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Welcome to the Southeast Region

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

  • I thoroughly enjoyed seeing and talking with many of you at the District Meeting's, and very much appreciated your participation and encouraging comments about the 'School Safety' content and format. Just in case you weren't able to make it to one, or were interested in digital versions of the hand-outs and articles, everything can be easily accessed in Community under 2018 District Meetings!
  • Don't miss out on the Southeast EE Conference at Northwood Academy in Summerville, SC on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Registration opens December 21st!
  • We invite you to join ACSI and 7 other Christian associations for the foremost gathering of leaders worldwide in San Antonio, TX on January 30-February 1, 2019. The Global Christian School Leadership Summit (GCSLS) is a global gathering that occurs every two years. For 2019, the theme will be Innovate and will include over 60 internationally known speakers and presenters. Join Dr. Balik and other colleagues from the Southeast Region on Wednesday evening, January 30, from 5:30-6:45 pm for an informal time of fellowship and a light dinner in room Republic A.
  • In 2019, our PD Forums plan on returning to Winston-Salem, Oct. 10&11 and Atlanta, Oct. 24&25. You can look forward to outstanding live presentations, interactive breakout sessions, peer-to-peer roundtables, along with wonderful fellowship and connecting opportunities. ACSI is working hard to craft PD offerings that will help your school fulfill the challenge of becoming all it can be for God's glory!

 

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Upcoming Worldwide Events
International Christian Educators Conference—Europe
Apr 11, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019

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

International Student Program (ISP) Personnel Training
Jun 23, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019

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

Upcoming Southeast Region Events
Early Education Conference - Plant City, FL
Jan 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2019

Early Education Conference —Summerville, SC
Feb 23, 2019 - Feb 23, 2019

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

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.

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...