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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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NEW ENROLLMENT 2018-2019

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TEA UPDATES

SUBJECT:The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy

Senate Bill 175, passed by the 81st Texas Legislature, allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.

The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible 2019 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 6% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review. A letter from University President Gregory L. Fenves is attached to this correspondence.

This information should be shared with all high school junior-level students and their parents.

If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Rachelle Hernandez, Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at The University of Texas at Austin, at (512) 471-4363.

Sincerely,

Mike Morath
Commissioner of Education

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Calling all TEXAS high school juniors: The application for #HAS2018 is open!

For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website at: http://has.aerospacescholars.org.

NASA wants today’s students to become the engineers, scientists, researchers and innovators of tomorrow. High School Aerospace Scholars offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Texas high school students to explore the possibilities of a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related major or career. Learn more about the program by viewing "High School Aerospace Scholars: A Journey of Discovery." The adventure starts this fall with an online course and culminates - for students who earn the opportunity - with an onsite summer experience at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Eligibility:

U.S. citizen
Texas high school junior
Committed to a one-year relationship with NASA
Internet access (from home, school or public library)
Download the Program Brochure or Poster
During the school year you'll have the opportunity to participate in:

Interactive lessons on NASA activities related to space exploration, earth science, technology and aeronautics
Design challenges such as 3D drawing, video creation, interactive poster design
Virtual chats with NASA engineers and scientists
Selected students will be invited to NASA for a week-long residential summer experience of:

Team projects and briefings directed by NASA engineers and scientists
Hands-on design challenge and engineering activities to plan a mission to Mars
Tours of NASA facilities


TITLE I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Dear Parents, Students, and Teachers; Below you will find Harmony Science Academy-San Antonio’s Parent Compact. The Parent Compact is an agreement about how the families and the school will work together to improve student achievement. Also Campus Parental Involvement Policy and District Parental Policy is attached as well. Feedback is needed annually to update current needs.

  • HPS District PI Policy 17-18
    To give feedback regarding the Parent Compact or Parental Involvement Policies please email Mrs. Atike Shemshack at asimsek@harmonytx.org.




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