Benefits of Accelerate Christian Home Schooling
Minimal Lesson Preparation
A.C.E. is designed so that you do minimal lesson preparation. This is a great benefit for parents who may be unsure about taking the step to homeschool.
Our primary focus is our relationship with you the parent. We are not an impersonal call centre. From our main phone number or email address, there is always someone who can help you, but if you would like to communicate with one staff member in particular, you have the opportunity to have them contact you personally.
Our staff are committed followers of Christ from diverse backgrounds, but who all share the desire to serve God’s kingdom by serving homeschooling families.
Our team members all have personal homeschooling experience covering several decades. We know what it’s like to be homeschool teachers and students, how the resources prepare students for life and further study, and how the community and authorities view homeschooling.
Some of our staff are also trained teachers with many years’ classroom experience, who see the many benefits of A.C.E. and homeschooling and are able to provide academic support to families.
Assistance with Home Education Registration
Registration requirements are different in each state and territory.
We believe that with good preparation and advice from our staff that you will be able to approach registration with confidence knowing that you will be meeting government requirements.
For more information on registration please contact our office.
Celebration and Graduation Events
Each year we a specia evening to celebrate what God has done through our children. Qualifying students may be presented with awards and graduates will be honoured. Events are held in several centres around Australia.
Twice Yearly Reports
At enrolment we send out a set of diagnostic tests, which will identify the knowledge and skills of your child. We do not simply set a programme of study based on your child’s age or grade, but tailor the programme to suit your child.
Our staff are committed to supporting you in this endeavour as we believe that education at home is the best thing for your children and our nation.
We believe that Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) is the best all round homeschool product, which gives a Christ centred education, while fulfilling the requirements of the knowledge and skills needed in a modern world.
Statement of Faith
Southern Cross Educational Enterprises is committed to developing new resuources to supplement A.C.E.
Access to Homeschooling Seminars
Access to Student Conventions
By being part of Accelerate Christian Home Schooling you will have access to regional, national and international student conventions.
Advice for children with Dyslexia
We are able to provide a special reading and spelling programme for our members.
Parent Networking Groups
Year 10 and Year 12 Certificates
In conjunction with Southern Cross Educational Enterprises, we will offer certificates to students who are completing Year 10 or 12.
We have an experience husband and wife chaplaincy team who is able to provide spiritual advice and pastoral care and is easily contacted through our office.
Benefits of A.C.E. Resources
Gradual Increase in Difficulty
There is a gradual increase in difficulty with constant revision. This is a highly efficient method of long-term memory retention.
Students like the routine of the familiar format in each subject. Routine and repetition are especially helpful for students that have struggled academically.
Appeals to Children
Our program contains cartoons and amusing stories where the characters are role models for your children.
As your children grow, so do the characters in the stories. Your children will learn to love Ace, Christi, Sandy, Pudge and many others who all have their own individual strengths and weaknesses.
Allows For Creativity
One of the great features of ACE is that it is self-instructional. This means the students get in the habit of reading, understanding and interpreting the material themselves. This is the primary method of learning.
Only when a student struggles to grasp a concept will he or she need to refer to a parent or tutor from HSWA for support.
This also means that you as a parent spend more time encouraging and supervising than explaining.
Frees the Parent
Colourful and Interesting
Parent Training Provided
While the Bible and Biblical thinking is integral to every subject, we also have a number of subjects, which specifically focus on Scripture. These include, Bible reading in primary school and Successful Living (Proverbs), New and Old Testament Survey and Life of Christ.
In many ways students who complete the full program have already done a first year program at a Bible college.
Lots of Parent-Child Interaction
A child spends less than four minutes in one-one interactions with a teacher in the average school day. This is insufficient for helping a child in understanding concepts and improving speech and vocabulary.
At home with ACE, child-parent interactions are part of the program. Typically a child will have 30-40 interactions with their parent each day, which builds relationship and understanding.
Teaches Grammar to a High Level
Suited for Gifted Children
Children Mark Their Own Work
We believe that self-correction is an essential part of the learning process. At schools students often get lazy and expect the teacher to mark and correct their work. With ACE, the students are responsible for marking their own work with full solutions provided in answer keys. This not only greatly reduces the marking parents are required to do but also helps children to understand where they went wrong.
They learn to work out their own mistakes rather than rely on a teacher all the time. They are more likely to remember the correct way of doing something if they have discovered the solution themselves. This is a valuable skill in preparation for university and beyond.
Includes Checks and Student Accountability
There are numerous checks where the parent is able to check for understanding. The Self-test and final assessment at the end of each PACE or workbook, ensures that your child will know and understand their work.
Unlike being at a school you will, at all times, be aware of your child’s progress and will not have to wait for a fairly bland semester report from paid employees who will never know or love your child as well as you do.
Uses Christian Novels for Literature
Suited for Students with Learning difficulties
In mastery learning a student is not able to proceed until they have mastered a skill. This is vital as too often students are pushed along when they have only half learned a skill.
In our program, students must achieve a mark of 80% in each test before they are able to progress to the next topic. It is like the Vacation Swim program, where students need to master the foundation skills before they up put up into the next class.
While this sounds challenging, students who follow the procedures, and score correctly rarely have to repeat a test or workbook.