Al-Ameen School's 8 Basic Educational Standards
Standard 1: A Safe Environment is Always Conducive Towards Better Learning
1. To provide a physical and safe environment for students
2. To provide safety emotionally and intellectually
3. To provide the appropriate environment for students to feel comfortable taking risks
a. Procedures for physical safety; fire drills; city, provincial and federal health; access, safety and fire codes; zero tolerance for weapons, harassment, discrimination, alcohol, drugs and more, are included in the parental handbook.
b. Grades are not used to make comparisons between students or within student population.
c. Advancement of students will only come through the application of work, in a stress-free environment.
d. As a positive outlook on life, Al-Ameen Elementary School will look at failure in a positive way with persistence, since our number one incentive at our school is growth.
e. Classroom rules and a supplies list will be handed out to all students during the first week of school. We want to show our students that it is vital to respect his/her classmates and teachers; to give his/her classmates their privacy; to purchase all the materials and supplies required for the entirity of the year; to keep the environment clean at all times.
Standard 2: Empowering Students Through Classroom Discipline
1. Empower students through positive reinforcement.
2. Make students feel confident and interested in learning.
3. Maintain a high standard of education and personal behaviour.
4. Teachers will foresee conflicts in the classroom and identify those students with the most needs, making the effort to address them at all times.
a. Use an Al-Ameen Elementary School Workbook designed inherently to attract the students’ interest.
b. The classroom environment will always be productive and positive, to help students understand the lesson being taught.
c. School expectations for student conduct will be maintained; unacceptable behavior from any student will have negative consequences.
d. Rewards will be granted to students whom have received outstanding results in their academics.
e. The administrative team will support teachers through ongoing training, and will enforce the code of conduct
Standard 3: The basic values of honesty, self-discipline, selfishness, respect for authority, and the importance of work.
1. Develop character and a strong work ethic
2. Have the opportunity to share, respect others, work out differences and show self-discipline.
a. Build an independent, strong character in each student.
b. Train all faculty to talk and behave the same when interacting with students.
c. Grace and courtesy should be exemplified.
Standard 4: The skills necessary to effectively communicate with students.
1. Acquire written and verbal communication skills, beginning with simple skills, then moving on towards more complex and abstract levels.
2. Understand what nuance, climate, audience, timing, and cue are.
a. Work cooperatively among students through peer tutoring and other multi-aged activities.
b. Instruct with an emphasis on writing.
c. Have the opportunity to express themselves through speeches, presentations, assignemnts and letters.
Standard 5: The basic curriculum necessary to enable students to enter academic or professional-technical post-secondary educational programs.
1. Provide a high-quality approach to learning and discovering new ideas and technologies.
a. Every student will go at their own individual pace.
b. Resources will be made available. The selection of resources, including additional books, manipulatives, etc., will be based on teacher observation, academic performance and parental input.
Standard 6: The skills necessary for the students to enter the workforce.
1. Address and emphasise the need for people to think with creativity in the workforce; take leadership opportunities into their own hands and organize themselves in a professional manner.
2. Address the rapid market changes and instill the needed attributes within every student.
a. Utilize the classroom and design it to subject the students to multiple environments and principles.
b. Give students control over the order of class, and the amount of time spent on subjects.
c. Create uninterrupted work periods, which range from 90 minutes to 1.5 hours.
d. Accomodate the environment for children; so, they can practice and gain experience on how a workplace functions.
e. Help them develop weekly work plans, and aid them with following through on the plan they have developed.
Standard 7: Students are introduced to current technology.
1. Utilize technology for learning and teaching to be more efficient.
a. Have wireless high-speed internet available in all classrooms.
b. Laptops to be used by teachers.
c. Systems of communication to report every child's progress.
d. Physical materials, such as digital cameras and projectors, will be connected where appropriate.
Standard 8: The importance of students to aquire the skills to enable them to be responsible citizens in their homes, schools, and communities.
1. Acquire skills in practical life, such as grace, courtesy, arts and healthy living
2. Students are taught to become responsible adults and students
a. Integrate special programs, such as arts, as part of the aesthetic development
b. Practice daily life skill building, such as washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, wiping tables, and so on.