Accreditation & Certification

Association of Christian Schools International / ACSI / 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.

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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.

Attend ACSI Leadership Network Meetings to connect with fellow school leaders in your area
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ACSI Statement on Allen, Texas Shooting

May 8, 2023, 10:41 AM by Caitlyn Harding

Our hearts are heavy to see yet another shooting, this one in Texas this weekend. Personally, this strikes too close to home impacting an ACSI Member Christian school community where I served for more than 20 years. In times like these, we cling to the hope found only in Jesus Christ who provides peace amidst cultural chaos. We know God cares for all involved and loves the world so much (1 Peter 5:7, John 3:16). Let’s pray for the injured, the innocent lives lost, and the families forever changed by this tragic, senseless act of violence. May God’s peace envelop those impacted in the days to come. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

Dr. Larry Taylor, ACSI President & CEO