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Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) ReviewsAccelerated Christian Education® has taken the conventionally styled 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.

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! 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.

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  1. A.C.E. Review by Tammy Kindig

    As a homeschooling mom of 14+ years and having tried lots of different curriculum, I always come back to using ACE for some of our classes. I like how the progress is seen as each pace is completed. The child does not move on until the concept is learned. I like how I can pick only the subjects I want to use at that time. Some of my favorites are English, Word Building and Math.

  2. A.C.E. Review by Sheri Vincent
    Pros: Inexpensive, Bible-based, little prep time, lots of independent work
    Cons: Boring, old-fashioned
    Grades Used: K, 2,5,6,7

    We used the full curriculum for our 1st year of homeschooling. It was a great place to start. It was thorough & easy to use. The grammar was a bit over the top, however, and my kids found the paces boring. My oldest son still uses the math & loves it. That is the only subject we have kept, however,

    In addition, we buy through ACE Canada. At one point I called ACE in the USA to see if they had any social studies units on slavery because one of our children is African American & the Canadian social doesn’t cover it. I was told that they didn’t focus on that because it was the slaves’ own people who sold them so it was their own fault it happened! I was shocked at the blatant racism, and I hope this is not how the company feels as a whole. I would never buy from ACE USA as a result.

  3. A.C.E. Review by Rachelle Litzenberg
    Pros: easy to use, up-to-date, Christian, interesting topics, tests to check progress, small books
    Cons: spelling could be more advanced

    My son and I love this curriculum!! We are using it through a private Christian school, but still at home. One of the great features is the diagnostic test which places your child at the best level, and it doesn’t go by “grade” like school. So, your child could be advanced or behind in one or more subjects and they don’t ever need to know “what grade they are in”.
    The books are small, making them manageable and the content is interesting.
    Also, there are interesting literature choices!
    Works great for us!!

  4. A.C.E. Review by Sally
    Pros: work at own pace, small booklets
    Cons: much writing
    Grades Used: k-4

    We used ACE when the children were younger, but there is a lot of writing, and I saw my son’s handwriting skills diminish. I liked the small segments and that everything was contained in one booklet. Because I did all of the grading, I found myself getting behind on so much that had to be graded.

  5. A.C.E. Review by Linda Bullock
    Pros: easy to use, tests for everything
    Cons: silly names for characters
    Grades Used: 3, 4, 5, 8

    I used ACE when we removed our special needs child from public school after a terrible nine weeks in 5th grade. She was devastated by her difficulties in school and the teacher’s attitude. ACE gave her back her belief in herself and her ability to learn. We were able to choose workbooks from earlier grades that covered information she had missed and we were able to jump ahead in a subject she was really great in. The checkups throughout the workbook helped me know when she was having problems and made it easy to review. Overall, we loved word building, science, and English. Bible was OK. Social Studies didn’t really cover history the way I would have preferred. We used a different curriculum for math.

  6. A.C.E. Review by Jenifer S
    Pros: Easy To Use
    Grades Used: 8th , 9th

    I absolutely love this curriculum. I only wish I would have found it sooner. My kids are both ADHD, and the small P.A.C.E.’s are not intimidating to them at all. It’s in a very do-able format, and self paced. We will continue to use this until they are both graduated. Love love love it :)

  7. A.C.E. Review by Lauralee
    Pros: easy to use
    Grades Used: 10, 11

    A.C.E. is an easy to use program. The paces(workbooks) are planned out so student can work alone or with instruction. There is a self test and chapter test after each book which keeps everything in order and materials is easliy retained for test. The curriculum is not drawn out over too long a time. will continue to use throughout graduation.

  8. A.C.E. Review by Katy S.
    Pros: easy to use, colorful, affordable
    Cons: lots of busy work
    Grades Used: 3, 6, 7

    I’m really enjoying the Science for 7th grade & the 6th grade Literature & Creative Writing. Science for 3rd is good, but Social Studies doesn’t feel like it’s on grade level to me. I am not a fan of the Word Building program, I feel it was a big waste of money & really feel like that’s going into the “for sale” bin in the garage before next week. We will be moving on to a different curriculum for next year or even sooner.

  9. A.C.E. Review by Krystal
    Pros: Ease of use, Tests when done.
    Grades Used: 3,4,6 & 7

    I love this curriculum. Very easy to understand and not overwhelming. I love that there are test when book is completed and are designed to finish in 3 weeks or less. Highly recommend.

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