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ACSI Core Beliefs

  1. Biblical Philosophy: A thoroughly biblical philosophy of education should be implemented in Christian schools in all cultural contexts
  2. Critical Thinking: Students should learn how to process information and think critically in the context of a biblical worldview.
  3. Parental Education Responsibility: Parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their children; the school serves the Christian home.
  4. Bible As A Core Subject: The teaching of Bible as a core subject is essential to the academic curriculum.
  5. Academic Excellence: Schools should be committed to academic excellence, maximizing each studentís potential.
  6. Professional Development: Professional resources and training are vital for the development and growth of Christian educators and schools.
  7. Great Commission: Students and educators in Christian schools worldwide should be involved in the Great Commission by evangelizing and discipling.
  8. Biblical Integration: The biblical integration of every planned learning experience is crucial to effective Christian schooling.
  9. Educational Choice: The opportunity for Christian schooling should be accessible to families as a means of intellectual and spiritual development and formation for a life of service to God and society.
  10. School Improvement: Christian schools should be involved in a plan of consistent evaluation and assessment for continuous improvement.
  11. Non-Discrimination: The teaching/learning process in Christian schools should reflect a Christlike sensitivity, relevant to a diverse school community.
  12. Networking: The ministry of Christian schooling can best be accomplished through cooperation with other appropriate individuals, agencies, and organizations in providing programs, materials, and services.