California/Hawaii Region
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Welcome to the California/Hawaii Region

Thank you for visiting our website! We appreciate your membership and involvement in ACSI, and we pray that you'll find support and encouragement in your regional family. In the Quick Links menu on the left you'll find the information you need to connect, grow personally and as a school, find specialized resources you may need, and more. Please don't hesitate to contact our office if you have questions or need support. May God bless you as you minister to His children!

Announcements

  • You can now renew your school's ACSI membership. Do so today!
  • Meet up with adminisrators in your area (Administrator Meet-ups). Register today!
Accreditation
ACSI Accreditation
Student Activities
ACSI Student Activities
Upcoming Worldwide Events
International School Leaders Conference–Europe
Apr 29, 2018 - May 2, 2018

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

International Christian Educator Conference—Asia
Nov 21, 2018 - Nov 24, 2018

A high-quality professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and staff serving in international Christian schools around the world.

Upcoming California - Hawaii Region Events
ACSI National Spelling Bee
May 5, 2018 - May 12, 2018

The ACSI Spelling Bee exists to help students develop good spelling habits, awareness of accurate word usage and pronunciation, and grace under the pressure of competition.

Online Community Discussions 
Extended Leave of Absence During School Break  
I have International students leaving for Christmas break as early as 12/14/17 when our last day of school is 12/20/17. Some of them also return a few days after school resumes. What are your thoughts about students going home for extended time and missing school?
Cell Phones...Arghhhh   
Would any of you be willing to share your cell phone policies for students please?  We have a no cell phone policy unless a teacher ask the students to bring them to class for a project.  The phones must be off and in their lockers throughout the academic day.
Job Descriptions for Enrollment Marketing
We're looking to expand our enrollment marketing team. I'd be grateful for some sample job descriptions from the community. We're considering an enrollment marketing specialist (or similar), and/or a director of enrollment marketing. If you've got job descriptions that are similar, I'd be grateful to see copies.
Featured Member Benefit

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 PartnersAffinity PartnersApproved 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.

Featured Resources
49.4 A Heart of Thanksgiving

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

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

Board Training
Ongoing board training is one of the most important professional development issues facing our Christian schools.  ACSI provides board training through the regional offices.  We focus on board roles and responsibilities, and try to help boards understand their critical role in policy governance. 
Contact the Regional Office for more information.
Host or Chair a Student Activies Event!
The ACSI Student Activities program is dependent on member schools serving as host sites for events! In order to fully serve all of the schools and students who wish to participate in Student Activities, we are always interested in adding additional sites and finding new chairs
New ACSI Blog Posts

What Does It Mean to Teach Like a Disciple?

Jillian Lederhouse

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

David Urban

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...

Pivot: New Directions for Christian Education

PivotChristian 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.