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PK-12
Public charter
Garland, TX
Students enrolled: 673
 

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2302 Firewheel Parkway
Garland, TX 75040

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(972) 212-4777
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July 10, 2015
The best Middle and high-school you can attend in the Garland area. They deserve an award. They are so involved in the community of kids that the teachers are always aware of the kid's problems . They are always there to support the kid and help them in their hard times. whether they are having family problems or feeling peer pressure. I noticed the No-bullying policy had strong effect here because I had not noticed insult from the students. My son is actually a devoted star wars nerd but has friends from all back rounds (even with the cool students). this community is really a relaxing community, I thank all the staff for their care for each and every single student. :D

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2015
One of the best schools in the Dallas-Forthworth area. It has great academic success and holds great morale with the kids. Its interesting how there is such a big interest by the community because the Parent teacher Organization (PTO) is always active and working on something. I would say it is like the "Harvard" of Garland because it is definitely not easy to get admitted when there is a huge line wanting to get in once another student leaves the school

- submitted by a community member

June 27, 2015
Why is this school underrated? This school is better than all the schools I went before, the staff are very friendly and they actually care about you and what you can accomplish. They are up to date on technology, with their Chromebooks for every student, and have programs for the gifted. Students in my school are always competitive and the smartest kids are usually regarded as "the cool kids" . I think its a great school and I strongly disagree on the negative comments given.

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2015
Cool School. It is a a good school to go to if you are looking for a bright future. Teachers here tell you to invest into your future. We do but it is not as motivating as the competition we have in class against our own friends. Its fun...

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2015
Love it! Its a totally different environment than traditional high schools because it has passion from the staff and the students. I have seen a lot of bad kids become adapted into the discipline. They just became influenced by the school environment. Academic achievement is high in this school, as well as the expectations...

- submitted by a student

June 18, 2015
Great school really. I noticed change in people who come to this school. When some of my class mates first came they acted like zoo animals. In 2 years they have become very different. they act so mature now. They stopped getting in trouble with the Discipline and now are challenging their selves on competitions like who could get the highest score on an assignment. weird? yeah very weird...

- submitted by a student

June 18, 2015
Great school. The school is a great way for a smart student to really excel with accomplishments. He or she just has to show potential or willingness to achieve higher. My experience the teachers helped a lot and I am definitely not the same person I was three years ago.

- submitted by a student
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
June 18, 2015
I cannot express how caring the teachers are. Many of them invest very much on their students. I am definitely sure I will pay a visit to them When they get old :)

- submitted by a community member
Amount of homework: Just right
June 18, 2015
whenever you mention to your teachers that you are having a hard time following the homework. the teacher accept to take some workload off of your back.

- submitted by a community member
Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 18, 2015
Every teacher is against for you quitting and this comes from determination. I remember some of my teachers calling me after school for a "surprise" and handing me the paper I owed them. They have a "Zap"(Zeroes Are not Permitted) program that requires every student to turn in every late assignment in an after school session in which students are required to come to.

- submitted by a community member
Develops respect: Strongly agree
June 18, 2015
The discipline system provides the respect for students. But there is not much trouble between the students between the kids nad the teachers because even the most disorderly and "bad boyz" kids loves their teachers and thinks they are cool. the students have a really Strong tie with the students. Me and my favorite teacher are very close, so much close that I would call him my friend as well.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
June 18, 2015
The teachers really really care about you and what you want to do. When you say you need help, they provide everything they can to help you.

- submitted by a community member

June 18, 2015
Although people argue that the discipline is high, this really impacts who applies to this school. The people that apply to the school are people who work for success rather than coming to school by force. We love this school and all the teachers in it.The class size is small, so its easy to get one-on-one with the teacher. For example I have about twenty students in my whole grade, separated into two classes (11-8). All of my teachers are willing to wait after school and help me with anything I am stuck at. All of them mention to come to them if they need any help and are very willing to help with projects. My robotics teacher gets more exited then me when i introduce my projects. The environment is friendly and everyone gets along well, no drama really. There were no single fights this year! fighting happens in every school, just not here. I can proudly say that this school is very similar to a college prep school because it focuses on STEM and encourages a college ready process. When I first took the sat I had a 1200, but now because of the CRLP(college readiness and leadership program) I got a 1900, and I still have a littlew more time to get a 2000. CRLP gives you the opportunity to study SAT on the weekends with volunteering teachers for the whole year. Its amazing how much they care for us. I would say if this was a private school and only accepted students with the urge to learn and do more, then this school would be one of the top schools in Dallas. All you need to learn is to show the urge to learn. Many of our teachers encourage us to attend national competitions, we do and we usually come back with a trophy every time. If you have a smart child that would like to attend a school where there are good teacher relations, outside of the box thinking, and a fun time, you have this school as an option. Please don't bother looking at the other reviews because I have read them and they usually write about their horrific experiences with the disciplinary system.With sports, we recently opened our soccer team, we have a basketball team and we are planning on numerous different sport for 2015. since its anew school it is increasingly getting better every year. After a number of players were willing to play. I love this school my friends love this school and people who can't handle their actions usually don't come here.

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2015
When this school first opened, I was in the 8th grade class, which at the time was the highest grade level. It built a grade every year until it reached 12th grade. I went to this school from 8th grade year to my sophomore year in high school. This has been THE best school I have EVER been to. Harmony gives us students more opportunities than public schools do. Harmony has the best teachers and students I will ever met. Harmony focuses on college, and everything. I loved the smaller classes because it helped me concentrate better. If I did not move out of state, I would still be going to this school. So glad my mom made me come here. This school is amazing. Keep up the good work Harmony Tigers! : )

- submitted by a community member

February 19, 2015
This school is a great school. The teachers stay after school and help our struggling child. They also give up their time on Saturday to teach as well. The admin are very approachable and will take the time to talk to you when you have issues. I would recommend anyone who has a K-5th student to send their child to this school

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2014
Charter schools do not have the same standards as public schools. Check classroom size, and discipline procedures before putting your children in any charter school.

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2014
Not at all what I expected... Uncertified teachers who really don't know how to control a classroom... over crowding... treating high school kids like 10 year olds... parking, pickup and drop off, and school management is a nightmare... sometimes I wonder who is running these things. Hit or miss... I realized that what I thought I didn't like about public school - is actually what makes public school so great. football, volleyball, teams, mascots, fun, differences, diversity... it actually prepares kids for real life. so long Harmony... the great experiment is over - we are going home. At the end of the day the elementary schools and high schools in Garland ISD are really great. The grass is never greener people.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
My Son has only attended one year, after one year with GISD and as a Transfer student to Texas from California.Our son thrives in a free thinking environment, any program that structures "in the box" has never worked out well for our son and we watched as GISD again tried to teach "in a box" our son's scores for reading comprehension in the STARS Test were in the 97% percentile yet he was failing English in his 4th grade GISD class after coming from the Gifted program at his former charter in California. Again "the box" was limiting our sons capabilities in English as well as math. It was a gift to finally make it into Harmony as his test results and academic history were accepted and embraced. He was again enrolled n the Gifted program and his grades continued to climb and remain consistent, except for gardening (: The teachers, staff, and vice principal are all wonderful interactive leaders who keep an open communication with parents. I can also say even in times of Turmoil, the occasional argument or bully, both the teachers and Vice principal alike listened to my sons concerns and took action. Charter learning is not for all, but charter and Harmony are working for us (:

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2014
Terrible school. The teachers treat middle/high schoolers like elementary 10 year olds. Absolutely no freedom to act as their own age. Lack of school activities compared to other schools in the GISD. Overall terrible facility with crowded environment and upsetting teachers lacking the treatment of higher grade level students.

- submitted by a community member

October 27, 2013
In order to raise the bars, in both, Language and Mathematics for Standardized Testings, no matter which one it may be, the best solution would be is to have students' preparations begin at an earlier grade level, in both, Language & Mathematics. To begin with, as far as Mathematics is concerned, have students memorize 'Multiplications Tables', which will not, only enhance their abilities to remember & solver problems, but it will, also, aide in 'Higher Level' Mathematics. Secondly, pertaining to Language, enhance and educate students with 'Grammatical Tenses', once again at an earlier grade level. You might ask why? The reason would be when students learn the three tenses at earlier level, by the time they will reach middle school, they will be prepared to compose essays/prose, in an excellent format, if not near perfect. To conclude, when students have acquired and perfected on these abilities, this should and would aide in acquiring higher scores in 'Standardized Tests"....... Safia G. Khan Richardson, Texas 75081 UNT - 1989 - Bachelors of Science With Specialty In Computer Graphics

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2013
I highly recommend Harmony Science Academy . It's a much smaller school. In fact, the students often complain that the hallways are too narrow. However, the narrow width of the hallway is a small price to pay for what you get in return. Our son has just completed his first year of school at Harmony after falling through the cracks at one of the RISD schools. We are so very pleased that HSA offers after-school programs that stem from academics, such as the Science Olympiads. We are also pleased that students receive substantial physical education and workouts without being watered down with pep rallies and football games. Our son's grades have improved tremendously, his self esteem has grown, his social skills and interactions have been refined to something we can be proud of and his perception of school has changed from "inconvenient bother" to something he truly looks forward to every day. To all the teachers and staff, I applaud you and I am grateful for the time you've invested in my son.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2013
We are on our second year at this school and love it. The teachers at the elementary level at least really care, they encourage the kids to learn and give them the support they need to achieve everything they are capable of. I love the communication from the school we are always kept well informed of our childs progress and anything we need to pay special attention too. I would love to see more social events and sports and I worry about how many students are in the building they definately need more space.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2013
This school is having growing pains. It is a great school with excelled academics, but they are missing top level organization within the onsite administration. The enrollment is way to large for the size of the facility. Many of the teachers are foreign and do not understand the social aspects of school here in the U.S. I will say that the teachers care and they do everything in there power to teach the kids. My 2 students are both learning at a grade level above the local district (GISD). Expectations are high but there needs to be a more rounded approach to the socialization that is expected in American public schools. They would be great if the building was larger or the grades serviced were only 6-12. A good alternative if you choose to take the best out of the experience. I imagine that in a few years this will be a great school, after they have gone through the over-enrollment growing pains.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2013
This school is a great school. I reccommend this school. Teachers here teach until you get it.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2012
This school is very unorganized with what they doing with disipline and teachings. This school is very small for the erollment of K-10. I would not send your children to this school. I would not send your children to this school. I went to a GISD school before and they are more up-to-date and focused on what their teaching than this school.

- submitted by a community member

September 23, 2012
Its ok but, they dont have normal middle-high school experiences like dances, homecoming, prom or football games.

- submitted by a community member

May 19, 2012
I go to Harmony Science Academy and the teacers there don't stop until you get it.

- submitted by a community member

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Harmony Science Academy - Garland
2302 Firewheel Parkway, Garland, TX  75040
(972) 212-4777
Last modified Harmony Science Academy - Garland is a Charter school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Harmony Science Academy - Garland Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top