Global Headquarters Office
ACSI is privileged to be a part of God's robust worldwide movement in Christian schooling. The Global Department is focused on serving two different international elements. "National" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. and primarily focus on serving the indigenous population, following the curriculum guidelines of that particular country. ACSI has 20 country or regional offices around the world providing services to these national Christian schools movements. Our aim is to help provide culturally relevant effective Christian education, led by local educators, in an economically sustainable in their own context.
"International" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. serving the expatriate community and often times, a portion of the host country population. Frequently, instruction is in English with a Western-style curriculum. The ACSI International School office within ACSI headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO serves international schools located in more than 75 countries.
David Wilcox, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President, provides support for the country and regional offices in South Asia, East Asia, and the Americas. These offices work in partnership with ACSI Global to provide services to the national Christian schools in their area. ACSI's curricular resources and programs such as accreditation and certification are contextualized to strengthen schools and equip educators. New partnerships with existing national Christian school organizations are increasing ACSI's global opportunities to support Christian schooling in the Americas and Asia. Dr. Wilcox also serves as editorial advisor for ACSI's journal and Purposeful Design Publications to promote the global relevance of ACSI publications.
What Does It Mean to Teach Like a Disciple?
To keep "teach like a disciple" from merely serving as a slogan for Christian educators, we need to unpack the phrase. There are three aspects of this concept that I would like to offer you, whether you are a classroom teacher or an administrator with instructional leadership responsibilities. My goal in sharing these insights is to take a global truth offered in Jesus' curriculum or pedagogy and see its application to our profession without trivializing His original message. Read more...
Intentionality in School Admissions
One lesson I have learned in the world of admissions is the importance of the word intentional or intentionality in our communications to families. Why is this so important, and how can we use this word to promote our schools? Read more...
Thousands of Christian schools look to ACSI global leaders for spiritual mentorship, training, resources, and encouragement. Through our Leadership Legacy Program we strategically identify, equip, and empower national educators who lead Christian schooling movements in their country or region.
Paths to School Improvement (PSI) is training for Christian School Leaders to use their educational callng and gifts to fulfill the Great Commission. The latest issue of IGNITE tells the story of PSI.
Passport to Adventure—English as a Foreign Language
Purposeful Design's new English as a foreign language series, Passport to Adventure, was developed by an international team of language learning professionals to provide flexibility to meet the unique needs of many students groups. Available now.
Our Worldwide Offices continue the mission of ACSI in strengthening Christian schools and equipping Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Each office brings a wide variety of conferences for educators and students in leadership, specialized training and events to equip our schools, educators and students.