What is core curriculum?
The term “core” is used to distinguish the foundational courses from the enhancement courses in Accelerated Christian Education’s expanded curriculum. Core curriculum provides students with academics, skill building, reading practice, character and wisdom training, and knowledge of God and His Word.
The core curriculum includes basic academic disciplines that focus on essential educational needs: Math, English, Literature and Creative Writing, Social Studies, Science and Word Building (spelling). Each core subject contains 156 PACEs from kindergarten through Level 12. Exceptions are math (144 PACEs), Word Building, and Literature and Creative Writing (for Levels 2 through 8). Some core courses are enhanced with DVDs, videos, computer software, projects and laboratory experiments.
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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.
Thai language, Culture and History is one of core subjects offered at MICS. It is a requirement of Thailand Ministry of Education that every international school in Thailand must teach Thai language, Culture and History to every Thai and non-Thai students. At MICS, every Thai and non-Thai students gets to experience Thai language, Culture and History in a learning friendly environment. Students benefit from local community and many learning centers about the King’s Economic Sufficiency Philosophy around our neighborhood.
Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, & Calculus
The mathematics curriculum provides a logical orderly method of taking the student from the known to the unknown. Student will be encouraged to recognize God as the God of order and absolutes
From four-function math to algebra to differential calculus, the student learns how to approach mathematical problems in a well-grounded, logical step by step manner.
Grammar and Usage
The ACE curriculum develops optimum language skills through its balance scope and sequence. Each level moves student step by step, continually building on traditional grammar and usage concepts. Ongoing review and testing provide regular evaluation of the student's progress in thinking, reading, and writing skills. Each unit tegates Biblical and character building principles.
The course includes extensive drill in the eight parts of speech with guided, step-by-step practice in research, essay writing, and the research paper.
Word Structure and Spelling
Word Building is a vocabulary controlled study of levelappropriate words, root words, prefixes, suffixes, etc. Word Building increases students vocabulary base and reinforces their confidence and capability in spelling
Basic spelling rules are introduced and illustrated for the younger child. Older students leam the meanings of prefixes, suffixes, and root words so that they can build new words and expand their vocabulary.
Animal Science, Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, & Physics
The science curriculum takes the student's natural curiosity about his physical environment and helps him build a solid foundation based on Biblical principles. All the science texts are presented from a Biblical perspective in approach and content
Younger students perform simple experiments that coincide with the text with parental involvement in the learning process. Higher Level students will experience experiments guided by a supervisor in a real laboratory setting at the school.
History, Geography, Economics, & Government
Social Studies looks at world history and cultures from the perspective of God as the Designer, Creator, and Controller of the universe. Beginning in the Garden of Eden, man's failure to abide by the principles is traced throughout history. The curriculum gives many illustrations of individuals who have practiced the precepts of God through the ages. The material stresses a citizen's Biblical responsibility.
This is a Godly perspective and guidance to career choice and success. A variety of comprehension activities including map activities and deductive reasoning are also provided in the curriculum.
Literature and Literature & Creative Writing
In the Literature and Creative Writing course, younger students are encouraged to experience reading as a pleasure, ACE's Fictional characters lead the student through foundational concepts of writing. Many opportunities are given for creative thinking and writing along with written comprehension exercise.
In completing the literature course, older students get a sampling of the classics as well as more modern literature. With each book, they complete a study guide of questions, and in many cases, write an appropriate essay.
English level IV provides students at the top end of the curriculum with examples and analyses of the best literature from various writers and literary periods of British and American literature.