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.



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.

ACSI Welcomes New Accreditation Director in the Eastern Division

Feb 5, 2024, 08:42 AM by Caitlyn Harding

Colorado Springs, CO– The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is excited to welcome Linda Reedy as its new Accreditation Director for the Southeast territory of the U.S. In her new position, Reedy, alongside the ACSI Accreditation Team, will enhance educational excellence through the accreditation process within the Eastern Division.

She will begin her new role June 3.

Senior Director of Accreditation and Credentialing Stephen Deck is looking forward to Reedy assuming her new role.

“We're excited to have Linda join our team,” said Deck. “With her experience chairing teams and serving schools as a field director, she will be able to naturally transition into her new role. Linda will provide great service to our schools throughout the Southeast, as well as help drive the Accreditation Team's broader goals in support of our Vision 2030.”

Director of Accreditation USA Jamie Canterbury is also excited to welcome such a dynamic and experienced professional like Reedy to the Accreditation Team.

 “I am thrilled for our schools to benefit from Linda’s knowledge and her support in their accreditation journey,” Canterbury said.

Reedy joins ACSI with more than 30 years of service in Christian education. For the last Linda Reedy11 years, she served as the Academic Dean at Concord Christian School in Knoxville, Tennessee and was the Middle School and High School Principal for the 7 years there prior. In her career, she has also taught English, math, art, and Bible classes.

Reedy has served on domestic and international accreditation visiting teams for ACSI and as a commissioner in the Eastern Division. She also resourced her local Tennessee schools as an ACSI Field Director. Reedy has played a pivotal role in ACSI accreditation over the past 25 years and has assisted in the development of the new Inspire protocol.

She looks forward to assuming her new responsibilities.

“What a joy to be a part of ACSI, an organization I love, doing accreditation, which I love as well,” Reedy shared. “The Lord has led me through training grounds over many years, preparing me for this new adventure.”

About ACSI:  

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 25,000 schools in 108 countries, ACSI helps more than 5.5 million students worldwide connect to Christian education. 


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