Fall 2017 Schedule
|Week 1: Aug 29 – Aug 31||First Week of Fall 2017|
|Week 2: Sept 5- Sept 7||In Session|
|Week 3: Sept 12- Sept 14||In Session|
|Week 4: Sept 19- Sept 21||In Session|
|Week 5: Sept 26 – Sept 28||In Session|
|Week 6: Oct 3 – Oct 5||In Session|
|Week 7: Oct 10 – Oct 12||In Session|
|Week 8: Oct 17 – Oct 19||In Session|
|Week 9: Oct 24 – Oct 26||In Session|
|Week 10: Oct 31- Nov 2||In Session|
|Week 11: Nov 7 – Nov 9||In Session|
|Week 12: Nov 14 – Nov 16||In Session|
|Nov 21 – Nov 23||No Institute: Thanksgiving Break|
|Week 13: Nov 28 – Nov 30||In Session|
|Week 14: Dec 5 – Dec 7||Last Week of Fall ’17 Semester|
|Dec 8 – Jan 15||Winter Vacation|
Spring 2018 Schedule
|Week 1: Jan 30 – Feb 1||First Week of Spring 2018|
|Week 2: Feb 6 – Feb 8||In Session|
|Week 3: Feb 13 – Feb 15||In Session|
|Week 4: Feb 20 – Feb 22||In Session|
|Week 5: Feb 27 – Mar 1||In Session|
|Week 6: Mar 6 – Mar 8||In Session|
|Week 7: Mar 13 – Mar 15||In Session|
|Week 8: Mar 20 – Mar 22||In Session|
|Mar 27 – Mar 29||No Institute: Spring Break|
|Week 9: Apr 3 – Apr 5||In Session|
|Week 10: Apr 10 – Apr 12||In Session|
|Week 11: Apr 17 – Apr 19||In Session|
|Week 12: Apr 24 – Apr 26||In Session|
|Week 13: May 1 – May 3||Last Week of Spring 2018|
What is the structure of ISWV’s Quran Institute?
The Quran Institute is structured into 4 levels-
Level 1: Individuals who do not know how to read and those who have weak reading skills.
Level 2: Individuals who have the ability to read and write Arabic. This level will be further divided into 2 sublevels
2a. Those who need to work on improving their reading and writing and who have no knowledge of basic rules of tajweed
2b. Those who have basic knowledge of the rules of Tajweed but need to learn the Sifaat & Makharij (attributes & outlets) of Arabic alphabets.
Level 3: Individuals will focus on strengthening their reading and writing ability through implementing all rules of tajweed.
Level 4: Individuals will work toward acquiring Ijaza (certification to have the ability to teach the rules of reading Quran as was revealed to the Prophet Mohammad pbuh).
What curriculum will be used?
Our goals for the Quran Institute go beyond learning through repetition. Instead, we view curriculum as a process and intend to use multiple teaching resources. In addition to using textbooks specific to one’s level, instructors will use supplemental material (i.e. youtube clips, pdf files, etc) to emphasis quality over quantity. Books used will include Al-qaida Al-nooraniah and Al-muneer Ahkam Al-tajweed.
Why are there 4 levels?
The primary goal of the Quran Institute is to increase the ability to read Quran across all members of our community. Each level has been created to accommodate the needs of our community accordingly.
Why are you starting with the first 2 levels only?
Based on an assessment of the needs of our community, we have discovered the need for focusing on basic Quran reading and writing to increase the number of proficient readers within our community. As the group of proficient reader’s increases inshallah, we will begin to offer level 3 and level 4 services.
How will you know if my child has mastered the content?
Students will have a weekly assessment form that will be emailed to parents by the end of each week. Each class, students will be assessed by the instructor and graded on memorization, writing, reading and behavior to ensure that parents are observing progress or the lack thereof. This process will help the parent and instructor observe the child’s progress on a weekly basis.
How will my child be placed?
In the first session, each student will complete a placement test to assess their level. Thereafter, each student will be placed accordingly.
Will there be homework?
No. We believe that the only way to progress in any learning venture is to love the material through an in class practice only.
Are parent/guardian orientations mandatory?
Yes. We expect that all parents/guardians are involved in the education process of their child. We believe that a partnership between the Institute and Home is essential to the progress of each student. Parent/Guardian orientations will have valuable information to help engage and understand what you can do to help your child get the most out of the Quran Institute.
What if I can’t afford to pay the tuition fees?
We provide financial aid to those who qualify. Please request a financial aid application to apply for assistance.
What is the purpose of having each student memorize?
The purpose and goal behind memorization is to instill Quran in one’s heart. It is geared to help each student develop an interest in memorizing which in turn will inspire them to continue memorizing throughout their lives. As the prophet pbuh reminds us, “The one who was devoted to the the Qur’an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Recite and ascend (in ranks) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite.”‘
How can I help?
If you or anyone you know can afford to sponsor tuition fees for families in need, please speak to our team. We have a running list of materials needed for the Institute. In addition, we will notify you when we are in need of volunteers for trips and special events.
How can I contact you if I have questions/concerns?
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the tuition and fees?
There is a $200 semester fee for each child. Fee’s cover supplies, snacks, and project materials. Parents/Guardians will be notified in advance if other fees are required.