Mountain View Christian Home School has drawn from the conventional textbook format and divided it into bite sized, achievable, workbooks called PACEs.
Each PACE is more or less equivalent to a unit in a textbook. Each Level consists of 12 PACEs in each subject. PACEs integrate Godly character-building lessons into the academic content and are carefully designed to develop thinking skills and create mastery learning.
Students begin their PACE work by setting their goals, the concepts they will learn, a Bible verse, and a corresponding character trait. From the very beginning of each PACE they know what is expected and they assume the responsibility for their own learning.
Full color explanations and illustrations add excitement to each lesson, and innovative learning activities reinforce the interesting text material.
Each PACE contains checkups which are mini tests covering a section of the PACE. If mastery in an area is not achieved, the checkup will reveal that weak area. Students can then take the time necessary to review and learn those concepts.
Upon completion of the activities and checkups, the students prepare to take the self test, a practice test. Here students evaluate themselves and a supervisor/tutor determines readiness for the final test. When the self test is successfully completed, the student turns in the PACE and takes the final test the next school morning. The final test objectively measures student mastery of the material.