Accelerated Christian Education is a Bible-based, Christian K–12 curriculum, consisting of reading programs, core curriculum, required electives, and additional instruction programs. Some courses are enhanced with CDs, DVDs, and computer software. A.C.E. has taken a conventionally styled textbook and divided it into bite-sized workbooks called PACEs (Packets of Accelerated Christian Education) which are full of self-instructional activities designed to develop thinking skills and create mastery learning.
A.C.E. has also translated their curriculum into other languages, including Korean, and offer it under the name “School of Tomorrow.”
- Detail-oriented curriculum that encourages mastery of a subject.
- Highly structured with little prep needed from parents.
- Student progress is assessed easily.
- Workbook-intensive curriculum, with rote memorization. Some students may not learn well with this model.
- Less academically rigorous in comparison to other curricula.
- Strong Christian teachings and strict interpretations of portions of history may be undesirable for some families.
- Workbooks must be mailed, and this may be problematic in some locations.
Why it’s helpful for families living internationally
A.C.E. is a well-known curriculum that thousands of families have used. With workbooks available in multiple languages, A.C.E. may be a good option for some families living internationally.