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 and Ron Blue Institute Partner to Offer Biblical Personal Finance Course to Christian School Students
The Biblical Personal Finance Curriculum is a six-week offering consisting of six modules that will train students in basic financial literacy, including the four uses of money (live, give, owe and grow). Teachers will have access to an online portal providing lesson plans, project outlines, test and quiz questions, and additional materials.
“The most important thing we want every student to walk away with is the understanding of how they work out their faith through their finances,” said Ron Blue Institute President, Michael Blue.
The goal of this course is that students’ hearts and heads would “intersect so they have the freedom in their checkbook to be free to pursue God and His mission in the world,” he explained.
Developed over a three-year period in collaboration with current high school teachers, this curriculum brings to life the concepts of living within a budget, avoiding debt, and growing healthy savings.
Ron Blue, CEO of Ron Blue Institute, believes it is imperative for individuals to get the right perspective on finances. “We have proven that a biblical worldview approach to money and money management works,” he said. “We feel the relationship with ACSI is our first significant opportunity to reach into the high school world.”
ACSI President, Dr. Larry Taylor, anticipates that this partnership will be key for high school students in their preparation for college and life beyond high school.
“This is ACSI’s first time entering into a partnership to offer training specifically designed for equipping students— these young adults—with a biblically-based understanding of finances,” Taylor expressed. “I am excited to see the impact this course will have on the next generation.”
Both ministries believe in the initiative from a missional standpoint and see the course as a discipleship opportunity with the potential for significant impact.
“We feel that what God has given us is a message that is simple, always relevant and easily repeatable, so that we can show the world that God’s word speaks to finances,” Ron Blue said. “And, if He speaks to finances, my thought is, doesn’t He speak to the rest of our life also?”
This online course will be available to ACSI member schools at your.acsi.org/rbi for the special rate of $27.50 per student, including teacher training materials at no additional cost.
To learn more about ACSI, please visit the website at www.ACSI.org or connect with the ACSI Care Team by calling (800)367-0798 or at email@example.com.
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 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 Ron Blue Institute:
Ron Blue Institute exists to help today’s Christian students understand how money truly works to confidently integrate their faith into every area of their lives, including finances. Through curriculum, consulting, tools and resources, Ron Blue Institute’s mission is to educate and steward students at both high schools and colleges.
For more information on the ministry, visit ronblueinstitute.com or follow Ron Blue Institute on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ronblueinstitute/ or on Twitter at @RonBlueInst.