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Your Standard Salafi Curriculum Guide

Part Time Salafi Online Homeschool Program


 for Academics and Islamic Studies

*Questions that have been answered within the content of this page will not receive a response.

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Welcome to the FTSOnline or InHouseGA Homeschool Assistance Program

Free Enrollment for a limited time inshaAllah (January 1 - January 30)

Testing Required:

*During the first week of Class students are required to take admissions testing.
This testing allows us to check the students comprehension levels and is not a pass/fail system alhamdulillah
This testing can be found within the Student Booklet and admissions document sent to each enrolled participant.

*Entrance Exams are given to students that cannot meet the qualification of verified documents. 
This is not the same as the above testing method mentioned!
All children not in the 5th grade or above will not be accepted into the program at this time!

Jazakillahu khayrun

Open Enrollment

 Middle School & High School Only (6th grade - 9th grade)

remainder of Homeschool Year 2017 

  for Academic and Islamic Studies 

Starts Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST/EDT

Ends May 30, 2017


English/Composition/Grammar/Writing

Mathematics/Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Science (Earth, Life, Physical, Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

Quran/Tafsir/Ahaadith/Memorization

Islamic History/Seerah/Biographies 

Islamic Studies (Aqeedah/Manhaj/Principles/Manners, etc...)

Homework Review (each class)



 

Submit an application: http://www.thmsadaqagroup.org/enrollmentform.htm


Muslimah Only 

May Allah grant you all continued success, Aameen.  

Scheduled Class Time

 (Monday - Thursday)

   9:00 am - 11:00 am EST/EDT

(any state, or country can participate online)

For more information about Daylight Savings Time to see how this will affect you over the year please visit the following link:

http://www.timeanddate.com/time/aboutdst.html

Volunteers fill out the following forms 

VPS1400.1 - VPS14001.6

Welcome to the FTS Online Homeschool Program

   THM Sadaqa Group alhamdulillah has once again been given the ability to offer parents an extended outlet for safe, secure, and authentic resources for the purpose of academic homeschool instruction. Although, we use Academic Books by well known publishers this information is deciphered and broken down for content usage. As instructors it is our responsibility to uphold a consistent standard of excellence regarding our task. May Allah grant us and you success upon this path of education, aameen.

Truly we are grateful that Allah has allowed this opportunity for us and you. We make dua that this effort will bring about the honest and upright homeschooling that is needed for our Muslim children to maintain a successful outlook on their religion, according to the way it has been revealed to us, and not by how it has been presented to them in the public school system, aameen.

Enrollment in this program is for *advanced 5th grade to 11th grade students. All students who enroll for this program must be registered with their individual states as being homeschooled. At no time will THM Sadaqa Group take responsibility for filing the "Declaration of Intent to Homeschool Form." Submit yours online here https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Pages/Home-Study-DOI.aspx 

Your child is required to be present in class daily according to the schedule given. Each semester an "Attendance Record total" will be forwarded to the parent, as a confirmation of actual days completed. This should help you with the required submission of attendance forms to your state if needed. MAJOR CHANGE TO GEORGIA HOMESCHOOL LAW.docx does not require attendance, but we do!

According to most if not all states, children are required to have (part-time or full-time status) up to 4.5 hours of Instruction daily with 180 days of school per year. However, the subjects from state to state may vary. The current subjects taught at THM for instruction in Academics are as follows and may exceed the 4.5 hours of daily instruction required. Students may or may not be enrolled for all courses:

  • English/Grammar/Writing
  • Literature
  • Reading/Comprehension
  • Vocabulary/Spelling
  • Mathematics (Online with Umm Rashaad)
  • Science (THM Method Used)
  • Social Studies/Geography/History/Government (THM Method Used)
  • Islamic History & Islamic Studies
  • Advanced Academics or College Prep or GED
  • Introduction to Art 1 & 2
  • MS Teen Health or HS Health & PE
  • Keyboarding & Technology (Ukhti Sumayyah)

In addition to these, some elective choice courses are usually offered in Islamic Studies Instruction. They include but are not limited to the following instruction:

Children who are enrolled for participation have the ability to enroll in courses available to fill the 4.5 hour limit needed and beyond that requirement up to 5 hours per day + 2 hours (daily class + homework help) . We suggest however, if your child or children, are not beyond 6th grade that you as the parent evaluate the students needs to see what they can or cannot handle and we encourage you to push for success. Additional courses such as the "academic elective choice" may be of benefit to them as well. We suggest after evaluating their individual levels of comprehension that you then enroll them for additional Islamic Studies courses inshaAllah.

Parents in need of Verification Forms 

Detailed Form Verification of Enrollment Form 2014 - 2015.pdf

Jundub Ibn Abdullah al-Bajaly said, 

“We learned iman (faith) and then we learned the Quran and it increased our iman.”

Abdullah ibn Umar said, “We lived during an instant of time in which one of us would receive faith first before receiving the Quran and when the surahs were revealed we would learn what they permitted and what they prohibited and what they forbade and what they ordered and what should be the stance towards them. But I have seen many men from whom one is given the Quran before iman and he reads it from the opening of the Book to its closing and he does not know what it orders and what it forbids and what should be his stance towards it. He is like someone who is just throwing out dates [i.e., he does not get any benefit from his recital].”

That is the manner in which the Prophet brought up his companions: Iman first and then the Quran. This is similar to what Imam Abu Hanifa pointed out: Understanding in the religion first (i.e. tauheed) and then understanding in the science (i.e. the shariah).

The beliefs must be corrected first, then follows all of the other aspects of the religion.

http://knowledgefirst.wordpress.com/2007/11/01/the-importance-of-aqeedah/ 

Standardized Achievement Tests

Parents are responsible for the purchase of any state testing documents

" The states of Alaska, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Hawaii, and Washington have officially approved the PASS Test for purposes of state reporting."

These are the five most commonly used achievement tests. Each has a total composite score and subscores. It is recommended that you use the same achievement test each time you test in order to be able to compare the scores. Parents are responsible for finding out what is required in their individual state regarding testing requirements inshaAllah. Any assistance needed please call your local board of education.

Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Stanford Achievement Test (SAT)

California Achievement Test (CAT)

California Achievement Test (CAT/5)

Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS)

Our Recommended Choice:  Personalized Achievement Summary System (PASS) $36 per test

See this link to order the Pass Test for Homeschoolers inshaAllah https://www.hewitthomeschooling.com/Testing/tMain.aspx 

" The PASS Test was developed specifically for home schoolers. It has certain similarities to other achievement tests in that it estimates student achievement in the subjects of reading, language, and math. For grades 3 - 8." 

For more information about these types of test Go Here

*New Information - What are the fees for FTS?


Currently all classes are free for students who enroll before January 30, 2017. Thereafter, the fees for individuals will be assessed according to grade level and materials needed. Parents are responsible for the purchase of books or for textbook rental agreements + shipping to your current mailing address inshaAllah.


There has been a recent price increase due to the cost of materials (2013). See fee schedules below:

Alhamdulillah, keeping with THM Sadaqa Group standards, Allah has allowed us to keep the cost excessively low for individuals and families alike. This is so, that the cost does not burden us or the families who participate in our programs. Believe it or not your fee is actually $50.00 ES - $80 MS - $125 HS a month per student, Only $150.00 ES - $240 MS - $375 HS per semester per single student, and we offer special discounts to families with at least 3 students per semester ranging from $400 - $700 ask for details. MashaAllah TabarakAllah! For hardship clauses you can request a scholarship form or ask for an admin reduced quote. This service is only available when the program has an excess amount of funding from donations alhamdulillah. 

Registration Fees & Other information: each student or family must pay a registration fee of $35 per student, yearly. All fees are non-refundable. There are (3) semesters per year with three official breaks for Ramadan & EID Celebrations. Each actively enrolled student who has completed full payment for the year is given to the opportunity to attend Summer School at reduced rates or Free of charge when funding is available.

Pay your student fees here: or directly to Paypal using admin@thmteach.org /or you can pay in cash in person. We do not accept personal checks!

*Students not starting the fifth grade with verification, are tested for entrance. All other students from 
Kindergarten - Fourth grade are accepted at limited intervals. Watch for updates in the K5 Courses section.

First Time Payment for single student Elementary $245.00
 
Non Refundable Registration Fee: $35.00 per student 
 
K5 Grade Academic/Islamic Studies $150.00/$240 (semester)
 
K5 Grade Book Rental Agreement $60.00 (one-time fee). THM Textbook Rental Form.pdf
 
Thereafter each semester payment of $150.00/$240 is due on the first day of the fourth month.
Monthly fees can be paid at $50/$80 per month per student if the parent does not have the semester payment. Partial payments are not acceptable.
 

 
First Time Payment for single student Middle School $350.00
 
Non Refundable Registration Fee: $35.00 per student 
 
6th - 8th Academic/Islamic Studies $240.00 (semester)
 
6th - 8th Book Rental Agreement $75.00 (one-time fee) THM Textbook Rental Form.pdf
 
Thereafter each semester payment of $240.00 is due on the first day of the fourth month.
Monthly fees can be paid at $80 per month per student if the parent does not have a semester payment. Partial payments are not acceptable.

First Time Payment for single student High School $435

Only 9th - 11th Grade High School Students are accepted at this time.

Book Rental Agreement is $125.00 (one-time fee) as this varies based upon student needs. THM Textbook Rental Form.pdf

 Thereafter each semester payment of $375.00 is due on the first day of the fourth month.

Monthly fees can be paid at $125 per month per student if the parent does not have a semester payment. Partial payments are not acceptable. 


 Discussions regarding books and reserving them early to prevent delays in our process to continue are done before or during orientation.
 Although, it will not be necessary for students to have all books during the first week of class; it will become necessary thereafter inshaAllah. So Start Now!

The fees for books do not change regardless of your enrollment status (full/part time) unless the vendor raises its prices. Should this happen you will be informed regarding the difference and be charged according to that change. We have no control over the cost of the books, mashaAllah. Part-time students can upgrade to full-time status after 30 days of access to any program, whenever that option is available inshaAllah. 

How do I enroll for FTS?

All students enrolling for an academic course at FTSOnline must submit one of the following documents for registration inshaAllah.

*Entrance Exams are given to students that cannot meet the qualification of verified documents.

  • Copy of the "Declaration of Intent to Homeschool", that was submitted to your state Board of Education Office.
  • If the child is being transferred from another registered Islamic Homeschool program, please submit an official letter from the school with grades/transcript describing the child's abilities or needs for each subject taken at the school along with current attendance totals.
  • If the child has been homeschooled in an "at-Home" setting only, the parent will need to provide an accurate portfolio of the child's academic progress over the past year. What is a portfolio?  A portfolio is a selection of a student's work (as papers and tests) compiled over a period of time and used for assessing performance or progress. Also, you will need to submit current record of attendance totals. Ask for our mailing address.
  • Documented results of the Pass Test, End of Course Test, or other state test given to the child/children

A copy of your documents can be mailed to us. Although we accept emailed documents; we do not recommend using email or fax to transfer documents with identifiable information contained within the document.

 Once your online submission of your enrollment form and your first semester payment has been received inshaAllah you will gain access to the forms submission mailing address & phone number inshaAllah

We Are Not Accredited

 The FTSOnline Homeschool Program is not accredited. Having your child/children enrolled in an "accredited program" is not required for excellent and successful homeschooling. However, over the past few years it has become an issue for homeschoolers in the state of Georgia. So we advise parents who have students entering 11th and 12th grade to carefully consider the requirements for acceptance to some state colleges or universities in Georgia. You can discuss your options with the administrator before enrollment inshaAllah. Click here for a special update on joint enrollment policies.

If you would like to learn more about the process of Accreditation please visit:  http://www.detc.org/acredditHandbk.html 

Can I enroll my son (Ibn) at this school?

 Currently, there are no classes available for the boys in any age group.

Allahu Akbar, Allah has allowed us two benefits regarding this particular question. Yes, you can enroll your Ibn for online courses for Academic Instruction under the following two conditions in addition to what has been previously asked above barakallahu feekum:

About Male Students who have reached the age of discernment (7-10), and beyond that can enroll for instruction from Male teachers only please visit the YSS Program's class page.
  1. Male students who have reached 5yrs andä years of age can enroll for K3 instruction with a Male Instructor or female instructor who does not mind teaching boys in her classroom. There will be no same gender mixing however, even at this level. So a seperate schedule will be given inshaAllah. This is in accordance with two opinions from the scholars: *(boys who are 6 and about to turn 7 (in 1 to 3 months) will need to register with YSS only) Confirmation is needed.
  2. The first opinion comes from Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ibn Abdullah Bin Baz (rahimahullah) who stated that he is of the opinion, "that it is obligatory that this door should be securely locked and that our boys should remain underneath the instruction of men at all educational levels, likewise the education of girls should remain with women teachers at all levels." Islamic Fataawa Regarding The Muslim Child pgs. 144-146
  3. The second opinion comes from Shaykh Saleh as-Sindee (hafidhullah), He was asked on Jan. 20, 2009 "If it was permissible for a woman to teach the boys under 7years old He replied Na`am It is permissible because they are still under the age of discernment." He was then asked, "What is the proof so that we may inform the people who have concern and he replied" They are at the age where it is permissible for them to be around women."
Here is an article from the scholars that can help you understand a little more about this topic. It's call the age of discernment.

What is a student portfolio?

 

You may submit yours/child/children's first "sample of work" by way of email, mail, or fax inshaAllah; so that it can be evaluated.

Alhamdulillah, students who have been enrolled at THM Sadaqa Group over the last semester, for the past two semesters or for the year entirely can expect to receive a 6-week assessment in the next weeks to come to update you on your progress for Academics and Islamic Studies. The assessment will include recommendations in current studies for advancement or for improvement inshaAllah. Lastly, you will be given a suggestive attendance report for students who have been lacking regular attendance and are borderline (truancy report). May Allah grant you all continued success in your studies aameen.

What is a student portfolio?

A portfolio is an organized collection of a student's work samples. The portfolio may be confined to one particular subject area, such as handwriting, spelling, reading and grammar (usage). A portfolio is a tool for evaluation, reflection, and learning inshaAllah.

What is the purpose of a student portfolio?

There may be several objectives for using a portfolio, such as teacher-student-parent conferences, teacher assessment, and student-self assessment. When a portfolio is used for assessment purposes, conferencing plays a major role.

Who selects the papers used for the portfolio?

Both the educator and the student are involved in the selection of papers for the portfolio. The determination is based primarily upon the purpose of the portfolio and the specific entries inshaAllah.

When are the papers chosen for the portfolio?

Papers for the portfolio are chosen on a regular basis and should include both process and product samples (drafts and published papers). It is important to include enough samples of a students work to show progress over a predetermined period of time.

The handwriting portfolio should include a weekly sample of handwriting practice, functional or applied writing, and published creative writing using the writing process. If the date and an anecdotal note are entered on each paper, three weekly papers will provide sufficient samples to make an objective evaluation of the student's progress inshaAllah.

Who is responsible for keeping the portfolio?

THM Sadaqa Group, offers parents assistance with this process by providing continual 6-week or semester reports. If the portfolio is to become the major assessment tool for online college enrollment, it is imperative that it is kept in a safe and secure location, such as a filing cabinet or a desk drawer.

Some educators allow students to have easy access to the portfolios. While, others prefer that their use be supervised. Whichever method you decide to use, it is strongly recommended that students be allowed to review their folders at least once a week to monitor their progress and growth inshaAllah.

When are conferencing appointments scheduled?

During the week prior to the 6-week assessment and 1 week prior to the end-of-semester report students and parent will be given a scheduled appointment for conferencing (usually evening appointments, or weekends excluding Friday). If you miss an arranged appointment it will not be rescheduled unless there is an additional last minute cancellation (this is not advised).

Any additional questions about this process can be forwarded tot he administration or the current instructor. Barakallahu Feekum wa Jazakillahu Khayrun.

Do you have Pre-School Programs?

Alhamdulillah, we are very excited for parents who want to begin teaching their children at home. Providing structure, stability and consistency is a key component even at the start of our early years. However, THM does not offer an official PreK classroom for ages 0 to 5 yrs. This is largely due to the child's attention span. It is best that parent's provide short burst of instruction throughout the day, exercising lots of play while introducing the objective. Allah knows best.You may visit our K3 - K5 course pages for suggested materials inshaAllah.

Visit us again when you child is ready for Kindergarten or 1st grade instruction inshaAllah.

Jazakumullahu Khayraa

I still have Questions...

Alhamdulillah, we try to keep things simple and less complicated. However, after reading the contents above, you may want to ask a question that has not already been posted. If so, send your question to I have a Question inshaAllah and we will contact you as soon as possible, in the order of the questions received.

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Last Will and Testament

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

Alhamdulillah, here is a basic form that you as Muslims can use as your Last Will and Testament to avoid any complications at the time of your death. This simple form will give the Muslims the right to take possession of your remains and to distribute your property according to Islamic Law (shariah) inshaAllah.

Please share amongst the Muslims

Last Will and Testament.pdf

BarakAllahu Feekunna wa Jazakumullahu Khayraa

Wa`alaykumus Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh