School Leaders

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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.“ Galatians 6:9

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Christian School Leaders

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ACSI wants to equip leaders in Christian schools, churches, and communities to advance Christ-centered education. From a current Christian school leader seeking enrichment or improving board governance, to a new or emerging leader needing Leadership U mentorship, ACSI can come alongside with thought leadership and a variety of resources to support your needs through every stage of leadership. 

From administration certification to continuing education, we serve Early Education leaders all the way through Higher Education professionals around the globe by helping them create flourishing school communities. 

We invite school leaders to explore the Flourishing School Journey that will equip your school to flourish by utilizing the Flourishing School Culture Model. ACSI has developed tools and training to help you measure and foster a flourishing school culture. The flourishing journey will deepen your level of transformation through a journey of flourishing. The journey includes:

  • Flourishing School Culture Instrument (FSCI)
  • Flourishing Schools Institute (FSi)
  • Flourishing Schools Network
  • Flourish Deeper
  • PD by Design

We invite you to explore the tabs to learn about resources for Christian school leaders.

ACSI Inspire Accreditation
ACSI Inspire Accreditation

Inspire

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.

More Information on Accreditation for Schools and Teams

 

ACSI Membership
ACSI Membership

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We are stronger together! As an ACSI member, you are part of a global movement through which God speaks life and biblical truth into the hearts of the next generation. ACSI comes alongside you with legal alerts and information, thought leadership including the latest research, an online community with other educators ready to collaborate and so much more! There is value in school membership and individual membership as well. Here’s what others are saying:

Mandy Vastola, Jupiter Christian School told us this about the ACSI Online Community: “I’m grateful for the support from fellow ACSI members.”

Caron Swatley, Briarcrest Christian School says this about a Leadership Network Meeting in the US Eastern Division: “I walked away with several practical applications for our school community.”

Gregg Wright, Ross County Christian Academy is grateful for ACSI: “I am grateful for all the services ACSI provides. I have been in education for more than 40 years. There has been no other organization that provides so much support for Christian schools.”

Learn More About ACSI Membership

ACSI Community
ACSI Community

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Community opens the door to ideation, collaboration and innovation with your peers around the world making us all Stronger Together. Take a moment to check out the Getting Started information under Community Help, and Engage!

Go to Community

Career Center
Career Center

ACSI Career Center

One of the most valuable benefits for ACSI member schools is the ability to receive a minimum of five free 60-day job postings (a $995 value). With more than 16,000 job seekers, you are bound to find qualified candidates that you need to fill your open school position. Plus, there’s a resume bank full that you can filter and review to find potential job seekers that match your job post requirements.

We encourage you to talk with our Care Team about this tremendous member benefit and even additional opportunities to upgrade your job posting. Please review our ACSI Career Center Employer Manual [pdf] for more details.


Visit the ACSI Career Center

Administrator Certification
Administrator Certification

ACSI Certification Information

ACSI Certification provides professional credibility for your school community. ACSI offers certification for administrators and teachers. For Christian school leaders, you can view and print your own ACSI certificate and requirements as well as a report of the certification status and renewal requirements for your teachers

Learn more about ACSI Certification

Biblical Unity, Diversity & Social Engagement
Biblical Unity, Diversity & Social Engagement

Unity Diversity Social Engage

ACSI is providing biblically based training on unity so that your Christian school community can be the hands and feet of Jesus today, bringing shalom to a world of chaos. We invite you to read the Biblical Unity, Diversity, and Social Engagement Statement, continue the conversation through the ACSI Online Community, and view the introductory video below.

Children's Tuition Fund
Children's Tuition Fund

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Children’s Tuition Fund (CTF), a ministry of ACSI, supports and advocates for educational choice and innovation through scholarship tax-credit programs that provide parents the opportunity to choose an education that is the best fit for their children.

Visit the Children's Tuition Fund Website

Early Education 
Early Education 

Early Education

As a Christian school leader, we desire to equip and support you in serving the youngest learners from birth to age 8. Join our ACSI Early Education team along with early education program administrators, owners, directors, curriculum specialists and others by sharing ideas and challenges in a like-minded, Biblical community through monthly Early Education Leadership Network opportunities with ACSI Early Education Director Dr. Althea Penn or U.S. divisional Leader Connect opportunities. We also invite you to bring your team to professional development events and encourage them to join the ACSI Online Community for ongoing collaboration.

More Information on Early Education Support

Educational Resources
Educational Resources

Educational Resources

ACSI is committed to providing educational resources to help you and your school community flourish.

To help your faculty and staff continue to learn, we upgraded ACSI PD powered by Campus for a better user experience with well over 500 hours of formal instruction for Christian educators.

To help you measure instructional effectiveness, the ACSI Student Assessment Program provides a full-service program that includes discounts, professional development, and program support. Summative and formative as well as college/career readiness best-in-class assessment solutions are available.

Having a problem finding teachers or want to create an additional revenue stream or save money? Sevenstar has partners with Christian schools to provide solid, biblically based academic resources to meet a wide range of educational needs from student credit recovery and supplemental learning to filling teacher gaps or providing online learning access to new students.

Choosing the right textbooks for your school community is an important decision, both financially and foundationally. Purposeful Design Publications, a division of ACSI, provides academically rigorous textbooks that are intentionally rooted in biblical truth to equip the teachers in your school with the tools to eternally transform the hearts and lives of children.

Finally, ACSI provides resources containing important thought leadership or practical operational help in Christian schooling. Visit our store for resources in a variety on areas on leadership, governance and more.

 

Events for Leaders
Leader Events

As a leader, you are constantly pouring and investing into projects, programs, and people. But who is pouring into you? At ACSI, we desire to come alongside you to sharpen your skill set with the latest best practices and thought leadership as well as networking opportunities through both online and in-person events throughout the year.

Also, you can create your own in-service event for your faculty and staff by using PD by Design, an on-demand professional development opportunity featuring six hours of flexible training in a variety of themes. Or view content on your own time with ACSI PD. Finally, do you know a new or emerging leader? Leadership U provides an 18-month mentoring journey to prepare leaders among all grade levels for the challenges and blessings of leading a flourishing Christian school.

Events for the FY 2023-2024

Find Your Office

Find Your Office

Global Map

ACSI is privileged to be a part of God's robust worldwide movement in Christian schooling. Use the link below for more information on our Country and Regional Offices, International Schools, and US Divisions information.

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Flourishing Schools Journey
Flourishing Schools Journey

Cultivating Leaders To Transform Culture


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ACSI is committed to equipping your school to flourish by utilizing the Flourishing School Culture Model. ACSI has developed tools and training to help you measure and foster a flourishing school culture. The flourishing journey will deepen your level of transformation through a journey of flourishing. The journey includes: 

  • Flourishing School Culture Instrument (FSCI)
  • Flourishing Schools Institute (FSi)
  • Flourishing Schools Network
  • Flourish Deeper
  • PD by Design

For More Information on Flourishing Schools Journey

 

Legal Support
Legal Support

ACSI Public Policy & Legal Affairs

Public Policy & Legal Affairs

 

 

ACSI is doing the legwork for you as a Christian school leader by providing important information such as the ACSI publication Legal Legislative Update and creating opportunities to learn how to advocate through the Public Policy & Advocacy Summit.

Also, the Legal Defense Reimbursement Program through ACSI helps schools prevent potential legal action.

Read more about the ACSI team working hard in Washington D.C. for you as well as the broad range of resources to help your school community thrive.

Go To Public Policy & Legal Affairs

Professional Development
Professional Development

Professional Development

At ACSI, we know that Professional Development is important to you as a Christian school leader for not only yourself, but your staff. You’ll find many of the professional development opportunities under the Events tab.

We know that quality professional development comes at a cost. In an ideal world, we would want to see our schools allocate more than 1.5% of their budget toward professional development for their staff. For school leaders this is a difficult tension to manage. We want to help by providing you with funding ideas for professional development.

    Go To Professional Development

    School Board Support
    School Board Support
    Christian School Trustee Online Training

    School Board

    You have a wonderful opportunity to extend God’s Kingdom through your Trusteeship.

    Psalm 22: 30-31 says: Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it. You hold the school in trust to Jesus, you are holding children’s futures in your hands, your job is to ensure the school is a blessing to the next generation, the children yet unborn.

    CSM Christian Trustee Online Training gives you principles to follow, practical actions to take, and a deeper understanding of your purpose and importance in being a Christian School Trustee.

    Please note that all of the Divisional Directors can provide in-person and virtual training.

    More Information on Board Support

    Student Assessment Program
    Student Assessment Program

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    ACSI's assessment program provides a service that helps schools use testing data to improve instruction, thereby advancing Christian education through school improvement. The data is used to gauge school results and effectiveness, determine goal attainment, and address problems the school faces.

    We invite you to build a flourishing Student Assessment Program

    • What is your purpose for assessment?
    • What assessment format do you prefer?
    • What grade levels do you assess?
    • What subjects do you want to assess?
    • What standards/objectives do you want to assess?
    • What type of data do you need?

    More Information on the Student Assessment Program

    Support for Your School
    Support for Your School

    Support for School

    You could live in Georgia… the country or the state! No matter where you are on the globe or the educational environment you are leading, ACSI wants to come alongside you to support advancing Christ-centered education.

    Additionally, we want to come alongside you with prayer support. While we have an annual Global Day of Prayer, below you can leave current prayer requests knowing that an ACSI team member will be praying for you.

    Finally, if you have a question or need assistance in any way, reach out to our ACSI Care Team via email or phone. Visit our contact us page for more details.

      Learn More About Support for your School

      Thought Leadership
      Thought Leadership

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      Thought Leadership is critical to ACSI because we want to provide leading insights on research and innovation on matters of educational, spiritual, and cultural importance for Christian education. Learn forward-thinking approaches to current issues and topics through the weekly blog, and the latest Moving Forward podcast. Then glean the latest research through our bi-annual publication Research in Brief.

      More Information on ACSI Thought Leadership 

      Church & Community Leaders

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      ACSI wants to help church and community leaders who are supporting Christian education in their area. Christian education comes in many forms, and we want to help you strategize how to begin a school in your community or how to support local co-ops or micro-schools.

      As a church or community leader, you may feel led to financially support the work of ACSI through monthly or annual giving. All over the world, ACSI is helping to advance Christ-centered education through generous contributions. Learn how to make a lasting impact today.

      Membership
      Membership

      Membership

      One way to financially support Christian education while staying up to date is through Christian School Influencer individual membership. Learn more about this active way to participate in Christian education.

      More Information on ACSI Membership

      Supporting Christian Schools
      Support Christian Schools

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      All over the world, ACSI is helping to bring about the Kingdom work of Christian education—and we do that through your generous contributions. Join with us as we strive to reach the next generation with the message and power of God.

      More Information on How to Support Christian Schooling

       

      How to Start a Christian School
      How to Start a Christian School

      Across the world today, God is calling people to establish schools that are biblically based and Christ-centered. ACSI wants to help equip those who are answering the call to develop excellent, effective, and Christ saturated schools. ACSI has guided the development of hundreds of Christian schools for more than four decades.

      If you believe that God is prompting you to start a Christian school, click the link below.

      More Information

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