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We know that good teaching does not guarantee proper learning. The question is not, “Is my child being taught?” The question is, “Is my child learning?” The whole philosophy of A.C.E. is learning-based—not teaching-based. A.C.E. has identified five fundamental “laws of learning” and has made these learning concepts the very basis of the A.C.E. program. These laws recognize that:
- Your child must be at a level where he can perform.
- He must have reasonable goals.
- His learning must be controlled, and he must be motivated.
- His learning must be measurable.
- His learning must be rewarded.
With these laws in proper balance, your child experiences controlled, progressive, motivated learning, and like each student in the A.C.E. program, your child receives proper diagnosis and prescription in all academic areas. The result is an academic program tailored just for him.
As an involved parent, it is exciting to see the many built-in controls for honing your child’s study skills—memorization, controlled vocabulary, exercises in deduction and logic, and writing activities. The A.C.E. program also helps your child measure his own progress and achievement through built-in Checkups and Self Tests in every subject area. He is encouraged to assume responsibility for his own learning through controlled personal goals, scoring, correction of errors, and review before progressing further in the curriculum.
Your child learns valuable organizational skills, part of the A.C.E. program, by being required to set daily, challenging goals. There is a natural feeling of accomplishment as these goals are completed and crossed off. Your child gains self-worth and discipline in a life pattern that will equip him to reach his full potential and find success today and in tomorrow’s world.
The requirement of planning and completing goals and units of work within given time frames trains students in time management. When a child knows what the workload is and how much time daily he has to complete it, he is forced to plan and manage time in a responsible way. Because he must complete the entire unit, there is assurance of familiarity with a wide variety of necessary skills and academic knowledge.
You want your child to have the best Christian education possible. It is good to know that A.C.E. has the same goal in mind for your child and has developed a highly effective program to equip your child to meet tomorrow’s challenges.