enVisionMATH is an interactive math curriculum that is Common Core aligned. The program uses visual, verbal, and hands on learning strategies to provide all learners with the opportunity to learn.
enVisionMATH is the first math program that develops math concepts through interactive and visual learning.
Lessons in enVision Math build on a foundation of problem solving. Students develop conceptual understanding and computational fluency through daily work on rich problems.
Students continue to build conceptual understanding through purposeful illustrations.
Data-driven differentiated instruction allows students’ individual needs to be met.
English Language Arts
Our Language Arts program encourages students to develop a life-long love of reading and writing. The Daily 5 classrooms produce productive, highly engaged students who are developing a true love of literacy.
The Daily 5 is a frameworh for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and worhing independently.
Students select from five authentic reading and writing choices, worhing independently toward personalized goals, while the teacher meets individual needs through whole-group and small-group instruction, as well as one-on-one conferring.
These choices include:
- Read to Self,
- Work on Writing,
- Read to Someone,
- Listen to Reading, and
- Word Work.
Islamic Studies (Quran, Arabic, Deen)
Our Islamic Studies program includes Qur’an, Deen (religion), and Arabic. We strive to provide our students with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of Islam and to enable our students to integrate Islam into their daily practices.
We make learning Deen fun and strive to imbue a love of the Qur’an and sunnah in the students of ADS. Duas and practices learned in deen aren’t left in the Deen classroom. Students begin lessons and activities with the duas they learn, and lessons are integrated into the daily curriculum to connect their deen lessons with real life experiences.
For Qur’an and Arabic, students are given a placement test at the beginning of the school year and instructed in leveled courses (beginners’, intermediate, proficient, and advanced proficient) to ensure that students are learning and excelling at the appropriate level.
Besides daily practices, celebrating Eid, observing important Islamic dates, and incorporating school-wide Islamic Studies competitions, teachers are also encouraged to make connections between the lessons of core subjects and Islamic teachings. Just as teachers are encouraged to show cross-subject connections in math, science, social studies, and Language Arts, dots are connected between these core subjects and the Islamic Studies courses to offer an enriched learning experience for our Muslim studies. For example, during the month of November, students learn about the history of Thanksgiving in social studies, but students will also focus on the idea of striving to say “alhamdulillah”, be grateful for everything and everyone in their lives, and thanking Allah (SWT) at every opportunity.
Science & Technology
Interactive Science is a standards-based, Common Core aligned science program. Interactive Science features a variety of hands-on and minds-on inquiry options to heep all students engaged. Interactive Science utilizes interactive, visual, and differentiated learning strategies to address the needs of all learners.
Hands-on activities are scaffolded for all learners featuring a wide-variety of directed and open ended inquiry labs.
Students use logic and reason to understand problems and develop solutions. Lego education sets are used to construct machines put into motion through the use of student- written code, developed through “Scratch”.
Our Social Studies program seehs to develop students that have a strong foundation of knowledge that includes:
- United States and world history
- Basic economic concepts
- Key government structures and how they work together
- How all citizens of the world are dependent on one another, and
- How different cultures co-exist