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The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

Advancing

pillar_logoLeading Christ-centered education toward excellence and flourishing

We want all schools to aspire to, achieve, and remain committed to a biblically-based philosophy of education, standards that are measurable, and flourishing-related criteria. ACSI strives to lead, support, and serve Christian schools, and educators, by placing them on a path of growth and flourishing using the research-based Flourishing Schools Initiative. This model should link leadership and faculty professional development accreditation, and every culture-driving component of a school. A common philosophy, and a flourishing-based metric, would unify our efforts of advancing Christian schools and educators.

Access

pillar_logoMaking Christ-centered education available and obtainable

ACSI is committed to making Kingdom education available to as many children and families as desire it, believing that such an education offers students an opportunity to grow in a loving relationship with their Creator, come to know His saving work through Jesus, and flourish in His Ephesians 2:10 calling for their lives. This commitment requires removing barriers to access for those who traditionally have not benefited from Christian school, as well as seeking out new ways to create access points to Kingdom education and the ability to thrive and be successful in that education—for all those who desire it.


Advocacy

pillar_logoPromoting and protecting Christ-centered education for today and tomorrow

As the largest evangelical Christian school association in the world, ACSI is by default viewed as the spokesperson for Christian schooling in the public square. In order to discharge this responsibility with excellence and seasoned speech (Colossians 4:6), and to equip our member schools to do the same, ACSI must invest in developing public-facing resources and forming strategic relationships with those working in the area of advocacy for Christian Education and for religious liberty.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | MARCH 1, 2021

Good Professional Development Is R.A.R.E.

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MATT KWIATKOWSKI

When seeing “Teacher In-Service Day” on the calendar, a typical first reaction for a teacher is, “Well, there goes a day of instruction and getting any work done.” Why is this? There are probably many reasons, but I think the biggest is because many in-services are typically a wolf in sheep’s clothing (and everyone knows it’s still a wolf). In-services should not be repetitive and boring, one-size-fits-all, and just something to check off because it ends in a printable certificate.

SCHOOL LEADERSHIP | FEBRUARY 23, 2021

Flourish: A Day of Prayer for Christ-centered Education

Day of Prayer

BECKI RUST

What’s the longest length of time you’ve had a song stuck in your head? I’ve had the same song stuck in my head for months now. Ever since ACSI decided on “flourish” as the theme for this year’s fourth-annual Day of Prayer today, February 23, I’ve been humming “Thrive” by Casting Crowns to myself. Only recently, though, did I realize how the lyrics in the first verse (“Like a tree planted by the water, we never will run dry”) echo Jeremiah 17:7-8—our theme verse for today’s Day of Prayer. The chorus declares, “We know we were made for so much more than ordinary lives. It’s time for us to more than just survive. We were made to thrive.” We were made to flourish, rooted in Christ Jesus.

News & Press Releases

ACSI Announces Appointment of New CIO

Oct 7, 2020, 11:00 AM by Larry Lincoln - ACSI Communications
Colorado Springs, CO – The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Juan Cabrera as its new CIO. Cabrera will serve on the ACSI President’s Advisory Team and will provide strategic direction and oversight of association technology infrastructure.

He will provide leadership in the areas of analyzing the association’s complex business needs, developing and implementing strategies for new technology solutions, and managing the Information Technology (IT) team.

Cabrera assumed his duties on October 1, 2020.

Cabrera joins ACSI with more than 28 years of experience in the IT field. Over the course of his career, he has built IT teams and helped produce high quality systems and software. He also previously served as an overseas missionary for 10 years.

Juan CabreraPreviously, Cabrera worked for HJCB Global at its Latin American office in Quito, Ecuador, as Director of Information Systems. He held the position of Vice President of Global Information Technology at its successor organization, Reach Beyond, IT Project Manager and Applications Development Manager at Young Life, and most recently served as IT Infrastructure Manager at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

“I’m very thankful to be joining ACSI to help in providing technical vision and clarity to this great organization,” Cabrera said. “My hope is that we can implement technical tools and services that will allow ACSI to grow and strengthen Christian schools, students and educators around the world.”

According to  Dr. Larry Taylor, Cabrera is coming to the association at the right time as it moves forward with several new Strategic Initiatives. “Juan will play a significant role in supporting our new strategic plan that we announced last month,” Taylor said. “He is a perfect fit due to his wealth of experience in the IT field, and also because he is fluent in two languages and has spent significant time living and working in other cultures. He brings a lot to the table and will be a key player as ACSI continues to enhance its offerings and services to our members.”

To learn more about the ACSI, please visit the website at www.ACSI.org or Connect with the ACSI Care Team by calling 800-367-5391 or at careteam@acsi.org.

About ACSI:
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., 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 by offering 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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