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!
- COMING SOON! Two more FREE 'MasterClass' webinars are coming your way live on Tuesday, April 17 & 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. CST. You asked for an opportunity to discuss Board Governance and the Board/Head of School relationship, so that is what we're going to do. Dr. Balik will lead a panel discussion with two Board Governance authors/experts: Dr. Bill Mott and Ron Klein. They will answer your questions with an emphasis on best practices. Send your questions or topic suggestions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can be sure to discuss the issues that are pertinent to YOU and your school. These webinars will be limited to the first 50 to register. There is no cost, but we do ask that you register. Registration is open so please register for the April 17 webinar or the April 24 webinar.
- For the past six years, Wheaton Academy has hosted its Best Practices Conference for the Christian SchoolTM on its campus in Illinois. This year, the Academy is taking the conference on the road and will be co-hosting with Lipscomb Academy on its beautiful Nashville campus. Save the date for June 25-27, 2018! Be sure to invite your fellow administrators, especially those in the Nashville area. Though not run by ACSI, we certainly endorse this quality experience for school leaders. I hope to see you there. You can view the full list of presenters, breakout sessions, and registration details on the conference website.
- Plan now to attend one of our SE District Meetings this fall!
- The ACSI Student Activities program is a member benefit to our schools who wish to host or participate in the various events offered in the region. This program is one that best exhibits how the association is 'Stronger Together' when staff, hosts,and participants work together to enhance learning in the classroom and celebrate students through these events. Would you consider hosting an event(s) next year? If so, please complete the Host Form and email it to student_activitiesSE@acsi.org.
Professional development, encouragement, and networking for the international Christian school leader.
A high-quality professional development conference for teachers, administrators, and staff serving in international Christian schools around the world.
The ACSI Spelling Bee exists to help students develop good spelling habits, awareness of accurate word usage and pronunciation, and grace under the pressure of competition.
I have International students leaving for Christmas break as early as 12/14/17 when our last day of school is 12/20/17. Some of them also return a few days after school resumes. What are your thoughts about students going home for extended time and missing school?
Would any of you be willing to share your cell phone policies for students please? We have a no cell phone policy unless a teacher ask the students to bring them to class for a project. The phones must be off and in their lockers throughout the academic day.
We're looking to expand our enrollment marketing team. I'd be grateful for some sample job descriptions from the community. We're considering an enrollment marketing specialist (or similar), and/or a director of enrollment marketing. If you've got job descriptions that are similar, I'd be grateful to see copies.
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.
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
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
Christian 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.
What Does It Mean to Teach Like a Disciple?
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
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...