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 ACSI A.C.E. Student Success Center (formerly Urban School Services) 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.
ACSI Appoints New VP for Public Policy, General Counsel
August 18, 2020
ACSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Novotny as its new Vice President for Public Policy and General Counsel. Combining his unique background in both the legal profession and Christian school administration, Novotny will focus on protecting and promoting the interests of ACSI and its member schools.
ACSI releases findings from nationwide survey of Christian schools’ reopening plans and outlook for the fall
August 12, 2020
The Association of Christian Schools International is pleased to announce the release of data from its second nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on reopening plans and the financial outlook for fall 2020. Nearly 550 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and school sizes responded to the survey, which was conducted in late July.