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.
Since Peter Greer and Chris Horst wrote their inspirational book Mission Drift in 2014, Christian organizations have rightly focused on ways to remain true to their mission for the long term. Greer and Horst coined the term “Mission True” to denote organizations whose missions are truly their North Star. Inherent in the title of the book, and articulated throughout the chapters, is the assumption that organizations will default to drifting away from their mission—unless they intentionality guard that mission.
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ACSI and Ed-Tech Company, Campus, Work to Create Dynamic Digital Content, Learning Opportunities for Christian Schools, Educators, and Students
Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Campus are excited to announce an innovative initiative and collaborative effort designed to provide Christian educators with access to dynamic online content, professional development courses, and digitally delivered student resources.
The joint initiative is aligned with ACSI’s Three Pillar Strategic Plan and Campus’ passion to meet the demands of today’s students, faculty, and school leaders. It is focused on advancing Christian education by providing more educators and students with access to quality Christian courses and materials.
Campus is an ed-tech company that is building the future of online education. The organization creates courses and tools that are engaging and transformative for students, faculty and administrators.
Leaders from both organizations share a goal of leveraging high quality digital resources for Christian educators and students at traditional schools, home-school communities and the growing market of nontraditional educational delivery strategies.
ACSI President Dr. Larry Taylor emphatically believes now is the time for ACSI to invest in the digital education market.
“Our motivation has always been to equip Christian educators in their mission to prepare students for a life with Christ,” he shared. “After seeing how nimble our schools have been over the past year in leveraging technology, we are looking forward to making a robust library, or ecosystem, of biblically centered digital content accessible for teachers, students and parents across the globe.”
Darren Campbell, Campus Founder & CEO, shares Taylor’s enthusiasm and vision for the union.
“Through the Campus platform, ACSI will seek to empower schools to reach the next generation of learners with video-driven courses, professional development content and digital resources,” Campbell said. “I’m inspired by ACSI’s vision to empower, encourage and equip flourishing schools that transform their communities, and we are grateful to be a part of that mission.”
According to Taylor, this effort brings strong pedagogy and relevant media appeal, accelerating global access to professional development, online classes, and print to digital textbooks.
ACSI Senior Vice President for Global Business Development Kurt Unruh is also excited about the new direction for the association and potential benefits for educators and students.
“Technology, leveraging strong relationships in the business community utilizing digital delivery and greater awareness of what works in schools makes this an exciting time for advancing new initiatives,” he said. “Everything we do is to help schools grow and flourish, while also providing more students with access to Christian education.”
To learn more about ACSI, visit the website or contact ACSI Care Team by calling (800) 367-0798 or by emailing email@example.com. To learn more about the strategic alliance, visit the website.
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.
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