Admissions


Thank you for your interest in Peace Academy! Peace has been striving for excellence since 1990, seeking to empower Muslim American citizens with rigorous and engaging academics, an Islamic environment engendering noble character and righteous leadership, and the tools to act as contributing citizens to their community. This mission guides our admissions process as we seek to admit students that will positively contribute to a positive Islamic environment and students of academic excellence. An application packet can be picked up from the school office with documents detailing supply requirements and recommendations, uniform guidelines, and more, or they can be downloaded individually here.

Application Process


The admissions committee requests the following for new applicants:

1. Documents

  1. 2017-2018 Report Cards
  2. 2017-2018 Attendance Report
  3. 2017-2018 Behavior Record
  4. Birth Certificate
  5. Immunizations Records
2. Placement Test and Interview

After receiving the above documents, the admissions committee will contact you to set up an interview and placement test. The placement test fee is $40/child and is due at the time of testing.

3. Decision Timeline

The decision timeline does not begin until all documents requested by the admission’s committee have been received.

Please note that most schools’ administrative offices close for the summer at the beginning of June.  Families are responsible for obtaining the most recent report cards/records from the previous school before they close for the summer break.

4. Registration

Students who are accepted will be required to have registration paperwork completed along with the registration fees.

 

Admission Testing


Applicants entering 1st through 9th grade will be required to take an admissions examination before admittance is complete. After the approved submission of the required registration forms and documents as well as the required $25 testing fee, a date and time will be arranged for the student to come in for approximately two and a half to three hours of testing. Peace Academy utilizes the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) for admissions and through the regular school year as a professional academic assessment of students’ abilities. Admissions testing generally focuses on reading and mathematics skills at the most recently completed grade level of the student, though additional testing may be required. If the child’s previous school likewise utilized the ITBS as an end-of-year assessment, admissions testing may be skipped if the results of that examination are made available.