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The ACE Reputation
The ACE Curriculum is used by thousands of schools and home educators all over the world. It has proven itself over thirty years, throughout New Zealand and the world, withstanding the test of changing times of educational philosophy and methodology and has produced graduates of the highest caliber.
Universities and tertiary institutions throughout New Zealand including the ERO (Education Review Office), have come to recognise the integrity and quality of the programme, and the benefit it has been to thousands of New Zealand students.
ACE graduates are sought after by employers and tertiary institutions because they are known to be highly motivated people who seek to excel in all that they do.
The ACE Programme:
The programme is based on two key components: the PACE material and Student Convention.
PACEs - Package of Accelerated Christian Education.
The PACE is a unit of work which takes two to three weeks to complete. Each PACE has specific learning goals and objectives, a variety of learning activities and built in assessments, all of which are designed to ensure mastery of learning and to teach students effective learning strategies.
The PACEs form the basis of the student's learning experience, from which additional learning activities, projects, assignments, resources and enrichment programmes can be built.
While a simple but effective process of completing each PACE is recommended, it by no means limits or restricts the many ways in which this excellent resource can be used to meet the needs of each student and cater for their unique learning style.
The PACE format is ideal for busy home schooling mums. It provides a pre-planned, pre-prepared, programme that they can trust to provide a quality education from pre school to tertiary level study.
For home schooling parents the ACE curriculum also gives a real peace of mind. It means that parents know they are providing a quality programme while having the freedom to try new and innovative things.
Because ACE provides a quality consistent programme in the essential learning areas, the parents can relax and spend time pursuing the passions, gifts, talents and interests of the whole family.
This is important, because no matter how creative, imaginative and energized a parent may be, they cannot provide everything their children need.
Many parents come under tremendous pressure because they feel they have to be an expert in every subject and provide programmes in every possible subject. The ACE curriculum provides a built in specialist teacher in all those subjects that sometimes make us feel inadequate. This is particularly so at secondary level.
You will hear people say that the ACE programme is too structured and regimented for children. In fact the ACE programme is one of the most flexible and versatile programmes available. It provides such a large range of resources that parents can choose and select the most appropriate PACEs for their children and ensure that they get the right balance of quality and quantity.
If you utilise this great resource in the way it was meant to be used, and supplement and compliment it with other materials, then you will find that all of your children, regardless of their learning styles, personality traits, learning difficulties and abilities will benefit from it.
The Home Schooling NZ Procedures Manual will show you how to best utilise and work the PACE material so that all your children will progress and achieve to their potential.
Student Convention is unique to ACE and is a very important part of the ACE programme. It is an essential resource and was developed to meet the broader curriculum areas of Technology, The Arts, Health and Physical Well-being.
Student Convention provides over 170 events in seven categories:
* Music Instrumental
* Music Vocal
Student Convention provides students with the opportunity to use their gifts, talents and the knowledge gained to serve and minister to others. It also provides an essential perspective and context in which students can remain motivated to complete their work throughout the year.
The PACE material and Student Convention Programme, provide a broad and diverse range of learning activities that ensure no student will ever get bored and that every type of learning style and personality trait is catered for in children.
Even if your family chooses not to participate in Student Convention, the Student Convention Guidelines Manual can be used by parents as the basis of an excellent extra curricula programme for their children.
For further information on the ACE Curriculum and Student Convention please contact us.
The ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum is a complete, pre-planned, pre-pared, multi-learning style programme written from a biblical world view, and covers pre-school, primary, secondary and adult education.
There are many curricula available for home schooling parents and after more than twenty-five years in Christian Education looking at and evaluating the different curricula available, I have come to the conclusion that the curriculum you choose is only as good as it is used.
That is why it is important that you have confidence in the curriculum that you choose.
The Accelerated Christian Education curriculum is the preferred curriculum endorsed by Home Schooling NZ because it meets the individual needs of the student, it equips parents to provide an excellent programme that works, and it is very cost effective.
At Home Schooling NZ we also recommend and introduce additional materials to replace, supplement, compliment and enrich the ACE material. From Apologia Science to Charlotte Mason, we will help you find the curriculum that best fits your agenda and the particular needs of your family.