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What Harmony Academy is All About:

At Harmony Academy, we are dedicated to building a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse community that equips every student with the skills and knowledge to thrive in an ever-changing world. Our pursuit of academic excellence is anchored in addressing the wide range of goals and concerns that shape our students' lives, both inside and outside the classroom.

We hope to break the cycle of inequality and challenge the structures that contribute to marginalization by promoting equal access to education and fostering an environment that champions the personal and intellectual growth of all of our students. Our curriculum is founded on the values of civic-mindedness and interdisciplinary learning, preparing students for multiple career paths, higher education, and well-rounded life experiences.

To cater to the varied strengths, interests, and challenges of our students, we offer tailored guidance, diverse course options, and individualized

support systems. We are committed to cultivating a rich, multicultural community by increasing the representation of students and staff from various backgrounds, fostering empathy, and mutual understanding.

We embrace a range of educational alternatives, such as charter and innovative schooling models, empowering families to make informed choices for their children's education. Our approach to evaluation and accountability encompasses multiple methodologies, including standardized tests, project-based approaches, and creative assessments, to ensure a comprehensive understanding of each student's growth and our educators' impact.

At Harmony Academy, we are devoted to engaging, nurturing, and supporting outstanding educators and counselors who share our vision of inspiring the leaders of tomorrow. Our curriculum emphasizes the exploration of cultural narratives and values, encouraging students to appreciate the richness of human diversity.

Together, at Harmony Academy, we strive to create an environment where every student can flourish, emboldened by a commitment to social justice, inclusivity, and a pure passion for learning.

Our Values & Goals:

  • Cultivate a inclusive environment.

  • Employ culturally responsive teaching methods.

  • A zero-tolerance policy for discrimination.

  • Personalized academic and support programs.

  • Offer a wide range of extracurricular activities.

  • Foster partnerships with parents and community.

  • Encourage student collaboration and mentoring.

  • Utilize innovative teaching approaches.

  • Provide quality career and college counseling.

  • Continuously adapt policies to promote equity.

Our Inspiration:

Harmony Academy draws inspiration from the Finnish education system, renowned for its selective, rigorous teaching programs and efficient financial management. We recognize the importance of well-prepared and highly qualified teachers in shaping student success, and we aim to emulate the Finnish model's emphasis on teacher quality.

Darling-Hammond's research on "Policy for Quality and Equity" and "Developing Competent Teaching" has provided valuable insights. We are guided by her emphasis on equitable educational policies and the development of competent teachers to ensure quality education for all students.

The work of Ravitz, particularly "Project Based Learning as a Catalyst in Reforming High Schools," has been influential in shaping our approach. We believe in the power of project-based learning to foster active, engaging, and student-centered instruction, serving as a catalyst for high school reform and promoting deeper learning experiences.

William Doyle's article on how Finland broke conventional norms and created a top-tier school system has inspired us to challenge traditional approaches. We believe in thinking outside the box, seeking innovative solutions, and constantly striving to create an exceptional educational environment.

These influential sources have collectively shaped our vision for Harmony Academy, as we integrate the best practices and principles observed in these esteemed works. We are dedicated to delivering excellence, equity, and empowerment to every student who walks through our doors.

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