Prepare our students for success in this life and the Hereafter by providing them with exemplary education based on Islamic morals, values, and the highest academic standards.
APA will be recognized among the top educational institutions of its kind providing exemplary education based on Islamic morals and the highest academic standards. This vision will be embodied in each APA graduate who will have acquired strong Islamic beliefs and practices, demonstrating model behavior and character.
Graduates will have the academic grounding, confidence, and the skills to meet life’s challenges and relate to others with respect, tolerance, and understanding. They will be knowledgeable enough to be critical and creative thinkers. APA graduates will be ambitious and influential enough to become productive citizens and leaders within their communities, demonstrating their Muslim-American identity.
- The Quran and Sunnah provide the best possible guidance for the proper raising, character building, and educating of students.
- Cultivating strong Islamic values and identity in students prepares them to be constructive participants in American society.
- The teaching of religious tolerance and cultural equality leads to an improved society.
- Cultural diversity increases students’ understanding of different peoples and cultures.
- Character development is an essential aspect of the overall development of students.
- Schools are most successful when student learning takes priority for all decisions impacting the school.
- A school’s mission is best achieved when the responsibility for advancing it is shared by teachers, administrators, parents and the community.
- A shared commitment to continuous improvement will enable students to become confident, self-directed lifelong learners.
- All students can learn and reach their maximum potential when provided with best possible educational and learning services to meet their needs.
- Students achieve more when challenged with high expectations.
- Problem-solving and critical thinking skills are essential for the success of students.
- Students are most successful when they are provided with a variety of opportunities to demonstrate their academic achievements.
- Students learn in different ways and the use of a variety of instructional approaches is needed to address different learning styles.
- Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, spiritual, social, intellectual, and emotional needs.
- A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
- A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.