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HARMONY ACADEMICS

Harmony’s instructional approach strives for equity by providing a rigorous, challenging STEM curriculum serving all students, a focus on formative assessment, and a culture of high expectations and support. Harmony’s STEM curriculum is student-centered and inquiry-based and emphasizes mastery of 21st century skills that all students will need to be successful in college and career.

CENTER FOR STEM EDUCATION

Mission

The mission of the Center for STEM Education is to coordinate and/or contribute to the development, implementation, and management of STEM programs aligned with the mission of the Harmony Public Schools.

The major goals of the Center are

  • Serve as a central point of contact and communication by offering a physical presence at HPS main office, a comprehensive website, and STEM outreach programs.
  • Be the driving force for engaging HPS students, faculty, and parents in STEM initiatives.
  • Encourage and facilitate expanded HPS interaction with educators, community organizations, policy makers, businesses, and families.
  • Develop and provide support for STEM programs for HPS teachers.
  • Create strategic partnerships among business, higher education entities, and local educational agencies including school districts and charter schools to support STEM education by enabling and supporting regional collaboration.
  • Develop and provide support for extracurricular STEM programs within HPS.
  • Seek external funds for STEM fields and administer and support programs developed with such funds.
  • Inspire and support HPS students to pursue careers in STEM fields.

STEMSOS (PROJECT BASED LEARNING)

Mission

STEM SOS is a rigorous, interdisciplinary, standards-focused, and engaging STEM teaching approach that is teacher-facilitated, student-centered and directed through sets of project- and inquiry-based (P&IBL) projects. This new PBL (Project Based Learning) approach maintains the focus on standards-based teaching while enriching and extending the learning of students through PBL projects. The goal is to promote not only collaborative skills and student ownership of learning but also to promote student success in state and national standards.

To learn more about STEM, please visit the website:

STEMSOS (PBL)

HARMONY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR (H-SEF)

Harmony Science & Engineering Fair (H-SEF) is an annual science fair that brings together middle and high school students across the Harmony network who have engaged in advanced research projects all year long. Majority of H-SEF finalists are award winners in their regional science fairs within their local communities. H-SEF aims to promote STEM through advanced research among secondary students and increase their interest and motivation to pursue STEM careers.


H-SEF Categories

Junior Division (Grades 6th-8th)

  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physical Science

Senior Division (Grades 9th-12th)

  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physical Science

H-SEF 2022

H-SEF 2022 FLIER H-SEF RULES & GUIDELINES H-SEF FINALISTS (2022) WINNERS (2022)

H-SEF 2021-Virtual Competition

H-SEF 2021 AWARDS CEREMONY H-SEF 2021 WINNERS MOSTRATEC 2021 1ST PLACE


SPONSORS

Harmony Education Foundation is the sponsor of the gift cards to H-SEF winners.

  • 1st place - $100
  • 2nd place - $50
  • 3rd place - $20

For more information click here.