Students benefit from the character building and mastery-based learning found in every PACE®.
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What Is a PACE?
PACE is an acronym that stands for Packet of Accelerated Christian Education. A.C.E. School of Tomorrow® has taken the conventional-style textbook and divided it into bite-sized, achievable booklets called PACEs. Each level consists of 12 PACEs per subject. PACEs integrate Godly character-building lessons into the academic content, and activities are carefully designed to develop thinking skills and create mastery learning. PACEs are available in paper format as well as online through the ePACE platform.
A.C.E. provides an unparalleled system of individualized learning through PACEs. With minimal assistance, PACEs allow your students to absorb subject material according to their own learning ability rather than being pushed forward or held back by age. For example, a student placed in the fifth grade by a conventional school may be working in Level 4 math, Level 5 science, and Level 5 English in the A.C.E. program. Students may move ahead easily in some PACEs and proceed slower in others.
Which PACEs should you purchase? Use the aceconnect® Diagnostic Test to evaluate your students' academic needs in each subject. The test helps identify academic weaknesses and prescribes a path forward with the appropriate PACEs that meet and challenge each student at his performance level.
Inside a PACE
- 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 responsibility for their own learning!
- Throughout the curriculum, the introduction of new vocabulary words is controlled so that no new vocabulary word is used without the student first learning its meaning and pronunciation. Vocabulary words are repeated to build mastery.
- Explanations and illustrations add excitement to each lesson, and innovative learning activities reinforce the text material.
- Each PACE contains several Checkups, or quizzes, covering sections 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 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.