ACSI Leadership U

Leadership U

Leadership U, ACSI's yearlong program for new and aspiring heads of school, will give you what you need to grow as a leader, transform your school, and better serve God's kingdom.

Receive Top-Notch Training

Your experience begins and ends with weeklong residencies. Study administration, governance, research, advancement, and best practices and emerge with a plan you can start implementing right away.

Grow with Veteran Mentors

Get step-by-step guidance in implementing your plan from an experienced school leader, who will check in on your progress regularly throughout the year.

Thrive in Community

You'll grow alongside fellow students who share your passion to lead with skill and integrity, building relationships that will remain important long after classes are over.

You Can Reach Your Goals

If you have been called to leadership but feel you could be better equipped, you are not alone. We are now accepting applications for summer 2017. Our cohort will be limited to 30, so start your application process today.

If you have questions or would like to request an application, just fill out this form.


  • During Leadership U's classroom and mentoring components, you will cover quality material in a collaborative environment that you can apply at your school.
  • The July 2017 to July 2018 class of Leadership U will meet at Colorado Christian University (near Denver) in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
  • Lodging and meals are included in the program cost of $6,900 and provided on the Colorado Christian University campus during sessions one and three.
  • Certification: Participants who complete all sessions and a personal professional development plan will, upon approval from the Leadership U faculty, receive a Head of School Endorsement Certificate that indicates completion of this program.
  • Graduate credit is available.
  • Learn more about the application and scholarship process.
  • See Program Features and a sample schedule.
  • A list of Faculty and Mentors is also available.

Program Features

Session 1
June 25–30, 2017
A one-week collaborative classroom experience with mentors
Due June 1, 2017
Session 2
A yearlong communication and development plan with campus visit options
Due September 1, 2017
Session 3
June 2018
A second one-week classroom session to complete advanced curriculum
Due June 1, 2018

Leadership U is the best professional development program I've participated in. I am already seeing the impact at my school. It's amazing!

Matt Gaines
South Maryland Christian Academy

I found the entire week to be extremely beneficial. I learned so much from all the interactions with the mentors and other participants. It was truly one of the best weeks.

Dora Miller
Principal/Lead Administrator
Western Oklahoma Christian School

[Leadership U is] perfect for anyone in a leadership role at a Christian school, regardless of your professional background. It will prepare you for opportunities and challenges that are unique to a Christian school setting. [It gave] me completely new perspectives on leadership."

Celeste Sprankle
Johnstown Christian School

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