__________American Academy Curriculum__________
The academic program of the American Academy uses The School of Tomorrow Curriculum and other supportive curriculum which is recognized and used nationwide. The School of Tomorrow, also known as Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), is a Christian based curriculum. The educational emphasis of the American Academy presents an individualized educational program which results in student mastery of educational competencies and course requirements.
Curriculum Key Elements:
1. Assures mastery of course content.
2. Individualized to meet each student's needs.
3. Complete and comprehensive.
4. Promotes goal setting and rewards achievement.
5. Encourages student responsibility and self-motivation.
6. Self-instructional mastery based work texts.
The American Academy’s curriculum is ideally suited to the Home School environment. It does not require time consuming and often overwhelming lesson preparation. Instead, the parent serves as a partner in the learning process. The School of Tomorrow curriculum uses Self-Teaching Units called "Paces". Students work at their own pace and rate of comprehension, enabling a student to complete a school year's work each year.
The curriculum is individualized to each student, using a series of academic assessment and placement tests, which pinpoint academic strengths and weaknesses. This testing provides the information necessary to place the child exactly where he or she will best succeed, while reinforcing academic learning gaps.
The Academy Core Curriculum includes five major academic disciplines: Mathematics, English, Social Studies, Science, and Word Building (traditionally called language arts or spelling) along with other required high school courses and electives. Each Core Curriculum subject contains 144 units of curriculum beginning with pre-school, kindergarten and grade level 1 and ending with grade level 12. The exceptions to this are Math (which contains 132 units) and Word Building (which concludes at the end of the ninth level).
Each curriculum level course consists of 10 to 12 units. Normally, a student will complete 60 to 72 units in one academic year; however, this will vary according to the student's ability and grade level. The student who is more skilled may progress at a faster rate. One who is slower is encouraged to do his best while working on his level of proficiency and proceeding, as he is capable. The typical student, then, is working on one unit in each of the five or more subjects. However, the units may be on varying levels, according to the academic prescription based on diagnostic testing.
Curriculum Scope and Sequence
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