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Welcome to ACSI Higher Education

Institutions of Christian higher education have a crucial role in training future leaders, educators, and workers for service worldwide. They commendably fill this role and continue to meet the critical need for well-trained, biblically sound teachers, administrators, leaders, and others.

As colleges and universities seek to be effective in preparing young hearts and minds for their vocations, ACSI desires to assist in that process and partner with higher education institutions worldwide. ACSI membership offers Christian colleges and universities the opportunity to engage their EE–12 colleagues in a variety of settings. ACSI member colleges cooperate in the Distinguished Christian High School Student Program and undergraduate and graduate Higher Education Approval Programs.

Upcoming Higher Education Events
Blended Learning: Strategies to Support Student Learning
Jan 25, 2017 - Jan 25, 2017

NE Region: Pre-conference Educator Training

Instructional Strategies that Promote Student Engagement
Feb 7, 2017 - Feb 7, 2017

Sponsored by Northeast Region—Everyone Welcome—Live Webinar Workshops for Teachers

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.
Higher Education Approval Program (HEAP)
The Higher Education Approval Program (HEAP) is offered to accredited ACSI member Christian liberal arts college, universities, and Bible colleges. Colleges and universities seeking to participate in the program must give evidence of a commitment to preparing teachers and administrators to serve in Christian schools and must show they are encouraging their graduates to prayerfully consider serving in Christian schools around the world.  

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Higher Education Student Chapters—PACE
To connect students in teacher preparation to a global community of Christian educators who are committed to living and teaching from a biblical worldview.

To provide a professional Christian educators association that will serve them as students and follow them into their career path no matter where they may teach.

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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.

Featured Publication
Guiding Faculty to Excellence

This offering systematically outlines a process for supervision of teachers that focuses on improved classroom instruction and, thereby, student learning as the intended outcome.

Join ACSI
Membership with ACSI is an excellent choice! By joining this community of Christian educators, you will immediately be connected with resources targeted to meet your unique needs, experts who can help with your special challenges, and peers with whom you can relate.