February 21, 2013
Harmony Science Academy - West Houston is a high-achieving, public charter school with a core curriculum based on the principals of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), as well as English Language Arts, Music, Art, Social Studies and a multitude of other courses available to all students. To address some of our parent reviews/concerns-- We have reviewed the front office policy based on some parental feedback and will be closing the front office between the hours of 2:30pm and 3:00pm only. This will allow us enough time for the first dismissal of our younger grades. At 3:00pm, the office will reopen until 5:30pm. Our principal administration is made up of three men and two women. Mr. Dogan is our campus principal and Mrs. Morales is our elementary school principal -- both supported by three assistant principals. All of our administrators are available for meetings upon request. You can set up a meeting by calling the front office. As for other means of communicaiton, all contact information for any administrative function was sent home to all families in the first month of this school year. I cannot speak on behalf of the teachers but would be happy to speak to you about any issues you may have with the PTO. As the staff PTO liason, I can tell you that 90% of the items and questions discussed at PTO meetings have either been addressed or resolved. Additionally, our campus has had a "ZAP" program instituted since the beginning of the year. The Zero Acceptance Program allows teachers to report those students who are missing assignments to complete these assignments during a non-instructional time period and make up the work. All student grades and assignments are also visible on the parent/student grade portal. Most grades are updated on a weekly basis, if not more often. We are currently focused on the STAAR test and have taken one practice test. There will be one more round of practice testing prior to the actual test. This is not unusual for any school. We have a campus made up of teachers from across the globe, as well as students/families that represent upwards of 50 countries, dozens of religions and countless languages. The diversity is unmatched and makes us the amazing school that we are. Again, please feel free to call and/or email at any time. Any of our staff members would be happy to speak with you. Thank you.
- submitted by a school leader