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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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Notice About Career Technical Education (CTE) Courses

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the United States Department of Education requires that local education agencies (LEAs) provide career and technical education (CTE) programs, services, and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has regulatory responsibilities for CTE programs in Texas public secondary schools and is required to adopt a civil rights compliance program to identify, remedy, and/or prevent discrimination in the CTE programs operated by LEAs.
Harmony Science Academy - San Antonio, provides CTE courses and with this announcement notify students, parents, employees, and the general public that all career and technical education opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.


1st DAY OF SCHOOL WEDNESDAY AUGUST 20, 2014

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL HARMONY TIGERS!!!

1ST DAY OF SCHOOL WILL BE AUGUST 20, 2014

DOORS OPEN AT 7:30AM!!

IF YOU MISSED ORIENTATION, COPIES OF FORMS AND HANDOUTS ARE ATTACHED
1. Academic Calendar
2. Testing Calendar
3. Event Calendar
4. Bell Schedule
5. Traffic Flow Chart
6. Parent-Student Handbook Acknowledgment
7. Library Parent Permission Form read more . . .


*Grades Kinder-5th approved by the grade level teachers!
*Grades 6th-12th This supply list are basic supplies used and teachers in certain subject areas may require specific materials that will be noted in their class syllabus given during the 1st week of classes.

See Attached List read more . . .


IMMUNIZATIONS

From the Health Office
Immunization Information for 2014-2015 School Year
"No Shots, No School"

The State of Texas requires that every child in school have a complete and current immunization record in order to attend school. If your child is missing immunizations, you will receive a letter from the Health Office during the summer regarding missing immunizations. If you receive a letter and your child has received these immunizations, please bring an updated copy of immunization record to the school. If your child has not received the required immunizations, please take your child to their Physician, San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department or a medical facility of your choice to receive the required immunizations. Your child will not be allowed into school for the 2014-2015 school year until we have received proof of immunizations.

All entering seventh graders must have the following immunizations before entering the 7th grade.

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Dtap/DTP/DT/Td/Tdap)
For 7th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.

Varicella (Chickenpox)
For 7th grade: 2 doses are required.

Meningococcal, MCV4 (Meningitis)
For 7th grade: 1 dose is required.

IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD TO ENTER SCHOOL IN AUGUST 2014, WE MUST HAVE AN UPDATED IMMUNIZATION RECORD ON FILE AND IT MUST MEET THE MINIMUM STATE REQUIREMENTS. YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND SCHOOL IF REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET.




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