School

  • The Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum is based on foundational principles from the Word of God. Students learn to see life from God’s perspective. They also learn to take responsibility for their own learning process.


    Groups

    The student body is broken down into three groups:

    • Starters
    • Juniors
    • Seniors

    Starting at ‘Kindergarten’ level, the curriculum goes up to ‘ICCE Certificate Advanced High Achievement/Honours’(Comparable in The Netherlands with ‘peuterspeelzaal’to ‘VWO’). Starters follow the program ‘Kindergarten with Ace and Christi’ (Dutch year 0-1), followed by ‘ABC’s with Ace and Christi (Dutch year 2-3)’. Thus they learn reading and writing in a playful way and at the same time they learn step-by-step to work independently in an ‘office’. When the children are ready (at age ±7) they move on to the Learning Centre of the Juniors (Dutch year 4-8). The Seniors (secondary school) will work towards an international certificate on a personal level.
    In the morning, students start in the Learning Centre in their own ‘office’ to work on their subjects using PACEs (workbooks). Here they are supported by a supervisor and a monitor. In the afternoon, classes are plenary, with practical courses like crafts, drawing, PE, and cooking, depending on the age and skills of the students.


    Certificates

    Different levels can be obtained. Each student begins with the ICCE General Certificate (comparable to HAVO). When this certificate is achieved, the student can continue for one year for the General Certificate High Achievement. When this certificate is achieved, another year can be added for the Advanced Higher Certificate (comparable to VWO) and after that another year for Advanced Honours.
    Sometimes the General Certificate is too difficult for a student, then other levels are possible, namely ICCE Foundational and ICCE Vocational. In this case, students will take a different course before reaching certificate level, so their learning material is different from General Certificate.


    ACE

    The education program Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) originates from the United States, developed in 1970 and is currently being used in more than 140 countries worldwide. The program is based on foundational principles from the Word of God. Students learn to see life from God’s perspective. They also learn to take responsibility for their own learning process.

    The ACE-concept is based on five foundational learning principles:

    1. Students learn on a personal level.
    2. Feasible goals need to be set.
    3. Knowledge needs to be checked, students need to be motivated.
    4. Learning needs to be measurable.
    5. Learning needs to be awarded.

    The ACE-model is adaptable to the learning strength of the student. It allows the student to advance through the education program. Each new student begins with a diagnostic test in order to determine his or her academic skills and weaknesses. Subsequently, the student is placed per subject on his or her own level.
    The student sets daily personal goals, and is being challenged to keep up to his or her own achievements. This way the student plans and visualizes his or her own daily progress. This lays the responsibility for learning with the student and it develops personality.
    The biblical value of excellence in everything we do is translated in mastery-based learning. Students must have mastered a minimum of 80% of the material, before advancing to the next level. For the subject Word Building this rate is even at 90%.
    The education program of ACE effectively equips students for high school or the workplace. Students are helped and stimulated to know, understand, and apply the Word of God in order to approach life with a biblical mindset.

  • Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the Lord our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?
    Deuteronomy 4:5-7