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

The ACSI A.C.E. Student Success Center exists to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators as they endeavor to address the educational plight of children who are academically disenfranchised, culturally diverse, and/or economically disadvantaged. We described them as A.C.E. students for short. The center exists to assist Christian schools and educators in developing the competencies to effectively educate A.C.E. students with a Christ-honoring education.

There are a growing number of Christian schools that identify themselves as serving A.C.E. students.  These schools represent various types, sizes, regions and missions that are expanding their enrollments to A.C.E. students. This is partially fueled by the various parental choice programs throughout the nation that are mostly geared to students with financial and academic needs. The challenge is how to effectively assimilate a child who underperforms academically into your school with a rigorous academic program. Or, how to adapt to children from different social, racial, cultural, and/or linguistic backgrounds. And/or, how to accommodate children from low resource families. The A.C.E. Student Success Center has developed tools and provides services for these schools. The center has four key areas of focus for facilitating the mission.

Strengthening Christian Schools to serve children with effectiveness by providing them with products and services specifically geared toward A.C.E. students. The A.C.E. Student Success Center works with all schools serving this population of students and provides support through local and regional school networks.

Equipping Christian Educators by networking, resourcing, and undergirding them to effectively address the educational needs of their students with a Christ-honoring education in whatever educational venue they serve. 

Helping Provide Affordable Christian Schooling through:

  • Parental choice and educational freedom to assist in removing the financial and accessibility barriers for these children to attend Christian schools.
  • Models of Christian schools with lower costs and enhanced instructional programs.

Developing Specific Tools and Services to assist Christian schools and educators for effectiveness with academically disenfranchised, culturally diverse, and economically disadvantaged students. These tools* include:

  • How to Start an A.C.E. Student Success School
  • Best Practices for A.C.E. Educators
  • Teaching Reading to A.C.E. Students (The BOSS Literacy Tool)
  • Student Academic Assimilation for A.C.E. Students
  • Cultural Assimilation and Inclusion
  • Three Dimensional Education (Head, Hands, Heart)
  • Cognitive Skills Development for A.C.E. Children  

 (*These tools are currently being revised and updated during the transition from Urban School Services Department to A.C.E. Student Success Center.)