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ACSI's Foundational 3 Pillars:
Leading 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.
Making 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.
Promoting 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.
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP | OCTOBER 19, 2021
The Heart of Successful Succession
In Japan, there is a hotel called Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan that is built around healing hot springs. This hotel has been operating continuously since 705 A.D., making it the longest continuously running hotel in the world. Even more impressive is that this hotel has been run by the same family for fifty-two generations. They have discovered a way to protect the mission, pass on leadership, and see their tenure as only a small part of a much longer and more significant history.
SCHOOL LEADERSHIP | OCTOBER 5, 2021
One for the Record Books
To say the past 18 months have been challenging for school leaders would be a gargantuan understatement. Perhaps for the first time in my career, every school leader I know would agree. The divisive triad of COVID, racial conflict, and political polarization settled on our nation and in our churches and schools. The triad has conspired to sear our collective conscience. Many of us have lost friends and loved ones; we have either lost jobs ourselves or had friends who did. And, we have experienced temptation toward frustration, anxiety, and depression as we have all faced attacks from our own people over masking, whether and under what conditions our schools would be open, or whether they should be open. We’ve been called too progressive and woke (whatever that means), too conservative and out of touch (whatever that means), sometimes by the same people in the same week, and been subjected to countless spiritual litmus tests based upon our politics by folks who have hopelessly conjoined the two. We’re all pretty tired.
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