CA/HI Student Activities FAQs
ACSI Student Activities Mission Statement:
ACSI Student Activities enhance learning beyond the classroom by equipping Christian schools and educators while challenging students toward God-honoring applications of their fine art and academic abilities.
The ACSI Student Activities Program seeks to encourage and inspire students toward a standard of excellence in leadership, communication, and performance by enhancing member Christian schools' academic and fine arts programs. It provides opportunity for students to practically apply and develop skills necessary for confident Christian leadership. Each activity is planned to impact students' educational and spiritual growth, encouraging them to be a testimony to the gospel. Events also seek to provide opportunity for Christian fellowship and positive interaction between students and teachers of participating schools.
Schools begin their participation at the school level, which impacts the highest number of students. As students progress to the district, regional, and national levels, they are challenged by interaction with students of similar interests and abilities. Parents, friends, and the general public benefit from the ministry of these students in music, speech, and academic programs. The awards program for ACSI Student Activities affirms each participant's individual effort while recognizing those whose skill and ability provide an inspiration and a challenge to excellence for all who participate.
- To provide incentives for students to develop skills necessary for Christian leadership.
- To facilitate students' learning process.
- To help develop the skills to be an effective communicator.
- To provide a gauge to determine how effectively each school has prepared students in these activities.
- To provide a degree of competition to develop participants' composure and confidence.
- To provide for a time of fun and fellowship with other Christian young people.
Who can participate in ACSI Student Activities?
What events are offered in the CA/HI Region?
- Art Festivals
- Creative Writing Festivals
- Math Olympics
- Middle School Leadership Conferences
- Music Festivals — Choral
- Music Festivals — Instrumental
- Science Fairs
- Speech Meets
- Spelling Bees
- Technology Fair
How do I register for Student Activities?
To register your school for Student Activities, complete the online registration form and pay by credit card, or mail a check to the CA/HI Regional Office. Please refer to the CA/HI Student Activities Participation Guide for Event ID's, deadlines and fees, and to confirm site availability.
When do I register for Student Activities?
Student Activities registration takes place each fall, typically September–October. During this time, each school should register for all the events they wish to participate in that school year. All registration is first-come, first-served, based on when school registration forms and fees are received in the regional office.
What's the difference between a Chairperson and a Coordinator?
A Chairperson oversees a specific district or regional event such as a Spelling Bee. A Coordinator manages event participation from his or her own school.
What does a Chairperson do?
The Chairperson sets the time and schedule for an event, communicates event changes and details to school Coordinators, leads a specific event, and interacts with the regional Student Activities office. ACSI provides an event handbook with instructions for the Chairperson.
What does a Coordinator do?
The Coordinator registers a school for an event, sends event forms to the chairperson and the regional Student Activities office, and recruits students and adult helpers to attend an event. ACSI provides an event handbook with instructions for the Coordinator.
May I attend an event outside my district?
Yes, you may attend any ACSI event that fits your schedule and is convenient to your location.
What are the benefits of Chairing or Hosting an event?
When you serve as a chairperson and/or host site for an event, your school registration fee is waived for that event and you get an opportunity to register for all your events early! For more information and list of additional benefits for serving as a chairperson and/or host site, visit the Student Activities Registration page.
How does ACSI determine dates for events?
Although some events must be completed during specific time periods, a host site may choose a date that works well for their facility as long as it does not conflict with other events in their area. We also avoid scheduling any events during times that schools are typically closed, such as the weeks before and after Easter.
What happens if we neglected to register for an event by the registration deadline?
Please contact the CA/HI Regional office at 714.256.1287, or e-mail the CA/HI Student Activities Coordinator. Although we cannot guarantee that your school will be able to participate, we can check with the Chairperson to see if there is sufficient room and time to complete the preparation. Late registration fees will apply.
I have a question or a comment. Where do I send it?
Please call 714.256.1287, fax 714.256.4085, or e-mail the CA/HI Student Activities Coordinator. We appreciate hearing from you!