Academic Support Programs
A key part of ACSI's mission is to strengthen schools, and we do that by offering a variety of programs. You'll find links to information about each of them here, along with information on our customized services for early education and higher education programs.
Accreditation with ACSI engages schools in a vigorous, holistic process of organizational appraisal and improvement that engages every school constituent. Ours is a highly regarded Christian program for member schools.
ACSI's Early Education Department works with early education schools to strengthen programs and equip early educators as they prepare young children (ages birth through year five) spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively and influence children to love and follow Jesus Christ.
The Student Success Center exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators as they endeavor to address the plight of educationally disenfranchised children. The goal is to provide all children with an education that is distinctly Christian.
ACSI is privileged to be a part of God's robust worldwide movement in Christian schooling. The Global department is focused on serving two different international elements.
"International" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. that serve the expatriate community and often, a portion of the host country population. These schools use curricular programs originating outside their host country, employ internationally educated faculty, and specifically develop programs that prepare students for tertiary education outside the host country. Frequently, instruction is in English with a Western-style curriculum. The ACSI International School office serves international schools located in more than 77 countries from ACSI headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
ACSI proudly presents its newly-restructured Strategic Partnership Program, which includes companies, organizations, and ministries who have been carefully chosen to benefit you—our member schools—and to assist you in accomplishing your life-changing mission. Our goal is to proactively build long-term relationships with entities that thoughtfully align with the goals and purposes of Christian schooling and desire to assist you in your work as you educate the next generation of leaders.
As colleges and universities seek to be effective in preparing young hearts and minds for their vocations, ACSI desires to assist in that process and partner with higher education institutions worldwide. ACSI membership offers Christian colleges and universities the opportunity to engage their EE–12 colleagues in a variety of settings. ACSI member colleges cooperate in the Distinguished Christian High School Student Program and undergraduate and graduate Higher Education Approval Programs.
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?