Joel C. Harris Academy
School of Scientific Inquiry
"Excellence By Design"
Welcome to Harris Academy, an internal charter school of the San Antonio Independent School District, that specializes in providing students with unique opportunities to learn, use, and expand their scientific inquiry skills. At Harris we incorporate intense science and technology methodology fused with a rigorous college-preparatory liberal arts program to prepare our students for success. Through this process students science skills are increased across the curriculum, and extracurricular materials and information are provided to illustrate how students can explore the world around them using everyday tools, models and experiences.
Regardless of whether our students choose to pursue a science based career, the technology, problem-solving and research skills honed here will serve them well in any university and in any profession they may enter. We feel confident you and your child will find what we have to offer here at Harris Academy invaluable to their education.
To help your student be successful please check out SAISD's Middle School Education Planning Guide to help guide them on their Roadway to Graduation.
2016-2017 School Supply List
Click this Link: 6th through 8th Grade Supply List Including Electives & ACE
(ACE=Special Education Self-Contained Classrooms (Teachers: Mrs. C. Garcia and Mrs. Y. Compean)
PE Uniforms on sale $12 per set (shirt & shorts) or $7 for each individual shirt/shorts
See Coach K. Gonzales to buy
(Will be available for presale at registation)
School Reminders: Harris Academy Student Dress Code Policy & Expectations
Only NEW ADDITION TO UNIFORM POLICY: BLACK UNIFORM BOTTOMS NOW ALLOWED TOO
(NO black jeans or other non appoved material allowed)
Students have FREE access to Microsoft Office 365
* Click here to see how to download it on mulitple devices*
SAISD Mission Statement
To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where
every child graduates and is educated so that he or she is prepared
to be a contributing member of the community.
Harris Rigor Statement
"Harris's teachers commit to achieve rigor by selecting research-based and data-driven instructional strategies tailored on individual student needs. Students are compelled to think critically and be actively engaged, while building complex layers of knowledge for real-world applications."
STUDENTS & PARENTS
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