Accreditation & Certification
Accreditation with ACSI engages schools in a vigorous, holistic process of organizational appraisal and improvement that engages every school constituent. Our program is a highly regarded Christian program for member schools. We have partnerships with all of the U.S. regional accreditation agencies and offer joint accreditation with numerous accrediting organizations.
Every step in our accreditation process is designed to be useful for driving improvement in private schools. If you are striving for excellence based on a solid Christian philosophy of education, consider exploring our program.
The purpose of ACSI Certification is to strengthen Christian schools by credentialing educators who meet established professional and biblical requirements. ACSI Certification promotes continued professional learning and increased effectiveness. Establishing and maintaining the certification of staff and administration is an essential step toward professional credibility and growth. Education is a process. Just as we encourage our students to grow and become life–long learners, we want to set the same example as their teachers and leaders.
ACSI certification establishes a framework for professional growth to occur over time, just like continuous school improvement.
26-27, April 2021
Since its beginning over 20 years ago, the International School Leader's Conference (ISLC) has been designed for busy school leaders to gather for challenging PD, networking, and time away from the busyness of leadership. This year's virtual two-day International School Leader Conference will feature live-streaming content and discussion centered around Christian School Leadership in a Time of Pandemic and Emerging Recovery.
ACSI Announces Appointment of New CIO
He will provide leadership in the areas of analyzing the association’s complex business needs, developing and implementing strategies for new technology solutions, and managing the Information Technology (IT) team.
Cabrera assumed his duties on October 1, 2020.
Cabrera joins ACSI with more than 28 years of experience in the IT field. Over the course of his career, he has built IT teams and helped produce high quality systems and software. He also previously served as an overseas missionary for 10 years.
Previously, Cabrera worked for HJCB Global at its Latin American office in Quito, Ecuador, as Director of Information Systems. He held the position of Vice President of Global Information Technology at its successor organization, Reach Beyond, IT Project Manager and Applications Development Manager at Young Life, and most recently served as IT Infrastructure Manager at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
“I’m very thankful to be joining ACSI to help in providing technical vision and clarity to this great organization,” Cabrera said. “My hope is that we can implement technical tools and services that will allow ACSI to grow and strengthen Christian schools, students and educators around the world.”
According to Dr. Larry Taylor, Cabrera is coming to the association at the right time as it moves forward with several new Strategic Initiatives. “Juan will play a significant role in supporting our new strategic plan that we announced last month,” Taylor said. “He is a perfect fit due to his wealth of experience in the IT field, and also because he is fluent in two languages and has spent significant time living and working in other cultures. He brings a lot to the table and will be a key player as ACSI continues to enhance its offerings and services to our members.”
To learn more about the ACSI, please visit the website at www.ACSI.org or Connect with the ACSI Care Team by calling 800-367-5391 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., 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 by offering 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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