Admissions

Dear Prospective Parents/Guardians,

First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your interest in our school. We are pleased that you are considering our school for your child's educational needs.

Our schools are open-enrollment public charter schools. Our students are public school students and, just like in local ISD schools, no family pays tuition for their student to attend. We fall under the oversight of the Texas Education Agency and operate according to Texas charter school regulations, therefore many of our enrollment procedures are determined at the state level. This includes enrollment dates, application data and waiting list policies.

Harmony Public Schools have academic programs that would cater the needs of all diverse students. Our campuses have special education, section 504, English as a second language, gifted and talented programs. For more information about these programs, visit our school website "parent connect" section. Additionally, if you need any further information about our school's programs, please schedule an appointment with the school principal. If you need any language assistance, please contact our school registrar as language translation services are available.

Our student body, faculty, and parents are a healthy patchwork of different races, religions, abilities and ethnic backgrounds. The diversity at Harmony Public Schools provides an opportunity for children of all backgrounds to experience and embrace different cultures and lifestyles.

We hope that you will schedule a visit to one of our 54 campuses and let school speak for itself. If you want to learn more about our schools and educational programs, you may attend one of our open house sessions which are held in January or February of each school year. This is a great opportunity to tour the school, speak with some of the parents and meet our staff. Please contact individual schools to find out the open house dates.

Harmony Public Schools follow the following admission process. Harmony Public Schools require applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission. This can be done through campus websites or a paper application can be submitted to the campus. A lottery is to be conducted if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment and a waiting list is developed. As space become available, applicants will be called from the waiting list beginning with applicants with the lowest number assignment.

Thank you for your interest in Harmony Public Schools. We look forward to sharing with you the difference our school makes in the lives of children and families.

Sincerely yours,
Administration
Harmony Public Schools

The Process

Most of our campuses have enrollment “seasons" that go from November 1 to February 10 of the school year BEFORE your student seeks admission. Some of our campuses may have not filled to capacity and offer admission outside of these dates. Also, brand new campuses hold open enrollment application periods between January 10 and March 15 of the same calendar year (during the school year prior to opening). Lotteries are conducted for the waiting list about 2 weeks after the end of the enrollment period.

Beginning and Ending Dates of Application Periods

Harmony Schools require applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission. For the first year of operation of a campus, application period starts on January 10th (beginning date) and ends on March 15th (closing date). For the following years, the beginning and ending dates of the application period shall be November 1st and February 10th of each year, respectively.

Lottery Procedures

A lottery is to be conducted if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment. The lottery shall take place by the end of February of that school year. 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.

Development of a Waiting List

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.

Admission Process of Returning Students

Children of the School's Founders, Board Members, and Employees and Siblings Policy

Children of the school’s founders, 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, 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 the applicant are not siblings. Sibling enrollment is dependent on available space and does not guarantee enrollment of each listed sibling.

Applications that are submitted outside of the designated application period

Students whose applications are submitted after the deadline are not entered into the lottery and are admitted on a first come-first serve basis if space becomes available, or placed on the waiting list in the order their application is received.

Students with documented histories of a criminal offense and/or misconduct

Documents and Information Applicants are Required to Provide

Applicants must submit a completed application form in order to be considered for admission. The application form must be signed and dated by the parent(s). The application form must include the following items:

  • Applicant’s name (first, last, and middle names)
  • Applicant’s Date of Birth
  • Applicant’s current grade level and grade applied for
  • Applicant’s residential address
  • Phone numbers
  • Applicant’s current school and district names
  • Applicant’s parents’ name and signature
  • Whether the applicant has a sibling already admitted to attending the school
  • Whether the applicant has a documented history of a criminal offense, a juvenile court adjudication, or discipline problems under Chapter 37 of the Education Code.
  • Applicants are not required to provide transcript or other academic records until after they are offered admission.

Fill Out Application

Option 1: Online

The easiest and quickest way to apply online.

Alternatively you can fill out paper application form which is available at the front office of the campus. After filling out the form, there are several ways that you can submit it to the registration office.

Option 2: Fill out a Paper Application

Printable application forms are available in English or Spanish:

Application Form (English)

Application Form Spanish (Español)

You may also find paper application forms at the front office of any Harmony campus.

Please submit completed application forms to the campus – you may drop it off, or mail it in.

Harmony Public Schools follow the following admission process according to applicable HPS admission and enrollment policies.

Harmony Public Schools require applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission.

Check with Campus

If your campus has open seats, your child should be admitted shortly after application. Someone from the school will contact you after a few business days to process your application. Check with the campus to see if there is a waiting list and when the lottery date is set.

A lottery is to be conducted if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment and a waiting list is developed. The lottery assigns a random number to applicants that submit before the deadline. As space become available, applicants will be called from the waiting list beginning with applicants with the lowest number assignment.

Families may attend the lottery event, but it will not affect the outcome. Once the lottery is conducted, parents will be notified if their child is selected for the open seats. Parents then have 10 days to complete registration.

Harmony Public Schools have academic programs that cater to the needs of many diverse students. Our campuses have special education, section 504, English as a second language, gifted and talented programs. For more information about these programs, visit our school website PARENTS section. Additionally, if you need any further information about our school’s programs, please schedule an appointment with the school principal. If you need any language assistance, please contact our school registrar as language translation services are available."

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