Accelerated Christian Education Ministries

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A.C.E. provides Bible-based K-12 curriculum, consisting of reading programs, core subjects, electives, and student programs. A.C.E. equips churches and parents in the training of their children with character-building academic curriculum like none other.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Accelerated Christian Education Ministries
P.O. Box 2707
Hendersonville, TN 37077-2707


Phone: 615-612-5200


Organization details

EIN: 752819736

CEO/President: Esther Howard


Board size: 0


Ruling year: 2000

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Academic achievement is one of the greatest strengths of A.C.E. School of Tomorrow®. Graduates from the A.C.E. program are attending more than 1,400 colleges and universities globally with outstanding performance.

Conventional educational programs take the student through a spiral of material while introducing him to new skills in sequence. Since students are grouped chronologically, they are lockstepped and receive the same material at the same time. However, students do not necessarily all have the same level of maturity as others of their chronological age, and their natural learning rates are not lockstepped with other students. The above-average student may master the skill the first time he is exposed to it, the average student may pick up part of it, and the below-average student will often grasp only a minimum amount or fail to understand it entirely. As the spiral continues, some students stay out in front while others are left behind for a season (or for good).

The A.C.E. program is designed around a new format: that of building skill upon skill. The scope and sequence ignores the concept of grade level and moves with continuous progress beginning with the first skill to be mastered. Depending on their ability and motivation levels, students may move ahead rapidly or take as long as necessary, but each student masters the material.

As the student moves upward, level after level, and moves into new concepts, he is far better prepared to learn because he has mastered the skill on the previous level. He does not advance until he has mastered each concept. He is not lockstepped with his classmates but is learning individually and completely before advancing. A.C.E. implements a unique and effective system.

Mission statement

To operate a private elementary and secondary school to provide a biblically based education in all branches of knowledge.

Statement of faith

We believe in:

The plenary, verbal inspiration of the Bible, equally and in all parts and without error;

The one God, eternally existent Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Who created man by a direct, immediate act;

The preexistence, incarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension to Heaven, and second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ;

The fall of man, the need for regeneration by the operation of the Holy Spirit through personal faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour on the basis of grace alone, and the resurrection of every person to either eternal life or eternal damnation;

The spiritual relationship of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, living a life of righteous works, separated from the world, and witnessing of His saving grace through the ministry of the Holy Spirit;

The Biblical mandate of the Great Commandment and the Great Commission for all Believers to proclaim the Gospel and to disciple all nations.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating779 of 102234 of 40
Fund acquisition rating447 of 102423 of 40
Resource allocation rating963 of 102438 of 40
Asset utilization rating589 of 102224 of 40

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$299,990$339,182$413,253$461,258$84,690
Short-term investments$4,314,574$4,181,026$4,277,589$4,165,204$4,257,549
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$9,226,569$8,792,050$8,196,435$8,247,501$7,849,713
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,817,658$1,817,658$1,817,658$1,817,658$1,817,658
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,817,658$1,817,658$1,817,658$1,817,658$1,817,658
Total assets$11,044,227$10,609,708$10,014,093$10,065,159$9,667,371
Payables and accrued expenses$209,300$175,602$95,410$187,755$58,731
Other current liabilities$507,208$484,346$488,976$478,506$476,566
Total current liabilities$716,508$659,948$584,386$666,261$535,297
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$716,508$659,948$584,386$666,261$535,297
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$10,322,719$9,942,760$9,383,707$9,338,898$9,030,074
With donor restrictions$5,000$7,000$46,000$60,000$102,000
Net assets$10,327,719$9,949,760$9,429,707$9,398,898$9,132,074
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$11,563$30,222$25,211$42,176$126,893
Program service revenue$1,484,253$1,490,857$1,591,177$1,611,441$1,746,888
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$226,977$240,030$10,666$13,761$120,615
Other revenue$861,924$845,852$734,121$830,998$715,857
Total other revenue$2,573,154$2,576,739$2,335,964$2,456,200$2,583,360
Total revenue$2,584,717$2,606,961$2,361,175$2,498,376$2,710,253
Program services$1,409,241$1,447,995$2,123,097$2,231,552$1,878,378
Management and general$797,517$638,913$0$0$0
Total expenses$2,206,758$2,086,908$2,123,097$2,231,552$1,878,378
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$377,959$520,053$238,078$266,824$831,875
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$377,959$520,053$238,078$266,824$831,875


Esther HowardPresident/Director$131,056
Scott SpencerExecutive Dir of Finance$105,317
Florence HesterSecretary/Director$57,842

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/12/2022. To update the information below, please email:


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