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Elementary KG-5th Grade

The kindergarten through 5th grade schedule includes the following learning experiences:
  • Arabic (42 mins, 5 days a week)
  • Islamic Studies (42 mins, 5 days a week)
  • Quran (42 mins, 5 days a week) *4th & 5th ONLY 
  • Salah (15 mins, 5 days a week)
  • Language Arts (84 mins, 5 days a week)
  • Mathematics (84 mins, 5 days a week)
  • Science & Social Studies (42 mins, days will alternate throughout the week)
  • Art (42 mins, 2 days a week)
  • Physical Education (42 mins, 2 days a week)
**For Kg-3rd Grade, Quran is integrated into Islamic Studies

Our curriculum is developed with the belief that the focus of all teaching and learning is on the student. To empower our students to be informed problem solvers, critical thinkers and communicators in the context of a changing, global society, we believe it is crucial to provide our students with quality learning experiences through a rich curriculum.

We accomplish our mission by:
  • Aligning our curriculum in all content areas with National and State Academic Content Standards;
  • Setting and enforcing high measurable standards of performance;
  • Providing instruction that is based upon researched best practice that supports the social, emotional and cognitive development of children in grades K-5;
  • Providing quality learning experiences that focus on knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge to new situations and problems.

Constructivist Theory of Learning
It is our belief that students construct or produce knowledge or meaning, rather than merely reproducing the knowledge of others. They do so by learning content and skills while interpreting, evaluating, analyzing, synthesizing, and organizing. Constructivist teaching is focused on posing problems relevant to learners, structuring learning around “big ideas” and concepts, valuing the student’s point of view and assessing student learning in the context of teaching.

Backward Design Model for Teaching for Understanding and Inquiry-Based Learning
Backward Design is a curriculum framework in which teaching and learning take place around enduring understanding and essential questions in each content area. Teachers ask three questions of themselves as they design instructional units:
  • What should students be able to know and/or do?
  • How will students demonstrate their understanding of new knowledge?
  • What experiences will students engage in to achieve the desired results?
Rather than simply “covering” content, students are supported in the “uncoverage” of knowledge through sustained inquiry that involves exploring old questions, asking new questions and problem solving using a variety of information sources and media.
 

Honor/Merit Roll/High Honors

Students in grades 1st through 8th grade are eligible for High Honors, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll.
Students must achieve the following grades to qualify for High Honor Roll, Honor Roll, and Merit Roll:

High Honors: All A+ in all classes.
Honor Roll: All A’s and one (1) B in all classes.
Merit Roll: All A’s and B’s.

Grading Privacy
Student grades are to be treated with discretion. Graded student work should be returned by the teacher.
 
Grading Scale
Please see below for the outline of the grading policies.
 
Classwork – 25%
Homework – 5%
Projects/Quizzes – 30%
Assessments – 40%

Kindergarten Grading Scale:
  • 5 – Exceeds standards
  • 4 – Meets standards
  • 3 – Approaching standard
  • 2 – Below standard
  • 1 – Far below standard
 
1st - 8th Grade Grading Scale: