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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.

 

Applications and Manuals

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 accreditation@acsi.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.

Online 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.

REACH Standards Checklist  (9/21/2020)

ACSI Standards Manual (9/21/2020)

ACSI Rubrics Manual (9/21/2020)

REACH EE Evidence Guide (5/15/19)

REACH School Administrator Handbook (7/12/19)

Accreditation Training Videos

Information for Fulfilling Specific Indicators

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.

Standard 1

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

Standard 2

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)

Standard 3

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

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

Standard 5

Indicators 5.1 & 5.2: Biblical Integration - Webinar (7/12/19)

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

Standard 6

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

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

EE Accreditation Documents

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.

Documents marked

(S) - include in Self-Study
(A) - include in annual report
(I) - individual EE staff form

Annual Report Documents

Please contact the appropriate Divisional Office for more information. 

 

Please note: These and all REACH documents are the property of ACSI. ACSI grants permission for the use of these documents, in their published form, by ACSI member schools, and other Christian schools, for the purpose of ACSI accreditation and individual school improvement. These documents may not be incorporated into other accreditation instruments or used for personal or corporate gain. ACSI reserves the right to revoke permission of use at its discretion.