Award Year: 2017

Harmony Magnet Academy

600 W. Grand Avenue
Porterville, CA, 93257-8964

(559) 568-0347

Mr. Jeffrey Lynn Brown, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Magnet School

Porterville Unified School District

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Mission

The principal goal of Harmony Magnet Academy is to provide parents and students equity and access to an educational system producing college and career readiness.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 29%
  • Hispanic: 62%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 56%
Application
Harmony Magnet Academy Associated Student Body leadership

Harmony Magnet Academy Associated Student Body leadership

The principal goal of the Harmony Magnet Academy's educational program is to provide students and parents equity and access to expanded choices beyond traditional high school. HMA learning results are derived from the Porterville Unified School District graduate profile focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and 21st century employment skills. HMA offers a comprehensive learning experience that focuses on college and career readiness. Counselors and the pathway teams work diligently to ensure that HMA maintains fidelity to the Linked Learning model, integrating academic core and technical core subjects to produce "hands on" projects. HMA students not only benefit from a rigorous college ready curriculum, but also must complete a comprehensive work-based learning and career-centered program.

Students and parents are supported through various site-based programs. Parents participate in Parent Institute for Quality Education. They also can track their students' progress through the school information system and Naviance, our college and career Internet-based program. This tool gives students and parents a deeper understanding of achieving "College and Career." The pathway teams at HMA also meet with all high-risk students to discuss their student performance level and place each student on a contract to participate in the intervention program. Out of a total of 527 graduating students in a five-year summary of post-secondary opportunities, 517 students chose to attend two or four-year colleges, military, or technical schools.

Harmony has recognized academy certifications through the Linked Learning Alliance, Project Lead the Way, and NAF.