Accelerated Christian Education has taken the conventional textbook and divided it into bite-sized, achievable, worktexts called PACEs. Each PACE is more or less equivalent to a unit in a textbook. Each grade level consists of 12 PACEs in each subject.
PACEs integrate character-building lessons into the academic content and 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 very beginning of each PACE they know what is expected and they assume the responsibility for their own learning!
Throughout the curriculum the introduction of new vocabulary words is computer controlled so that no word is used without the student first learning its meaning and pronunciation.
Full color explanations and illustrations add excitement to each lesson, and innovative learning activities reinforce the interesting text material.
Each PACE contains Checkups which are mini-tests 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 master the area of need.
Upon completion of the activities and Checkups, students prepare to take the Self Test, a practice test. Here students evaluate themselves to determine their readiness for the final Test. When the Self Test is successfully complete the student turns in the PACE and takes the final Test the next school morning. The final Test objectively measures student mastery of the material.
Since 1970, PACEs have proven to be effective tools for goal setting and achieving academic excellence.