English / Language Arts:
Middle School ELA curriculum follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards in a discussion-based classroom setting, with novel-driven curriculum and writing workshops in order to create a cooperative, collaborative environment to prepare students for future success.
In middle school math, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills are implemented. Students are taught lessons from the McGraw Hill Education textbooks to implement better problem-solving skills that help them think analytically and have better reasoning abilities to use in the world around them; apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace
The middle school science curriculum is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Each lesson is planned according to the 5 E model, allowing students to Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate each topic. We also focus on using the scientific method to analyze various subject matter. Students are taught critical thinking and evaluation skills to prepare them for future studies and careers in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
Social Studies & History:
The middle school social studies curriculum is based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Lessons involve both group and group activities catering to a variety of different learning styles. Students use a multitude of interfaces to better understand the key principles of their subject matter in a way that allows for them to involve the knowledge learned in their everyday lives moving forward.
We teach the essentials of proper Quranic reading and recitation so that these skills can eventually be transferred to memorization of the Quran. This includes mastery of letter phonetics, Tajweed rules, and fluency of recitation. Furthermore, the students engage in the memorization of passages from the Quran in a fashion that is catered to their current reading and memorization abilities.
Arabic being the language of the Quran, is reinforced by the reading skills focused upon in the Quran classes. The goal of our curriculum is simple: understanding Allah’s message. Reinforcing the vocabulary, grammar, and common phrases that occur in Quranic verses throughout the curriculum by means of verbal exercises, games, written exercises, and readings ensures retention of Arabic that students will access recurrently throughout the Quran.
We teach the tarbiya lessons of the Quran and Sunnah pertaining to the day-to-day life of an American child. Lessons are engaging and interactive to expose children to their faith in a manner that contextualizes their deen in order to counter the challenges of western life including opposition to faith, lifestyle, and social norms and empowers them to be confident in their beliefs, by satiating the curious mind of the 21st century, providing real answers to the questions they will face in life.