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Curriculum
IQA offers state-of-the-art curriculum for core subjects across all grade levels. Non traditional subjects are also of high quality selection. Subjects include; Islamic Studies, Physical Education, Alim program, Qur’an Memorization, Tafseer, Qur’an recitation and Arabic.  All courses are designed to meet the purpose of IQA’s mission of developing the next generation of American Muslim Scholars.

Academic programs are guided by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) emphasizing the acquisition of an academic knowledge base with concomitant intellectual skills in preparation for eventual university studies.  Students acquire the ability to use and evaluate knowledge with critical and independent thinking and to make connections between academic and religious perspectives. IQA students develop competence and confidence through structured lessons and experience at all grade levels.

Mathematics
The Mathematics program is centered on two goals: the first is to provide a sound foundation in basic mathematical facts and skills through meaningful practice and reinforcement. The second goal is to provide varied, thought-provoking opportunities for students to apply the mastery of those facts and skills in real-world, problem solving situations and in preparation for higher level mathematics. With an emphasis on cultivating mathematical ability, the entire K-10 curriculum is guided by standards established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as well as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.

Science
The Science program provides the opportunity to build scientific literacy through a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Students expand their knowledge of scientific methods and concepts, as well as acquire problem-solving and critical thinking skills. A science lab, integrated classroom studies, outdoor education experiences and a state-level science fair add to the richness of the program.

Language Arts
The goal of the Language Arts program is for students to effectively and interactively communicate through language in context of the world in which they live. The elements of phonics, spelling, grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening are taught both as discrete subjects and in conjunction with related skills. The Language Arts program includes exposure to a variety of classical and contemporary literature that is age and religiously appropriate. A complementary writing program emphasizes the understanding and application of writing as an intrinsic means of self-expression and communication.

Social Studies
A primary focus of the Social Studies program is facilitating an understanding and appreciation of the world, near and far. The Social Studies program involves an interdisciplinary approach linking history, economics, civics, the study of modern and ancient cultures and geography with literature, writing, math, science and religion. Relevant field trips at each grade level extend learning beyond the classroom.

Technology
Technology plays a significant role in the educational basis and daily lives of our students. We believe thoughtful, engaging lessons, appropriate software and state-of-the-art hardware profoundly affect the way children view and use technology. To that end, a fully modern computer lab [as of 2013] with networked computers in all classrooms provide opportunities for expanded learning.

Physical Education
The curriculum is designed to provide a broad range of activities and challenges including basketball, soccer, flag football, track, volleyball, and softball, in addition to other sports and activities. Instructors teach cooperation with others and sustained individual effort. Student athletes are encouraged to play skillfully and competitively in class and in competition with students from other schools.

Islamic Sciences – Arabic, Hifz, Qir’aa, Alim, and Ijazah Programs outlined in Islamic Sciences section.

Conventional Subjects Islamic Subjects
Math Quran Recitation – Qir’aa and Tajweed
ScienceQuran Memorization
Language Arts Tarbiya – Character Education
Social Studies Islamic Studies (K-9th)
Physical Education Classic Alim(a) training including Tafsir, Hadith Fiqh, and Seerah (6th-12th)
Ijazah Program (11th-12th)
Graduate courses in Islamic Sciences