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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–Europe
Apr 29, 2018 - May 2, 2018

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

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
49.3 Bursting the Bubble

It’s a question many Christian parents have asked: By having my kids attend a Christian school, am I nurturing them and equipping them for life in secular society, or am I potentially harming them by shielding them from it? Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), addresses that question head-on in this issue. I hope you’ll consider his excellent points.

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

Online Community Discussions
Pray for Christian schools and colleges in Canada

Please pray for a favorable ruling by the Canadia Supreme Court regarding Trinity Western University's right to have a Law School. Their Code of Conduct is being used against them, since they ask student to abide by biblical teachings regarding sexual activity.
Objectives Summary Reports

I am using the assessment data online portal for our school to try and obtain the Objectives Summary Reports, Part II. How do I want to obtain the objectives summary numbers that we would have received on a paper copy such as the Total School OPI average numbers in each of the categories?
What Tests are You Using?

We are evaluating our testing processes from the ground up. Could you share with me what tests you use in your school from kindergarten readiness to admissions testing to annual standardized testing and anything in between?
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