Harmony Public Schools offering an online learning option in fall 2022

Public harmony schoolslocated in North Texas, plans to offer a virtual learning option this fall for K-12 students, according to an announcement.

The program, called Harmony Virtual Academy, is designed for students who need or prefer to learn online. Harmony also offers in-person classes at all of its campuses.

“We have learned during the pandemic that most students learn even better in the traditional classroom surrounded by their peers,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools, in a prepared statement. “But that’s not necessarily true for all academics. For students who need to continue studying from home or who simply learn better that way, we’re excited to continue offering a virtual school choice for fall 2022.”

The Texas Education Agency has approved Harmony Virtual Academy to enroll approximately 572 students in fall 2022.

During the 2021-22 school year, approximately 400 students took virtual classes with Harmony.

To be eligible for the virtual academy, students must:

  • Be enrolled in Harmony for the next school year.
  • Maintain an attendance rate of at least 90%.
  • Have passing scores on the most recent STAAR exam.
  • Pass all core subjects.

In North Texas, Harmony has campuses in cities including Plano, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Dallas, Euless, Carrollton, and Garland.

Online academy teachers will be based on a site that houses the Harmony School of Science Houston.

Harmony is a public charter school with 58 locations across the state, according to its website.

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