Middle school students shift gears and turn their focus and learning to more advance topics in the English language. Students will be immersed in reading novels and literary pieces among various genres such as fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Emphasis on writing skills will elaborate on various essays including analysis, research/evidence based, and formal pieces with a greater degree of essay structure, grammar, and vocabulary requirements. Reading comprehension strategies are implemented to improve skills.
Middle school mathematics builds the skills that are essential for success in secondary and postsecondary education. Students polish their basic arithmetic skills and build algebra, geometry, and problem solving skills. Many mathematical concepts are covered included equations, probability, solving for variables, and word problems. Students will also learn test taking and problem solving strategies.
In this dynamic field that requires dedication, students will be exposed to learning the scientific process and inquiry skills. These skills will be essential for core class requirements such as Science Fair and scientific writing in hands-on, laboratory experiences. Middle school follows a curriculum of various scientific topics that are divided among the three years.
This component is broken down in two parts. Sixth grade is when students are introduced to the history of the world. Students will be following current events through various activities and journalism. The last two years of middle school break American history into two parts. 7th grade covers the Renaissance & Europe to the Civil War.
8th grade will finish American history from the Civil War to current times. The US Constitution test may be administered in 7th and/or 8th grades.
Students will have the solid foundations of elementary Arabic to expand on the language. Topics of focus include deep conversation, grammar, vocabulary, and Quranic Arabic. Quranic Arabic is a unique part of this discipline that allows students to understand the Quran and tafseer.
During middle school, students will learn deep knowledge about applying Islam to their daily lives as these are the unique and crucial years for young adolescents. Students will learn about the companions of the Prophet (SAW), history of the Prophets from Quran, hadith, and tafseer.
Students will continue with Quran memorization according to their current position. Quran is an intense and core component of the integrated middle school curriculum. Each student is evaluated based on review, recitation of current lesson, tajweed, and behavior.
Furqaan Academy’s vision is to raise good Muslim citizens who are strong in faith, well-grounded in the Quranic knowledge, and have a strong foundation in academics
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