ACE School of Tomorrow Program

by sjsargis
(CA)

I graduated from ACE School of Tomorrow program. It is set up well for the home schooler! I like to know that they are on their grade level and on target for graduation. I plan on using this for my children through high school.


ACE is much better as a home school setting. I was in a class when I was in ACE. It took forever to get help! My kids know that I will help them the moment they need help.

ACE has also been the best curriculum I have used for home school. We tried several different curriculum and this is the easiest to use. It is easy to take with us when we are on the move. I love ACE!

Thanks for taking the time to help other parents learn more about ACE School of Tomorrow program! Blessings, Heather :)

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School of Tomorrow ACE Paces Homeschool Curriculum

by Jeannette Longwell
(Clarksburg, WV)

ACE Homeschool Review

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Trying to homeschool multiple kids but haven’t found the right curriculum yet? Mom of seven shares why ACE homeschool curriculum is the perfect fit for her busy family...

We just used School of Tomorrow ACE homeschool curriculum for the first time and I love it! I have seven kids ranging in age from a fifteen year-old in 10th grade, to a one year-old. With one in high school, two in middle school (8th and 6th), two in elementary school (4th and 2nd), one in preschool, and a toddler, I needed something easy and quick, where they could often work independently.

In the past we had tried unit studies curriculum, where everyone does the same thing just on different levels, as well as traditional curriculum, but we never found a true fit until now.

With ACE homeschool curriculum, each child knows what is expected of them and how long they have to do lessons. They can work independently and they have the ability to work ahead. When one needs help, it is not a problem for me to focus on them for a while because everyone else is working.

The paces for the younger kids are colorful, attractive and easy to understand.

We did not allow are children to write in the paces. Instead, they wrote their answers in notebooks. That way, we can reuse the books for all seven kids instead of having to purchase them seven times. I highly recommend ACE paces to families with multiple children!

Wow, Jeannette, you are one busy homeschooling mama! Isn't it great when you finally find something that works for you and your family? Makes life so much easier. Thanks for sharing about ACE homeschool curriculum; your input will be very helpful to others, I'm sure. Blessings, Heather :)

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Feb 07, 2010
Mom of 8
by: Karen

Wow, That greats.. Where can I buy these the cheapest.. I need so many... Anyone know.. Please let me know..

karenwithvectorgraphics@gmail.com

Apr 28, 2010
cheap paces
by: Anonymous

I buy mine from heartlandeducational.com. They have always been cheaper and fast shipping.

Oct 07, 2010
Inventory available
by: Galen

Our small private school has a large inventory of School of Tomorrow paces that is available for sale. If you'd like to know what we have available, please email me at ghacademy@gmail.com or call 330-204-0501

Sep 09, 2011
good idea
by: Anonymous

wow its a good idea to reuse the paces, especially for me i have 3 kids with only 2 years gap!
id be doing this from now on. thanks!!!

Jan 21, 2012
Good Advise
by: angelinajoely

Thank you. I needed to read your advice. I am going to try paces this year. I am a mother of 3 and think I will not write on them either. Going to try your notebook idea and see if it works.Thanks again!

Feb 29, 2012
veteran school of tomorrow user
by: Anonymous

I used ACE all the way through and after using other curriculums i have returned to ACE for my daughters as well. For those of you who read the bad stuff from older folks ACE has made huge improvements since 20 years ago. I have also heard of people using clear plastic and dry erase or even regular crayola washables as an alternative to the notebook method especially with younger ones and pictures etc. good luck. Bless you

Mar 09, 2012
too much paying
by: Anonymous

i will make my own score key for free

Nov 28, 2012
ACE Curriculum
by: Anonymous

www.christianbook.com Sells them for $2.90 to $3.00 each.


Feb 05, 2013
School of Tomorrow PACE's
by: Melissa

I currently homeschool 3 children using A.C.E. I love their cirriculum!

I have been able to obtain most of their PACE's thru either eBay or Christian Book.

I've supplemented the cirriculum by surfing the net for ideas. I have been able to find math drills for the younger ones(pgr.funkeys.egoogle-search.net.ua & genuineaid.com); Bible study ideas to teach my children deeper meaning of God's Word; learned how to teach agricultural skills by finding different ways to plant a garden (http://moneysavingmom.com/2012/02/reuse-gallon-milk-jugs-to-start-seedlings-for-your-garden.html). The possibilities are endless!

Hope this is helpful to someone else.

Mar 19, 2013
diploma
by: Anonymous

Hi,I am a mom of 3 and never finished high school.How can I go about getting my diploma using paces?I forgot to mention I was in a Christian school from 6th-9th grade and I did use the paces.I think using paces to graduate will be much easier for me as a stay at home mom.

Mar 29, 2013
how to get a diploma as an adult with ACE
by: Anonymous

If you check out the A.C.E's website it looks like they now offer an accredited online school, which means you could do the a.c.e program and use their paces.

Mar 30, 2013
You can do it!
by: Gina

You can go on the ACE website and do an online diagnostic test to see what PACEs to order. There may be a local ACE school near you that you can go through and work at home so you can get your Diploma. Congratulations on do this! I recently taught a 77 year old precious saint in our church how to read using the Ace curriculum. God Bless You in this endeavor.

Jul 22, 2013
former student turns homeschool mom
by: Amanda

I went to a private ACE school from 4th to 9th grade. I remember it being very easy to understand, very easy to work independently and I still use what I learned to this day. The English curriculum is GREAT! This year our state is implementing the Common Core (sub)standards so my husband and I are pulling our children (k,1st,2nd,and 4th) and homeschooling them. We have one child who is gifted (reading at a 5th grade level in kindergarten) and one who has struggled because of her late start with speaking (she is behind by one grade). Knowing what I know from my experience with this curriculum, I am more than confident that each of these children will benefit from the self paced aspect of ACE. The common sense approach to subjects like Math and English will help my older child to increase her fundamental understanding and that will be her best building blocks toward success, while my younger child will be able to move forward and be challenged rather than having to repeat the same tasks over and over while her classmates are busy not being "left behind." This is really the most simple, self administered, complete homeschooling curriculum. While you wont NEED any additional materials, you will have plenty of time and opportunity to add in your own details to make it reflect YOUR family's culture and values (cooking, sewing, gardening, wildlife, hunting, 4-H, sports). I hope this is helpful for anyone considering using ACE.

Oct 17, 2013
how to get Ace paces for Jakarta - Indonesia NEW
by: Rudy Semawi

We would like to study the Ace paces and we would like to know how to get / buy the Ace paces for Jakarta - Indonesia. My email is rudy.semawi@yahoo.com
Please do me a favor.

Thank you very much

Oct 21, 2013
ACE Paces for Indonesia NEW
by: Heather (site owner)

Hi Rudy,
You can purchase ACE Paces and other homeschooling materials through this ACE affiliated link: http://www.scee.edu.au/home-schooling/indonesian-christian-home-educationiche/

I found this information through ACE's Global Support section on their website.

Hope this helps! If you have any other homeschooling questions, feel free to ask.
Blessings,
Heather :)

Jul 29, 2016
Help to start on the ACE in msia year 1 books NEW
by: Joanna Aruna

Hi, am frm msia and to buy Year 1 books for my son. Am going to try him on this programme as my son has ADHD. PLS HELP ME

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ACE Homeschool Curriculum aka School of Tomorrow Review

by akgreen
(US)

ACE Homeschool Curriculum Review

ACE Homeschool Curriculum Review

ACE homeschool curriculum provides an easy way for busy parents to homeschool multiple kids in different grade levels, through self-teaching worktexts called Paces...

I teach different levels and using ACE homeschool curriculum (aka School of Tomorrow) for math, English, science, Bible, ABCs and more helps me to manage the children. The paces are Bible-based and self taught, just that user-friendly and many captures for not making the lesson seem boring.

My children check their own seat work and can't move on until it's corrected. There are check-ups throughout, a self-test and then a final test at the end. The children move at there own pace and don't move on until you can understand the material covered.

There must be twelve completed paces a year for a credit; which the child may complete one in about one week and a half. Each pace averages about $4.00, and contain 30-40pp.

To help reduce homeschooling costs:
For my children coming up I might put the pace in sheet protectors and for smaller children I would use dry easel marker. My older children just write the answer in a spiral notebook when necessary; to help on the cost. When I'd tried to move to a different homeschool curriculum, they begged to go back to Pace. They love it and I love it!

Thanks for your ACE homeschool curriculum review and for some great money-saving ideas! Blessings, Heather :)

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Sep 29, 2009
We Love ACE!
by: HomeGrownMommy

Hi there! I've been homeschooling my oldest son using ACE for a few years now - he just started 5th grade which is his fourth year on the program.

We have really enjoyed many benefits of using ACE but I certainly did not think I would like using ACE when we first made the choice to use it. I thought the workbooks would be too boring and that a boxed curriculum would not teach him to "think outside the box".

I was very wrong! I am in the middle of producing an article series that goes much more in-depth about the benefits to our family of using ACE.

http://www.homegrownmommy.com/category/accelerated-christian-education-ace/

Please check it out when you get the chance!
Jennifer

Oct 16, 2009
Homeschool Curriculum
by: Anonymous

Another great homeschooling curriculum worth looking at is TTUISD. It is for children grades K-12. It is an accredited, diploma progam that allows students to work at their own pace, and it is a little less scary for parents worried about homeschooling because they act as more of a mentor than a teacher. Also, the program is very affordable, and it has shown great results! If you are interested, you should check it out at www.k12.ttu.edu.

May 02, 2010
Horrible.
by: Anonymous

The ACE program left me with a skewed world view due to it's rediculus theology and absolute disregard for science. It's math sections were so poor by the time I reached college I had to start in remidial algebra. Oh and I'd always score well on the PACE packets.

Thankfully college snapped me out of an intellectual stupor. I learned about evolution, philosophy, psychology, biology, all sorts of things these people lied about. It is sick.

Today I am recovered from the damage the program did. I wouldn't wish it on another child.

May 12, 2010
Great Curriculum
by: Anonymous

My oldest son used ACE in junior high at a Christian school and I found it to be excellent in covering the gaps that he had from ps. When he came home in 9th grade, we continued to use ACE and we also used ACE with his brothers, 1st and 2nd graders at the time. I listened to the naysayers and changed our curriculum the following year. I sooooo regretted not sticking with ACE now for my oldest and two of my younger sons. I thought I was doing best by checking into other hs'ing approaches and curricula for my dc which is fine when you're a newbie but hindsight sure is wonderful. Honestly, I feel as if I created more gaps with my oldest, poor hs'ing guinea pig, by changing curriculum/approaches. I have now returned to ACE for two of my dc and I'm using CLE (Christial Light Education) for another. Now, six years later, I take the naysayers with a grain of salt. You have to do what works for your dc. I'm sure there are always some negative as well as positive comments regarding different types of curriculum within the hs community but you have to choose what works for your children regardless.

Keep in mind that ACE starts slow in the younger levels but it does pan out by the time a child reaches the middle school levels. ACE slowing builds a foundation ensuring that a child understands concrete concepts before moving onto more abstract concepts later. It's just a gentle, mastery approach and I love that.

Oh, the characters or "religious" content do not bother us. We are unashamedly Christians. After viewing so much negative content via the news, shows, and the world in general, I think it's nice and refreshing to have a curriculum with positive images for children to view although my children don't get so caught up in the characters that it directs them from the content. We are very pleased with ACE.

Please note that ACE has been in a process of revision for a while now. Much has changed since it's beginnings in 1970. I would also like to add that a curriculum is only as good as you make it. It's a tool so regardless of the curriculum being used, based on the needs of your children, you must utilize it as intended. Learning how to use a program as intended or to its fullest has great benefits as well as thinking outside the box and knowing when to add or spruce things up a bit.



Apr 13, 2011
Lacking
by: Anonymous

In retrospect, there's a lot of things that have been blatantly disregarded by the curriculum.

One strong example is in the area of the sciences. When I stepped out of my church-school, I didn't know anything about "science." I just remember that the PACEs just gave one-liners along the lines of "Evolution is wrong because God created the world as recorded in the Bible." I felt extremely left out in university because I had to catch up on a lot of things...especially in science.

Another lacking department in the ACE system is in English. The PACEs are great if you want to learn about subject-verb-object and the fancy diagrams that come along with those. As someone whose first language is not English, this is a very effective method. However, critical thinking is something that was never taught. The higher English PACEs have a very limited literature selection - all from prominently Christian authors. Again, when stepped onto university, I had to catch up, especially in Shakespeare because they didn't teach me that. Apparently, people who wrote the curriculum left Shakespeare's works out because they deemed those as abomination. Truly disappointing.

I stayed in the system for 11 years, and I can say that I am happy I'm out of it. The effectiveness of the whole curriculum is very relative. All I can say is that I am happy that I got out. I'm very much happier in university because I wasn't strangled with Christian dogmas, and there's higher chance of being academically free - free to question, free to be curious about other theories that haven't been presented in the ACE curriculum.

Apr 26, 2011
Works So Good, We're Opening an ACE School
by: Jay H

I have taught in both public and Christian schools. I have used various curricula. My two daughters have been in both public and Christian schools too. I love that when they entered the ACE system they were diagnostically tested. It showed what areas they were behind in. I taught at an ACE school. It was demoralizing to see the low diagnostic scores we received from students transferring from public schools. My strenghts are in the maths and sciences, and there is a strong foundation for these subjects with ACE. It is an awesome curriculum, and I highly recommend it.

Aug 09, 2011
ACE vs Abeka Algebra ? Need opinion.
by: Anonymous

I am going from Abeka to ACE Algebra. People have warned me not to do it. They said they had children who used it in a Christian school, then went to college and struggled. I am extremely concerned. I really was hoping that this would be a good change for us. I liked that we could keep the DVD's that we purchased, unlike Abeka's DVD's.
Looking for another opinion, whether good or bad. Just would like to know the truth.

Thanks.

Mar 14, 2013
Iffy
by: Anonymous

I went to a school that used ACE, and I enjoyed it. To me, memorization was easy, so of course, I found most of my school career easy. What I didn't enjoy was the math and science PACEs. The math and science do not truly teach you, but show you. The entire curriculum is built around memory skills, meaning you see it done, so learn to reproduce it. In math, this became difficult in Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry, which involved actually understanding what was happening. I am now in college to become a math teacher. Everything I've learned in college has been much easier to grasp than any of the ACE math that I did. In most subjects, ACE is great, but in math and physics, I feel it misses the ball. Add to that the fact that in most cases, the teachers are not particularly qualified to teach that subject. There were many times in Trigonometry and Physics when the teachers could not tell me why I didn't have the right answer. It was simply because the answer key said I was wrong. This was a dangerous mixture. In the event I do use ACE for my own children in the future, I will be sure to have someone qualified close by to explain the material and help them with it.

Mar 04, 2014
highschool diploma
by: Anonymous

My son is eighteen years old. He has adhd and has been homeschooled for a few classes during the summer for which he obtained credit for. I live in a county in Tennessee where homeschool is not allowed if your child is kicked out of school. It is up to the parent to pay for an education that is private in a school setting which can cost thousands a month. My question is
How do you get an accredited diploma if a child needs two credits to graduate such as pe and greenhouse management after purchasing your paces...

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ACE Homeschool Curriculum and School of Tomorrow

by Dawn McDowell
(West Jordan, UT,USA)

ACE Homeschool Curriculum Review

ACE Homeschool Curriculum Review

Self-directed ACE homeschool curriculum helps this busy mom school four children at the same time. Learn why she uses ACE and for what grades.

Our family has been homeschooling for three years now and we have used the ACE/School of tomorrow workbook based curriculum for everything but Math and phonics training from the beginning. We have used it for 1st - 5th grades as well as 8th-10th grades.

My husband was also homeschooled for Jr high and high school and used ACE homeschool curriculum. I feel it really gave us an easy way to get started in homeschooling with four children in different grades. They workbooks are very self directed and really helped my children to develop a sense of responsibility for their own work.

This system can be quite expensive but the cost can be made more manageable in several ways. First you can buy the workbooks and correction keys one or a few at a time from the school of tomorrow website - this makes it easy to spread the cost across several months. I saved all the correction keys from previous grades to use for my next child in line. For the younger children (third and below) I did not order the Science, History or Bible. It was very easy to supplement with free resources and unit studies.

The one drawback I have found is that for younger grades it can feel a bit stifling and lacking in creative projects. I have decided to continue with a different program for my elementary grade children (4th and 6th grade now) but will be returning to the ACE program for Jr high as well as continuing with it for my 10th grader.

Dawn, I appreciate your ACE homeschool curriculum tips; I know other parents will find your feedback very helpful. Blessings, Heather

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Jan 11, 2016
Math NEW
by: Need Help

So, trying to homeschool my son. It's been a few years since highschool and I have forgotten some of my math skills...where can I get answers to the test for each pace book to make sure we are doing them correctly? I also don't like that the answer keys to the books only have numerical answers and hardly ever show how to work the problems.

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