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Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum Provides Students’ Basic Educational Needs

The core curriculum includes basic academic disciplines that focus on essential educational needs: Math, English, Literature and Creative Writing, social studies, science, Word Building (spelling), and Bible Reading. Each core subject contains 156 PACEs from kindergarten through Level 12. Exceptions are math (144 PACEs), Word Building (concludes with Level 9), and Literature and Creative Writing (for Levels 2 through 8). Some core courses are enhanced with DVDs, videos, and computer software.

Each core subject consists of 12 PACEs per level. Typical students work daily on one PACE in each subject and may be performing at varying levels according to the diagnostic test results. Most complete at least 70 PACEs per year, maintaining academic balance by completing about the same number of PACEs in each assigned subject.

Students who are more skilled may progress at a faster rate or may accelerate in the areas of their academic strengths. Slower students are encouraged to do their best but are able to work at their levels of proficiency and proceed as they are capable.