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TORCH

THINKING CRITICALLY

OBSERVING AND LIVING ISLAM

RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING CURRICULUM

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY

HAVING GLOBAL-MINDEDNESS

Schoolwide Learners Outcomes; (TORCH):

Thinking Critically (T)

Al-Arqam Islamic School students will utilize their creative and analytical abilities to evaluate the effectiveness of their subject at hand

“The strong believer is better than the weak believer, and there is goodness in each.” (Hadith)

“Indeed, your body has a right over you.” (Hadith)

  • Thinking critically and analyzing global issues;
  • Demonstrating an ability to solve complex, academic and real-life problems using a variety of strategies;
  • Ability to evaluate real-life moral and ethical issues in relation to Islamic values and principles;
  • Understanding the importance of physical fitness, good nutrition and hygiene to maintain a strong mind and body;

Observing and Living Islam (O)

Al-Arqam Islamic School students will live Islam as a way of life as evident from the Quran “Let there be a community among you who call to the good, enjoin the right, and forbid the

wrong. They are the ones who will have success.” Quran (3:104)

  • Inclusive adherence to the Message of Allah; modeling and guiding after the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh);
  • Rich knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah, and of Islamic History, including Muslim contributions to modern civilization;
  • Daily implementation of Islamic teachings through prayers and fasting, with the understanding of the spiritual and physical benefits of each;
  • Positively projecting Islam to the larger local and global community (“international-mindedness);
  • Incorporating and building character and moral values (Tarbiya Program)

Rigorous and Engaging Curriculum (R)

Al-Arqam Islamic School Students will be enthusiastic lifelong learners and high academic

Achievers as supported by the Quran:

“ Say, 'Are those who know equal to those who do not know?’" Quran (39:9)

“Oh Lord, increase my knowledge.” Quran (20:114)

  • Individualized and highly effective curriculum in adherence to the State Standards
  • Developing and exhibiting knowledge in numerous individual and integrated subjects, and their connections to Islam;
  • Higher level programs such as International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, along with;
  • High school graduation requirements that exceed the recommended UC and CSU A-G requirements needed for college admissions
  • Applying successful qualities and academic skills for career and college readiness

Communicating Effectively (C)

Al-Arqam Islamic School students will be effective communicators;

(Moses) said: "O my Lord! Expand my chest, ease my affairs, and remove the knot from my

tongue, so they may understand my speech.” Quran (20:25-28)

  • Read, write, comprehend and converse effectively in English;
  • Read, write and comprehend classical Arabic for an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the Holy Quran and the Arabic as a World Language;
  • Effectively articulate the essential elements of Islamic beliefs and traditions to other faith groups through  

Having Global Mindedness (H)

Al-Arqam Islamic School students will be active, responsible contributors to their Muslim, local, national and global communities:

“ O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other)). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you.” Quran (49:13)

The best among people are those who are most beneficial to them. (Hadith)

  • Appreciating the interconnectedness of nations, faiths and languages; recalling the contributions of each to civilization;
  • Knowledge and respect for an inclusive, global society;
  • Utilizing individual time and talent to make positive contributions in society both locally and globally
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