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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.

"International" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. that serve the expatriate community and often, a portion of the host country population. These schools use curricular programs originating outside their host country, employ internationally educated faculty, and specifically develop programs that prepare students for tertiary education outside the host country. Frequently, instruction is in English with a Western-style curriculum. The ACSI International School office within headquarters serves international schools located in more than 77 countries from ACSI headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  

"National" Christian schools are those located outside of the U.S. and primarily focus on serving the local population, following the curriculum guidelines of that particular country. ACSI has 20 country/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; that are economically sustainable in their own context.

Serving together,

Tim Shuman
Regional Director for International Schools 

Upcoming International Events
International School Leaders Conference—Thailand
Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017

Professional development, encouragement, and networking for the international Christian school leader.

International School Job Fair
Oct 31, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017

An annual U.S. event that connects international school representatives and sending agencies with potential hires.

Associate Director for International Schools
T. Thompson
Tim Thompson works with ACSI international members schools providing support services in the area of school accreditation. Tim manages the logistics of the accreditation process as well as helping schools and visiting teams navigate the accreditation procedures.

Featured Resource 
Science: Student Notebook
The Science Notebook is a consumable workbook that will provide engaging activities to enhance and supplement the instruction of each lesson. Students get age-appropriate experience with scientific observation and the scientific method.

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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

Online Community Discussions
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.
If You Use Agencies for International Students

We currently deal with 6 agencies: Educatius, ICEC, American Home Life International, Gateway, Ameristudent and Ivy Bridge. As we consider next year—2018–2019—I am considering removing one—maybe two—of our current partners, and adding another.
IEP and 504 Plans

We have more and more students entering our schools with IEPs and 504 Plans. Some schools have a form that they have parents sign acknowledging that they know that certain services in their child's plan cannot be provided. I would appreciate any help that can be provided for creating such a form for our school.
Upcoming International School Region Events

International Schools Job Fair
October 31—November 7, 2017

ISLC Asia
October 22–24, 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

ISLC Latin America
January 25–28, 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica

ISLC Europe
April 29—May 2, 2018