Welcome to ACSI Higher Education
Institutions of Christian higher education have a crucial role in training future leaders, educators, and workers for service worldwide. They commendably fill this role and continue to meet the critical need for well-trained, biblically sound teachers, administrators, leaders, and others.
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 the Higher Education Accreditation Program.
Higher Education Accreditation Program (HEAP)
The Higher Education Accreditation Program (HEAP) is offered to currently accredited ACSI member Christian liberal arts colleges, universities, and Bible colleges. Colleges and universities seeking to participate in the program must give evidence of a commitment to preparing teachers and administrators to serve in Christian schools and must show they are encouraging their graduates to prayerfully consider serving in Christian schools around the world.
ACSI Announces New Global Core Standards Leader, Key Changes to Structure
Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce several key changes in its global structure designed to enhance outreach and missional alignment as it moves forward with its “Three Pillars” Strategic Plan.
As part of its restructuring, the organization welcomes Dr. Debbie MacCullough as the new Director of Global Core Standards. Her primary responsibilities will include identifying and writing biblically based core standards for global implementation and assessment.
She began this role Oct. 1, 2021.
ACSI Senior Vice President of Global Mike Epp believes the development of global core standards in Christian education will enhance quality in practices such as teacher certification and school improvement internationally.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. MacCullough to her new position on the ACSI Global team,” he said. “This is a huge step toward ensuring excellent, Christ-centered education across the world.”MacCullough brings more than 25 years of experience in education, both in the U.S. and the Philippines. She holds degrees in Bible, elementary education and mathematics education. Most recently, she served ACSI Global as a Higher Education Consultant, training Christian leaders from emerging nations from a distinctly biblical point of view.
“I am looking forward to working with the ACSI Global team in preparing core standards for our schools,” MacCullough shared. “Christian education, worldwide, could become where God begins a new reformation and it is a joy to work for continued improvement in these schools and from our teachers."
ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor shared his vision for the strategic restructuring.
“We want to be sure we recognize and emphasize in the ‘I’ in ACSI,” he said. “Part of that effort includes investing in the development, implementation, and assessment of global core standards, and we look forward to the great talent Dr. MacCullough will bring to this position.”
In another move related to global alignment, ACSI is changing the title of its current ACSI India office to ACSI South Asia, as the office oversees multiple countries in southern Asia. This transition will extend the benefits of membership, services and networking to a much larger geographic area.
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. ACSI supports more than 5,000 member schools throughout the United States and around the world, which collectively serve approximately 1.2 million students. Through additional training programs, materials, and expertise provided to other educational groups worldwide, ACSI’s overall influence and positive impact reaches more than 26,000 schools operating in 100 countries, together serving 5.5 million people.