FOLSOM CRESCENT SCHOOL
1143 Sibley Street - Suite 500
Folsom, California - 95630
Phone: (916) 353 - 0531
The term “education” is derived from the Latin word, “Educare” which is translated as to” rear” and “to rise”. Education, therefore, is a means of changing and developing the behavior of a student.
Folsom Crescent school is committed in providing its students with academically rich and quality education based on Quran and Sunnah in a nurturing environment, to expand their knowledge, and provide them with the necessary skills, motivation and interest needed to become lifelong learners while keeping their student identity. Developing leadership skills in young students and imparting these skills to our students is the fundamental part of our mission.
All academic programs are based on California State Standards. Islamic curricula are based on recognized grade appropriate curriculum, developed by our board and faculty.
Pre-K 1 &Pre-K 2
Pre k 1 for 3-4 year old and Pre k 2 for ages 4-5 year old children are taught by qualified and experienced teachers, providing them with preparation for academic success with “Fun shine Express” curriculum as our base and enriching it with every day Art & crafts activities, field trips and guest speakers. Teaching fundamentals in Quran, Arabic and Character Education is partly done through oral recitations, reading stories, writing and through art work. Basic Duas and small Surahs are memorized too.
Grades K.G 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
These grades are taught by experienced teachers. Open Court, Saxon Math, and Harcourt for Social Studies/Science curriculum is used as our bench mark with enriching it with projects, Art, field trips and guest speakers by inviting guest speakers. Accelerated Reading program is an additional reading program that has been incorporated to our curriculum to enhance reading and to develop a love for reading.
Quran: and language is taught by teachers with formal training in their subject areas from overseas and with teacher training in California. Our educational efforts will be aimed at shaping the minds and hearts of our children according to the teachings of Islam.
Arabic; Arabic is taught, in two ways .F.C.S provides Arabic instruction based ‘only’ in Arabic for students choosing and also in Arabic / English as medium of instruction.
Character Education: is part of our program as early as Pre-K-1, & continues into higher grades. Character Education is a means of development of an strong personality which emerges when, Character Education is conceived as a total way of life Overall through formal training it cultivates the values, morals, etiquettes, manners & a drive for excellence in all walks of life. Our series curriculum is used along with “Iqra” curriculum for enrichment.
Grades 7, 8,9 & 10
For year 2012-2013, Grades 7, 8 ,9 & 10 are being taught as a combination of a WASC accreditated independent school academic program & F.C.S Quran, Arabic & Character Education. This is a combined class taught by qualified teachers familiar with the program. Students are registered with F.C.U.S.D. & with F.C.S. Students are tutored in each subject area according to the need of each student. Arabic, Quran, & Character Education taught by qualified teachers and students will be taught at their ability level. Projects in subject areas along with art /crafts, field trips, guest speakers and in school karate program are the additional benefits.
Physical education, an integral part of learning is provided every day with a recess break of 20 minutes along with a one hour weekly program of in school karate and forty minutes of organized weekly P.E program (aiming for presidential awards).In addition to these activities, frequent visits to the parks located at a convenient walking distance to school is an added future. Yearly Field Day and sports Day with fun and food at one of the parks in Folsom is still part of our program.
F.C.S. After school programs:
F.C.S also offers the following optional “After school programs” that are not inculcated in the F.C.S. Tuition. There will be a fee for each of these classes. Application forms and class schedules will be sent home 2-3 weeks prior to beginning of each class.
- After school care is available to students as an additional convenience for parent Monday through Friday from 1:30pm-5:30pm (A minimal of $5.00 fee per hour will be charged)
- Nazira Program: From 3:40pm -4:10pm (Ages 5 and above.) Mon- Thur.
- F.C.S Hifz Program: from 3:40pm-5:30pm (Grades 5 and above) Mon-Thursday
- Computer club: Weekly from 3:40pm- 4:40pm.
- Girl Scout: from 3:45pm- for Ages 5 and above.
- Kidz Art club: from 4:00pm-5:00pm (Ages 5 and above)
Key Benefits of Our School:
- Small Class Size
- Emphasis on Excellence in Academics
- Islamic Manners and Character
- Strong Parent involvement
- Quran , Arabic and Islamic Studies
- Islamic Holidays Celebrated
- Technology Curriculum
- Annual SAT Testing
- Annual in school Spelling Bee
- Daily recess/ Weekly In school Karate program /presidential P.E program / frequent trips to the park.
Our school has been in operation since 2004 & started with a Preschool and a Kindergarten program. Each year we have added new grades. This year we have added Grade 6 and a combination of F.C.S Arabic Independent school program for 7,8,9 & 10 grades. Within the next couple of years we plan to move to a new state-of-the-art campus on the grounds of Masjid Bilal located on Sibley Street in Folsom, California.
We are in the process this year of expanding our guest speaker program to bring additional community resources into the class rooms. We have also expanded our class field trips so that the children can have more experience in the larger Sacramento area with its rich history, cultural opportunities and technological enterprises. Parent participation and involvement are keys to the success of these programs. We appreciate the many hours volunteers have selflessly dedicated to the building of our school. We have expanded our staff development and in-service training opportunities for all our employees. Staff have worked together to improve the internal functioning of our programs and analyzed our operation to make sure that we are making progress toward the lofty goals set in our mission statement. It is our objective to build a strong professional staff that maintains an unwavering commitment to the development and expansion of our programs.
With the completion of the Elementary Program we are committed to the support of an accessible secondary program that will make Folsom attractive to Muslim families who desire to live in an area with resources that support their efforts to raise the leaders of tomorrow who are religiously and academically prepared to meet the challenges of living and working in a diverse society.
Admission to our programs is by application. Each parent and child is interviewed before they are accepted into the program. A prospective student may be invited to visit for a day to try out the program. A formal application must be filled out and evaluated by the School Administration prior to admission. Each year parents pay a non-refundable fee that covers partial cost of the school materials. There is a 20% discount for each additional child in the family. In order to keep our fees low, we rely on generous contributions, volunteers and fund raising activities.
It is our belief that parents who enroll their children in Folsom Crescent School do so because they are committed to ensuring that their children receive the finest academic education within an Islamic environment. To that end, we expect that our students are dedicated to working to their capacity in the entire subject areas offered in the school. We expect that the parents will work with each of the child’s teachers to that end. This means that parents and children make sure that students arrive on time with all their homework completed, ready to participate in the activities of the school day. We expect to resolve any academic, discipline or other issues at the earliest possible time, so that there are no distractions from our goal of maximizing learning. It is our goal to train students to love learning, desire to seek knowledge and attain the professional training that will enable them to become leaders in their chosen fields. This process starts at the elementary level with an unwavering focus on learning in a positive, exciting and creative environment.
In order to maintain our focus on a positive Islamic learning environment, we have developed the following school rules that are used in each of our classes. To; Listen, Be Polite, Follow Directions, Be Clean, And Learn!!!!!!!! To teach modesty, humility and equality among all students, we have a mandatory school uniform policy for all grades.
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