Who we are?
We are homeschooling families who want our children to love learning and excel in their education. Our students get the best of both worlds-- they have the opportunity to do school at home with family, while having the support and enrichment of a classroom teacher and the opportunity to learn and interact with their peers on a regular basis. We think creativity is very important and we encourage it. A.C.E. will inspire your children to: question like a scientist, design like a technologist, build like an engineer, create like an artist, perform like a musician, deduce like a mathematician – and, most importantly – play like a kid!
Our program was started by a homeschooling mom who saw the need for this type of environment and began to look for opportunities to create it. She has taught in the local school district and is now homeschooling her son and grand children. She found the support she needed with other educators and partnered with them to form A.C.E.
Our mission is to embrace creativity as a part of learning and to foster an atmosphere for our learners to love learning and excel in academics using all learning styles, so no one is truly left behind.
Everyone sends and receives messages through sensory channels: seeing, hearing, and hands-on interaction. Some researchers include the sense of touch in the list. Learning occurs as we process information through all these channels. Research indicates, however, that each individual has a dominant learning channel or style. For example, one youth may learn best by seeing, but would have to consciously develop the other senses in order to learn as well from them. Because not all youth learn the same way, we need to provide learning experiences and opportunities to see, hear, and do each time new material is presented.
Auditory – likes group discussions and oral presentations. Remembers what they or someone else says.
Visual – likes viewing or drawing pictures, illustrations, diagrams, and charts to illustrate and learn concepts.
Kinesthetic – prefers to be physically involved in the subject, role playing, doing an experiment, learning by doing. Learner needs direct involvement.
Tactile – touch is the key to learning. Making a product, feeling a product, or different textures helps learner remember.
-Small Class Sizes
-Educational Field Trips or Family events
-Fosters an atmosphere of community & family
-Resource Center on campus
-Parent support and workshops
-Creative Enrichment Class
-Carefully screened, knowledgeable, caring, and nurturing staff
-Organized sports & recreation
-On campus library
-Curriculum advice and support
-Credentialed teacher meets with families regularly
-Enclosed play area
-4-H projects and classes