ACSI A.C.E. Student Success Center 
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Welcome to ACSI A.C.E. Student Success Center

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The ACSI A.C.E. 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 A.C.E. Student Success Center Events
District Meeting–Nebraska
Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 27, 2017

2017 PD Forum Roseville CA
Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017

District Meeting–Iowa
Sep 28, 2017 - Sep 28, 2017

Online Community Discussions
Math Placement Exam—High School

I am looking for a standardized high school math placement exam that I can give to our International applicants in their home country before they arrive in the US. We are trying to determine their math placement before they arrive at our school.
School Sentries

Our school board is discussing/exploring the possibility of having armed school sentries—school personnel who are armed, but not openly, and without the identity of the armed personnel openly known. There are some people who are very much in favor of this and others very much opposed.
Parallel Translation Bibles

I am looking for a better resource for Bibles to use with our international students. I like them to have a parallel translation or "bilingual" Bible so that they can study the Scriptures in English and in their native language.
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
49.2 The Back-to-School Tree

You’ve made a fantastic, eternity-impacting decision by enrolling your kids in a Christian school. But how do you maximize your investment? I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas) to outline a few deliberate actions you can take to do so this school year. —Dan

49.1 Back to School—Round 2

The start of the school year is akin to New Year’s Day: it’s a new beginning, and you have no idea what the days ahead will bring. For that reason, it’s a great time to re-center on God. I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), to address some ideas on keeping a godly perspective this year. —Dan

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

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 A.C.E. 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