Excerpt from “Accelerator”, Accelerated Christian Education, Mar-May 2015, pg 3.
Other than a Christian home environment coupled with a godly pastor and church family, placing your child in a true Christian school is the most important decision you make. A well-known Greek historian showed the high value he placed upon true education when he said, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Without Biblical character training, education is just “book learning” rather than life preparation. Using the Accelerated Christian Education philosophy and methodology trains your child not only in facts and figures but also provides the tools needed to become a vibrant Christian throughout his life. In this, we all pray for our students to become Godly warriors.
True Biblical education trains children to see life from God’s perspective and live according to His Word. To accomplish this, A.C.E. takes every opportunity to focus your child’s attention on Biblical principles, tying information and applications to Scripture and Biblical examples of character. The Bible and Biblical principles are not considered a separate course, but they are woven into the very fabric of every PACE. The amount of Scripture embedded within the content of the PACE text sets the A.C.E. curriculum apart from other Christian school curriculum.
By examining the basic components of the A.C.E. curriculum, you will see that education in the three Rs of “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic” is closely linked to the study of God’s Word and Creation.
- Through mathematics your child will come to recognize and appreciate God as the Master-Planner of the universe, in light of its design and precise, calculable operation.
- Because language and its related arts (English and Word Building) are gifts from God, your child will learn about God’s means of communication through the spoken and written Word of God.
- Through the sciences your child will see the hand of God in Creation and recognize Him as the Master-Designer.
- Through history and its related disciplines, your child will realize that history is “His Story.”
Just like adults, children learn from a variety of sources–sight, touch, hearing, and so on. In order to guarantee a solid Biblical foundation for your child, atmosphere must be considered. In the Learning Center, the supervisors and monitors are careful to display only nurturing and uplifting visuals. Character is emphasized in every component of the A.C.E. system–from the PACEs to the Learning Center walls.
In every course, in every PACE, your child’s focus will be drawn not only to academic instruction but also on how to apply Biblical principles to his relationship with others–in the Learning Center, in social gatherings, and at home. By choosing a Christian school using the Accelerated Christian Education system, you have taken the first step to ensuring a meaningful and successful future for your most precious possession–your child. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6