Prayer Tower Christian Academy
Prayer Tower Christian Academy and Children’s Programs is one of several areas of ministry under Prayer Tower Ministries. Our “Love a Child” program offers academic tutoring, schooling, before and after school care, and day care. These programs also provide meals and snacks for the children. We believe in feeding the whole person.
The school uses the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) program, which comes from the School of Tomorrow. In this self-paced program, students work at a level and rate of accomplishment that is right for them. The ACE curriculum is nationally accredited and their credits have been accepted by colleges and universities nationally as well as internationally. The names of colleges and universities that have accepted graduates from schools using the ACE curriculum can be found on the School of Tomorrow’s web site at http://www.schooloftomorrow.com.
The vision is to assist residents of the Veteran’s Transitional Home with a transitional plan that addresses the needs of the family, not just housing the individual. The school will be available to educate and tutor the children of our residents as well as the public. There will also be before and after school care as well as day care for children who are too young or immature to meet the qualifications for our pre-school program. The school is currently designed to accommodate children up to the eighth grade.
Accelerated Christian Education's concepts are based on the following Five Basic Laws of Learning:
The Four Keys to Accelerated Christian Education
The A.C.E. Model adapts to the learning speed of the child. This is unlike the "Public School Model" where the group is lock-stepped regardless of the student's academic abilities. The A.C.E. Model allows the child to progress independently through the curriculum and not as a group. The "Public School Model" holds back the faster learner and forces all the students forward regardless of their "learning gaps". Over a million alumni demonstrate that Individualized learning produces academic excellence.
Students are given a diagnostic test to determine current academic ability and to clearly identify any learning gaps within all subjects. For example, the child's English grammar may be above his/her grade level. However their punctuation skills may be below grade level. The child is then placed in curriculum at his/her academic performance grade level in each subject and the learning gaps are then addressed.
The Students learn through setting daily goals and are challenged by marking their achievement. This key to learning allows the child to visualize and plan daily progress. This unique discipline of A.C.E. places responsibility and accountability on the student for learning, thus establishing a lifetime appreciation for goal setting and achievement.
The Biblical value of excellence in all things we do is translated into mastering subject content. This is the foundation upon which all future learning is built. The A.C.E. Model reinforces honest achievement that results in advancement. Students must master a minimum of 80% of the material before advancing.