Admissions of students without regard to race, religion or color
B I S M I L L A H AL-R A H M A N AL- R A H I M
I would like to welcome you to a new academic year at Bright Horizons Academy. It is indeed very exciting for all involved with the school, especially for the principal, new to the school and the community. I would also like to welcome the new teachers who have started with us this year.
I’m honored to be part of the Bright Horizon Academy. It’s a modest student population and new beginnings present amazing opportunities and paths the way for an extraordinary future. This is the fourth academic school year, qualifying the school to apply for accreditation. Alhamdullilah, we have begun the process, working diligently to comply with AdvancED, the globally accepted accreditation body that will evaluation and qualification of the school for accreditation. Using data-driven methodologies to maintain the academic standing of our students, we will also apply standardized testing and other processes to ensure the success of the students throughout the year at BHA.
I’m honored that you’ve put your trust in the school with your children’s academic nurturing in an environment that embodies the teaching of Islam, so they can see the beauty and relevance of their religion in a largely secular world. This will be an endeavor that will require a strong commitment from all involved – administrators, teachers, parents, volunteers and all those who see the importance of a strong foundation of an education with an Islamic upbringing. We’ll strive to give all that it takes to ensure the success of the school going forward but we’d also like to emphasize the pivotal importance of the role parents will play in the process.
We invite parents to be part of the education process in that the most important part of the child’s development often begins at home. The responsibility of a child’s Islamic development must first come from their parents and family. A Muslim school cannot be a substitute for parental responsibility. The crucial values of instilling the values of Islam must come from parents and will be augmented by an Islamic school environment. Likewise, the value of learning and education continues at home, wherever possible, parents should take interest in a child’s homework, nurturing their passion, being part of their learning experience.
By the Grace of Allah, this is a beautiful path we’ve endeavored to embark on together. May Allah guide us to continue on it for the future of our children, fid-Dunya wal-Akhirah, and to do so for His sake. May Allah guide and keep us on this path and see it through, the horizon and beyond.
Principal Sumia Elhuni