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What is a PACE ?

paceAccelerated Christian Education® has taken the conventionally styled textbook and divided it into bite-sized, achievable, work texts called PACEs. Each PACE is similar to a unit in a textbook. Each level consists of 12 PACEs in each subject. PACEs integrate Godly character-building lessons into the academic content, and self-instructional activities are carefully designed to develop thinking skills and create mastery learning.

Students begin their PACE work by noting their goals, the concepts they will learn, a Bible verse, and a corresponding character trait. From the beginning of each PACE, they know what is expected and assume the responsibility for their own learning!

Throughout the curriculum the introduction of new vocabulary words is computer controlled so that no new vocabulary word is used without the student first learning its meaning and pronunciation. Also, these words are repeated a certain number of times to ensure mastery.

Full-color explanations and illustrations add excitement to each lesson, and innovative learning activities reinforce the interesting text material.

Each PACE contains several Checkups, which are quizzes covering a section of the PACE. If mastery in an area is not achieved, the Checkup will reveal that weak area. Students can then take the time necessary to review and learn those concepts before proceeding to the next.

Upon completion of the activities and Checkups, students prepare to take the Self Test. Here students evaluate themselves, and a supervisor/tutor determines readiness for the final PACE Test. When the Self Test is successfully completed, the student turns in the PACE and takes the PACE Test the next school morning. The PACE Test objectively measures student mastery of the material.

Since 1970, A.C.E. PACEs have proven to be effective tools for goal setting and for achieving academic excellence.

Accelerated Christian Education® is aggressively developing its new and exciting 4th Edition curriculum. As students complete these PACEs, they will not only find A.C.E.’s proven mastery-based, self-instructional approach but will also be excited with the new appearance and updated content. This 4th Edition curriculum incorporates even more Scripture and more Biblical principles with the goal of helping your students continue to develop Godly character as they grow strong in the Lord. Fourth Edition curriculum will begin with the subjects of science and social studies.

Fourth Edition Feature List

  1. Motivational, interest-grabbing borders
  2. Specific goals
  3. Many new pictures and graphics
  4. Updated, informative text
  5. Challenging activities
  6. New Scripture verse borders and score strips
  7. Eye-catching goal pages
  8. Motivating character strips
  9. Visualized vocabulary
  10. Updated appearance for Ace and friends
  11. New inspirational nuggets
  12. Colorful new covers
  13. Creative text layout