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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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First Rubik's Cube Competition Results

We are so happy to announce the results of the first Rubik's Cube competition hosted by HSA Robotics Program. Congratulations to all contestants on solving the cube.

Rubik's Cube Competition

Event: Rubik's Cube

Place: Harmony Science Academy San Antonio

Date: May 25, 2016


Name Best Average Solves
Zachary Bucknor-Smartt 25.82 29.87    27.29 DNF (25.82) 32.71 (33.65)
Gabriel Gonzalez 41.00 52.63    51.84 50.57 (41.00) 53.96 (1:05.81)
Erik Saldana 48.60 53.17    48.98 54.38 (1:02.12) 51.75 (48.60)

2nd Annual Summer Blitz Program


  • Transportation

  • Lunch

  • Field Trips

  • Career Talks

  • Academic Transition


  • College and Career Exploration

  • Court House Tour

  • Visit to San Antonio Water System

  • UTSA Scavenger Hun

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • A fun enviroment

DATE: July 18th-21st

TIME: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHO: All incoming freshmen and sixth grade students
WHERE: Harmony Science Academy 8505 Lakeside Parkway, 78245 read more . . .

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