Hawaii Families - Learn How You Can Access Individualized and Flexible Home-based Educational Programs for Free

The Harmony Flex Program


Flex courses offer individualized study, free curriculum of your choice, and mentor support. Courses focus on state standards, and throughout the semester, students demonstrate their knowledge of the standards by completing Flex worksheets. Student learning may be designed as unit studies, allowing creativity and flexibility to explore the topics of study.

Curriculum and other learning materials are provided by Harmony, at no cost to the family. Parents select learning materials relating to the course using the student’s funding allowance. Harmony will purchase the supplies and ship them directly to your home.

Mentors and instructors provide support as your children learn in dynamic ways.

Selecting Curriculum


You will meet with a Harmony mentor to create a Student Success Plan (SSP) for your child.  Mentors answer questions about courses and curriculum so that your child’s SSP best meets their learning style and needs. Parents select learning materials relating to the course using the student’s funding allowance. Harmony purchases and ships your child’s curriculum, so there are no out-of-pocket expenses for your family and no need for reimbursements.

Examples of Flex Learning Materials


  • Curriculum and books related to the Flex core subject
  • Equipment required for the selected course (such as microscopes and other science supplies)
  • This excludes religiously-based curriculum and materials.

Course Outlines and Parent Handbooks


With the Flex course outlines and packets, you’ll be able to truly plan your Flex courses in a way that works best for your family.

  • A course outline for each Flex course is included in the Harmony course catalog.  You’ll have access to these outlines during the summer so you can select curriculum and plan your child’s school year.
  • A Flex Parent Handbook containing worksheets, a worksheet checklist, submission schedules, answer keys and upload instructions will be mailed to you at the start of the school year. Portfolio standards will also be included in the Handbook.
  • Parents are encouraged to use the answer keys to check student work and then review missed questions with student so that the student may make corrections before submission.

Flex Portfolio


Harmony has introduced a new portfolio-based Flex option to meet the needs of our families. You may choose to submit student portfolio items and/or to complete Flex worksheets. The Flex Parent Handbook will include an outline for portfolio submissions that can be used to match with the student’s curriculum. Portfolio submissions will follow the same schedule as worksheet submissions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a Flex Course work?

Using their selected curriculum, students study and learn Flex course topics and skills.  Throughout the semester, students show their understanding of state standards for the course by completing worksheets.  Worksheets are completed and submitted every two weeks for grades K-8.

Can I see a sample worksheet?

Click on the links below to view Sample Worksheets

  • Sorry. New samples coming soon.
Can I see a sample of a Flex portfolio?

Wondering what the Flex portfolio option looks like? Here’s what to do:

Review the Flex worksheet to orient yourself with the topic. Determine if you would like to turn in the worksheet or a portfolio for that assignment.
Complete the work and turn in either the worksheet or work from student’s curriculum based on a topic from the Flex portfolio outline.

Here are a few ideas of what could be submitted:

  • A photo of a finished project
  • A photo of the student completing a project related to the subject
  • Student writing related to the topic
  • A spelling test
  • A book review
  • A worksheet from your child’s math book related to that concept
  • An overview of the science experiment for that topic
  • A photo of the map they made for a social studies unit study you did as a family

The internet is full of ideas. We curated a list of sample activities for Science 3 to give you an idea of the types of portfolio activities that could be turned in.

Science 3 Portfolio 1: Appearance of Earth and Moon

https://www.pinterest.com/harmonyeducation/science-appearance-of-the-earth-and-the-moon

Science 3 Portfolio 2: Movement of Earth and Moon

https://www.pinterest.com/harmonyeducation/science-movement-of-earth-and-moon/

How do I receive curriculum for a Flex course?

Parents complete a resource allocation form to request the curriculum and learning materials that their child will need to be successful in the Flex courses.  Harmony provides the curriculum – at no cost to you!

What types of curriculum options are available for a Flex course?

A variety of learning materials may be used to learn course topics and to meet other learning goals.  While you may use the curriculum of your choice, some curriculum options may need supplementation in order for students to learn the topics and to complete the worksheets.

Examples of the types of curriculum that may be selected include:

  • Books, textbooks, workbooks, math manipulatives, pre-packaged science kits, project-based learning activities, and online subscriptions.
  • Religious-based curriculum and learning materials are not available.
What are worksheets?

Worksheets demonstrate student understanding of important grade-level skills and state standards. Students show understanding of state standards by completing the Harmony worksheets. Creating a schedule for completing the worksheets will be very helpful.

To enable students and parents to select which questions to answer, students may complete a minimum of 75% of worksheet questions, and grading will be based on this guideline.

  • Applies to English/Language Arts, Social Studies/History, and Science courses for all grades.
  • Does not apply to Math or Elective courses.
How much time will it take to complete the worksheets?

As students study the course topics during the week, they will be ready to complete the worksheets.  Learning may be customized by matching the worksheets to the student’s curriculum or by creating a unit study based on worksheet topics.

The time required for each worksheet depends upon several factors:

  • grade level
  • standards that are included
  • student ability

Question Selection: To enable students and parents to select which questions to answer, students may complete a minimum of 75% of worksheet questions, and grading will be based on this guideline.

  • Applies to English/Language Arts, Social Studies/History, and Science courses for all grades.
  • Does not apply to Math or Elective courses.

 

How often are worksheets submitted?

Submitting worksheets on time is an important aspect of a Flex course.  This enables our partner schools to review student work throughout the school year and to see measurable progress that correlates to state standards.

  • Grades K-8: 1 worksheet per course every 2 weeks
  • Kindergartens will submit 6 additional worksheets during the year.

Students enrolled in a Flex course agree to submit the worksheets by the due dates, and this meets the attendance requirement for this program.

How should worksheets be scheduled?

Remember that worksheets are submitted every two weeks for grades K-8. Following that general rule, there’s a lot of flexibility in how worksheets can be scheduled.

  • Customize your child’s education by matching the worksheets to their curriculum.
  • Create a unit study based on worksheet topics.
  • Determine the sequence for learning the concepts and completing the worksheets.  Students may complete and submit worksheets in any order.
  • Decide the amount of time students need to learn course topics.
  • Have students redo worksheets and resubmit them.
Can worksheets be completed on the computer?

Some students may want to complete the worksheets without having to print them. Worksheets, in a PDF format, will be emailed to you at the beginning of the school year.  Students may then use Foxit Reader, an PDF Reader that allows users to put comments on the page.

This comment feature enables students to complete worksheets on the computer, eliminating the need to print them out and then scan them back in.

While this may work best with secondary students who can complete and submit the files themselves, it may also be helpful for elementary students.

How are grades determined?

Worksheets are scored by Harmony Flex instructors and given a percentage grade.

  • Worksheets submitted prior to the end of each semester will be included in the grading for that semester.
  • Students may redo worksheets and resubmit them.

Teachers at the school or district of enrollment review the work that is submitted.

  • A final semester grade is assigned by the school or district of enrollment.
  • Grading systems vary among schools and by grade level and may include pass/fail, a number system, or a letter system.
What support is available for Flex courses?

Flex Teacher Hotline

The Flex Teacher Hotline is available to answer questions regarding Flex worksheets and resources.  Our Flex director will help you locate resources and provide guidance for the individual standards of the course.

  • The Flex Teacher Hotline number is 801-418-9537.

Course Outlines and Packets

With the Flex course outlines and packets, you’ll be able to truly plan your Flex courses in a way that works best for your family.

What is the Flex Feedback Form?

We’ve provided the Flex Feedback Form as a convenient way for you to let Harmony know about specific concerns with Flex worksheets.  These issues could include difficulty finding resources for a question, broken links to online resources, a confusing or misstated question, or even a spelling or grammatical error.

What Flex courses are available?

Flex offers core and elective courses for grades K-12.

  • Kindergarten Course:  One course covering math, science, and language arts
  • Grades 1-8 Core Courses:  Math, Science, English/Language Arts, and History
  • Grades 7-8 Elective Courses: Art, Drama, P.E. and more
What if my child has an IEP?

If your child has an IEP, please work with the special education director at the school of enrollment to make sure that all accommodations are being met.  Please note that we are not able to make accommodations for Flex course requirements without the written approval of the special ed director.

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