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Accelerated Christian Education

Since 1970, Accelerated Christian Education has published the individualized School of Tomorrow curriculum and provided training in its implementation for Grades K-12. Students are tested diagnostically upon entering schools or home schools using the program. Students are then placed in the curriculum in each subject at their own performance levels determined by the results of the diagnostic tests.

The unique format of the curriculum allows students to advance from unit to unit as they demonstrate mastery. Students move independently through the curriculum under the supervision of instructors who provide tutoring at the optimum moment of learning.

 

Character Development

At A.C.E., our purpose in providing educational materials goes beyond simply helping students learn the academics required to enter college or get a good job. We desire to build in students a life-long burning passion to learn and grow spiritually. It is one thing to want children to be successful and quite another to provide the academic and character training to ensure this accomplishment.

Godly character training is part of the A.C.E. learning experience, and it prepares students to welcome and accept challenges and future opportunities. Sixty character traits, such as kindness, loyalty, and honesty, are taught within the curriculum. Students can observe character development in the true-to-life character strips and then apply the Godly character lessons to their own lives.

Scriptural Foundation

Challenging and highly effective, the A.C.E. program is an extraordinary educational approach, Biblical in its core, that prepares students for tomorrow’s world while giving them traditional moral values that will last a lifetime.

The curriculum conveys Biblical values and concepts considered foundational to meaningful interpersonal relationships and productive learning in such a way as to become life-shaping influences.

Accelerated Christian Education—a unique program for this time in history—is building Godly citizens and Christian leaders of tomorrow. A.C.E. is your servant to meet the educational needs of today, with the traditional values of yesterday, and the technology of tomorrow.

With A.C.E.’s concept of individualized learning, students don’t just get by—they get ahead! To God be the glory!

Four Keys to Accelerated Christian Education

1. Individualized:

The A.C.E. Model adapts to the learning speed of your child. The A.C.E. Model allows your child to progress independently through the curriculum and not as a group, but as an individual.

 

2. Diagnosis:

The child is given a diagnostic test to determine current academic ability and clearly identifies any learning gaps within all subjects. For example, your child’s English grammar may be above his/her grade level. However their punctuation skills may be below grade level. Your child is then placed in curriculum at his/her academic performance grade level in each subject and the learning gaps are then addressed.

 

3. Goal Setting:

The Students learn through setting daily goals and are challenged by marking their achievement. This key to learning allows the child to visualize and plan daily progress. This unique discipline of A.C.E. places responsibility and accountability on the student for learning, thus establishing a lifetime appreciation for goal setting and achievement.

 

4. Mastery:

The Biblical value of excellence in all things we do is translated into mastering subject content. This is the foundation upon which all future learning is built. The A.C.E. Model reinforces honest achievement that results in advancement. Students must master a minimum of 90% of the material before advancing.

 

Five Laws of Learning

The School of Tomorrow educational concept is built on five laws of learning...

  • Students must be at individual levels where they can perform.
  • Reasonable goals must be set.
  • Students must be controlled and motivated.
  • Learning must be measurable.
  • Learning must be rewarded.
The core curriculum includes basic academic disciplines that focus on essential educational needs: math, English, Literature and Creative Writing, social studies, science, Word Building (spelling), and Bible Reading. Each core subject contains 156 PACEs from kindergarten through Level 12. Exceptions are math (144 PACEs), Word Building (concludes with Level 9), and Literature and Creative Writing (for Levels 2 through 8). Some core courses are enhanced with DVDs, videos, and computer software. Each core subject consists of 12 PACEs per level. Typical students work daily on one PACE in each subject and may be performing at varying levels according to the diagnostic test results. Most complete at least 70 PACEs per year, maintaining academic balance by completing about the same number of PACEs in each assigned subject. Students who are more skilled may progress at a faster rate or may accelerate in the areas of their academic strengths. Slower students are encouraged to do their best but are able to work at their levels of proficiency and proceed as they are capable.
Accelerated Christian Education’s reading development curriculum includes individualized programs designed for a variety of learners and learning situations. Choose the program you need from the following selections:

Kindergarten with Ace and Christi is based on a complete scope and sequence of concepts and skills needed to prepare a child to read. This full-year program is designed for those who score less than 80 percent on the Reading Readiness Test.

Sixty PACEs (2,000 pages) filled with Bible and animal pictures, coordination development activities, and full-color picture stories encourage a love for reading. The program is intended to foster quick learning of the phonetic sounds for all letters. The student will also learn social skills, the wonders of God’s world, and the reality of God’s love.

ABCs with Ace and Christi is designed for children who have not been in school or who do not yet know how to read and who scored 80 percent or higher on the Reading Readiness Test. This program will prepare children for the individualized instruction of the PACE curriculum. The lively and entertaining phonetically-based program features cartoon characters and includes songs, poems, displays, and character-building activities.

Bible Reading reinforces reading skills with Scripture selections for Levels 2, 3, and 4. (In Level 1, the instructor reads to the students.) Readings demonstrate Christian principles and complement character-building activities included in the ABCs with Ace and Christi program.

Readmaster Plus® Computerized Reading Program helps readers of all ages improve reading rate and comprehension with a suite of four programs: Readmaster®, Typemaster®, Word Builder, and Math Builder®. These programs are designed to increase a student’s proficiency in reading and comprehension, typing, spelling, and basic arithmetic.

Speaking English with Ace and Christi is designed for young school-aged children learning English as a second language. Sixty lessons teach conversational English and prepare students for ABCs with Ace and Christi.

English As Your Second Language is geared for older students and adults who think at an adult maturity level. This DVD-based program also includes study guides. A 6- to 12-month sequence of short lessons leads to intermediate-level proficiency.

Videophonics® combines phonics with DVD technology in a colorful program designed for adults and students 9 years of age and above who have never learned to read or who need remediation to improve their phonic reading skills. Exercises incorporate action videos and color art to develop writing and reading skills.
Level 1 Math PACEs instruct the student to ask for a “Math Kit.” The following items are used to help the student in this first level and may be purchased from local suppliers to build your own Math Kit.

50 counting sticks 17 wooden blocks 4 rubber bands moveable-hand clock “pretend” coins - pennies, nickels, and dimes PACE 1001 — none

PACE 1002 — none

PACE 1003 — 5 wooden blocks; pp. 2, 7, 14, 16

PACE 1004 — 9 wooden blocks; pp. 2, 7, 14, 18

PACE 1005 — 5 wooden blocks; pp. 2, 8, 14

PACE 1006 — 9 wooden blocks; pp. 2, 5, 10, 14

PACE 1007 — none

PACE 1008 — 30 counting sticks and one rubber band; pp. 2, 5, 6, 9, 13, 21

PACE 1009 — 50 counting sticks, 17 wooden blocks, and 4 rubber bands; pp. 2, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, 21

PACE 1010 — 10 pennies (p. 2); 5 nickels (p. 4); 5 dimes (p. 6); moveable-hand clock (p. 16)

PACE 1011 — none

PACE 1012 — none
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