“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” Colossians 3:23 reminds us that in all we do, our goal should be to do it as best we can and to bring honour to the Lord.
The Association of Christian Schools International offers opportunity for Christian schools to develop and grow in what they do for the positive impact of their school community and with the goal of brining honour to the Lord.
The Paths to School Improvement (PSI) Programme
The vision of this programme is to ensure authentic Christian Schools around the world, whatever their resources, committed to Biblical Truth, continuous improvement, and transformed communities.
School leaders are professionally enabled to engage in a continuous school improvement process that is internationally benchmarked to appropriate and attainable standards resulting in authentic Christian schools.
Leaders from five to ten schools are assigned to a learning group, known as a cohort, for the duration of the PSI process of approximately two years. The cohort will meet for five sessions, each session spaced about four to six months apart. Each session will last three to five days. Each session will build upon the prior session, leading to the completion of the PSI process.
The program begins with the biblical foundation for school improvement followed by presentation of the standards, accompanied with training for understanding. Guided authentic dialogue and transparent self-assessment is followed by standards implementation assignments and further reassessment at each of the following sessions.
Successful completion and meeting of standards allows the school the opportunity to be ‘certified’.
For more information on how to get your school involved in the PSI programme, send us an enquiry:
An authentic Christian School may be thought of as involving the four interwoven educational strands of
- Academic ideas and thinking
- Skills for life and living
- Biblical worldview grounding
- Personal character, values and spiritual formation
ACSI International Accreditation is a highly effective way for a Christian School to evaluate itself in light of these educational strands, its unique educational mission and is a seal of quality.
The process of accreditation involves three signifiant elements:
- Intensive, institution-wide self-appraisal, analysis and improvement planning
- External consultations, review, validation, and insights from a visiting peer group
- Ongoing accountability for improvement through annual reporting and renewal.
For more information on the international accreditation process, visit the ACSI Global Website – https://www.acsi.org/accreditation-certification/accreditation-for-schools or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org