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Why Christian Schooling?

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The choice you make for your children's education shapes them academically, spiritually, and in their worldview and skills. At Christian schools, the faculty and staff are equipped to address each of these developing areas of a child's life. These schools take seriously the responsibility to develop children's minds, but they don't distance God from academics. They know that developing skills in young people is essential to helping them reach their God-given potential. 

This Just In...
ACSI Children Education Fund supports Educational Choice

The ACSI Children Education Fund (ACEF) supports educational choice and innovation through school vouchers, scholarship tax credit programs, education savings accounts and other choice programs that provide parents the opportunity to choose a Christ-centered education for their children.

Customized Learning Coming Your Way

As educators, we’re as unique as the diverse schools we represent. Our professional development should also be unique. Find out what you can expect in our region at this fall’s ACSI Professional Development Forum!

Seventh Grader Wins Spelling Bee

ACSI congratulates Rohan Rajeev, a student at Oklahoma Christian School who won the 2016 ACSI National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.

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ACSI Membership connects your school with a community of Christian educators, along with tools, services, and professional development opportunities.

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Member Testimonials
Note to an ACSI Regional Director the day after a district meeting: I loved your strength and passion yesterday... You were inspired and inspiring. 
Mark Beadle 
Sevenstar Academy, Cincinnati, OH
Time and again I find myself challenged and inspired by the commentary in the ACSI ConNEXUS forums. When taken together there's a tremendous amount of practical guidance and wisdom day after day. It's a great blessing. 
Brian Hazeltine 
Algoma Christian School, Kent City, MI
The ACSI accreditation process was very helpful. It helped make our program better. Thank you. 
Mary Sue Hale
Cross of Hope Lutheran Preschool
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(Early Education to grade 12)
8 Regional Offices
ACSI has touched
the lives of more than
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ACSI serves
Christian schools in
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Featured Resources
2.1 Leadership MATTERS: Leaders Eat Last

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't; Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood: A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry; "How to Become a Transformative CEO"; and more.

2.3 Leadership MATTERS: Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It; Learning from the Best Volume Two: Growing Greatness that Endures in the Christian School; "Fostering English Learners' Confidence"; and more.

3.2 Leadership MATTERS: Ten Practices of Effective Boards

In this issue: Ten Practices of Effective Boards, Mission Directed: Governing Your Christian School with Purpose, “Leadership GRIT: What New Research Reveals”, How PLCs Do Data Right” A review of each book or article available now!

Upcoming Worldwide Events
Professional Development Forum 2016
Sep 22, 2016 - Nov 23, 2016

Over the past five years, we've given you the opportunity to talk back to us about your needs. Just as effective teachers assess and respond to the needs of their students, ACSI is modifying how we deliver professional development in response to you. As a result of your feedback, in the fall of 2016 you'll experience a new professional development opportunity through the ACSI Professional Development Forum.

International School Job Fair
Nov 1, 2016 - Nov 9, 2016

An annual U.S. event that connects international school representatives and sending agencies with potential hires.

International Christian Educator Conference—Asia
Nov 23, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016

A high-quality professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and staff serving in international Christian schools around the world.

Online Community Discussions 
Teachers Mentoring Teachers    
I just had a meeting with two of my very experienced teachers. They are interested in starting a teacher mentoring program with two ideas in mind. One is to mentor teachers who are new to our school and the other is to professionally mentor teachers who are new to our profession. I am seeking assistance from anyone who has an established mentoring program.     
Maternity Leave Policy
I need to create a maternity leave policy for my school. Is anyone willing to share their policy?    
School/Church Relations  
I am at a Christian School that is attached to a church. I was looking for ideas to help build the relationship. Sometimes there feels like an us vs. them mentality. I would like to build the fellowship between the church and the school. I have some ideas but I am looking to see if people have tried things that have worked.