USP is committed to the total development of students’ minds, hearts, and bodies. Yet first and foremost, we work diligently to maintain a reputation for academic excellence. Our rigorous, mission-centered curriculum develops intellectual and cultural competence, emphasizing creative problem-solving and experiential learning.
At the Universal School of Plainfield, we understand that a curricula and practices have to be responsive to students’ cultural, religious, and socioeconomic lived realities. USP and community members are partners in providing Quranic and Islamic education to our children. Parents are embraced by the open-door culture and climate of our school. The school is committed to providing quality academic education based on high universal moral values in a genuine Islamic environment.
While we continue to strive to meet the standards set by
the state of Indiana’s Department of Education, we strongly center our practices strongly around collaborating with our students in the knowledge production process that emphasizes critical thinking using global perspectives and experiential learning to ensure that they are ready to lead in the 21st century each in their own unique ways.
For English, we use a combination of Treasures and Reading Street textbooks to meeting the Indiana Standards by focusing on: Word Recognition, Fluency, and Vocabulary Development, Comprehension and Analysis of Nonfiction and Informational Text , Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text, Processes and Features, English Language Conventions, Skills, Strategies, and Applications.
For Math, enVisionMath provides our students with knowledge of: Number names and the count sequence, Count to tell the number of objects, Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction, Add and subtract, Understand and apply properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction, Work with addition and subtraction equations, Represent and interpret data, Base Ten Extend the counting sequence, place value, understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract, Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units, Tell and write time, Reason with shapes and their attributes, and Understand the place value system.
Students are engaged in an active and critical analysis of various topic related to social sciences, political systems, histories of the United States and the world, civism concepts, social justice issues, etc. Students are exposed to various perspectives on each issues addressed in class. Students are encouraged to do research on issues relevant to their communities, reflect upon them, and discuss what solutions may be appropriate.