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Welcome to the South-Central 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!
  • Bring your staff to the ACSI Summer In-Service Tuesday, August 8 at the Hope Center in Plano, TX. Come and hear Dr. Joy Bell, administrator at Firewheel Christian Academy as she leads a workshop addressing differentiated learning. Additional sessions will feature the Philosophy of Christian School Education with Brian Treadaway, REACH 2.1 with Dr. Diane Bunker, plus an early educator track. A dedicated webpage with complete information is coming soon.  
  • Please make it a top priority to attend your ACSI district meeting this fall! You will receive an email invitation from your ACSI District Representative in the near future. There are no costs to attend this gathering. 
  • Remember to schedule a Professional Development Forum for your school! The theme, Reimagine Education, will be explored at each venue. October 12–13 is the date of the O'Fallon, Missouri location. Dr. Glen Schultz, director of Kingdom Education Ministries, will keynote there. The Dallas/Ft. Worth forum will be held October 23 and features Dr. Vernard Gant. Finally, our San Antonio venue is October 23–24, where Dr. Phil Johnson, founder of Global Next, LLC, will speak. Do you wish to give a seminar or poster session? Complete our presenter form, and we will be in touch with you.

Student Activities
Upcoming Worldwide Events
International School Leaders Conference—Thailand
Oct 21, 2017 - Oct 24, 2017

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

International School Job Fair
Oct 31, 2017 - Nov 7, 2017

An annual U.S. event that connects international school representatives and sending agencies with potential hires.

Upcoming South Central Region Events
South-Central—Oklahoma District Meeting
Sep 8, 2017

Learn about the South-Central Oklahoma District Meeting

South-Central—Northeast Texas Distict Meeting
Sep 11, 2017

Learn about the Northeast Texas District Meeting

South-Central—Arkansas District Meeting
Sep 12, 2017

Learn the South-Central Arkansas District Meeting

Online Community Discussions 
Emergency Operations Procedures
I have EMT-Basic training, firearm training, licensed to carry in the school, and just completed a week long training course in New Mexico on Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings. After looking at what was started on our Emergency Operations Procedure manual, I see we have a long way to go. I was wondering if any of you had a team at your school that was in charge of security and emergency preparedness. I would love to look at your manual and compare notes.
School Anniversary/Birthday   
This year our school will be celebrating its 45th year. I am looking for any creative things that schools have done to celebrate a significant milestone.
Shared Administrator/Teacher Role 
We are facing a teacher shortage and have had to make some creative choices to meet students' needs in the most meaningful way possible. How do principals who are also filling teaching roles divide their responsibilities?    
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
49.1 Back to School—Round 2

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

48.9 Essential Training Areas for Children 2

Christian schools are most effective when they partner with parents in discipling their children. In Christian School Comment 48.8, Dr. Larry Taylor shared the first part of his model for deliberately training children. I encourage you to read it if you haven’t, and to enjoy this second part. —Dan

48.8 Essential Training Areas for Children

Especially when my three children were younger, I always welcomed wisdom on how to raise them to honor and serve the Lord as adults. Dr. Larry Taylor has created a model for deliberately training young people; I’m sure you’ll find his ideas practical. —Dan