OKLAHOMA ISLAMIC ACADEMY
Oklahoma's 1st islamic homeschool co-op
Inspiring Muslim American Students of Today into Future Leaders of Tomorrow
a 501 C 3 non profit organization
Welcome to Oklahoma Islamic Academy
It is my honor to serve as your team leader
As a school administrator with several years of experience as both a public and private school teacher, I could not be more proud of Oklahoma Islamic Academy, Oklahoma's very first Islamic Homeschool Co-op. This is a much-needed type of Islamic co-op., offering a modern, 21st century approach to Islamic Education. We take the best components of a classroom setting and merge it with the home school learning environment to create a hybrid of both worlds. Our team meets with home schooled students daily.
I decided that it was finally time to approach education with a 21st century mindset after listening to parents complain about the issues associated with conventional brick & mortar schools. Parents liked the idea of home school, but were afraid that their children would not have a "social" outlet. Parents were also afraid that they did not have the experience needed in order to be able to teach their own children.
I was also feeling the frustrations of parents who felt obligated to bring their children for additional lessons for Quran, Arabic, or Islamic studies after an already very long school day or on weekends, during the only family-time available to them. I felt an obligation to create a program that ultimately and comprehensively allowed Muslim students to meet their goals, without sacrificing their faith.
With virtually everything going digital and children becoming more and more tech-savvy, I felt confident that a blended-learning approach to Islamic Education was necessary. This was the beginning of the very first Islamic co-op in the state of Oklahoma.
I have had the privilege to work with and observe different Islamic models across the nation, and I believe that at OIA, we have effectively mobilized all successful components of a well-organized Islamic co-op. With the lowest teacher to student ratio of 1 to 7 in any class/grade level, we can focus on quality.
My philosophy has always been, "If it's not good enough for my child, then it is not good enough for your child." I have seen the results with my own children, and can attest to the multitude of benefits of an Islamic co-op program, and I would love to be able to share the same experience with your family.
~Suzan Mahmoud Khaimi.