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How to Handle Personnel Gaps: Jamie Jodrey’s Example

How should a school leader prepare for faculty members missing time? Filling personnel gaps is rarely easy, whether it’s a teacher missing one day or several staff members taking jobs elsewhere. And what if the staff member that will be missing time is yourself?

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Christian Educators Gather in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Foster Transformative Leadership

In May 2024, Christian educators from Central Africa gathered in Kinshasa, DR Congo, for a roundtable discussion. Dr. Sosthene Maletoungou, Divisional Director for Africa at the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), led the event by highlighting the importance of recognizing God's calling for public action at various levels.

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ACSI and The Colson Center Partner Together for First-Ever Summit on Biblical Worldview

More than 500 educators learned from respected speakers and discussed how to establish a biblical worldview in their Christian schools at the Rooted Educator Worldview Summit, held in Black Mountain, North Carolina, from June 24-27. The Summit, hosted by ACSI and The Colson Center, provided resources for facilitating spiritual formation in Christian schools and consistent application of a biblical worldview, especially on topics like sexuality, mental health, and personal identity.

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The Importance of Longevity in Leadership: Dr. Nita Carr’s Story

Dr. Nita Carr thought that her journey in school leadership would be a mobile one. Her plan early in her career was to “stay in a place five years, get another promotion, and move on,” she said. But when she became the President of Cornerstone Schools of Alabama (CSA) in 2007, Carr had a change of perspective. She developed a desire to stay put, along with a realization that she would also be more effective if she did so.

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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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Public Policy & Advocacy Summit

Washington, D.C. | September 16-18, 2024

Join us in Washington, D.C.! Our annual Public Policy and Advocacy Summit will be held in Washington, D.C., September 16-18. This year's special professional development summit will include panel discussions on important legislative issues, special guest speakers, and so much more. Limited seats are available, so register now!

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Educating Students in Caribbean and Central American Countries

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Dr. Benjamin P. Thomas | July 22, 2024

June 7, 2024, served as my final day of service as the director of the Kigali International Community School (KICS). I am thrilled to share that Dr. Dean Verwey began his service as Head of School at KICS on June 8, 2024. This didn’t happen by accident or without a determined effort. Now, I would love to share what succession has looked like for us at KICS in this process. 

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Grafted Together Ep 7: God's Calling and Your Work

Jerry Nelson | July 22, 2024

This episode features an interview with Jerry Nelson on the Rooted Rhythms Podcast, hosted by Josh Leonard, the Campus Life Director at North Raleigh Christian Academy. Josh and Jerry discuss incorporating God's calling into the classroom.

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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.



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.


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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 and The Colson Center for Christian Worldview Convene Hundreds of Christian School Educators for First-Ever Rooted Educator World Summit

Jun 18, 2024, 14:28 PM by Brittany Steward

The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce the Rooted Educator Worldview Summit, set for June 24-27, 2024, at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain, NC is sold out. This inaugural event, featuring renowned speakers including John Stonestreet and Dr. Sean McDowell, will equip more than 500 Christian educators to develop a Christlike school culture, facilitate healthy faith formation, and provide tools to engage secular ideology. 


ACSI President & CEO Dr. Larry Taylor is looking forward to this event. 


"We are thrilled to co-host the Rooted Educator Worldview Summit, an event that empowers Christian educators to integrate faith and learning deeply," he said. "This summit offers a unique opportunity for educators to grow spiritually and professionally, equipping them to impact students' lives and advance the Kingdom of God through education." 

Participants will benefit from keynote presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions for elementary, secondary, and school leaders. Speakers will cover a variety of topics including Biblical Authority & Application, The Lies of Expressive Individualism vs. Imago Dei, and more. 


ACSI Chief of Flourishing Initiatives Cindy Dodds shared why she believes this summit is such a relevant offering for educators. 


“In today’s culture, I can’t think of anything more important for educators than being equipped with the understanding and the tools needed to nurture students in their faith formation,” she said. “Our partnership with the Colson Center strengthens the content of the summit and allows us to tackle difficult cultural issues with strong biblical authority. Christian educators will gather by the hundreds to be challenged in their own faith as they navigate these cultural waters for the students they will influence.” 


Visit the Rooted Educator Worldview Summit website to learn more. 

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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