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Renaissance Academy

Full Time Islamic School: PreK through High
Nationally Accredited with Distinction by Cognia, SACS, and CASI

Character Building

Our primary goal at Renaissance is to cultivate successful character traits in our students

Academic Excellence

We strive for the highest standards in helping our students achieve their best academic potential

Leadership Building

We engage our students in activities and training that build leadership qualities in them

COURES

Our Course Offerings

Qur’anic studies

Qur’anic studies are an important element of our curriculum from the earliest grades. In Pre-Kindergarten, students begin memorizing many of the short chapters of the Qur’an….

Arabic

Arabic is the language that connects our students to the Islamic faith and is stressed as a core subject of study from the earliest grades with the goal of making our students fully bilingual……

Islamic Studies

A strong foundation in Islamic Studies is at the heart of Renaissance Academy’s mission. Our approach to the teaching of Islamic Studies is based on the belief that students ……

You are at the doorsteps of academic and spiritual excellence !

OUR

Our Distinguished Academy

Pre-K

Based out of Round Rock, our school provides state accredited education, along with Islamic character building and Tarbiyah.

Elementary School

Our students are actively involved in various community programs and volunteering opportunities.

Middle School

Parents of students at Renaissance have direct access to their children’s performance at school

High School

Graduates of our High School have a 100% university admission rate.

FEATURED

Our Facility

Summer School

Summer School

Did you know that children who aren’t engaged in educational activities during the summer lose about 2.6 months of Math skills, and 2 months of Reading skills, and memorized Surahs.

Technology

Technology

At Renaissance we strongly believe in using the latest technology and tools to promote learning. As part of this effort, we have installed an Interactive White Board (IWB) in the elementary math & science classroom. An IWB works by projecting and enlarging the image from a computer desktop onto a touch-receptive board.

CHOOSE US

Our Objectives

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A strong identity that reflects pride in Islam and a clear sense of mission

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Character, values, and morals that are aligned with the teachings of Islam

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The ability and desire to properly perform their spiritual duties of prayer, fasting, and pilgrimage

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Arabic language proficiency

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Strong understanding of technology

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Assertive verbal and written communication skills

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Well-developed critical thinking and problem solving skills

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Leadership traits that will prepare them for future academic and social roles

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Renaissance Academy students are committed to being responsible citizens to all communities in Austin. At Renaissance Academy we place huge emphasis on Community Service for our students. Our High School program requires students to choose and execute a community service project as a means to learn the value of donating their time for the good of others….

About US

Renaissance Academy History

Renaissance Academy has been through a challenging history, achieving several milestones along the way and continuing to persist for an even better future.

2006

Community Approval
Organization launch (RA Education Foundation)
Nonprofit status approved by IRS

2008

Renaissance Academy Launch
College Prep High School Program
Building Purchase ($1.85M, 20% owned)

2010

National Accreditation
Adv. School Mgmt. System
Basketball Court, Computer Lab

2012

New Library Facility
First High School Graduation
Student Khutbas in Community

2014

Integrated Hifz Program
SMART Boards in classrooms
State ranked top 10 private schools

2016

Building Ownership – 55%
Accreditation renewal upto 2020
State ranked top 5 private schools

FAQ

Frequently Asked

How has Renaissance Academy benefited from the accreditation process?
The accreditation process and the insights gained from this self-assessment have helped Renaissance Academy realize the importance of collaboration with all stakeholders as the most successful way to lead improvement efforts. A parent satisfaction survey had always been an important part of the process of soliciting input to help improve student learning and school effectiveness at Renaissance.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance and is designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. The accreditation process also ensures that the school has the ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education. While accreditation is a set of rigorous protocols and research-based processes for evaluating an institution’s organizational effectiveness, it is far more than that. Today accreditation examines the whole institution—the programs, the cultural context, the community of stakeholders—to determine how well the parts work together to meet the needs of students.

There are several agencies that evaluate and grant accreditation to schools. Renaissance Academy is accredited from Pre-K through High School by AdvancEd a global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement. To read more about AdvancEd, please visit www.advanc-ed.org

What are the benefits of being Texas Rising Star Certified Pre-School?
The Texas Rising Star and Austin Rising Star programs were developed to provide families with the quality child care they need.

To be a Texas Rising Star or an Austin Rising Star, child care providers must meet quality requirements that exceed the state’s minimum licensing standards and that are designed to enhance the intellectual, physical, and social development of the children in care.

The Texas Rising Star Program and Austin Rising Star programs are free, voluntary programs for child care providers and assess quality standards in these areas:

  • Licensing standards

  • Director qualifications

  • Staff qualifications

  • Staff orientation

  • Staff training

  • Group size

  • Staff orientation

  • Curriculum/activities

  • Caregiver to child interactions

  • Indoor/outdoor environments

  • Health and safety

  • Nutrition/meal times

  • Early literacy

  • Parental involvement

How can I contribute towards this noble mission?
Renaissance Education Foundation is an organization that relies on community members and volunteers to succeed. Please click here to mail us your inquiries and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

If you would like to make a donation, please click here.

Program Benefits
Texas Rising Star and Austin Rising Star providers are eligible to receive:

  • Materials and equipment ordered especially for you

  • Child Development college course scholarships

  • CDA assessment fees paid

  • Free child development consultant

  • Free staff training

  • Tools for continued quality improvement

  • Marketing tools

  • Recognition reception

  • Recognition at semi-annual provider meetings

What are Renaissance Academy’s greatest strengths?
The sense of vision and purpose that has enabled Renaissance Academy to nurture the kind of campus culture that it has is clearly a strength of the school. All stakeholders understand, support, and feel ownership of the school’s mission and vision because they all had a direct stake in defining and operationalizing the mission and vision statements as well as the school objectives and beliefs. The school’s mission and vision has brought about a culture of high expectations which promotes student learning while keeping students, staff, the administration, and board motivated, committed and hardworking. The school’s clear and agreed upon vision has engendered a shared purpose, mutual trust and camaraderie among all stakeholders.

Another of Renaissance Academy’s greatest strengths is the clear commitment that all stakeholders have toward continuous school improvement. At Renaissance, school improvement is a process that is embedded in everything that is done at the school. Students, staff, the administration, parents, and the board are always striving to find areas in which the school can improve and when those areas are identified, all stakeholders work together as a team to overcome any hurdles and face any challenges that are standing in the way of further progress and school improvement. This strength of the school is linked to the strength of common and agreed upon vision and purpose because it is through that shared understanding and commitment that the school remains focused on the objective of improvement.