Covenant Christian School utilizes the Accelerated Christian Education Curriculum. ACE is a Bible-based, Christian K–12 curriculum, consisting of reading programs, core curriculum, required electives, and additional instruction programs. Some courses are enhanced with CDs, DVDs, and computer software.
Covenant Christian School Co-op utilizes the Accelerated Christian Education Curriculum for students in pre-k through 6th grade. Students 7th and up have many more options in both curriculum and learning environments. To learn more about the Co-op curriculum options, visit the Knoxville Co-op page.

Core Curriculum

Core curriculum provides students with academics, skill building, reading practice, character and wisdom training, and knowledge of God and His Word. This complete package begins with reading development and progresses through high school, giving students a solid foundation for pursuing their life goals.

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.

Each core subject consists of 12 PACEs (Packet of Accelerated Christian Education) per level. Typical students work daily on one PACE in each subject and may be performing at varying levels. The diagnostic test results help to identify academic weaknesses and prescribe a path to help students catch up. Most students complete at least 70 PACEs per year, while maintaining academic balance by completing about the same number of PACEs in each assigned subject.

Core Subjects:

  • Math (Levels K12)
  • English (Levels K12)
  • Literature and Creative Writing (Levels 28)
  • Social Studies (Levels K12)
  • Science (Levels K12)
  • Word Building (Levels K9)
  • Bible Reading (Levels 16)


Readmaster Plus is an educational software suite that enhances students’ educational experiences while challenging their learning. Readmaster Plus offers four distinct computer software programs:

  • Readmaster® improves reading rate and comprehension skills for Levels 1–12.
  • Typemaster® teaches computer keyboard skills for Levels 1–6.
  • Math Builder® provides drill and practice in math concepts for Levels 1–6.
  • Word Builder improves spelling, word usage, and pronunciation for Levels 2–8.

Electives and Additional Instruction Programs

In order to enhance the core curriculum, A.C.E. offers a number of other programs and courses beneficial to academic growth and development. Each of these courses adds interest and enhancement to the core curriculum and to other learning activities.