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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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HSA-Houston High

UPDATED: Sibling Dismissal Procedures


 Dismissal for Middle and High School Siblings




    • HS Innovation and HSA High School siblings will be taken to the lobby of high schoolís 2nd building for dismissal. Middle and High school siblings can be picked up between 3:30pm-4: 00pm. Parents will enter from Gate 2 (Innovation Gate) and exit from the same gate.




Dismissal for Elementary, Middle and High School Siblings




    • Siblings from Exploration (Elementary school), and Innovation (Middle School) or HSA High school will be taken to Exploration Gym for dismissal. They can be picked up between 3:30pm-4:00pm.


  • All siblings who are not picked up by 4:00pm will be taken to their school's front office. Parents will pick up their child from the front office of each campus after 4:00pm.

  • Students are not allowed to walk around campuses unsupervised. Security Officers and school administrators will take unsupervised students to their campus. Loitering may result in disciplinary action.

  • Only the students with walker ID will leave the campus right after school hours. All walker students only will be using Innovation exit (Gate 2) to walk home.

  • All parents are required to stay in their vehicles during dismissal. When parents leave their vehicles it slows dismissal process.



Our parents` cooperation and patience are appreciated with our dismissal procedures.


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Our lunch application process has moved online! Please click on the link below to apply for free or reduced meals. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact your school's lunch clerk.

http://harmonyhs.heartlandapps.com


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Harmony Science Academy - Houston High is a STEM Campus

This letter is to inform you that the districtís application for 2015-2016 designation of Harmony Science Academy - Houston High as a Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academy has been approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).
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