A.C.E. Student Success Center Tool Kit



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
California Leadership Conference: Fish Camp
Feb 8, 2017 - Feb 10, 2017

South-Central School Law Conference
Feb 28, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017

South-Central School Law Conference
Mar 2, 2017 - Mar 2, 2017

Online Community Discussions
Hiring Qualifications for Head of School

I am curious as to what other schools use as criteria for hiring a head of school. We have a good job description once they are hired, but I'd like to hear what are qualifications for hiring.
Excused Absence for Educational Opportunities

We are looking at ways to update our school attendance policy. We are a small school serving Pre-K-8th grades with one self-contained class at each grade level.
Discipleship Program

Are any of you part of a school with a school-wide discipleship program? We are wanting to start one at our school. I would love to hear how it works, what you like about it, what challenges you face, what curriculum you use, and any other information you can share.

         

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Featured Resources
48.6 Synergy-creating Family Practices

When it comes to raising godly children, many factors are outside our control. Even so, there are several things we, as parents, can do that will go a long way toward reaching this goal. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) and author of Running with the Horses, offers some insights here. —Dan

48.5 The Road To Damascus Versus the Agora

Our highest calling as parents is to raise spiritually mature children who can help re-form our continually decaying culture. Dr. Larry Taylor, head of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas), shares some great insights on what that process looks like.

48.4 Training "Acts 17" Children

False ideas. How in the world could false ideas be on the same level of destruction as drugs or immorality? Maybe this comment by the late philosopher Dr. Richard Rorty of the University of Virginia can provide insight.

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.

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.  Read More