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Administrator Dr. Glenn Slater Shares His Experience at the Public Policy & Advocacy Summit

ACSI hosts a Public Policy and Advocacy Summit annually. Head Administrator of Covenant Christian School in Conroe, Texas, Dr. Glenn Slater, has attended the Summit for several years and shared his testimonial.

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AI in Christian Schools: ACSI, Cardus Survey Unveils Insights into Adoption and Perceptions

AI has been a subject of fascination for many years, but its potential uses have gained considerable attention since the introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022. This significant milestone has shed light on the innovative possibilities of AI, especially in the K–12 education field. To better comprehend this shift, the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cardus conducted a survey in the fall of 2023 to evaluate the utilization and perspectives of AI among its member schools.

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Top Books for Your Summer Reading List

If you pushed off your professional development or extra reading until summer break—and who could blame you if so?—here are some ideas for your summer reading list. Find some great options on how to incorporate biblical worldview in your classroom, learn from real-life testimonials from Christian schools pursuing alternative delivery models, and unpack the ideal ways to combine the joint approach of home, church, and school.

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Guidance Counselor Advice to Graduating Seniors

We asked guidance counselors serving at our member schools what their best advice would be for graduating seniors. Here's what they shared.

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Where Are They Now? Leadership U Scholars Thriving After Program’s Completion

Leadership U is a 14-month program designed to help leaders grow as they navigate a transition into a new role or prepare for potential future roles. Three scholars, one from each of the last three cohorts of Leadership U, recently shared how the program impacted them and how their lives have changed since they participated.

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Rooted Educator Worldview Summit

This June, ACSI and the Colson Center are partnering together for an educators "worldview summit" to discuss how to more effectively engage students in the spiritual formation journey and help develop deeper roots in the flourishing soil of a biblical worldview. Join June 24-26 for the Rooted Educator Worldview Summit in Black Mountain, NC. 

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Creating a Total Rewards Philosophy
Chris Loncar | June 17, 2024

A Total Rewards Philosophy is a set of tenets about how an organization intends to reward employees and why. This includes compensation, benefits, and perks, but may also include the strategy for employee professional development and career progression.

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Student Leadership & Learning Ep 6 | Why Isn't Jesus a Big Deal in My Christian School? Part 2

Emily Pigott | June 17, 2024

Lainie Montgomery, ACSI Director of Spiritual Formation, shares practical strategies and success stories of schools maximizing spiritual growth in their students.

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“I can think of no greater cause than to partner with you to advance Christ-centered education.” Dr. Larry Taylor, ACSI President & CEO

Dr. Taylor has been serving in education for over 30 years. He is passionate about training up this generation of disciples for Jesus Christ through Christian education.

Prior to accepting the President position at ACSI, Dr. Larry Taylor served twenty years as the Head of School at Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) in Plano, Texas. Prestonwood Christian Academy serves more than 1,600 students enrolled at four campuses as part of its school system. 

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ACSI's Mission

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.

 

 


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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.

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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.

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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.

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The ACSI Community online forum exists to provide connection, collaboration, and networking with Christ-centered education advocates, educators, and influencers in a protected online environment.   

 ACSI Community offers Christian educators opportunities to Connect, Collaborate, Compel, Captivate, and Comprehend. Join thousands of like-minded education professionals around to globe to grow in knowledge, sharpen skills, and deepen your faith, in a safe, authentic virtual environment.

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ACSI provide helpful tools for you to find the next position God has for you through a resume review search and career planning portal. You can also discover ACSI positions.

Thinking about serving internationally? PFO2Go will provide the confidence to enter a new culture in which to both work and live outside the United States. Also, don’t miss the International Schools Job Fair.

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ACSI Announces Key Personnel Appointments and a New Fellows Program

Sep 12, 2023, 07:13 AM by Caitlyn Harding

Colorado Springs, CO– The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to share some exciting key personnel appointments and a new Fellows Program designed to better serve Christian schools globally in advancing the mission of Christ-centered education.

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First, Christi Lynn, former ACSI Marketing Director, has assumed the position of Vice President of Communication and Engagement. In her new role, Lynn will oversee the Communications & Engagement team in strengthening Christian education worldwide through the development of all organizational communications.

Prior to her time at ACSI, Lynn served for 15 years at Focus on the Family, leading in various roles throughout her tenure including International Marketing Coordinator, General Market/Global Media Manager, Resource Marketing Manager, Kids & Culture Marketing Director, and more.

She began her career in radio and television, both on air and in promotions. Lynn has a heart for ACSI and for helping children and youth know Jesus and live strong, healthy lives.

The association is also glad to announce that Chris Loncar, ACSI’s former Director ofChris headshot Human Resources, has been named Vice President of Human Resources. Loncar led ACSI through the Best Christian Workplaces process and continues to innovatively find ways to improve the organization.

Prior to joining ACSI, Loncar spent more than 13 years in people care, including serving as human resources manager for a Colorado Springs-based company and in various ministry roles.

In collaboration with the ACSI Senior Leadership Team, he will continue to support the mission of the organization through the development of strategic HR plans, policies, and training.

Rian headshotFinally, ACSI is thrilled to welcome Rian Djita as its new Director of Research. Djita is a Fulbright scholar and has conducted extensive research in the U.S., Canada, Indonesia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Kenya, and Paraguay. He is a Ph.D. candidate in education policy programs at the University of Arkansas. He has served as an External Program Evaluator for Gideon’s Army Nashville and Lwala Community Alliance Kenya, and as a math teacher for grades 7-11 in Indonesia.

In his new role, Djita will support the organization’s thought leadership and research efforts in producing cutting-edge work that benefits schools while providing sector-level insights for Christian education.

ACSI’s former Director of Research Dr. Matthew Lee will continue to serve the association through its new Fellows Program. The ACSI Fellows Program, launching in fall 2023, is designed to: expand the research team size and its capacity; allow ACSI to access top, project-specific expertise in the field; and develop the organization’s global reach.

ACSI President and CEO Dr. Larry Taylor believes these strategic changes will bear much fruit for the entire movement of Christian education.

“These are exciting times!” he shared. “I have no doubt that these leaders will be key in supporting our 2030 vision for ACSI and Christian schooling worldwide. We remain committed to advancing Christ-centered education globally, providing as many children as possible with access to quality Christian education, and advocating on behalf of Christian education. At the end of the day, our heartbeat is to equip the next generation so that they can spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

About ACSI: 

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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 through 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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ACSI proudly presents the Strategic Partnership Program, which includes companies, organizations, and ministries who have been carefully chosen to benefit you—our member schools—and to assist you in accomplishing your life-changing mission.

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