Association of Christian Schools International

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The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), founded in 1978, is an association of evangelical Protestant Christian schools.wikipedia
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The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), founded in 1978, is an association of evangelical Protestant Christian schools.
Another large association of Protestant Christian schools is the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Association of Christian Schools International v. Stearns

Association of Christian Schools International v. Roman StearnsAssociation of Christian Schools International et al. v. Roman Stearns et al.
In August 2006, the case Association of Christian Schools International v. Roman Stearns was allowed to proceed against the university while lawsuits against individual school officials were thrown out.
2d 980 (C.D. Cal. 2008), was filed in spring 2006 by Association of Christian Schools International against the University of California claiming religious discrimination over the rejection of five courses as college preparatory instruction.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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ACSI was first headquartered in La Habra, California, and moved to its larger headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1994.

Educational accreditation

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The association offers multiple services including accreditation for early-education programs and primary and secondary schools, certification, curriculum, legal/legislative services, and urban school services.
Some of the regional accreditors, such as, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges AdvancED, and some independent associations, such as the Association of Christian Schools International and Council of Islamic Schools of North America (CISNA), have expanded their accreditation activity to include schools outside the United States.

Edwards v. Aguillard

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The National Center for Science Education noted, "One of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs is Wendell Bird, a former staff attorney for the Institute for Creation Research. As a special assistant attorney general for Louisiana, he defended the state's "equal time" law, which was ruled to be unconstitutional in Edwards v. Aguillard. The National Center for Science Education works in collaboration with National Academy of Sciences, the National Association of Biology Teachers and the National Science Teachers Association, which consider creationism and intelligent design to be pseudoscience.
Wendell Bird served as a special assistant attorney general for Louisiana in the case and later became a staff attorney for the Institute for Creation Research and Association of Christian Schools International.

Michael Behe

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The Association retained leading intelligent design proponent Michael Behe to testify in the case as an expert witness.
Behe received $20,000 for testifying as an expert witness on behalf of the plaintiffs in Association of Christian Schools International v. Roman Stearns. The case was filed by Association of Christian Schools International, which argued that the University of California was being discriminatory by not recognizing science classes that use creationist books.

Evangelicalism

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The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), founded in 1978, is an association of evangelical Protestant Christian schools.

Protestantism

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The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), founded in 1978, is an association of evangelical Protestant Christian schools.

Christianity

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ACSI is a Protestant association for Christian schools.

Religious text

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It supports the belief that Scripture is the revealed Word of God and should be taught as truth.

Primary school

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The association offers multiple services including accreditation for early-education programs and primary and secondary schools, certification, curriculum, legal/legislative services, and urban school services.

Secondary school

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The association offers multiple services including accreditation for early-education programs and primary and secondary schools, certification, curriculum, legal/legislative services, and urban school services.

College

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Because ACSI does not accredit colleges or universities, it is not recognized as an accreditor of higher education institutions by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education.

University

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Because ACSI does not accredit colleges or universities, it is not recognized as an accreditor of higher education institutions by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education.

List of recognized higher education accreditation organizations

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Because ACSI does not accredit colleges or universities, it is not recognized as an accreditor of higher education institutions by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education.

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Council on Higher Education AccreditationCHEACouncil for Higher Education
Because ACSI does not accredit colleges or universities, it is not recognized as an accreditor of higher education institutions by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education.

United States Department of Education

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Because ACSI does not accredit colleges or universities, it is not recognized as an accreditor of higher education institutions by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the United States Department of Education.

National Council for Private School Accreditation

NCPSA
In 1994 ACSI's primary school and secondary school programs became officially recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

Regional accreditation

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The United States Department of Education does not recognize or certify agencies for the accreditation of primary and secondary schools, including regional accrediting agencies.

La Habra, California

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ACSI was first headquartered in La Habra, California, and moved to its larger headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1994.

California

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ACSI was first headquartered in La Habra, California, and moved to its larger headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1994.

University of California

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In spring 2006 the Association of Christian Schools International sued the University of California system alleging that the rejection of several Christian science courses was "viewpoint discrimination" which violated the constitutional rights of applicants from Christian schools whose high school coursework is deemed inadequate preparation for college.

Constitution of the United States

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In spring 2006 the Association of Christian Schools International sued the University of California system alleging that the rejection of several Christian science courses was "viewpoint discrimination" which violated the constitutional rights of applicants from Christian schools whose high school coursework is deemed inadequate preparation for college.

Lawsuit

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In August 2006, the case Association of Christian Schools International v. Roman Stearns was allowed to proceed against the university while lawsuits against individual school officials were thrown out.

National Center for Science Education

NCSEReports of the National Center for Science EducationThe National Center for Science Education
The National Center for Science Education noted, "One of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs is Wendell Bird, a former staff attorney for the Institute for Creation Research. As a special assistant attorney general for Louisiana, he defended the state's "equal time" law, which was ruled to be unconstitutional in Edwards v. Aguillard. The National Center for Science Education works in collaboration with National Academy of Sciences, the National Association of Biology Teachers and the National Science Teachers Association, which consider creationism and intelligent design to be pseudoscience.