High School Grades 9-12
The high school English program includes a robust curriculum of Creative Writing, along with Speech & Debate. Through a mixture of didactic lectures and dialectic discussions, students are able to explore themes and devices in Literature, ranging from 18th century works of fiction to literary works from the modern era. Students also engage in various types of Speech and Debate formats, ranging from demonstrative speeches to Lincoln-Douglas style debates. Students are required to take 4 years of English courses in order to graduate from high school.
Our high school curriculum is built upon the Comprehensive Mathematics Instructional Framework to meet the expectations of College and Career Ready Standards.Curriculum standards for high school mathematics, like their K-8 counterparts, typically convey a set of mathematical learning expectations for all students. The Common Core standards state that six content categories should be covered in high school math classes:
Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Modeling, Geometry, Statistics and Probability. At Furqaan Academy we require our students to complete 4 years of Math in order to graduate.
The typical order of math classes in high school is:
- Algebra 1
- Algebra 2/Trigonometry
Students in high school continue to develop their understanding of physical sciences (Physics and Chemistry) and life sciences (Biology, Anatomy & Physiology). Students build on the middle school ideas and skills and are exposed to more in-depth phenomena central not only to the physical sciences, but to life, earth and space sciences as well. In physical science, there is a focus on several scientific practices. These include developing and using models, planning and conducting investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematical and computational thinking, and constructing explanations; and to use these practices to demonstrate understanding of the core ideas. In life sciences, students will build on their understanding of the evolution of life on earth.
In highschool, students will have a solid foundation in Arabic. They will focus on conversational Arabic, grammar, vocabulary, and Quranic Arabic. The main goal of teaching the Arabic language is to understand the Quran and tafseer. The fluency in Arabic language allows our students to achieve the goal of delivering the Friday Khutbah.
The program is designed to cover the fundamental sciences and allow a deeper understanding of the Quran, Hadith, Figh, seerah, Tafseer, Islamic history and Islamic etiquettes. Through the various authentic texts, students will gain a more holistic understanding of the Islamic Shari ah and its principles and legislations.
Though the workload in the class is a little intense, an accomplished student will be able to succeed by being attentive during class and following the guidance given by the teacher. This is a unique course for those who wish to combine further Islamic Studies along with their normal school studies and pursue the Alim Program at any reputable institution after graduating highschool.
Students will continue to memorize the Quran according to their levels. Each student is evaluated based on review, recitation, tajweed, makharij and behavior. The main goal of our Quran program is that a student who is enrolled in our Academy from Kindergarten will have memorized the entire Quran when they graduate from highschool.