Accreditation

*High School Only

ACSI Accreditation Advantages

Spiritual

• ACSI accredited schools have remained the most theologically stable and consistent over the past five years of any surveyed.**

• Christian school graduates are significantly more likely to pray and read Scripture both alone and with a spouse and children.*

• ACSI accredited schools have these top priorities: for students to have a close, personal relationship with God and for students to develop a Christian worldview.**

• Christian school graduates are more likely to attend religious services and respect the authority of church leadership.*

• All ACSI accredited schools that were asked responded affirmatively that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that it does not err in moral, spiritual, and religious matters.**

*ACSI accredited schools, on average, offer more Advanced Placement courses than other Protestant schools.**

Find out more about these facts and the related studies by visiting www.acsi.org/about-acsi/why-acsi-schools. These comments do not promise the quality of an individual school; they are representative comments of ACSI schools as a whole.

* Protestant Christian schools compared with Catholic, public, and private nonreligious schools as well as homeschools

** ACSI accredited schools compared with other ACSI members, Protestant Christian schools, and Catholic schools

Cultural

• A greater percentage of ACSI accredited schools offer mission and social service opportunities both in the United States and Canada.**

• Christian school graduates donate significantly more money to their churches, religious causes, and other charitable causes overall.*

• A higher percentage of ACSI accredited programs have official ties to student social service organizations.**

• Christian school graduates give more of their time to volunteer in their congregations, on mission trips, and on relief/aid trips.*

• A higher percentage of ACSI accredited schools report student involvement in political campaigns, meetings, or rallies.**

• On average, ACSI accredited schools require more rigorous course loads in math, science, English, languages, civics, social studies, art or music, and Bible than all other programs surveyed.**

• ACSI school graduates attend college at a significantly higher rate than the national average (86 percent compared with 68 percent).

• Since 1974 ACSI schools have scored significantly higher than the national norm in every grade level on a national achievement test.

• A recent study shows that religious school graduates, on average, exceeded the SAT College & Career Readiness Benchmark while public school students, on average, failed to meet the same standard. On average, religious school graduates scored 44 points higher.

*ACSI accredited schools, on average, offer more Advanced Placement courses than other Protestant schools.**

Find out more about these facts and the related studies by visiting www.acsi.org/about-acsi/why-acsi-schools. These comments do not promise the quality of an individual school; they are representative comments of ACSI schools as a whole.

* Protestant Christian schools compared with Catholic, public, and private nonreligious schools as well as homeschools

** ACSI accredited schools compared with other ACSI members, Protestant Christian schools, and Catholic schools

Academic

Top Emphasis
ACSI Accredited vs. Public Schools

In addition to higher academic achievement, more than two-thirds (69%) of administrators in ACSI accredited schools said their top priorities for students were development of a Christian worldview, involvement in evangelism, or a close, personal relationship with God.

Eighty percent of public school principals said their top priority was for student basic literacy.

*ACSI accredited schools, on average, offer more Advanced Placement courses than other Protestant schools.**

Find out more about these facts and the related studies by visiting www.acsi.org/about-acsi/why-acsi-schools. These comments do not promise the quality of an individual school; they are representative comments of ACSI schools as a whole.

* Protestant Christian schools compared with Catholic, public, and private nonreligious schools as well as homeschools

** ACSI accredited schools compared with other ACSI members, Protestant Christian schools, and Catholic schools

Affiliations