ACSI ACE Student Success Center 
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Welcome to ACSI ACE Student Success Center

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The ACSI ACE Student Success Center (formerly Urban School Services) exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators as they endeavor to address the plight of educationally disenfranchised children. The goal is to provide all children with an education that is distinctly Christian.

 

Upcoming ACSI ACE Student Success Center Events
District Meeting - Louisville, Kentucky
Sep 7, 2017 - Sep 7, 2017

Ohio District Meeting - Mount Vernon OH
Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 8, 2017

Online Community Discussions
Starting a Christian High School

Our church reunited with a larger church they had broke away from 25 years ago. The new larger reunited body is excited about being part of Christian education and want to explore the possibility of starting a Christian high school. Can you suggest any resources we should consult as well as any advice and pitfalls we should be alert for?
Librarians

Has anyone subscribed to Elementary Librarian? If so, I am curious as to how it worked for you.
Advanced Placement (AP)

Some AP courses make school administrators nervous because of supposed humanism in some subjects and/or Darwinian evolution in some of the sciences. One good thing about the English AP's is that they are based on skills and not a set of required texts. The teacher can set his/her own curriculum (provided quality texts are used, of course).
The Third Dimension In Education

For nearly 50 years this nation has embarked on a concerted effort to educate children with a particular concentration on poor children, children of color, and children who are educationally and socially disadvantaged. These children are summarily referred to as educationally disenfranchised. The nation has spared little expense in its endeavor to address the educational plight of this student population. 

         

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Featured Resources
48.9 Essential Training Areas for Children 2

Christian schools are most effective when they partner with parents in discipling their children. In Christian School Comment 48.8, Dr. Larry Taylor shared the first part of his model for deliberately training children. I encourage you to read it if you haven’t, and to enjoy this second part. —Dan

48.8 Essential Training Areas for Children

Especially when my three children were younger, I always welcomed wisdom on how to raise them to honor and serve the Lord as adults. Dr. Larry Taylor has created a model for deliberately training young people; I’m sure you’ll find his ideas practical. —Dan

48.7 Equipping Your Child for the Race

We’re raising our children in extremely challenging times: ungodly ways abound and loud voices hail those ways as right. How do you train children to live godly lives so when they’re old, they won’t depart from wisdom? Dr. Larry Taylor has developed a practical way to do that, and I’ve invited him to share it here. —Dan

New School Resources

We highly recommend these resources from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.  The foundation was founded in 1996 by Milton and Rose D. Friedman to advance a system of K-12 education in which all parents regardless of race, origin, or family income are free to choose a learning environment that is best for their children.

We've chosen the following documents to assist you in designing your school:

Fifty Educational Markets  A Playbook of State Laws and Regulations Governing Private Schools

Funding School Choice  A Road Map to Tax-Credit Scholarship Programs and Scholarship Granting Organizations [The first page is blank; please scroll down.]

The School Starter Checklist  Meeting the Private Education Regulations in State with School Choice

ACSI ACE Student Success Center BOSS Tools

*BOSS Tools were developed with A.C.E. Educators in mind. Topics were chosen to assist administrators and teachers with school improvement and student academic success. They are BOSS Tools because they provide a Basic Overview on topics, while additionally giving you the tools to conduct a Self-Assessment then administer Self-Implimentation for resultant change in your school.

Best Practices:  Effective A.C.E. Schools are effective schools with equipped staff and enriched students.

 Student Academic Assimilation:  How to Effectively Assimilate Low-Performing Students into a Rigorous Academic Program

The BOSS Literacy Tool:  Designed to enable educators with the "how" of teaching literacy to A.C.E. students.

*BOSS Tools are currently being revised and updated during the transition from Urban School Seervices Department to A.C.E. Student Success Center. For additional information or to contact the A.C.E. Student Success Center email: acsi_ace@acsi.org