Frequently Asked Questions

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What does ACSI do?
God has given us the opportunity to touch the lives of more than 5.5 million students worldwide by strengthening Christian schools and equipping Christian educators. We offer multiple services, including teacher and administrator certification, school accreditation, legal/legislative help, and curriculum publishing.
Where does ACSI work?

ACSI is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and has 28 regional offices in North America and around the globe (10 in the United States and 18 internationally). More than 23,000 schools from 100 countries are members.

  • 3,000 member schools (preschool to grade 12) in the United States
  • Over 20,000 member schools (preschool to grade 12)
  • internationally 120 member Christian colleges and universities
When was ACSI started?
ACSI was founded in 1978.
What is ACSI?
The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is a Christian educational organization. We advance excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing vital support functions for Christian schools.
How do I find a Christian school?
You can search our database of member schools.
How do I get connected with ACSI?

We'd love to welcome your school to the family of ACSI members! Contact an ACSI office in your region or explore the benefits of membership:

  • ACSI U.S.A.
  • ACSI International
Expected Student Outcomes
Blog May 9, 2022: Expected Student Outcomes: A Help, or Just Hype?

In the last five to ten years, there has been an increased emphasis on establishing expected student outcomes (ESOs) and using them throughout the school. Accreditation protocols at all levels require these student learning outcomes and colleges have used these as the basis for program and institutional effectiveness measures. Is this just a case of adopting some educational jargon, or is there an actual benefit behind this increased emphasis? In other words, are ESOs a help to schools in fulfilling their missions, or are they more educational hype?

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