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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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Student Orientation and Bell Schedule

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Student orientations have been planned and will take place according to the schedule below. Also, please note the new bell schedule. School hours have changed, so please make appropriate transportation adjustments.

New Student Orientation: August 4 & 5 - Registration packets have been mailed home. If you did not receive one, please stop by the front office to pick one up.

Returning Student Orientation: August 11 & 12
August 11: 9-12 Last names A-F; 1-4 G-N
August 12: 9-12 Last names O-Z read more . . .


2014 - 2015 calendar

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Summer Reading Assignments

Dear Students and Parents,


 HSA High would like to remind the HSA community that students are required to complete summer reading assignments.  These assignments will be due the first day in their ELA classes.  Students received these assignments at the end of the year.  Please see the attached assignments for further reference.
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HSA-Houston High's Successes!

HSA-Houston High earned the "Gold Medal" !


HSA-High made U.S. News & World Report’s “Best High Schools” list of the top public high schools, and earned “gold medal” status under the magazine’s system of ranking schools.

Harmony Science Academy Houston High has been ranked by Children at risk as one of the “Top High Schools” in the Greater Houston area.


Based on the data we are #1 Charter High School and #9 Public High School in the Houston area. HSA-Houston High is one of the “Top High Schools” in the Greater Houston area.

America’s Most Challenging High Schools


The Washington Post ranked more than 2000 schools in the nation and they rated our school #51 in the nation's most challenging schools.

We congratulate our staff, students, and parents.
Go Tigers!!!
Harmony Family




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