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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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Dual Enrollments

Dear Students,


If you will take any Dual Credit class next school year. Please fill it out the enrollments forms and return them to Ms. Cano as soon as possible.
Due Date May First (No more enrollments forms after due date will be accepted). Enrollments with Richland College are semester base. Thank you!


STAAR

STAAR Testing-March 28-30
Good night sleeps and healthy breakfasts should be planned for testing week.
No visitors will be allowed to pass the front lobby due to the STAAR Test.




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- STAAR Encouragement & Schedule






- STAAR Honor Statement






- STAAR Electronic Devices Policy


BB&T Financial Classes

Dear Students,

BB&T Bank will offer financial classes every Thursdays starting April 6th, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the High School Building. If you and your parents is interested to attend, high school students will be giving an opportunity for community services hours. Attending this workshop will help you to learn more about saving money for college so please do not miss out this great event! Instructions are bilingual and classes are free. You can register at Front Office, please contact Mrs. Cano for more information and details."





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Summer Programs


Students! It is time for you to plan your summer and take action. HSA-Dallas is offering all 6-11 grade students summer opportunities. Please contact you college counselor to sign up for the camps.





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