Reaching the world for Christ, one child at a time

For fourty years, A.C.E. PACEs have proven to be effective tools for goal setting and for achieving academic excellence. The A.C.E. Program is indeed more than just a PACE. A.C.E. provides a wide variety of student programs and staff training opportunities at locations around the world. See how A.C.E. can take education at your school or homeschool far beyond academics.

The Core Curriculum

Core curriculum provides students with academics, skill building, reading practice, character and wisdom training, and knowledge of God and His Word. This complete package begins with reading development and progresses through high school, giving students a solid foundation for pursuing their life goals.


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.


Each core subject consists of 12 PACEs (Packet of Accelerated Christian Education) per level. Typical students work daily on one PACE in each subject and may be performing at varying levels. The diagnostic test results help to identify academic weaknesses and prescribe a path to help students catch up. Most students complete at least 70 PACEs per year, while maintaining academic balance by completing about the same number of PACEs in each assigned subject.
The Methodology
Multimedia
Readmaster Plus is an educational software suite that enhances students’ educational experiences while challenging their learning. Readmaster Plus offers four distinct computer software programs:

  • Readmaster® improves reading rate and comprehension skills for Levels 1–12.
  • Typemaster® teaches computer keyboard skills for Levels 1–6.
  • Math Builder® provides drill and practice in math concepts for Levels 1–6.
  • Word Builder improves spelling, word usage, and pronunciation for Levels 2–8.
4th Edition PACEs
Electives
In order to enhance the core curriculum, A.C.E. offers a number of other program opportunities and courses beneficial to academic growth and development. Each of these courses adds interest and enhancement to the core curriculum and to other learning activities.

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What is a PACE?

Accelerated Christian Education is a Bible-based, Christian K–12 curriculum, consisting of reading programs, core curriculum, required electives, and additional instruction programs.

Accelerated Christian Education® has taken the conventional style textbook and divided it into bite-sized, achievable worktexts 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.

A.C.E. stands out from other curriculum providers with its individualized, self-instructional, mastery-based approach.  With minimal assistance, PACEs allow students to absorb subject material according to their own learning ability rather than being pushed forward or held back by their age. For instance, a student placed in the fifth grade by a conventional school may be taking PACEs in Level 4 math, Level 5 science, and Level 5 English in the A.C.E. program. Students may move ahead in some subject areas and proceed at a slower pace in others.

What's Inside

  • 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 to ensure mastery.
  • Explanations and illustrations add excitement to each lesson, and innovative learning activities reinforce the 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 section.
  • 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.

​Reading Development

Give your child the A.C.E. Advantage of learning to read phonetically. A.C.E.’s reading development curriculum includes individualized programs designed for a variety of learners and learning situations. Choose the program that fits your needs from the following selections: 

Preschool with Ace and Christi

This full-year program is based on a complete scope and sequence of concepts and skills needed to prepare a child to read. The program is designed for children who do not pass both parts of the ABCs with Ace and Christi Pretest. Sixty PACEs (2,000 pages) filled with Bible and animal pictures, coordination development activities, and full-color picture stories encourage a child to want to read. The student will also learn social skills, the wonders of God’s world, and the reality of God’s love.

Reading Programmes

ABCs with Ace and Christi

This full-year program is designed for those who have not been to school or who do not yet know how to read. To begin in this program, the student must pass both parts of the Pretest and show the proper maturity level as determined by the Coordination Development Tests. In the first 12-15 weeks, the ABCs with Ace and Christi program will prepare children for the individualized instruction of the PACE curriculum. The lively and entertaining phonics-based program features cartoon characters, songs, poems, displays, and character-building activities.

ABCs for English Learners

This full-year program is designed for children ages 5–9 who have passed the Pretest, which helps determine if a student is ready to learn to read. The Speaking English with Ace and Christi and ABCs with Ace and Christi programs are combined, allowing students to learn to read and speak English with enough comprehension to begin working Level 1 PACEs in the English language by week 19.