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Save the Date for a 2019 ACSI Professional Development Forum!
Fall District Administrator Meetings are an important and fun time of receiving current information on important leadership topics, legal-legislative matters and connecting with other Christian school administrators who are striving to honor Christ as they lead their schools. We encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the refreshments prior to the meeting and say "Hello" to old and new friends. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend this event. All meetings are from 9:00am - 12:00pm with lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. District Meeting Resources
Engage Event: HR Employment Law with Dr. Tom Cathey
Dr. Tom Cathey, Director of ACSI’s Legal and Legislative Department, will bring an updated one-day training event for Heads of Schools, Principals, Vice-Principals, HR Coordinators, and Supervisors to California this fall. Please mark your calendar for the event closest to you. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required to attend. You may purchase lunch for $19.00 when you, have lunch off-site at one of Brea’s local restaurants or bring your own lunch.
International Student Program (ISP) Training with Dr. Erin Wilcox
Tuesday, October 15, (9:00am – 3:00pm) and Wednesday, October 16, 2019, (9:00am – 12:00pm) at the Brea Civic Center in Brea, CA. The cost is $89.00 for this training and lunch is included on Tuesday. Register Today!
An annual U.S. event that connects international school representatives and sending agencies with potential hires.
A high-quality professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and staff serving in international Christian schools around the world.
Professional development, encouragement, and networking for the international Christian school leader.
ACSI proudly presents its Strategic Partnership Program, which includes companies carefully chosen to benefit you—our member schools—and to assist you in accomplishing your life-changing mission. Our goal is to proactively build long-term relationships with entities that thoughtfully align with the goals and purposes of Christian schooling and desire to assist you in your work as you educate the next generation of leaders.
ACSI's Strategic Partnership Program has four categories of organizations, National Corporate Partners, Affinity Partners, Approved Providers, and our newest category, Ministry Partners. You are encouraged to contact all of our partners and providers and see how they can provide additional services to your school ministry.
Gratitude: it’s one of my favorite topics because it has such power to effect change in our hearts, in others, in our communities, and even in our schools. I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), to write about gratitude as we enter the Thanksgiving season here in the U.S. —Dan
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.
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
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...
Christian education is undergoing massive change-and that change is accompanied by both peril and opportunity.
The 2017 Global Christian School Leadership Summit gathered Christian school leaders to envision the future of Christian education and answer crucial questions facing the movement. The conclusion: Christian education needs to change course. Pivot: New Directions for Christian Education compiles and expands upon the insights of the GCSLS, making the thought leadership of this unique conference available to anyone.