By Ilyas Choudry, MMNS
TMO informs the community with much fervor that the Darul-Arqum School North Houston located at 11815 Adel Road in the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) North Zone Center, has received the necessary accreditation. Sixteen years ago the Darul-Arqum School North Houston got started in a temporary home, in which there were 33 students and 7 teachers. Today this same school has 282 students and has got affiliated with America’s famous agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
Representatives of SACS CASI started their accreditation for Darul-Arqum School North Houston on November 06, 2007. Founded in 1895, SACS CASI has accredited over 13,000 schools and school systems throughout the US and overseas. After their inspection of the school and its facilities on November 06, 2007, SACS CASI decided that Darul-Arqum School North Houston is ready for accreditation and six months were given to school administration to prepare all the necessary records and paperwork for review.
During the first 10 days of May, 2008, three member team of SACS CASI came back to thoroughly review the records of school for the past three years. They interviewed students, parents, administrators and teachers about various aspects of schooling activities at Darul-Arqum School North Houston. Based on its good record Darul Arqum was granted accreditation by this powerful and old organization which by its accreditation validates the school’s work to date.
SACS CASI has officially declared Darul-Arqum North Houston as an Accredited Institution. The moment it was announced, this news went throughout the community and was taken with absolute delight. Everyone, who has been involved with this institution since its inception in 1992, needs to be applauded and remembered in prayers. Special thanks are due for the present Principal Mrs. Bushra Sabohi Adhami, all the teachers, board members and the bright (By the Grace of Allah SWT) Students of Darul-Arqum School North Houston. Their untiring efforts of day-&-night have helped accomplish the mission.
TMO conveys its heartiest prayers and good wishes to everyone at Darul-Arqum School North Houston and the whole of the Muslim community.