EmpowerOne Academy

Overview

EmpowerOne Academy is a first-of-its-kind full-time boys only small group education program for overactive, impulsive or highly social youth including grades 6 -12, who wish to attend a full-time private school. The program brings the best of ILIA’s EmpowerOne coaching, program and Mission Excellence, ILIA’s academic enrichment program.landing page pic

The low student to instructor ratio leadership-based program utilizes various innovative learning styles and approaches to address the interests and needs of students gifted with hyperactivity, impulsivity or inattention. We believe that behavior modification is what separates EmpowerOne Excellence from other traditional learning environments.

The academy’s programming implements a personalized curriculum for each grade leveraging ILIA’s best practice six cornerstone framework. Students do not study traditional one-size-fits-all subjects, but rather an integrated holistic personalized curriculum that is intriguing, applied, highly interactive and faith integrated in each lesson plan and subject. We utilize the core learning goals of the Maryland State Department of Education as a general guideline for determining student outcomes.

Traditional subjects are integrated with faith based principles and applications and bundled into innovative subjects. Students are exposed to set of core classes and a number of elective classes. Students engage in academics, sports, arts, STEM, faith applications, outdoor activities, field studies and community projects, leveraging our resources and those of our partners in the various domains and specializations. Group sizes are limited to six students to allow students to receive the personalized coaching based attention.

EmpowerOne Academy is open to students of all background and faith, we do not however have resources to serve students with special learning styles other than ADHD students or ADHD students. Refer to the EmpowerOne Academy Admission Policy for details.

Curriculum

The center’s programming implements a personalized curriculum for each grade leveraging ILIA’s best practice six cornerstone framework. Students do not study traditional one-size-fits-all subjects, but rather an integrated holistic personalized curriculum that is intriguing, applied, highly interactive and faith integrated in each lesson plan and subject. We utilize the core learning goals of the Maryland State Department of Education as a general guideline for determining student outcomes. Traditional subjects are integrated with faith based principles and applications and bundled into innovative subjects. Students are exposed to set of core courses and a number of electives. Students engage in extra-curricular activities through ILIA or third-party providers to strengthen their academics, sports, arts, STEM, faith applications, outdoor activities, field studies and community projects.

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Subjects are very integrated for example Creation of Allah is a mix of science, math, Islamic studies, Quran, reading, leadership and social studies with lessons of meaningful applied utility.

Times and Duration

The academy is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and students are offered academic instruction, experiential learning, service-learning and internships.

Location

EmpowerOne Academy is offered only at ILIA’s 4903 Liberty Heights location. Shuttle services are available for students who wish to attend from remote locations.

Important Dates

To enroll in the Fall 2015 quarter, students need to complete a registration form to reserve a spot no later than May 30th, 2015. Interested families should contact empowerone@islamicleadership.org for further details.

Registration is $125 and is non-refundable. Fees for the entire 9 months (Sept – June) is approximately $18,000.

Steering Committee

  • Sherif Halawa
  • Moira McGuire
  • Mona Gomaa, Special Education Teacher
  • Mohammed Khalifa, Michigan State University, School of Education
  • Mohamed Eltoweissy, Virginia Military Institute
  • Ayman Nassar, Islamic Leadership Institute of America

Interested in Learning More

You may download the EmpowerOne Academy brochure from this link, interested parents could also provide feedback at this quick one-page survey, and contact us using this form for additional questions.

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