- When does Harmony Public Schools begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic school year?
Harmony Schools require applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission. Our regular Application Period for enrollment is November 1st through February 10th. For the first year of operation of a campus, application period starts on January 10th (beginning date) and ends on March 15th (closing date).
- How do I apply?
Go to the Harmony Public Schools website and click the “Apply Now” tab listed at the top of the website. You will be directed to our application page and prompted to begin an application.
- Does Harmony Public Schools charge a fee to attend?
Harmony Public Schools is a tuition-free, college-prep Texas charter school system that provides rigorous, high-quality education focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to prekindergarten through twelfth grade students.
Through a caring and collaborative environment, Harmony provides students from traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to excel through project-based learning where they learn the skills necessary to become a contributing global citizen.
- Why does Harmony Public Schools conduct a lottery to determine enrollment?
A lottery is to be conducted if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment. The lottery shall take place within 15 days after the last day of the application period. The lottery will be conducted via lottery selection software under the supervision of the campus principal or his/her designee and the Area Superintendent for that geographical region or his/her designee. This ensures that the winner list and the waiting list are selected randomly. Results of the lottery shall be certified by a notary public.
- How is the wait list developed?
The lottery will be paused momentarily after the computerized lottery fills all available seats allowed by the enrollment cap. The drawing will then continue, and the randomly-selected numbers will be used to create a waiting list. As space become available, applicants will be called from the waiting list beginning with applicants with the lowest number assignment.
- What is the admission process of returning students?
Returning students (students who currently attended the school and intend to return the next school year) are given priority in admission, if they notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year by the last Friday of January of each school year.
- Are children of the school's founders, board members, faculty, and siblings automatically admitted?
Children of the school's founders, governing board members, teachers, and staff * as well as siblings of returning students (who timely notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year) are exempt from lottery requirements. If there are more children of school founders, governing board members, teachers and staff and sibling applicants than spaces available, they will be entered into a separate lottery and either admitted if space allows or placed on the waiting list in the order that they are drawn.
Another separate lottery will be held for applicants who do not fall into either of the two abovementioned categories, and who submit applications prior to the deadline. These students will be admitted if there is space or will be placed on the waiting list in the order drawn. For this policy “sibling” shall mean a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household as the applicant. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with guarantee enrollment of each listed sibling.
* As long as the total number of students allowed constitutes only a small percentage of the total enrollment, as permitted by federal guidance on the Charter Schools Program.
- If selected during the lottery, what documents must I submit at enrollment?
- 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