Welcome to the Florida and Caribbean 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!
- You can now renew your school's ACSI membership. Do so today!
- Registration is open for the fall Professional Development Forums! Take advantage of this opportunity to reimagine education with Christian school colleagues in our region. Forums are: Ft. Lauderdale, FL—October 19–20, 2017 and South Daytona, FL—November 20–21, 2017 (Standard registration rates available through November 5, 2017 for Daytona Forum)
- Please make it a top priority to attend your ACSI district meeting this fall! Learn more.
Professional development, encouragement, and networking for the international Christian school leader.
An annual U.S. event that connects international school representatives and sending agencies with potential hires.
I am looking for a better resource for Bibles to use with our international students. I like them to have a parallel translation or "bilingual" Bible so that they can study the Scriptures in English and in their native language. .
Our school board is discussing/exploring the possibility of having armed school sentries-school personnel who are armed, but not openly, and without the identity of the armed personnel openly known. There are some people who are very much in favor of this and others very much opposed.
I am looking for a standardized high school math placement exam that I can give to our International applicants in their home country before they arrive in the US. We are trying to determine their math placement before they arrive at our school.
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.
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
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
On-going 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 to set this up!
Be sure to check out the new features in the ACSI Certification Report available to administrators! This report includes, not only the certification status and expiration dates for your faculty, but also the requirements for faculty members to renew and/or upgrade their certification.
Access the report at Certification Review.
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Finishing Well: Succession Planning in Christian Schools
As we settled in for the newest installment in the Disney series, I reclined my seat and set my expectations as low as possible, expecting little more than fluff and frivolity for the next two hours. But rather than mindless kids' entertainment, Cars 3—like the best children's movies—delivered a poignant message for adults ... and maybe for Christian educators as well. Read more...
Changing Your School Office Spaces: An Opportunity for Transformation
We understand the necessity of a team of players thinking and acting as one. Yet, in our workplaces, specifically in our schools, we typically operate as a collection of individuals. In particular, our leadership teams are often comprised of fragmented, isolated, and detached members, interacting and collaborating collectively once a week at best. We must change, and we must innovate, because the challenges facing Christian schools are substantial and complex. Read more...