About Us

OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE

To educate students in knowledge, wisdom, and Godly principles.

Destiny Intercultural Academy (DIA) was born out of a desire for a wholesome, Biblical education that places value on things beyond academics. We realize that while knowledge is important, wisdom is just as important and it is with that in mind that DIA was established. Academic excellence is key, but so is the development of character, awareness of their surroundings, passion for diversity, and other non-academic interests, such as music, sports, art, cooking, etc.

 

We believe that each child is unique in their God-given destiny, and as such, must be viewed as individuals with their own learning styles, interests, and purpose. It is why we chose the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum as the foundation of our school, which champions mastery learning and takes an individualized and independent approach to education. Additionally, Biblical principles and values are naturally embedded in the curriculum through the 90 characters of Christ that are weaved into every module. 

 

We are a homeschooling community where learning is focused on individual needs and there is a high degree of flexibility. At the same time, students learn in a community where students grow together in Christ.

Philosophy

Wholesome Education

We believe that education cannot stop at the mind and that nurturing the Biblical values of passion for diversity, openness, and the environment is key to developing wholesome individuals. There is more beyond academics; good, Godly character and interests in non-academic areas (such as art, music, sports, etc) create well-rounded individuals who will be able to fulfill their unique, God-given purpose in life.

 

Mastery Learning

Our curriculum focuses on giving students individualized attention in order to ensure that they have full mastery of a topic before moving onto the next. We believe that failure is a result of the lack of time and quality instruction. Thus, each student moves at their own pace and is given personalized instruction that suits their own unique approaches to learning. This allows students to accelerate in subjects that they are strong at and allows them time to truly master concepts that they find difficult. As a result, students do not feel pressured to slow down or keep up with their peers - the focus is solely on their own learning journey.

 

Spiritual Development

We believe that a profound understanding of God’s Words is crucial in the development of faith and wisdom. With the integration of Biblical principals and the 90 character traits of Christ, students are continuously exposed to and reaffirmed in their understanding of God and His Words.

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What is ACE?

The Accelerated Christian Education curriculum has been tried and proven to be very effective in providing all the basic academic disciplines as well as instilling Godly character into the lives of students.

 

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 ignore 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.

Each student learns essential academics and explores truths about God and His world without being pressured to keep up with a group.

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

 

The reasons why the A.C.E. program works can be summarized in these Seven Key Foundational Concepts:

 

  1. Integration of Biblical Principles (Scripture memory, wisdom principles)

  2. Godly Character Training (A.C.E. characters, 90 character traits of Christ) 

  3. Mastery-Based Learning

  4. Built-In Reinforced System of Learning

  5. Individualized Learning

  6. Development of Critical Thinking Skills

  7. Socialization