About the Academy
- 347 South Keech Street
Daytona Beach Florida 32114
- The Academy is located on the Eastern section of Volusia County in the coastal city of Daytona Beach Florida. The city is the home of NASCAR Daytona 500, and July Firecracker stock car races. It is also the home of LPGA and the USTA.
Volusia County is rich in higher educational institutions. Stetson University is located in Deland in the Western part of the county 20 miles from the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach. Palmer Chiropractic College make home in the City of Port Orange 7 miles from ICDB. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and The University of Central Florida maintain campuses in the city of Daytona Beach. The Daytona Beach Community College maintains campuses in Daytona Beach and thru out the county. The Bethune Cookman University, ERAU, UCF, DSC campuses are all within a 1 mile of the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach.
Islamic Academy of Daytona Beach utilizes the Islamic Center of Daytona Beach property.
History of the Academy
- The Islamic Academy of Daytona Beach (Sunday school) was established in the early 1980’s to serve the need of the Muslim community in the Daytona Beach area. In the late 90’s the area experienced a rapid and positive growth of our community. In addition the demographics of mostly international student temporary residents have been replaced with local working professionals that made the area their permanent residence.
The growth of the community has been met by continuous and endless effort of few individuals that carried the responsibility of keeping the Sunday school program active. The name was officially changed to the Islamic Academy of Daytona Beach with a hope that we will be able to establish a state certified and accredited educational institution in the near future.
At the Islamic Academy of Daytona Beach we aim to plant the seed of Islam, prepare the student to continue cultivating and nurturing it, and make the teaching of the Quran (Muslim Holly Book) and the Sunnah (Tradition and teaching of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH) the guiding light for a life long journey.
Child experience at the academy is educational, behavioral, social, and spiritual. In addition to the educational classes offered in the academy, physical, and social interaction between Muslim children enforce the normalcy of being a Muslim. The academy plays an important guiding role in presenting, discussing, and finding solutions to a growing young adults concerns and problems they face in daily life outside the Islamic center and in every day situations. The academy will help students not to feel alienated when properly attired (boys and girls), praying, or adhering to the teaching of Islam.