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:

  • 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 ...
  • News from Tom: Ninth Grade American English students continue with vocabulary skills enhancement this semester on Mondays and Fridays; on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, my student teacher, Mary Flegler, teaches writing skills. Mary is completing her requirements for a Masters in Secondary Education through the excellent IU Community of Teachers program. She is beginning her unit with The House ...
  • News from Alan’s Class Geometry We just finished our unit about the hierarchy of quadrilaterals and their areas. This will help us later this semester when we learn about three dimensional geometry and start to calculate the volume and surface area of specific solids. Right now our attention is on right triangles. Algebra I We are continuing to learn about lines and ...
  • News from Jamie’s Class In Modern Novel, we just finished Michel Faber’s Under the Skin. We are writing essays on the book and how it relates to the themes of industrial farming and empathy. In class, we are viewing the film Amelie before we jump into the first chapter of Chinua Achebe’s poignant Things Fall Apart. In ESL, we got ...
  • News from Sal’s Class In the meantime, our classes are well underway. In Western Civ, students recently enjoyed a medieval banquet, which included some delicious – and authentic – medieval dishes (Rose Pudding, Braised Asparagus, boiled fowl, trencher bread) and some very intriguing dinner guests, including Peter Abelard, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Watt Tyler, leader of the Peasant Revolt. ...