Welcome to the Southeast 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!
Dr. David Balik, SE Regional Director
- The ACSI Student Activities program exists as a tool for teachers to enhance what is being accomplished in the classroom and allows students to sharpen their God-given skills and talents. Thank you, member schools who served as volunteer hosts in 2017! Our staff is gearing up to serve in 2018 by providing a wide array of activities closer to your school. See the list of upcoming activities. You can see the list of sites and the dates already listed as well as the activities still needed throughout the region. If your school would like to host an event(s) in your area, please complete and return the Master Host Form. Event dates will be accepted until June 30. We look forward to partnering with you next year!
- Early registration is open for our fall Professional Development Forums, and I don't want you to miss the discount that comes with registering early. Also, the SE region is always looking for quality presenters to submit the Call to Present form. Our three Forums are coming together nicely...hope to see you at one of them!
- Please be sure to save the date for your fall district meeting. These meetings are getting better and better...just ask someone who attended this past fall! You won't want to miss the opportunity to grow, to learn, and to connect with fellow Christian school leaders!
An annual conference for teachers, boarding parents, administrators, and their families headed to international Christian schools
This indepth week of training for K–12 educators will provide ISP coordinators, administrators, and teachers insight into the cultural differences, language challenges, program organization, and classroom implications of teaching international students in a K–12 Christian school setting
International School Leaders Conference—Thailand
Our church reunited with a larger church they had broke away from 25 years ago. The new larger reunited body is excited about being part of Christian education and want to explore the possibility of starting a Christian high school. Can you suggest any resources we should consult as well as any advice and pitfalls we should be alert for?
With the new fidget spinner craze, fidget toys have become a topic for our staff. Can anyone offer insight to their benefits, purposes, drawbacks, or best practices at your schools?
Some AP courses make school administrators nervous because of supposed humanism in some subjects and/or Darwinian evolution in some of the sciences. One good thing about the English AP's is that they are based on skills and not a set of required texts. The teacher can set his/her own curriculum (provided quality texts are used, of course).
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.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 guarantees that U.S. employers which are established as religious organizations may discriminate on a religious basis when hiring and making personnel decisions.
Several court cases have examined the religious organization and religious criteria requirements. Member schools must be able to show not only their religious nature, but they also must be able to articulate religious criteria for the employment decisions they make.
For over thirty years, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, has honored the right of faith-based organizations to choose the employees who can best further their missions, by explicitly acknowledging in section 702(a) their freedom to use religious criteria when making employment decisions. This religious staffing option is not an exemption from the Civil Rights Act, but a freedom incorporated into it.