I say "too much" as a student who has taken the most difficult classes. There is a certain degree of flexibility depending on how motivated you are academically, but if you really want all the best, you've got to work HARD. Some assignments may seem trivial at times, but they all work together for a larger goal: to produced a well-educated mind. For many the workload may seem too great, to others just right, but regardless, ACE is a place for those who CARE about learning and want to get the most out of a book they possibly can.
The foundation of ACE is rooted in character. All students are taught about many different character traits throughout the year and have corresponding homework activities that reinforce the trait. Integrity is central to ACE, and it is always reinforced in the instruction of each subject from Science to Latin.
Excellent academics and instructors, but the curriculum is challenging and is no easy task to complete. The classical influence is warmly welcomed as an alternative and still very valid way to educate students. I have learned so much at this school, but the work load can be taxing at times. Of course that somewhat depends on the level of classes you desire at the high school level. If your willing to work hard and put in the time you will excel at ACE.