principal's message



Dear Irving Elementary Families, We are excited about  partnering with you to ensure the success of your child(ren).  Over the years, Manara Academy has created a culture grounded in academic excellence, ethics, community service, and cultural diversity.  Our focus for this year is communication, consistency, and quality instruction.

Communication is strengthened by the development of our student-centered partnership.  We are committed to providing regular updates through newsletters, emails, and face-to-face meetings.  Please feel free to contact the school or your child’s teacher at any time. It is our goal is to ensure you have timely information that helps you to support your child’s education.

Consistency is vital to provide a safe and enriching learning environment.  The Habits of a Manara Explorer (HOMES) provide the consistency and a foundation for our character development program.  The HOMES are perseverance, gratitude, compassion, collaboration, and responsibility.  Students reflect upon their use of the HOMES on a weekly basis.  They are able to articulate when they are in use by themselves and others.   

Quality instruction ensures student engagement and growth.  We are focused on providing a student-centered learning environment that is developmentally appropriate, free of unnecessary distractions and grounded in meeting the needs of all learners. I look forward to partnering with you.  Please feel free to contact the school at anytime.


Dr. Monica Hall


About Manara Academy

Manara Academy, founded in 2008; is a beacon of knowledge and community. We are the first Expeditionary Learning school in Texas. As a Public Charter School, we only deliver the highest quality education and uphold the standards of one of the most successful modes of instruction.

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