The other reviews here are disheartening. And let it be noted that the words are spelled ""corrupt"" and ""allowed""--so maybe your slander can sound more intelligent next time. (My third grader who attends this exemplary charter school can spell better). Any nonsense about this Fethullah Gulen whatever is just that--nonsense. It is propaganda intended to slander the school because of its Turkish associations. It was founded by a Turkish non-profit group. (If that, in and of itself is offensive, perhaps you should see a professional about your xenophobia.) Texas schools can use the standard of excellence that Harmony delivers. Trying to undermine them over ridiculous allegations is shooting yourself in the foot, if you ask me.
Now, that aside, on with my review...
My oldest child attended one of Harmony's best schools (though most all are exemplary) for three years in Houston, Texas where there was a large Turkish/Muslim community and many students were of that descent. My child experienced NO pressure or influence toward ANY religion or belief system at all; in fact they were extremely respectful and politically correct. (""Gulen zombies""... are you kidding me?!) I would pull my child out of ANY school that tried to implant any such ideas, no matter what religion/agenda/flavor!!!
Our experience at HSA here in Austin has been a very good one. The teachers are very kind and supportive, the curriculum is appropriately advanced to give my children the academic challenge I am seeking for them, and the administration is fair. Perhaps because the school is in a financially disadvantaged area, there was not enough participation to support the after-school programs which we'd become accustomed to at our previous school, so we could not take advantage of these supplementary classes, but that was just a bonus anyhow. We get what we want out of the school--a safe, positive, ADVANCED learning environment. I'm very happy with it and we will continue to attend the Harmony Schools until my children graduate and go to college.
And let it be noted that students from the Harmony Schools have a 100% acceptance rate when applying to college. This is the school I have chosen for my children and I am proud to have done so. Good luck to you in your search as well.""