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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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Summer Bridge “Tiger” Camp is here! ( Only New 9th Graders)


Wednesday, August 5th from 9 a. m. until 2 p. m.


Thursday, August 6th, from 9 a. m. until 12:30 p. m.


Wednesday -Students only for fun activities; Thursday-Parents/guardians please come with your student to complete required student file paperwork, receive class schedules, parking permits, lockers, etc.


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Take advantage of Tax-free days to purchase uniforms:  August 7th&8th


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Returning Student Orientation(All returning Students)


Friday, August 7th


8:30 a. m. -12 p. m.  (Last names beginning with A-K)


1 p. m. – 4 p. m. (Last names beginning with L-Z)


Parents/guardians please come with your student to complete required student file paperwork, receive class schedules, parking permits, lockers, etc.


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Senior Boot Camp(Only 12th graders)


Thursday, August 6th, from 9 a. m. until 3:00 p.m.


Friday, August 7th, from 9 a. m. until 3:00 p.m.


Seniors will have the opportunity to learn about the application process and to work on their college applications. Seniors will also have the opportunity to meet several admission representatives from different universities.


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Junior Boot Camp(Only 11th graders)


Thursday, August 6th, from 9 a. m. until 3:00 p.m.


Juniors will take a practice SAT- Math Section. After lunch, Juniors will go over the questions that appeared in the practice exam with their teacher/proctor.


Friday, August 7th, from 9 a. m. until 3:00 p.m.


Juniors will take a practice SAT- Reading Section. After lunch, Juniors will go over the questions that appeared in the practice exam with their teacher/proctor.


Summer Reading 2015

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

Reading and writing are essential to learn about ourselves and our world. Students will read a variety of books over the summer (at least FOUR) and engage the texts through pieces of writing (at least TWO). Summer writing assignments are required and will be collected by students’ ELA teachers after the start of the new school year.

Please see the attached summer reading assignment for suggested texts and choices for readers’ responses. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Parchman (esimmons@harmonytx.org) or school administration.

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Academic Calendar for 2015 - 2016

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Summer Meals Begin!

Our children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive-even when school is out. With the Summer Food Service Program, children and teens ages 18 and younger can continue to eat healthy throughout the summer at no cost, just by showing up at a participating meal site.
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