ACE School of Tomorrow Grade R – 12.
“On the surface most schools are alike – buildings, personnel, curriculum and budgets. The ACE programme is different. For over 40 years it has been the trendsetter in Biblical Education reform. Its philosophy is built on basic principles of the Word of God. Students are taught to see life from God’s point of view, to take responsibility for their own learning and to walk in Godly wisdom and character”
Diagnostic Tests are performed on students prior to prescribing curriculum. These tests determine learning gaps which a student may have encountered due to various reasons such as medical absenteeism from school. These gaps are first filled, before starting the student on the level where he can both perform at his level of competence as well as mastering his work.
Goal setting is a life skill which is taught to our students from a young age. Goals are set each day by the student in all their subjects, and is a measuring stick for them to visually see their work being completed.
Mastery Built Learning
Learning occurs when students master, assimilate and comprehend the work they have learnt. Learners will not be permitted to progress to the next PACE (module) until they have passed with a minimum of 80%.
Character forms an integral part in moulding our students. Character ensures the student will work with integrity, take responsibility for his work, and persevere until the task is completed. The sixty character traits of Christ are integrated into the learning material.
Personal and Individual Attention
Each student is unique in his/her learning and academic abilities. To ensure that each student receives individual attention, they are assigned an office and make use of a flag system to alert the teacher to their need for assistance. The teacher will work with the student on a one-to-one basis. The school will always have a ratio of no more than 1:15 children per staff member.
Phonetic Learn to Read
The Grade R and 1 programme is specially designed to guarantee reading halfway through the Grade 1 year. Students first learn the phonetic sounds, and then are taught to blend these sounds enabling them to read.
Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning from a young age. Part of this responsibility is taught through students scoring and correcting their own work, barring for tests which are scored by the teacher. This teaches them not only responsibility for their actions and behaviour, but also integrity and honesty.