The American Muslim cultural paradigm presents unique challenges. For Islamic schools in America the efforts to combine academic excellence with emphasis on Islamic morals have proved very fruitful. Having survived the initial challenges of galvanizing community support to establish a school, Islamic schools are now attempting to find the most effective means to build curriculum and programs that will strengthen the Islamic faith and academic excellence of their students. These schools continue to build on every level to enable their students to succeed in a competitive and increasingly multicultural and interdependent world. The CISNA/ISNA Education Forum has striven to be a major platform for this critical endeavor from its inception in the year 2000. CISNA & The ISNA Education and Programs Development Department is committed to provide much needed services and support to Muslim educators and Islamic schools.