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For more than 40 years, ACSI has faithfully lived out its mission around the world:

To strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Since our founding in 1978, our vision has steadfastly desired that:

ACSI will become a leading international organization that promotes Christian education and provides training and resources to Christian schools and Christian educators.

As our mission continues, ACSI is renewing our commitment to Christian schools and educators to help them deal with today’s challenging times—characterized by seismic cultural shifts and disruption. 

Today and into the future we will continue to assist, encourage and develop:

  • Schools that contribute to the public good through effective teaching and learning and that are biblically sound, academically rigorous, socially engaged, and culturally relevant; and
  • Educators who embody a biblical worldview, engage in transformational teaching and disciplining, and embrace personal and professional growth.

Over the past two years, ACSI has diligently sought the Lord's guidance through prayer, and is now positioning everything under three pillars: Advancing, Access and Advocacy. 

pillar_logoADVANCING – Leading Christ-centered education toward excellence and flourishing

ACCESS – Making Christ-centered education available and obtainable

ADVOCACY – Promoting and protecting Christ-centered education for today and tomorrow

This will allow ACSI to be laser-focused on promoting excellence in Kingdom education around the world in the months and years to come.

Discover how ACSI can serve you by taking the time to visit our updated website. We’re excited to journey with you by providing new opportunities and services.

We invite you to join us as together, we advance the cause of Kingdom Education today and into the future.

 

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Over the past two years, ACSI has diligently sought the Lord's guidance through prayer, and is now positioning everything under three pillars: Advancing, Access and Advocacy. 

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ACSI Reaches New Heights Digitally Hiring a new VP of Educational Resources, Expanding On-Demand Professional Development Learning & Launching a Bible Assessment

Jan 23, 2023, 12:03 PM by Caitlyn Berman

Colorado Springs, Colo.– The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is reaching new heights digitally by hiring Sevenstar CEO Brett Henry as the new Vice President of Educational Resources. Henry will continue to lead Sevenstar, a subsidiary of ACSI. His expanded role includes leading a team of content developers providing on-demand professional development for Christian educators and academically rigorous, biblical worldview infused Purposeful Design textbooks. In addition, the ACSI Bible Assessment is now available digitally to gauge students’ knowledge, understanding, and life application of scripture.

ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor is committed to equipping educators with 24/7 access to quality digital resources grounded in a biblical worldview.

“This is a new day at ACSI, and we are dedicated to live out the Great Commission by equipping and strengthening educators as they provide students with a solid Christian education,” he shared. “Brett Henry, CEO of Sevenstar and ACSI’s new VP of Educational Resources, has more than 17 years of service in Christian ministry and has already been leading the charge through Sevenstar in providing families with a flexible, Christ-honoring option through online student courses. He is the ideal candidate for this position.”

15 (1)Henry has spent a decade of his career in Christian education. He is the third CEO of Sevenstar, an accredited online option for courses taught from a biblical worldview, and serves as the second head of school for Sevenstar Academy. 

Henry anticipates that the developments at ACSI, including the new Bible Assessment, will help fulfill a real need for biblically based resources around the globe.

“I am humbled to join the dynamic team that Dr. Taylor is assembling at ACSI in this pivotal chapter of the organization’s history,” he shared. "I am especially excited about the mandate to expand access to Christian education across the globe, and firmly believe that the combined team efforts of Purposeful Design Publications, Sevenstar, and the digital initiatives will mark an indelible season.”

The digital library, titled ACSI PD powered by Campus, includes more than 500 hours of professional development courses ranging from topics including biblical worldview development and subject-specific strategies. Renowned speakers like John Stonestreet share their insights and best practices.

The platform, available now, will allow educators the flexibility to choose on-demand professional development courses that best suit their needs.

ACSI will also offer the ACSI Bible Assessment, a stand-alone standardized K-12 Bible Assessment focusing on students’ knowledge, understanding, and life application of scripture.

The assessment, available in both digital and paper formats, is not connected to any assessment program which allows Christian schools the freedom to incorporate it into their own unique schoolwide assessment plan.

ACSI Director of Assessment Programs David Smitherman believes this tool will support educators in evaluating their school’s Bible instructional program.

“We want to come alongside schools in providing a flexible online assessment that will help gauge the effectiveness of their Bible classes,” he shared. “It will assist Christian educators in identifying the mastery level of students by providing an Individual Student Performance Report, Performance Band Report, and Class Standard Level Performance Report.”

The Bible Assessment will be available for administration in the Spring of 2023.

Taylor believes that ACSI’s digital focus will serve to equip Christian educators with quality resources, ultimately strengthening the Christian education movement.

“This is another tremendous step in our continued growth in the digital arena,” he shared. “We are invested in providing educators with the best possible resources in preparing students to impact the world for Jesus Christ.”

About ACSI:

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ACSI exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. ACSI advances excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing vital support functions for Christian schools through multiple services including teacher and administrator certification, school accreditation, legal/legislative assistance, and curriculum publishing. Serving more than 25,000 schools in 108 countries, ACSI helps more than 5.5 million students worldwide connect to Christian education.

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About ACSI PD powered by Campus:

ACSI Professional Development powered by Campus brings on-demand learning to users. Annual subscriptions grant users 500 hours of best practices, inspiration, and experience with dynamic tracking of earned Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through a Virtual Professional Portfolio (VPP). Learn more about ACSI PD powered by Campus by visiting the website at https://www.acsi.org/digital.

About the ACSI Bible Assessment:

The assessment was developed for grades K-12 by a team of 100 Christian school educators representing all grade levels. Utilizing the most commonly used Bible textbooks and series among Christian schools, the test focuses on students’ knowledge, understanding, and life application of scripture. It is designed to assist Christian educators in identifying the mastery level of students in these three areas, and, as a program diagnostic tool, to support these educators in evaluating their school’s Bible instructional program. For more information, go to your.acsi.org/ABA, email assessmentsupport@acsi.org, connect with the student assessment program team through our form at your.acsi.org/SAPTeam, or call the ACSI care Team at (800) 367-0798.