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Our Mission

LUA Main Building The Lexington Universal Academy is an independent and accredited Islamic school founded by the Islamic Society of Central Kentucky (referred to herein as ISCK) in 2003. The Lexington Universal Academy is committed to providing students with an excellent academic education and firm foundation in moral and ethical values. The Lexington Universal Academy fosters a dedication to God through virtuous living in a progressive Islamic environment.

Our Vision

Lexington Universal Academy seeks to develop in each Muslim student a positive identity as a American Muslim who is prepared intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically to succeed in tomorrow’s world. All Lexington Universal Academy students are expected to integrate academic skills, Qur’anic principles, and ethical behavior in order to make positive contributions to the global community. Lexington Universal Academy aims to develop in each student a balanced character enriched with knowledge, inspired to excellence, and committed to the betterment of self, family, community, and humanity.


Our Goals

  • Guiding students to engage in ethical decision-making and applying Islamic principles in their daily lives;
  • Providing students with a challenging program, high academic standards and a positive climate conducive to learning; Incorporate critical thinking, analytical reasoning, effective communication and problem solving skills;
  • Inspiring students to hold high expectations of themselves for academic achievement and personal growth and development; Help students to build positive character and to acquire essential life-skills to enable them to succeed and to become contributing citizens of a global community
  • Enhancing the students’ understanding of the Qur’an through instruction in the Arabic language;
  • Helping students to build positive character and to acquire essential life-skills to enable them to succeed and to become contributing citizens of a global community;
  • Instilling in students universal values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline and encouraging them to demonstrate these values through their actions;
  • Inspiring students to become God-Conscious leaders guided by justice, supported by ethics, emplowered by knowledge, and driven by logic;
  • Incorporating critical thinking, analytical reasoning, effective communication and problem solving skills in a student-centered environment;
  • Creating an active learning environment in which experimentation, exploration, intellectual curiosity and selfdiscovery are encouraged;
  • Creating a nurturing learning environment in which students are valued as unique individuals and their special gifts are discovered and nurtured to optimum potential;
  • Nurturing the development of social skills by encouraging self-expression, discussion and healthy interaction with peers and adults in a safe environment;
  • Emphasizing students’ commitment to social responsibility and justice must be balanced by the desire for personal rights and ambitions;
  • Promoting in students high self-esteem through academic achievement and a positive self-concept;
  • Instilling in students a lifelong love of learning by applying a stimulating, hands-on curriculum; and
  • Establish through our diverse student body an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect, and appreciation within the school and the larger community.

Curriculum

LUA follows and implements the curriculum guidelines as set forth by the Kentucky Department of Education Content Standards and Benchmarks. LUA will constantly update its academic curriculum in according to the curriculum of the Fayette County School District, the State of Kentucky as well as the national standards. As an Islamic school, LUA provides the Islamization of instruction in all subject areas based on the Qur’an and the Sunnah (the teachings and practices of Prophet Muhammad-peace be upon him).

Elementary And Middle School Program

The educational program, this year from Kindergarten to 8th Grade, is a traditional system designed to provide a solid foundation for a child’s future learning. Beginning in Kindergarten, children attending the school are instructed in a wide variety of academic subjects including: Reading, Phonics, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies (History, Geography, and Civics), and Science. They also enjoy outdoor activities and computer education.

As part of our commitment to maintaining the highest academic standards, the school concentrates on developing high literacy and academic performance in its students. For those students who are advanced for their grade level, teachers provide supplemental instructional material to enrich the learning process.

Islamic Education Program

Since Islam is the complete code of life based upon the guidance of the Qur’an, and the teachings and practices of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), Islamic education prepares a student to be a comprehensive and successful person in this life and in the life hereafter. Once a student can understand Islam, it becomes easy for him /her to realize the true meaning and goal of Islam: the growth and development of peace on earth.

In order to give a proper understanding of Islam and the values and morals it stands for, the Islamic Education Program at LUA aims at nurturing and deepening the faith of its students in Allah and the message of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), through study, demonstration, and practice. Children learn about Islamic values and virtues under the guidance of teachers who share these values and in the company of children who share these goals.

LUA strongly emphasizes Islamic Education and Arabic Language Studies. As part of the Islamic Education program, the children are taught Qur’an, Hadith, Seerah, Fiqh, Tawheed, and Islamic Manners and Morals.

Other Activities

Each year our students have the opportunity to participate in many worthwhile learning experiences, such as Science Fair, Islamic Studies Fair, Qur’an Competition, and Heritage Fair, National Geography Bee, Math and Spelling Bees (in English and Arabic).

Field Trips

Classes may take field trips to enrich the classroom experience. Prior to the event, each student must have a signed permission slip from a parent or guardian. You will be notified of trip details, including the amount of each student’s share of the cost. Since field trips support instructional objectives, students are expected to participate. If the money is a hardship, please contact the teacher or principal.For rules and regulations for LUA field trips please click here.

Schedule

  • School begins at 7:45 am. If you transport your child, please ensure that he/she is at school between 7:30am and 7:45 am for assembly.
  • School dismisses at 3:15 PM all grades. You will not be allowed to pick-up your child/children before dismissal times.
  • If you are going to be late to pick-up your child, please notify the school before dismissal time.
  • If your child is late for school, he/she must report to the office and obtain a pass before going to the classroom.