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Dr. Soner Tarim

Soner Tarim Dr. Soner Tarim is a founding member and current superintendent of Harmony Public Schools, high performing K-12 public charter schools located in Texas with a strong focus on science, technologies, engineering, and math (STEM) providing opportunities for underserved communities. He is the driving force in creating STEM academies with an emphasis on college-readiness and the tracking of performance metrics of its high caliber students.

A luminary in the Charter School Community, his leadership philosophy recognizes the need to develop meaningful partnerships, maintain open collaborative lines of communication, and leverage relationships with high-level corporate, business, civic, legislative and international leaders to advance the mission of Harmony and opportunities for its beneficiaries.

Over his 24 year professional career, Dr. Tarim has developed innovative educational programs geared to K-12 schools. He is highly sought after as a consultant and as a speaker in state charter & STEM conferences and has distinguished himself as a results-oriented educator with unrivaled expertise and knowledge in developing and managing innovative charter schools.

Under Dr. Tarim's leadership, Harmony has grown to 36 schools and 20,000 students from throughout the state of Texas, many of which have been recognized as academically competitive schools in the nation. Harmony has received numerous outstanding awards and recognitions including the National Title I Distinguished School Award for closing the achievement gap and a Broad Prize nomination.

Dr. Tarim holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and is a trained biologist and ecologist. In addition to his background in biological sciences, he has taught many courses in the field of biology, ecology, general science, and physical education at the high school, college and graduate school levels. Dr. Tarim has spearheaded scientific symposiums and international science Olympiads including I-SWEEEP (the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project), the largest science fair event of its kind comprising over 1,000 top-ranked high school students representing 43 states and over 70 nations world-wide presenting and sharing their ideas, experiences, and knowledge to promote maintaining global sustainability. He has also has developed and directed successful after school programs.

Dr. Tarim has published numerous peer reviewed scientific articles, policies, procedures, and guidelines for charter schools in the areas of Admissions, Governance, and Human Resources. He is a certified school board member and school administrator trainer and sits on the Board of Directors of the Region 4 Education Service Center, which is the largest Texas educational service center providing services to 54 school districts representing over 1,000,000 students and more than 83,000 professional educators.

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AP Exam Registration and Fee Payment Procedure

Dear AP Students and Parents,

Please be informed that AP Exam fee without reductions or contributions is $93 per exam. With contributions by College Board, State and school, this amount is only face=Calibri size=2 color="#C45911">$10 for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program  students face=Calibri size=2>and $50 for regular lunch students! face=Calibri size=2 color="#2F5496">Payments can be made at front office by Friday, March 31st, 2017 4:00 PM. No payments will be accepted after then.

We encourage all AP students to sign up, study hard  during the month of April, and pass the exams in order to earn college credits while you are in high school.
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8th Grade UTSA Virtual Tour

8th graders were able to have a personal view of UTSA Main Campus using the virtual tour by accessing the UTSA website. Throughout the tour Harmony students travel the campus while absorbing facts about UTSA. Each stop on the online excursion includes a brief description of the academic college, services and offices that the site hosts.Additionally, students can view videos, still pictures and 360-degree panoramic shots that connect to each stop
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STAAR Tests Approaching

Want more info on upcoming tests?

Spring is a big season for testing. Students in all grade levels may be taking important tests over the next few months. To keep track of all testing information and important dates, visit our school testing webpage:

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