Each curriculum level consists of 12 PACEs (an acronym that stands for "Packet of accelerated Christian Education" and refers to subject workbooks), or a total of 60 PACEs for all five (5) subjects, eighty four (84) PACEs with Filipino and Sibika for each academic year, however, this number will vary depending on the student's ability and actual performance. A student who is more skilled or properly motivated usually proresses at a faster rate.
Children do their PAE work everyday in the Learning Centers. Each student is assigned an individual office where he can work without being disturbed. Supervisors and Monitors enforce learning policies to ensure that children receive individual attetntion to attain mastery learning on every PACE they work on.
All students go through computer literacy classes once a week. Appropriate programs are available for the youner children. The School of Tomorrow Typemaster program teach students form Level 1-7 basic keyboard skills, while the Readmaster program help students increase their reading rate, and enhance their vocabulary and reading comprehension. Wordbuilder and mathbuilder programs are also available. The Readmaster student disk may be ordered from School of Tomorrow through the office.
- Individual-instruction approach
- Student work on his/her own level of achievement and may vary in subjects 12 PACES (Packet of Accelerated Christian Education) or workbooks
- Student with more skills and good motivation usually progresses at a faster rate PACE work at Learning Centers on assigned individual office
- Supervisors and Monitors enforce learning policies
SCHOOL OF TOMORROW LEVELING and PACE Nos.
ACE refers to each grade as a curriculum level; thus a student is not categorized being in a specific conventional chronological grade level of work. Throughout the academic year, a student may be working on a different level of PACE work in each subject depending on his ability and accomplishments.
ACE PACEs are marked only with numbers. No grade level is ever used. A student is not referred to as a ninth grade student; Instead he would be said to be working on, say PACE 1058 in English, 1038 in Math and 1059 in Social Studies, 1070 in Science and 1040 in Word Building.
Accelerated Christian Education in a Nutshell
Since 1970 Accelerated Christian Education has published individualized 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.
Accelerated Christian Education is more than quality academics. The curriculum is built on a theistic philosophic foundation. Students learn to see life from God's point of view. Their personal relationship with God and their personal responsibilities to family, church, and community are of primary concern.
Why Accelerated Christian Education?
The Four Keys to Accelerated Christian Education
The A.C.E. Model adapts to the learning speed of your child. This is unlike the "Public School Model" where the group is lock-stepped regardless of the student’s academic abilities. The A.C.E. Model allows your child to progress independently through the curriculum and not as a group. The "Public School Model" holds back the faster learner and forces all the students forward regardless of their "learning gaps". Over a million alumni demonstrate that Individualized learning produces academic excellence.
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.
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 80% of the material before advancing.