NO HOMEWORK CONCEPT
Each day has 24 hours. Let’s start by breaking down the hours; it is recommended by the CDC (Center of Disease Control) that school aged students’ sleep 11 to 12 hours per day. Teens are recommended to sleep 9-10 hours. Sleep time is necessary for healthy cell growth, and robust Internal organs function.
We at CRISDA believe that 7 hours schoolwork is and should be more than enough when used appropriately. When learning time is used correctly, homework should not be necessary. Studies have been conducted nationwide providing homework to be one of the highest stress related topic affecting families today, after finances.
The Educational System
At CRISDA we work with the Accelerated Christian Education Program (ACE) that provides an educational material that goes beyond simply helping students learn the academics required to enter collage or get a good job. We desire to build in each student a life-long burning passion to learn and grow spiritually. It is one thing to want children to be successful and quite another to provide the academic and character training to ensure this accomplishment.
Three levels of learning
The Accelerated Christian Education staff wants children to be successful. But, more than this, A.C.E. provides the tools for training children so they can have the opportunity to be productive. The life of each child is too precious to be left to chance. Consequently, A.C.E. has invested millions of dollars developing a curriculum that can equip children so they will know how to think, act, and live. A.C.E.’s individualized program introduces children to concrete and abstract reasoning skills at appropriate age levels in conjunction with maturation stages. Writers and editors have carefully developed a scope and sequence with vocabulary that moves from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract as students progress from kindergarten through graduation. This Christian curriculum is structured to include all three levels of the learning process: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
KNOWLEDGE – Before adolescence, children focus on each new concept from a mastery viewpoint line upon line, precept upon precept; focus is on the who, what, where, and when of information. Educators refer to this information as the knowledge dimension. However, there is development from this stage of learning to cognitive learning.
UNDERSTANDING – With adolescence, students concentrate on concepts that expand to the abstract or cognitive level; the focus is on why and how. This is referred to as the understanding dimension of life. Students learn not only facts (knowledge) but also how these facts relate to culture, science, and history (understanding).
WISDOM – Another, and perhaps the chief distinctive of the A.C.E. curriculum, is its focus on wisdom. Most curriculum publishers focus on knowledge (facts and information), and some publishers include understanding (relationship of information). Accelerated Christian Education curriculum is distinctive in its inclusion of wisdom as a deliberate aspect of the learning process.
Godly character training is part of the CRISDA learning experience provided through the ACE curriculum. It prepares students to welcome and accept challenges and future opportunities. Sixty character traits, such as kindness, loyalty, and honesty, are taught within the curriculum. Students can observe character development in the true-to-life character strips and then apply the Godly character lessons to their own lives.