I am an educator and I find it my responsibility to warn prospective parents about this school. This school is not free. It is funded by Fethullah Gulen. Please do a search about Harmony and Fethullah Gulen. How can I be so sure? Because I was one their best students. I went to their tutoring schools (all independent on the surface) in Turkey. I did very well in the national university entrance exams and they tried to convince me to join the army and become their informant. Because my family was secular, they thought my ties to them could not be traced. Why do you think the teachers are so dedicated for so little money? They are soldiers of Gulen who is taking over Turkey as of today.
I DON'T AGREE WITH THE LAST REVIEW SUBMITTED IN APRIL 2013, "TEACHER QUALITY IS GETTING BETTER" F-A-L-S-E, THEY NEED TO HIRE TEACHERS WHO CAN ENUNCIATE PROPERLY, HOW CAN A STUDENT UNDERSTAND A DIFFICULT SUBJECT WHEN THE TEACHER CANNOT ARTICULATE PROPERLY??? ALSO MY SON HAD A KID IN HIS CLASS THAT WAS BULLYING HIM THROUGH OUT THE SCHOOL YEAR, TIME AFTER TIME THE DEAN OF DISCIPLINE WOULD SPEAK TO HIM AND MY SON WOULD FILL OUT AN "INCIDENT REPORT", AS THEY CALL IT. MUCH TO MY SURPRISE WHEN AWARDS DAY CAME, I WAS BAFFLED TO SEE THEY HAD GIVEN THIS KID A CERTIFICATE FOR GOOD CITIZENSHIP, WHY?, DOES BULLYING A STUDENT CONSTITUE AS GOOD CITIZENSHIP? I WILL BE SO HAPPY WHEN THEY DO PASS A LAW FOR BULLYING BUT NOT ONLY SHOULD THE PARENTS BE FINED BUT THE SCHOOL OFFICIALS AS WELL!!!!!!
I see a progress every year, Teacher quality is getting better. Much better than ISDs.
This school is supposed to be a *science* academy, but the majority of their science teachers are inexperienced and cannot speak English properly. The select few who can apparently take maternity leave just before AP exams, leaving her students with a random substitute. Teachers who cannot get their maternity leave in the middle of the year at other schools, come to teach at HSA Houston.
I'm actually a former student of Harmony Science in San Antonio. Long story short-- it's terrible!!! The teachers are sexist, they helped a boy in my class with a smile on there face, and when I asked them a question, they looked at me with a blank stare and as if I was nothing and just nodded. Well thanks! Idk if Houston's the same way, but I'd rather stay on the safe side!
im a student at hsa garland, expect to work hard, and get used to people speaking other languages such as turkish and arabic around you, because this school is where they come to gather,some of the turkish teachers are sexiest such as mr.gunduz the engineering teacher and mr semim-and prepare 2 pull out your wallets everything cost money
the school, is TO SMALL, FALLING APART, THE TEACHERS FROM TURKY , U CAN BARLEY UNDERSTAND, THEY A SUPER STICT,they gave me detenion for not tuking in my shirt!!!, THEY ASK FO MONEY ALL THE TIME, trust me if u want to have a good gpa, and PASS do not go to this school! WASTE OF TIME, MONEY, AND YOUR LIFE!
My children attend Harmony Nature Science in Dallas, TX. This school is awesome! Exactly what I was looking for. I am so excited my kids got in here couldn't be more pleased. Oh and the school itself is absolutely gorgeous. Marble floors when entering sleek leather sofas and all of the technology you could imagine. This is a brand new location but I am excited about with the future holds. Finally a great school with discipline and education. Very well educated teachers.
I am currently employed at HSA in El Paso, Texas. For the past three years I've had great pleasure of working with the best Teachers & Administrators. HSA has a strong focus on education & dicipline and is highly recommeded by me for any parent to visit and tour our school.
This school is quite good, they're really serious when it comes to education. Except the fact that the school is way to small for 6 grades. They need to separate the middle and high schools.
i like the school except the part that the school has a lot of detenition
Well, so far two of my chldren enroll in Houston location . They are in 1st and second grade. And so far with my opion they are great school with displine as well organization than public school.
This school seems focused on competitions and winning prizes and bringing laurels to HSA at the detriment of the students' studies . I am disappointed and disenchanted. I might withdraw my daughter soon. They seem confused about the grading system. Just focused on TAKS and other tests and be seen as an examplary school.
I absolutely love this school. They teach you how to learn things one grade above you and teach you advanced subjects that you wouldn't learn in other schools. Great school, great teachers, great learning - Marc Rinosa 7th Grade Harmony Science Academy 7A
A great school: small classes, dedicated teachers, a diverse school population, friendly and accessible staff where every one seems to know each other. A school focussed on excellence and getting the best out of students. Xenophobic people who dislike people with accent, please keep away! I trust this school with my girl and believe that she would get a good education.
Harmony does not center it's goals on a well-rounded student, but focuses mainly on TAKS scores and 'Gifted and Talented' students. Music and art are the only subjects offered for extracurricular classes and they are mandatory and minimal.
My daughter studied in this school for four years. They have a safety environment and good teachers. Excellent School, I highly recommend it.
The school isn't that good, the teachers and the classes may be good, but the way the school does things, its not so fun, and its too little.
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