that was previously attended fell short providing the education my children needed. Staff members at HSA noticed a potential learning disability and with 24 hours my son was on a great track to achieve a high quality education. Mrs. Snow, Mrs. Templer, Mrs. Epps, Mrs. Longtin and Mrs. Marra, to name only a few, are dedicated to their profession and should be acknowledged for going beyond what is expected from a teacher. Thank you HSA staff for all you do! In addition, your Parent-Teacher communication is OUTSTANDING!!!
This is my childs first year at Harmony and I have nothing but great things to say about it. My child has specialized needs and receives special education support. The staff and administration have gone above and beyond to ensure those needs are being meet and exceeded. Administration and teachers have always kept an open line of communication with accurate updates. I highly reccommend this school!
Awesome!!! HSA exceeds my expeditions concerning my daughters education! The teachers are incredibly involved in every child's learning. I love the open communication I have with all of them! My daughter is currently in 4th grade and is having the best school year ever!! Her teachers have done so much making sure my daughters and my needs are always met. They are friendly, open and ALWAYS willing to help. I could not say enough nice things about Mrs. Knapp, Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Snow, they make a GREAT team and have always been available and eager to help in anyway!!
This is my second year as an HSA parent and I must say that I've grown to appreciate the campus for my children's education. I've found the teachers and principals to be very concerned about my childrens' education. As a parent dealing with special needs children, I've encountered a lot of support, understanding, and knowledge from staff. My biggest complaint, however, is class size. I think even with a great teacher, it's a struggle for some children to learn at their best potential.
This school was Great then it has become pretty bad, Teachers are leaving the school in the middle of the year, everybody has problems with the new principal who wont do anything about issues parents complaint about, Discipline teacher is AWEFUL and kids as well as parents dislike her A LOT! it used to be a happy place where kids love to go and learn and now they complain every day why they have to go to that school. 30 kids per classroom, more than our public school. Teachers try but its hard with so many kids and no help.
Class sizes are larger than I initially thought. There are about 26-30 children in a VERY small space. Lessons are not very hands-on and I suppose this is due to the lack of space and student-teacher ratio. The other comments on teacher turn over is true. It's the middle of the year and my child has a new teacher already.I transferred her to this school hoping to give her consistency. It's unfortunate that teachers do not last very long in Texas. The principal is virtually non-existent. She rarely greets parents. The secretaries are not very friendly. Teachers attitudes are a mix. Some are upbeat and polite, others look generally disgruntled.If your child is in the after school program, you should know that the doors are closed to parents.They do not have an open door policy for parents to monitor their children.You must wait at the locked double doors for your child to be escorted out of the school.I find the restrictive atmosphere odd, but other parents may find it safe.On the plus side, students are very well-behaved.My child's learning is evident. Parent-Teacher communication is excellent. Grades are updated regularly.STAAR scores are much better than area schools.
Terribly unorganized, questionable security and way too many kids in a very, very limited space. 26-28 kids per classroom in a very small building where there should be no more than 16 kids in a classroom as it was before. Already looking for new school.
HSA Fort Worth has been a great STEM school for our child. The teachers are incredibly involved in every child's learning. We love the communication and ease of access to student information (they have an app for that)! We cannot say enough about how HSA has challenged our child intellectually and improved our child's confidence in learning. The dedication and extra hours the teachers invest towards understanding and adapting teaching techniques to each child's strengths and weaknesses is truly what makes this school so great. We also love the positive reinforcement system (PRS points) that encourage the children to behave and participate in class. Thank you HSA for all your efforts, they are very effective and appreciated!
A++ school!! The children are actually challenged and kept accountable for their behavior. The communication between the school and the parents is exceptional. They are actually here to help your child succeed and live up to their potential.
My children go to HSA Fort Worth for the last 4 years. We can not say enough about this wonderful school, teachers and students. They are very focused on Academics and work very hard on supporting their students to achieve the best education they need. The wonderful teachers at HSA work very hard to help the students during school and every activities their students have. The student participate in a lot of activities and competition such as Science Olympiad, Science Fair, Robotic, Math Count as well as Sport like Soccer, Basketball & Volleyball. Overall, we are very satisfied as a parent with HSA and our children are very happy and enjoy their school, their teachers and their friends. So to anybody who consider Harmony Science Academy, they make the perfect choice !
Being a VERY proud former student, I can clearly say that this is one of the best high schools in the nation ACROSS THE BOARD! If one is looking for a great high school for thier child, put HSA-FW at the TOP of the short list.
My child has been a student at HSA Fort Worth for 3 years, and plans to continue on through graduation. The focus on academics and continuing on to a 4 year college has impressed me throughout our time at this school. Most of the teachers are caring which, along with the small school environment, prevents quieter students from being lost in the shuffle. There are academic clubs like robotics and Science Olympiad, which promote teamwork while helping to prepare students for a college education and for careers in science and engineering fields. The school does offer sports, but that is not a main focus at this school. The school offers a disciplined environment that helps prevent distractions in the classroom. Students who have too many disciplinary infractions are not allowed to return to school, which is invaluable to students who are at school to learn. I have found the administration to be responsive and supportive to my requests and problems. I would recommend this school to anyone with a student whose main focus is learning as much as possible and continuing on to college, particularly if they are interested in a science, math or engineering career.
I really like HSA due to their extracurricular activities and the teacher's involvement in helping students and speaking to parents. I would recommend any student to come here.
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