Hamadeh Educational Services
by MAPSA, on Nov 15, 2018 3:05:47 PM
The mission of Hamadeh Educational Services, Inc. is to provide the students of Star International, Universal, Universal Learning, and Noor International Academies with quality education that focuses on the Michigan Core Curriculum and international cultures, including the study of a language, culture, and history different than one’s own. The Company shall provide an education of the whole child by integrating the different aspects of children’s learning and lives so as to make them more meaningful. The Company will prepare the students of Star International, Universal, and Universal Learning to be independent lifelong learners and productive working members of a global society through acquired diverse knowledge, experiences, and skills.
Hamadeh Educational Services (HES) provides through its academies a well-rounded education based on the Michigan Core Curriculum and the study of international cultures, with special focus on the Arabic language. HES and its academies aspire to inspire and educate students and instill them with the values of equity, respect, and understanding as well as celebrate diversity, welcoming students from all backgrounds and cultures, and encouraging cross-cultural learning. Furthermore, the Academies strive to employ professional, certified staff who are experienced, qualified, and committed to their students in state-of-the-art learning facilities that foster a safe, innovative, world-class educational experience. The focus is on shaping life-long learners through rigorous and relevant instructional practices that encompass the skills of the 21st century. To ensure that instruction is individualized for students' ability levels, as well as learning styles and interests, students are assessed on a daily basis. Multiple assessment data sources such as formative and summative classroom assessments, student portfolios, Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress(M-STEP), Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), Scholastic Aptitude Test/ Michigan Merit Exam (SAT/MME), World Class Instructional Design Assessment (WIDA), Developmental Reading Assessment 2 (DRA), Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI), and other research-based assessment tools are used to determine student achievement. A continuous improvement process is followed; assessment data is analyzed and data-driven curriculum decisions are made to update curriculum materials, instruction, teacher scheduling and professional development. Students are identified and placed in appropriate tiers to receive services that best meet their needs. The Academies utilize a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to better identify areas of improvement for each child, and what steps to take in order to make progress in those areas. The MTSS team meets to analyze student data and set learning goals for each child on a regular basis throughout the school year. Differentiated lessons by the classroom teacher, as well as double dosing of instruction by the paraprofessional, reading specialists, with guidance from the MTSS Interventionist are then put into place according to each child's identified tier in the MTSS process. A tutorial program is another layer of instruction for at-risk students during school and after school to service qualified students in the core subject areas Individual teachers offer tutoring after school. To further assist students in achieving their academic goals, the academies offer advanced classes to challenge those who are advanced. The academies facilitate multiple channels of communication with the home. Parents and guardians receive newsletters, also translated in Arabic, informing them of events and programs going on in the school regularly. Classroom teachers send weekly updated newsletters or make weekly updates to their class website to keep parents informed of current units, important upcoming dates, and other important classroom news. The Academies offer additional opportunities for family engagement through Parent Teacher Conferences, as well as other opportunities such as assemblies and professional development sessions on strategies are held to support students at home. Furthermore, the academies launched the use of School Reach and multiple social media venues such as Remind, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to maximize the communication between the school and home which is key to our continued student success.
|Contact Person:||Nawal Hamadeh|
|Address:||PO Box 1440|