I have used A.C.E. for 6 years now beginning with 6th grade through high school. All 3 children have used it and we add additional electives through a variety of sources.
I was so afraid of homeschooling because I did not study education, however, the self paced instruction (at least at this level) has literally been a Godsend! The kids each work at their own pace, I am organized as to their schedules. We use the goal cards and they know what pages to work on for each class.
School is never a fight, they accomplish their core classes usually within 3 hours or so, I sit with them to cover any difficult concepts (usually math or english) and they have a lot of free time to pursue other interests. We have added the videos for high school science classes and have used them for some math (but hasn’t been necessary).
The only class i will not try again is Geometry, the entire year was proofs and it was very complicated even with tutoring. Other than that, I would highly recommend this all in one approach.
It is not overwhelming for parent or child, my oldest got college scholarships and is doing well. My youngest just tested into honors classes for high school and my middle child struggles with mild dyslexia and some learning difficulties. This program has enabled them each to excel at their own pace – with God’s help.