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.
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ACSI Announces New Director of Digital Initiatives
Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce Sarah Loncar as the new Director of Digital Initiatives. Her responsibilities will include curating digital content for the Christian education sector, convening schools through digitally facilitated networking, and creating new digital opportunities.
She will begin her new role Aug. 17.Loncar assumes this position with eight years in Christian education. Most recently, she served as the ACSI Learning and Development Manager. Before her time at ACSI, she spent four years as the Digital Learning Coordinator and as an educator at Valley Christian School in Youngstown, Ohio— a school of which she is an alumna.
She has a passion for equipping educators with quality resources and professional development.
“Technology allows us to connect globally in an instant,” she shared. “I am passionate about cultivating content from and for Christian educators around the world.”
The position is aligned with ACSI’s “Three Pillar” Strategic Plan, focused on providing educators worldwide with access to relevant, Christ-centered materials and professional development.
ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor believes Loncar brings a wealth of experience and specific expertise to this role.
“Mrs. Loncar has been a tremendous asset as the Learning and Development Manager,” he said. “I look forward to seeing the Kingdom impact this position and the strategic reshaping of ACSI will have on our educators across the globe.”
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. Serving more than 23,000 schools in 100 countries, ACSI helps more than 5.5 million students worldwide connect to Christian education.