Harmony is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses in a neighborhood near you.
Harmony offers a 'small school' feel thanks to our reduced staff-to-student ratios and individualized learning plans.
Harmony is proud to say that 100% of our seniors graduate with an acceptance letter to college or plans to enter the U.S. military.
GRADUATION RATE OF SENIORS
Harmony high school seniors graduate at well above both the national graduation rate (84%) and the Texas graduation rate (93%).
FIRST IN FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE
Two-out-of-three Harmony graduates become the first person in their family to ever attend college, double the national average.
Is there a deadline to apply?
Yes. All applications must be submitted by February 10, 2020 in order to be considered for the lottery admissions process. Applications received after this date will be placed on a waiting list in the order they were received.
What’s the easiest way to stay up-to-date about my application?
The easiest way to stay informed about the status of your child’s application is through our text-messaging system. You’ll get alerts for:
- Application submission/states change/new notes to file
- Campus lottery results
- Lottery seat expiration
- Enrollment submission/status change/notes
To sign up for text message alerts, login at https://apply.harmonytx.org/login or check out this helpful video on Harmony’s YouTube channel for step-by-step instructions for how to sign-up.
I found out my application was accepted. Now what?
If you received a message that your child has been “Offered” a seat, you will have 2 business days from the start of the lottery to “Accept Placement” and confirm your seat for this campus. By doing so, you will forfeit placement at any other campus you may have also applied to (if any). If you “Decline Placement,” you will be removed from placement for only this Harmony campus.
From acceptance, you will have 10 business days to complete the online registration process via the website you original submitted your application. starting Tuesday, February 25. The registration process includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required documentation such as proof of residence, most recent transcript, discipline records, immunization record, birth certificate, social security card, parent/guardian photo ID, and Pre-K Qualifer (if applicable).
For more info on completing the registration process or for step-by-step instructions, check out this helpful video on Harmony’s YouTube channel.
I’ve been assigned to a “Wait List.” What does that mean?
This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept and decline a spot on the offered list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice and through the email you used to apply to the Harmony campus.
Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?
Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income.
Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?
All children residing in a Harmony school's geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony's geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community and/or county(ies) in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school
What documents do I need to apply?
No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide the following:
- Certified copy of the child's birth certificate
- Current Immunization Record
- Social Security Card for the child (if available)
- Photo ID of Parent or Guardian
- Proof of Residency (Current Utility Bill, Lease Agreement)
- Proof of Income (Tax Return, Current Paystubs, Letter of Employer, etc.), if applying on the basis of being economically disadvantaged
- Court Documentation or letter form Child Protective Services (CPS) establishing foster care, if applying on the basis of conservatorship
What do I need to know about Harmony's enrollment lottery?
If the number of applications received is greater than the number of available spots in a certain grade or school, Harmony will use a "blind" lottery system to ensure fairness for all applicants who applied. The lottery is conducted using a randomized lottery selection software under the supervision of the campus principal or his/her designee, or the Area Superintendent. Results of the lottery are verified by a notary public.
Do you have a policy about accepting siblings of current students?
Yes. Siblings of returning students currently enrolled at a Harmony Public School are not exempt from the lottery, but are given priority in the lottery, space permitting. To be eligible, the initial sibling must re-enroll by the designated deadline. If two siblings apply and one is seated, the other sibling will move to the sibling priority wait list. (Note: “Sibling” means biological or legally adopted. Cousins, nieces, nephews, and unrelated children in home are not considered siblings.)