A.C.E. Electives

Although there are “electives” within many of the core subjects (for example World History or World Geography; Biology or Physical Science), A.C.E. also have a range of subjects from non-core learning areas such as music, the arts, and languages.

The samples shown do not cover all elective choices. Electives are shown in the SCEE Product Catalogue.

Art

Primary Levels “1-5”: Choose Art – A Biblical Art Series resources on CDs. CHOOSE ART was developed by a supervisor experienced in the A.C.E. resources. Choose Art explores the elements of line, shape, colour, texture, form, space and pattern. Choose Art is designed for use one hour per week.

Lower Secondary Level: Basic Beginning Art 73-84 – Twelve PACEs that look at techniques using a variety of media. Includes shadow, lighting and shading, colour, shapes and angles.

Upper Secondary (Credit level subject): Basic Advanced Art 97-108: Looks deeper at the elements introduced in Beginning Art. Includes perspective and is excellent for students wanting to consider technical drawing or architecture. Beginning Art is not required as a prerequisite, but students can get a lot starting at 97. Accelerate Christian Home Schooling provides a marking rubric and ideas for assessment.

 

Auto Mechanics

Auto Mechanics is a useful, but dated resource.

SCEE has been printing it since 2017, but the original text is very old.

Auto Mechanics covers the basics of nine car systems pre-computerisation.

If you are logged in, you can read specific notes on the structure of this subject.

 

Business

General Business 97-108 (Credit level subject) – A study introducing upper level secondary students to the world of business includes markets, consumer studies, advertising, corporations and industries, careers in business, production, labour, federal control (US), international business, banking and finance. Students should note that this is an old course, and based on American laws and taxes. It could not be considered current Australian information.

Business Maths 1-12 (Credit level subject) – The new Business Math is a high school elective designed to help students utilize their practical knowledge of basic arithmetic to solve various business activities. Beginning with a review of arithmetic fundamentals, this resource uses these skills in the following business application: calculating payroll, cheque and savings accounts, taxes, insurance, discounts, purchasing, pricing and selling.

Accounting 121-132 (Credit level subject) – This resource acquaints students with the nature, scope, vocabulary, and techniques of accounting. Intended to provide a firm foundation upon which to build, the resource includes introduction to assets, liabilities and capital, journalizing, ledger analysis, account management, balance sheet and income statement completion, accounting for sales and purchases, inventory control, tax preparation, and partnership and corporate accounting.

Communication

Speech 1-6 – A secondary English/Elective subject worth one credit and comprising six PACEs. This subject teaches the skill of public speaking and performance. See the Scope and Sequence here. If you are logged in, you can see specific notes on this subject and how it is assessed. Creative Communication Skills 1-6 – A secondary Bible/Elective subject worth one credit and comprising six PACEs. Based on a resource book, The Art of Storytelling, which must be purchased with the PACEs. The focus of this course is on Sunday School style story-telling. Bible Telling 1-12 – A secondary Bible/Elective subject worth two credits and comprising twelve PACEs. Two DVDs demonstrating story-telling are available for PACEs 1-6.

Languages

French 97-108 – A secondary Elective subject worth two credit and comprising twelve PACEs. Special emphasis on developing good reading skills. Single DVD required.

Spanish 1-12 – A secondary Elective subject worth two credit and comprising twelve PACEs. One DVD required for each PACE. As this is an expensive option (mainly expected that schools keep a stock of DVDs), this may not be a worthwhile choice for homeschoolers.

Rosetta Stone – An online language course. 30 languages to choose from. Languages are covered over several levels. Each level is worth one or two credits for secondary Elective subjects. One year’s license should be purchased for each child. If required levels are not completed in this time, another license must be purchased. SCEE is able to offer discounted licenses.

Music

Music 1-6 – A secondary Science/Elective subject worth one credit and comprising six PACEs.Two CDs are required. Covers some music theory, music appreciation, instruments, and introduces some classical and sacred music composers.

Nutrition and Health

Nutrition Science 1-6 – A secondary Science/Elective subject worth one credit and comprising six PACEs. Can be used as a core Science subject for Year 10 or for Year 12 General Certificates.

Health 1-6 – A secondary Science/Elective subject worth one credit and comprising six PACEs. Can be used as a core Science subject for Year 10 or for Year 12 General Certificates.

Samples of Elective PACEs

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Accounting
Primary Art
Secondary Art
Auto Mechanics
Greek
Music
Speech