Educators and students alike are beginning to take notice of the rapid acceleration of Christianity in the United States.
The United States has an impressive history of teaching and learning Christianity in public schools, and in recent years there have been a number of initiatives that have brought it to a level where it can be taught to students of all ages.
There are, however, concerns about the impact of this rapid acceleration on the education of our students.
The latest in a series of articles will discuss the impact that accelerated Christian curriculum is having on American public education.
Accelerated Christian education In the US, accelerated Christian instruction is being used by schools in a number to address students’ concerns about their religion, their ability to communicate with others and their own religious identity.
One such curriculum, the Accelerated English Curriculum, was developed by the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) and its partners.
It focuses on Christian language, literacy and culture to address some of the most pressing concerns of American public school children, including the need for children to be comfortable and empowered to engage in conversation with the outside world.
Accelerating Christian instruction has become a hot topic for educators and parents.
The NCSE and its partner organizations, the Association of Christian Colleges and Universities (ACCU), and the American Council of Christian Schools (ACCS), created the Accelerate Christian Education (ACE) program in 2014.
ACE, which was developed in partnership with the NCSES, ACCU, and the ACCS, is a curriculum that provides the foundation for accelerated Christian learning.
ACE has been used in classrooms around the country and has been widely adopted as a model for accelerated learning.
“ACES is an approach that has been proven effective at increasing student success in school, increasing student engagement in school culture, increasing school engagement in other areas and building a greater understanding of the gospel and the gospel values of Christianity,” said Julie Cagle, executive director of the American Association of Schools and Colleges (AASCC).
“ACE has proven itself effective in helping students to overcome challenges and challenges in their lives, as well as in providing them with a learning environment that is responsive to their needs.”
The ACE curriculum has been implemented in over 2,000 schools in the USA, including over a dozen in California, with more than 200 schools using it for kindergarten through high school.
ACCE has been credited with providing a significant boost to students’ reading and writing skills and increased their faithfulness to the gospel.
The American Council on Christian Schools is one of the largest education groups in the country.
In its 2016 report, the group noted that ACE’s use of Christian language was “a significant tool for helping students understand the gospel.”
The ACE curriculum is a “great complement to many of the other academic resources” available in public and private schools, including reading, writing, and social studies, the report said.
“While ACE may not be the first choice for many teachers and principals, it has a proven track record of improving students’ engagement in learning and increasing their faith.”
What makes ACE so effective?
As part of its ACE curriculum, schools have been able to develop an accelerated Christian language program in the classroom that teaches students how to use the words and phrases of Scripture.
The curriculum is also used in grade-level classrooms in many states.
In the most recent ACE evaluation, conducted by the Center for the Study of Education Outcomes, students were given the opportunity to take the ACE curriculum in grade schools, middle schools, high schools and high schools for grades 3 to 6.
One of the key benefits of the ACE course is that it is used as part of a regular grade-day curriculum that students can access at home.
This curriculum is not available at most public schools in America, but ACE states that it has been successfully implemented in the public schools of the states where it is available.
“ACE is an opportunity for teachers to engage their students in meaningful, engaging, and meaningful learning that provides them with the context and tools to engage with students in a way that allows them to effectively serve their communities,” said Catherine Schaffner, director of public education at the Association for Christian Colleges & Universities (ACE).
In a 2012 survey, ACE reported that it received over 10,000 applications for the ACE program, of which about 3,500 were accepted.
More than 2,500 of those applications were accepted into the program, and 1,700 were selected to participate in the accelerated Christian course.
When is ACE used?
Accelerated Christian instruction, like many of its parent programs, is used in a wide variety of settings.
In schools with a focus on Christian literacy, ACE can be used to help students better understand the Bible, how to interpret Scripture and other texts, and how to make sense of other people’s interpretations of Scripture, said David Schoep