Detailed Member Benefits

Peer-to-Peer Networking

ACSI provides an excellent community in which Christian educators may network. Professional development events take place throughout the country, so it's easy to connect with people in your geographic area. You can also network with people from around the world through ACSI's online community, ConNEXUS. All ACSI members have access to this website, where you may connect in "communities of practice" based on teaching assignment, academic discipline, or area of interest or expertise.

School Accreditation

Does your ACSI member school seek to validate its quality and verify that its staff are striving for excellence? ACSI accreditation is a highly effective way for your staff to evaluate your school or program in light of your unique educational mission. The process addresses both the spiritual aspects of each component of the organization and the educational quality and integrity of the school. Take a bold step today and start the process!

Teacher Certification

If you're a Christian educator seeking to further establish your professional credibility, we invite you to explore ACSI certification. ACSI certification is available to qualified teachers, directors, and administrators of all nations. ACSI offers certification from early education (birth through pre-k) through grade 12 teachers.  

Consultation from Educational Leaders

As an ACSI member school, getting consultation on day-to-day educational challenges is as easy as making a phone call. Every school is part of an ACSI region, and each region has an office staffed by education professionals who are knowledgeable about issues specific to your area. These staff members are also available to school administrators and board members during annual training events. Additionally, employees at ACSI headquarters are available to answer questions on human-resources, legislative, and other issues.

Legal/legislative Advocacy and Support

ACSI's Legal/Legislative Department offers a host of resources to help member schools, including tracking issues that affect schools, offering free administrative and human-resources consultation, and producing an insightful newsletter. Additionally, ACSI has a legal defense fund that our staff use to get involved in legal issues that affect member schools.

Student Testing

ACSI partners with CTB/McGraw-Hill to pro­vide ACSI member schools an exciting full-service standardized assessment program. This program provides access to superior quality and current testing products and services, including TerraNova 3, ACSI Edition; Content Area Standards Alignment; ACSI Data Online and ACSI Data Online for Parents; ACSI Student Assessment Program Dashboard; and more.

Discounted Products and Services from Corporate Partners

ACSI proudly presents its National Corporate Partners—companies carefully chosen to benefit member schools and assist them in accomplishing their life-changing mission. Our goal is to proactively build long-term relationships with entities that thoughtfully align with the goals and purposes of Christian schooling.

Global Awareness and Presence

ACSI serves Christian schools in 100 countries! We're a global family of Christ-followers with one goal in mind: to prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. ACSI members have the joy of knowing that all around the world, Christian school colleagues are carrying out the same mission. They also have the opportunity to network with international colleagues through ConNEXUS, our community for Christian educators.

Cutting-edge Curriculum

Purposeful Design Publications, the publishing division of ACSI, is committed to the ministry of Christian school education, to enable Christian educators and schools worldwide to effectively prepare students for life. As a publisher of textbooks, trade books, and other educational resources, Purposeful Design Publications strives to produce biblically sound materials that reflect Christian scholarship and stewardship and that address the identified needs of Christian schools around the world.

Academic and Fine Arts Student Activities

The ACSI Student Activities Program seeks to encourage and inspire students toward a standard of excellence in leadership, communication, and performance by enhancing member schools' academic and fine arts programs. It provides opportunity for students to practically apply and develop skills necessary for confident Christian leadership. Each activity is planned to impact students' educational and spiritual growth, encouraging them to be a testimony to the gospel.

ACSI Career Center

The ACSI Career Center is an excellent place for schools to find qualified candidates (and for job seekers to find work). Each U.S. member school system receives five free 60-day job postings, and each international (non-U.S.) school receives eight free 270-day postings.