Austin Peace Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 5110 Manor Road, Austin, TX 78723
County: Travis
Phone Number: (512) 926-1737
Fax Number: (512) 926-9688
President: Dr. Walid Hawana
School Type: Private, Islamic

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Additional Information

Founded: 1997
Organization Affiliation: Islamic Center of Greater Austin
Ages/Grades: Pre-K to High School
School Setting:

1 story Building, Portables, Masjid

School Schedule: 8 to 3 pm
School days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: All major national and Islamic holidays
Community:

Multi-Ethnic

School Size: Approx. 160 students
Classroom Size: Average 12 students per class
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8/1
Tuition:

Approx. $4000 per year Discount for siblings

Financial Aid:

Need-based and Merit-based financial aid available

Departments:

Arabic & Islamic Studies Department led by renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dr. Ibrahim Dremali

Curriculum:

Based on TEAKS (Texas State Curriculum)

Percentage of Graduating Class: Students rank in the Top 10% in the U. S.
Support Services:

Professional school bus service - Two buses serve all of Austin

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Modern computer laboratory with wireless internet connection in the school. All classrooms equipped with computers and printers. Selected classrooms with overhead projectors. Industry sponsored RoboLab program

School Championships:

20 Presidential Excellence and Achievement awards in 2008. 2nd Place overall at PSIA Regional Contest. Several Awards at Austin Regional Science Fair. 15 students selected to participate in Talent Identification Progams at Duke, Northwestern, and Johns Hopkins universities

School Clubs:

History & Culture Club, Arabic Club, Student Council, Qur'an competition, Islamic Quiz Competition, Spelling Bee contest,Geography Bee contest, Creative Writing contest, Science Fair, Annual Sports Day, Numerous Field trips

Parking Spaces/Availability:

>70

Uniform Guidelines:

Boys - White shirt, Green pants
Girls (Pre-K to 5th grade) - Green jumper and White blouse
Girls (6th grade and above) - Jilbab or Abaya
Hijab comulsory for girls in all grades

Mission Statement:

Prepare our students for success in this life and the Hereafter by providing them with exemplary education based on Islamic morals, values, and the highest academic standards

School History:

APA is the first Islamic school in Austin. In 1997, the Austin muslim community established Austin Peace Academy (formerly Peace Elementary School).

Started with 15 students in PRe-K and KG, student enrollment has increased by 10% year-over-year since its founding.

In 2007, APA was accredited by SACS-CASI, the largest accrediting agency in the world.

In 2008, APA expanded into the High School, with starting of the 9th grade.

Programs and Services:

Specialized SPRINGBOARD program for middle school.

Innovative "EnVision" Math curriculum.

Weekly SAT preparatory training for High School.

In-House Physical Education

Newly constructed sports facilities.

Taek Won Do training.

Students pray Dhuhr and Juma'a salaat in congregation.

Special program catered for youth during Ramadhan.

Notes/School Information:

Austin Peace Academy is located within the premises of the Islamic Center of Greater Austin which includes Masjid Khadijah