Peaceforce Christian Academy is an A.C.E. school. We utilize the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum.
The Four Keys to Accelerated Christian Education
The A.C.E. Model adapts to the learning speed of your child. This is unlike the "Conventional School Model" where the group is lock-stepped regardless of the student's academic abilities. The A.C.E. Model allows your child to progress independently through the curriculum and not as a group. The "Conventional School Model" holds back the faster learner and forces all the students forward regardless of their "learning gaps". Over a million alumni demonstrate that Individualized learning produces academic excellence.
The child is given a diagnostic test to determine current academic ability and clearly identifies any learning gaps within all subjects. For example, your child's English grammar may be above his/her grade level. However their punctuation skills may be below grade level. Your child is then placed in curriculum at his/her academic performance grade level in each subject and the learning gaps are then addressed.
3. Goal Setting:
The Students learn through setting daily goals and are challenged by marking their achievement. This key to learning allows the child to visualize and plan daily progress. This unique discipline of A.C.E. places responsibility and accountability on the student for learning, thus establishing a lifetime appreciation for goal setting and achievement.
The Biblical value of excellence in all things we do is translated into mastering subject content. This is the foundation upon which all future learning is built. The A.C.E. Model reinforces honest achievement that results in advancement. Students must master a minimum of 80% of the material before advancing.
Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition
Accelerated Christian Education offers one of the finest achievement and aptitude test combinations available, the Stanford Achievement Test Series, Tenth Edition Complete Battery (Stanford 10), and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, Eighth Edition (OLSAT 8).
The Stanford 10 is a technically advanced assessment tool that can provide valid and reliable data to evaluate and guide students' progress toward meeting academic standards. The OLSAT 8 measures those abilities that relate to a student's ability to learn in school. When the two tests are taken together, the scores are a valuable tool, relating a student's actual achievement with his or her school ability, and providing a wealth of information that parents and school staff can use. The OLSAT 8 is administered in Grade Levels 2, 5, and 8.
The Stanford 10 measures levels of academic achievement in the areas of reading, mathematics, language arts, science, and social science. This test is comprised of thirteen complete battery levels that assess students from Kindergarten through Grade Level 12. Both the Stanford 10 and OLSAT 8 should be administered to all students each April as an end-of-year test.
Standardized tests serve two primary functions:
1.Helping schools objectively assess students' academic progress and potential from year to year with quantifiable test data based on accepted models of student academic development
2.Providing schools, government entities, and other interested parties with data on academic performance whereby a comparison can be made on various levels including comparisons between schools, school districts, and states.