Glenwood Christian School (GCS) is an independent, not-for profit school, governed by the parents, starting from Grade R to Grade 12. We use the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum, an international Christian school system that provides a rewarding Christian education alternative based on the learners’ needs. This curriculum is results-driven versus the conventionally applied time-focussed education methods.
The ACE system recognises that each child has a unique learning style with God-given abilities and talents and was developed with a learning approach that accommodates learners’ individual capabilities.
The curriculum makes it possible for the learner, to achieve their full academic potential.
The ACE programme covers the critical outcomes and minimum standards of the National Curriculum Statements (NCS) as prescribed by the Department of Education in South Africa. This includes Learner and Teacher Support Materials (LTSM’s).
ACE provides curriculum materials in bite-sized, achievable work texts.
These work texts, called PACEs, include self-instructional lessons and activities. Each level consists of 12 PACEs in each subject. Learners begin a PACE by noting the goals, the concepts they will learn, a Bible verse and a corresponding character trait.
From the beginning of each PACE, the learners know what is expected and assumes the responsibility for their own learning. Explanations and full colour illustrations add excitement to each lesson, and innovative learning activities reinforce the text material.
Bible Based Material
The ACE programme instils moral values and Biblical principles in the life of each learner. Character traits such as honesty, kindness and loyalty are taught within the learner and teacher support materials. The learner observes Godly living in the Christian character illustrations and applies these lessons to their own lives. This character-training prepares the learner to deal with the joys and challenges of everyday life.
Teach them how to live, not just how to make a living!
“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6