Entries by John Boyd

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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) announcement

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for Gifted and Talented (G/T) screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 1 & up who were […]

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What is a charter school? The difference between ISD schools and Texas public charter schools

One of the questions we hear most from prospective parents interested in applying to Harmony Public Schools is “I’ve been looking at schools near me, but I don’t understand – what is the difference between a charter school and an ISD public school?” Texas public charter schools have grown exponentially in the past 25 years – both in Texas, and around the country – but we understand why many parents who grew up in a traditional independent school district setting themselves may still have questions. That’s OK. We’ve got the answers to all of your biggest questions about charter schools.