Apply to AIS/ACP

Thank you for your interest in joining Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory. A complete application for admissions consists of the following items:
1. Application for Admission
2. Payment of nonrefundable Al-Arqam admission Exam Fees per child
3. Academic Records (Transcripts/Report Cards and Standardized Exam Scores)
4. Birth Certificate and Immunization Record
5. Recommendation Letters (grades 6-12).
 
Please see the Admission Checklist Form for specific document requirements for each grade level for the 2022-2023 school year.  
 
1. Application for Admission
 

Age Eligibility requirements for Kindergarten, TK, and PK

For the school year 2022-2023

To be eligible for Kindergarten

A child must be 5 years old by 9/1/2022

To be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

A child must be 4 years old by 9/1/2022

To be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten (PK)

A child must be 3 years old by 9/1/2022

 
2. Al-Arqam Admission Exam Fees
All applicants for admission into grades, Kindergarten-11th are required to complete an admission exam in subjects of Mathematics and Language Arts.  The school will be accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.  There are admission fees associated that need to be paid before any admission exam is administered.  Please follow this link to complete the payment:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7C4WPMXX92C3A
Important: Please bring your receipt with you on the exam date.  
 Admission exam dates listed below.
3. Academic Records (Transcripts/Report Cards and Standardized Exam Scores)
Please provide your students' most current transcripts/reports cards and standardized exam scores and one year prior. Academic records must be submitted at the time of the admission exam. You can email all of the required forms to adminoffice@arqamschool.org before taking the admission exam.  
 
4. Birth Certificate and Immunization Record 
A copy of the birth certificate and immunization records must be submitted at the time of the admissions exam. Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten admission is dependent on documentation of a birth certificate and completed immunization record. All documents can be emailed to adminoffice@arqamschool.org.  
 
5. Recommendation Letters 
Applicants from grades sixth and up need to submit two letters of recommendation from their previous teachers.  The letters need to be on the school letterhead and signed by their teachers.
 
Admission Exam Dates:
For applicants applying for the 2022-2023 academic year, admission exams will be conducted on:
 
Grade(s) Date
Time 
 
Kg February 15, 2022 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM-Testing session completed
1-11 March 3, 2022
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM-Testing Session Completed
Starts at 12:30 pm and ends at 3:00 pm 
Make-Up Session 1
Kg-11
March 28, 2022
8:00 AM-10:30 AM-Testing session completed
Starts at 8:00 am and ends at 10:30 am 
Make-Up Session 2
(Kg-11)
April 7, 2022
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM-Testing session completed
Starts at 12:30 pm and ends at 3:00 pm 
Make-Up Session 3
(kg-11)
May 16, 2022
10:00 am-12:30 pm 
 
Please allow yourself time to get to school at the beginning of the testing session.  Some students might need more time to complete their tests.  All testing sessions will conclude exactly at 3:00 pm.  
 
If you need testing accommodations, please contact Halima Albers at halbers@arqamschool.org or Kubra Ahmad at kahmad@arqamschool.org.  
 
Al-Arqam Admission Policy
Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory diversity is infused into its students and staff. The school appreciates diversity in the aspects of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, and age. The school honors its diverse and multicultural learning community, where every student and staff is valued for their immediate contributions to Al-Arqam.  
 
IB Admission Criteria:
Students applying to enter grade 11, will take the admission exam for the entry level to the junior class.  Students need to have Arabic courses in their previous transcripts.  The school will evaluate the previous student course work and the admission exam result before making an admission decision into the school two years IB Diploma Programme.  
The school does not accept students entering grade 12 since the IB coursework spans two years.  The only exception is for students who are coming from another IB school and have similar coursework.  
 
Admission Decision:
Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory will be sending admission decisions directly to the parents starting Thursday, March 17, 2022.  The admission decision will be sent on a rolling basis and will continue until July of 2022.