Al-Huda School’s mission is to nurture Allah centric youth to overcome today’s challenges with innovative solutions
Al-Huda School’s mission serves as the central ideology in crafting all programs and initiatives. It is reinforced in daily, weekly and annual activities. Daily reminders about service to Allah and adherence to Islamic ideology serve to reaffirm the faith and mission of the school. Professional development plans are designed to include the spiritual as well as academic needs of students and teachers. Character education themes are derived directly from the Qur'an and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. Striving to achieve the goals outlined in the mission plays an integral part in the life of Al-Huda School students, teachers, and support staff. The tenets of the school’s mission are emphasized in all parent orientations, meetings, and the weekly school newsletter.
From its inception, Al-Huda School’s goal was to create a school where students can practice faith in its complete form, while enhancing their intellect in all areas of secular knowledge. The Shura (Board) of Dar-us-Salaam – the umbrella organization under which the school operates – had the vision and worked with other members of the community to draft a set of beliefs to serve as a guiding tool for the establishment of its unique school culture.
Overarching Institutional Transfer Goals
Al-Huda School has four institutional transfer goals that permeate its curriculum, instruction, and all school and community activities. The four institutional goals are summarized by four key words: Know, Show, Glow, and Grow.
Goal 1 - KNOW (Allah): Students will independently use their learning to apply the knowledge of Allah in order to be a servant of Allah in their daily life
- Affirm the Oneness of Allah in His Worship, Names and Attributes and Lordship through daily life choices.
- Demonstrate the impact of the authentic Revelation (Qur’an and Authentic Sunnah*) in one's daily life.
- Apply an Allah centered approach to analyze and solve problems.
- Incorporate the correct knowledge of Allah to practice humility.
- Persevere in the world of doubts by using the correct Islamic belief.
Goal 2 - SHOW (gratitude to Allah): Students will independently use their learning to apply the concept of gratitude through interactions with Allah, self, family, neighbors, community, humans, non-humans, and the environment.
- Demonstrate the concept of gratitude to Allah through actions of the body (tongue and limbs) and the heart.
- Employ gratitude to Allah to overcome everyday challenges.
- Demonstrate the impact of gratitude to Allah on one's relationships.
- Work collaboratively towards a common goal in gratitude to Allah.
- Use gratitude to Allah to maintain mental and emotional well-being.
Goal 3 - GLOW (with the message of Islam): Students will independently use their learning to share Islam in an holistic and comprehensive manner.
- Develop innovative and inspiring ways to communicate the message of Islam.
- Communicate based on audience, purpose and using appropriate language.
- Demonstrate professionalism through collaboration with others.
Goal 4 - GROW (an intentional community): Students will independently use their learning to build reciprocal connections between the individual and the community.
- Apply the knowledge of Allah, gratitude to Allah, and sharing the message of Allah to establish a community.
- Apply Islamic values to all facets of a community.
- Apply problem-solving strategies to manage conflict and change when working collaboratively.
* Sunnah is the way of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that we learn through his statements and actions