High School

Introduction

Harmony High School seeks to inspire a love of learning in its students that will help them to become lifelong learners. It is our mission to help students prepare themselves for whatever college, job, or opportunity they wish to pursue after graduation. We work towards this goal in a holistic fashion, challenging the students physically, socially, intellectually and creatively.

  • 2013 HS Trip to Asheville All is well here at Camp Daniel Boone, out in the Smokey Mountains of western North Carolina.  We are within sight of Cold Mountain, and the first night here it was cold indeed!  Overall, though, the weather has been spectacular – today was 78 degrees and sunny.  The first full day we were here most ...
  • Visit to Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist Culture Center On Thursday, Paul’s class “Cultural Arts of China and Tibet” visited the Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist Culture Center.  We saw paintings, textiles, stupas, sand mandalas, trumpets, butter sculptures, masks, tantric statues, and more.  We even got to meet with Arjia Rinpoche and to see the Dalai Lama’s personal room!  
  • IU Art Museum Chinese Collection Today, a Harmony high school class visited the IU Art Museum to see some of their Chinese collection. The trip was part of the Cultural Arts of China and Tibet class, taught by Paul Swanson. The class has been learning about the history, philosophies, and art of the Shang, Zhou, Qin and Han dynasties, so ...

High School Blog

Click on an entry to see what we’ve been up to in the High School:

  • Updates from Alan’s Class Geometry We just finished testing lengths of sides of a triangle to determine if the triangle is acute, right, or obtuse. We are now starting to work with special right triangles: 30-60-90 and 45-45-90. Algebra II We are continuing our work with matrices. Soon we will learn how to solve a system of linear equations in two different ways: 1) Reduce an augmented ...
  • News from Emily’s Class Last month, the Chemistry students taught each other the patterns and properties of elemental groups as they created their expanded, large-scale version of the Periodic Table of the Elements (check it out in the high school hallway upstairs). The chemists have also been learning about atomic structure through experimental tests of solubility, indicator solutions and flame colors. The students in Cells & Genes ...
  • News from Tom’s Class Our Community of Teachers Masters candidate, Mary Flegler, writes: “Ninth graders have been getting in touch with their inner literary scholar by critically examining Sandra Cisnero’s The House on Mango Street. The class has done a wonderful job teasing apart a deceptively complex text. Aside from providing the kind of critical thinking practices needed for the PSAT, these mindful reading habits will ensure ...
  • News from Sal’s Class In Western Civ, we are grappling with the extraordinary leaps forward in the Enlightenment and the Age of Revolution – which did so much to define what America is today. The students have also begun work on their final project – producing the questions and answers for a massive Jeopardy quiz, which they will all be competing in during the last week ...
  • News from Emily’s Class The new semester means new science courses in the high school: Chemistry and Cells & Genes. The Chemistry class began by looking at the scale of the universe from galaxies to electrons using powers of 10, while reviewing the scientific method and metric conversions. We also discussed the origin of matter in the universe and ...