Education Method

What We Offer

UAMA Academy provides exceptional educational opportunities and experiences for all students in an Islamic environment.

At UAMA Academy, we:

Strive for excellence in academic, cultural, and religious pursuits;

Support our students to achieve their academic best, whether through learning support or extended learning opportunities;

Have dedicated professional teaching staff who understand our students as individuals and provide strong leadership and support;

Offer an extensive curriculum in both academic and religious fields and provide outstanding teaching and learning programs across all subject areas;

Provide an extensive range of co and extracurricular activities to engage our students, extend their learning and develop their character.

Develop important life skills, such as good manners, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication to ensure our students leave UAMA prepared for their life outside of school.

Academic Education in Islamic Environment

UAMA Academy offers an accredited middle and high school education through American High School alongside a core education in Arabic & Islamic Studies. The program consists of a comprehensive middle and high school curriculum taught by qualified teachers imparting a dynamic syllabus through modern didactic resources.

Here, students receive – within the confines of an Islāmic environment – instruction in core subjects such as Math, Science, Social Studies, and the Language Arts. The program aims to produce individuals who can handle the workload of the most challenging university programs. Graduates will receive a high school diploma and will take ACT/SAT tests.

The program endeavors to prepare students for their college applications and aspirations. We take the future and success of our students seriously; tremendous effort is made to help those succeed in their studies thereafter.

Blended learning, sometimes referred to as hybrid learning, utilizes the combination of virtual academic delivery of material with the traditional method of teacher-led instruction.  Therefore, there is a physical presence of a teacher or facilitator and the student in the classroom, with the teacher/facilitator guiding the students’ pace and assisting in learning course material provided by a virtual curriculum via the internet.  Therefore, the student attends the actual brick and mortar location, where traditional classroom practices, such as face to face teacher to student interaction, takes place as well as the use of computer-mediated activities, where computer-generated material and/or technology support the teacher’s delivery of the virtual material and therefore the learning process.

The UAMA Academy “Model Classroom” uses this concept to deliver an academic curriculum and allows students the time and space to review and relearn subject standards at a pace conducive to their learning styles and abilities.

Accreditation

Adopting the Blended Learning Approach, UAMA Academy will need an online LMS to reinforce the lessons taught in the classroom under the leadership of teachers, support them visually and aurally, and help our students better understand the subject. As a result of the research, we have done in the market and the references we have received, the system’s name as an LMS is American High School, which provides recognized college prep and career-based education to students in grades K-12 from all around the world. Leading accreditation authorities, such as Cognia, have fully accredited American High School (U.S. Department of Education approved Accrediting Agency). Thanks to the affiliation we have established with American High School, our students will be able to benefit from all their opportunities and have an accredited diploma.

COGNIA

Cognia is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). These are the same organizations that accredit leading universities. Cognia provides nationally recognized accreditation for middle and high school districts and individual schools, including 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.

NCPSA

The National Council for Private School Accreditation is dedicated to the accreditation process as a viable and responsible means of establishing a witness of school excellence. NCPSA is committed to accreditation based on the concept of voluntary peer recognition; that is, the principle that institutions sharing common purposes and distinctive are better able to assist one another in achieving the standards for academic excellence and responsiveness to their respective public and the nation.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI)

The Council on Accreditation and School Improvement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI) is a leading regional accreditation organization for the southern U.S., where American Preparatory School is based. SACS is one of the ‘Big 5’ regional accrediting organizations that are used by reputable colleges and universities in the U.S. These organizations also accredit middle schools and high schools. Regional accreditation by one of the ‘Big 5’ ensures that diplomas are universally accepted by employers, colleges, universities, the military, and so forth.

Accreditation International (Ai)

Accreditation International (Ai) is your education accreditation choice for schools, centers, education corporations, and other education entities throughout the world – from north to south and east to west.  Leaders from the National Council for Private School Accreditation(NCPSA), the Council on Occupational Education (COE), the International Council for Education, and former Executive Directors from the USA regional accreditors have contributed to the development and delivery of standards, policies, and procedures available to AccreditationInternational (Ai).

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to college athletes’ well-being and lifelong success. These members all work to support student-athletes to succeed on the field, in the classroom, and in life. More than 460,000 college athletes make up the 19,000 teams that send more than 54,000 participants to compete in the NCAA’s 90 championships in 24 sports across three divisions each year.

Assessment and Reporting

Assessment is a key part of today’s educational system. The purpose of assessment is to gather relevant information about student performance or progress or determine student interests to make judgments about their learning process. Continuous assessment provides day-to-day feedback about the learning and teaching process.

Our teachers use a variety of strategies to assess student learning.

Teachers observe students’ work in class and look closely at tasks throughout the year. They also formally assess a student’s achievement based on the outcomes described in the syllabus of the subject.

As a parent, you’ll receive a written report every month. It gives you a clear picture of your child’s achievements – what they know and can do.

Assessments

We provide detailed information to students about what we expect from them throughout the year and how their work will be assessed. Students have a number of assessments throughout their schooling.

As UAMA Academy, we want to measure the course levels of our students by applying assessment tests 3 times a year and provide necessary assistance in matters that require reinforcement.

Renaissance Star AssessmentsUsing the most comprehensive K–12 interim and formative assessment suite available—universal screening, progress monitoring, and goal-setting data to move every student forwarto make up for a lost instructional time.

As UAMA Academy, we want to measure the course levels of our students by applying assessment tests 3 times a year and provide necessary assistance in matters that require reinforcement.

Extracurricular Activities

Foreign Language

In addition to the English education they regularly receive, our students are given practical Arabic & Turkish lessons according to the curriculum. With this advantage, our students gain an invaluable trait: the ability to read, understand, and speak Islamic texts.

Psychological Counseling

Our guidance counselors regularly speak to each student individually, and the results are shared with the parents. Our counseling teachers educate our students by conducting class discussions, study methods, and programs on the importance of reading books, anxiety disorders, etc.

Scientific & Cultural Trips

Yearly trips are taken to culturally enriching, scientific, educational & historical areas to teach students their Islamic heritage & expanding their knowledge of the liberal arts.

Character Development

It is not just an education limited to spiritual-religious education; Character Development, which includes the comprehensive and complementary work of all our educators and the support of our families.