Advanced Islamic Studies Program

It is a part of our mission at Qalam Collegiate Academy as well as our great privilege to be able to prepare our students for a lifelong commitment towards the learning of the sacred sciences and a deep sense of social responsibility. Our vision is to provide an education that enables students to establish faith (Iman), practice (Islam), and excellence (Ihsan) first and foremost in their own lives and prepares them to be able to contribute more fully towards a complex changing society. It is with this in mind that we have designed the 5+ years of preparatory Alimiyah courses focusing on classical academics and personal development.

AIS Mission:

Our vision for the Qalam Advanced Islamic Studies (AIS) Program is to prepare our students for a lifelong commitment towards learning their faith while assisting them in forging a strong, positive identity that will enable them to successfully grapple the challenges they will experience as a youth in a continuously changing socio-political climate.

The AIS Program strongly believes in each student having a voice in their studies. We understand that each student is different in their ability to absorb, understand, and respond to the material. We encourage students to vocalize their concerns and aid them to make decisions about how they learn best to effectively optimize not only their learning experience but the overall atmosphere and dynamic of the class. The Program accommodates different learning styles and adapts to diverse student needs as our ultimate goal is to provide the student with a beautiful and enriching learning experience.

The six years dedicated to the Advanced Islamic Studies Program can be beneficial for students who are interested in pursuing higher education in the field of Islamic Studies for academic credit upon their high school graduation. Additionally, this program can be taken by those who are simply looking for a way to continue their core middle and high school academics while building a strong foundation by remaining connected to their faith through learning subjects such as Arabic, Hadith, Tafseer, Seerah and basic Fiqh.


For example, the rigorous Arabic language component of the curriculum prepares students to access and comfortably engage in reading and comprehending classical Arabic texts.

Additionally, while Seerah classes aim to build an appreciation and love for our Messenger(saws), they also provide a foundation for self-improvement. By studying the life of the Prophet(saws), one is able to find moral stories, values, guidance, and lessons that can be gained to apply to one’s life.

One of the most vital components of the program entails mentorship and support from the instructors to our students. Throughout the program, having consistent instructors enables students to build a strong bond, laying the foundation for a long-lasting student-teacher relationship. By enabling interactions beyond the academic setting, learning is expanded to a social realm which aids in a well-rounded understanding of the applications of their faith. Our goal within the program is not only to provide a great education on the academic front but also to take steps to enhance their spirituality and character.

AIS Curriculum:

6th grade– Semester 1

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic Grammar/Vocabulary

3.      Islamic Studies (Prophet Stories)

6th grade – Semester 2

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic Grammar/Vocabulary

3.      Islamic Studies (Prophet Stories)

7th grade – Semester 1

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic Grammar/Vocabulary

3.      Islamic Studies (Lives of the Companions)

7th grade – Semester 2

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic Grammar/Vocabulary

3.      Islamic Studies (Lives of the Companions)

8th grade – Semester 1

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic Grammar/Vocabulary

3.      Islamic Studies (Islamic History 1)

8th grade – Semester 2

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic Grammar/Vocabulary

3.      Islamic Studies (Islamic History 1)

9th grade – Semester 1

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic 1

3.      Islamic Studies (Islamic History 2)

9th grade – Semester 2

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic 1

3.      Islamic Studies (Islamic History 2)

10th grade – Semester 1

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic 2

3.      Islamic Studies (40 Ahadith of Imam Nawawi)

10th grade – Semester 2

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic 2

3.      Islamic Studies (40 Ahadith of Imam Nawawi)

Junior– Semester 1

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic 3

3.      Quran Exegesis (1-7 Ajza)

4.      Yaqeen High School Curriculum

Junior– Semester 2

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic 3

3.      Quran Exegesis (8-15 Ajza)

4.      Yaqeen High School Curriculum

Senior– Semester 1

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic 3

3.      Quran Exegesis (16-21 Ajza)

4.      Yaqeen High School Curriculum

Senior– Semester 2

1.      Hifdh

2.      Arabic 3

3.      Quran Exegesis (22-30 Ajza)

4.      Yaqeen High School Curriculum

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