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Spring ForwardSpring: a time for new life, refreshment, and cleaning up. In that vein, it's a great time to evaluate your school's textbooks in terms of biblical integration, academic excellence, and relevancy. Are your students being prepared, both academically and spiritually? Is the classroom material up to date and applicable? Purposeful Design Publications' Spring Forward promotion is happening now, so take advantage of the great benefits! You'll save your school money and put these excellent textbooks in the hands of your teachers. 

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Stronger Faculty = Stronger School

Few people willingly sign up for anything that resembles extra work. But when that work results in a better return on investment, it’s well worthwhile. That’s the bottom line of educator certification, and the “payoff” manifests itself in student outcomes.

Is Your School Accomplishing Its Mission?

Christian schools are uniquely positioned to help students connect what they believe with how they live. As a school leader, you’re responsible for providing an environment that encourages a holistic view of faith and practice.

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At Christian schools, academic excellence should be as high a priority as spiritual excellence. The Purposeful Design Publications staff know that and have created a line of textbooks that helps schools make that vision a reality.

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ACSI publications, such as Christian School Education, are stimulating and practical. Conferences provide professional growth and fellowship for our teachers, administrators, and board members. I am grateful for counsel received from qualified and internationally experienced ACSI personnel.
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Featured Resources
Religious Hiring—Discriminating on a Religious Basis in Employment Decisions

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees that U.S. employers which are established as religious organizations may discriminate on a religious basis when hiring and making personnel decisions.

What Schools Must Prove to Make Employee Decisions on Faith

Several court cases have examined the religious organization and religious criteria requirements. Member schools must be able to show not only their religious nature, but they also must be able to articulate religious criteria for the employment decisions they make.

Ten Reasons for Religious Staffing

For over thirty years, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, has honored the right of faith-based organizations to choose the employees who can best further their missions, by explicitly acknowledging in section 702(a) their freedom to use religious criteria when making employment decisions. This religious staffing option is not an exemption from the Civil Rights Act, but a freedom incorporated into it.

Upcoming Worldwide Events
International School Leaders Conference
Apr 30, 2017 - May 3, 2017

High-quality conferences designed specifically for leaders in international Christian schools

PFO 2017
Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 7, 2017

An annual conference for teachers, boarding parents, administrators, and their families headed to international Christian schools

International Student Program (ISP) Personnel Training
Jun 24, 2017 - Jul 1, 2017

This indepth week of training for K–12 educators will provide ISP coordinators, administrators, and teachers insight into the cultural differences, language challenges, program organization, and classroom implications of teaching international students in a K–12 Christian school setting

Online Community Discussions 
Tuition/Work Exchange     
Parents owning their own businesses (most often tradesman) have expressed interest in exchanging work for tuition at our school. Has anyone had successful experiences with arrangements like this?
Elementary Science Lab   
Do you have any recommendations for curriuclum for an elementary science lab?...Response: Our school has used various curriculums, but several years ago we adopted ACSI's Purposeful Design Science Series and have been beyond pleased!
Board Training Handbook
I am putting together a handbook for training new board members. I am looking for some tried and true ideas/methods to include in this handbook. Do any of you have some suggestions?