Please note: In order for these documents to work correctly, please save the blank document to your desktop before you start working on them. Once you have saved the blank document you will be able to fill it, re-save it, and all work will be there when you open it. Since you will be submitting these as attached files via email, please ensure they are filled out completely and saved correctly before sending.
Revised Standard 4 Indicators: Effective immediately (June 2020), ACSI has revised the Standard 4 Indicators related to both K-12 faculty/administration as well as EE Directors, teachers, and teacher assistants. Information on the new indicators can be found here: REACH 2019 Revised Standard 4 Indicators.
The applications and manuals below are for traditional EE-12 schools. If your school is predominantly an online school, or offers a hybrid program (students attend class 2-3 days each week and then complete teacher-assigned coursework at home the remainder of the week), there is a separate application with separate indicators. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Printable Application for Initial Accreditation (for initial application only with payment by check)
REACH Standards Checklist (must be submitted with the application)
Please note: It is recommended that you complete the online application (link below). However, if completing the paper application, please mail the application and fee to ACSI headquarters - address on the final page.
Digital Application for Initial Accreditation (for initial application only with payment by credit card)
Please note: It is recommended that you complete written sections in a Word document, or similar, and save them to your computer prior to copy/pasting them into the online application.
ACSI Standards Manual (7/26/21)
ACSI Rubrics Manual (7/26/21)
REACH School Administrator Handbook (7/12/19)
REACH EE Evidence Guide (5/15/19)
REACH 2019 Cert Spreadsheet (9/9/21)
REACH 2019 Cert Spreadsheet - Sample (9/9/21)
Certification Documents Webpage (this will direct you to the page with the application, CPoE checklist, requirements charts, etc.)
Continuous School Improvement Plan Template (PDF, 5/28/19)
Request for Faculty Waiver (10/7/19)
Please note: Several of the resources below are provided by, or link directly to, organizations outside of ACSI. These resources are intended to assist schools in thinking through various aspects of appropriate ways to comply with specific standards and indicators in ACSI’s accreditation protocol. The presence of these resources on this page does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any outside organization, or an endorsement of any external links provided by the outside organizations.
Indicators 1.1 & 5.2: "Portrait of a Graduate" Expected Student Outcomes - Webinar
Indicators 1.1 & 5.2: Expected Student Outcomes - Part 2: Assessment - Webinar (7/11/19)
Indicators 1.1 & 5.2: The Value of Expected Student Outcomes by Dr. Erin Wilcox
Indicator 2.4: Sample Conflict of Interest Policies - ECFA (4/26/19)
Indicator 2.4: Sample Conflict of Interest Policies (4/26/19)
Indicator 2.9: Options for Meeting Indicator 2.9 (10/8/2018)
Indicator 3.2: Conducting Demographic Assessments - Why is this Important? (7/9/19)
Indicators 3.6 and 8.1: FSCI and Accreditation - Use of Surveys (12/4/19)
Indicator 3.7: IRS Nondiscrimination Requirement (7/23/19)
Indicators 3.7 and 4.8: Nondiscrimination for Hiring (7/23/19)
Indicator 3.10: Student Records Retention
Standard 4 (General): Guidelines for Outside Contracted Teachers or Instructors (1/23/19)
Indicator 4.3: Definitions and Screening for Volunteers (8/12/19)
Indicators 4.4 & 4.6: How has Certification Become More Flexible? (5/30/19)
Indicator 4.7: School-Based Professional Development by L. Swaner
Indicator 5.2: Curriculum Overview by Dr. Erin Wilcox (7/13/19)
Indicator 5.2: Guidelines for Accepting Credits from Other Sources (7/12/17)
Indicator 5.3: Guidelines for Teaching Bible (10/6/17)
Indicators 5.6, 5.7, and 5.8: The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment Free webinar by Dr. Mike Ruyle, Marzano Research Associate (Marzano resources will be promoted)
Indicator 5.11: Guidelines for Defining Trained Staff in Library/Media
Indicator 6.1: Risk Alerts (provided by Church Mutual) (6/25/19)
Indicator 6.1: Armed Intruder Preparedness (provided by Church Mutual) (6/25/19)
Standard 8 (General): Strategic Plan or Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP)? by Dr. Steve Dill (10/31/18)
Standard 8 (General): Focus on the Process - Not Vocabulary: Why Distinguishing between Strategic Plans and Continuous School Improvement Plans (CSIP) is the Wrong Approach by Denver Daniel
Standard 8 (General): Strategic Plan/CSIP - Webinar
Evaluation of Visiting Team by Administrator (online version)
Substantive Change Notification Form (5/28/19)
Statement of Financial Practice (5/28/19)
Revised Standard 4 Indicators: Effective immediately (June 2020), ACSI has revised the Standard 4 Indicators related to both K-12 facutly/administration as well as EE Directors, teachers, and teacher assistants. Information on the new indicators can be found here: REACH 2019 Revised Standard 4 Indicators.
Also, information on other Fall 2019 Early Education Updates can be found here: Fall 2019 Early Education Updates.
(S) - include in Self-Study
(A) - include in annual report
(I) - individual EE staff form
- REACH Reference Guide for EE Documents (5/29/19)
- EE Evidence Guide (S)
- EE Yearly Professional Development and Biblical Studies Report (I) (5/29/19)
- EE Annual Report Form (A) (6/22/18)
- EE Yearly Staff Profile (blank) (S) (A) (8/17/2021)
- Options for Meeting Indicator 4.4a (5-19-2020) (I)
- Options for Meeting Indicators 4.5a and 4.5b (5-29-2020) (I)
- Professional Growth Plan Template 4.4a (I)
- Professional Growth Plan Template 4.5a and 4.5b (I)
- EE License Exempt Form (S) (5/29/19)
- EE Background Screening Form (for license exempt programs) (S) (5/29/19)
Please contact the appropriate Divisional Office for more information.