*Already an ACSI member? Student Activities registration and information are available in ACSI ConNEXUS. Go to ConNEXUS and log in; then, in the dropdown menu under Groups, find your region. In the fly-out menu, select your region’s student activity group.
The ACSI Student Activities Program seeks to encourage and inspire students toward a standard of excellence in leadership, communication, and performance by enhancing member Christian schools’ academic and fine arts programs. It provides opportunity for students to practically apply and develop skills necessary for confident Christian leadership. Each activity is planned to impact students’ educational and spiritual growth, encouraging them to be a testimony to the gospel . Events also seek to provide opportunity for Christian fellowship and positive interaction between students and teachers of participating schools.
Schools begin their participation at the school level, which impacts the highest number of students. As students progress to the district and regional levels, they are challenged by interaction with students of similar interests and abilities. Parents, friends, and the general public benefit from the ministry of these students in music, speech, and academic programs.
The awards program for ACSI Student Activities affirms each participant’s individual effort while recognizing those whose skill and ability provide an inspiration and a challenge to excellence for all who participate.
- To provide incentives for students to develop skills necessary for Christian leadership.
- To facilitate students’ learning process.
- To help develop the skills to be an effective communicator.
- To provide a gauge to determine how effectively each school has prepared students in these activities.
- To provide a degree of competition to develop participants’ composure and confidence.
- To provide for a time of fun and fellowship with other Christian young people.
District events vary from region to region. Events are available for all age groups—elementary, junior high, and senior high students.
- Art Festivals—Student submitted artwork is evaluated and awarded ribbons for recognition.
- Athletic Tournaments—Students compete in athletic events, such as track.
- Chess Tournaments—Students go head-to-head to reveal the ultimate chess champion.
- Creative Writing Festivals—Student submitted writing is evaluated and awarded for talent and inventiveness.
- Geography Bees—Students are challenged with questions pertaining to local, national and world geography.
- Leadership Conferences—Training middle and high school student leaders
- Math League—Recognizes the achievements of students in Pre-Algebra through Calculus.
- Math Olympics—Elementary and middle school students participate in reasoning and comprehension events.
- Music Festivals—Students are evaluated and awarded in instrument, choir, and band competition.
- Science Fairs—Students develop and apply creativity, skill, and logical thinking to the solutions of science.
- Speech Meets—Students compete in memorizations and oratory skills.
- Spelling Bees—Students progress through district, regional, and ultimately national spelling bee competition.
- World Concerns Conference—Students are given insight and opportunity to participate in world issues.
- Yearbook Evaluation—Student yearbook designs are evaluated and awarded based on effectiveness and creativity.
- Young Authors and Illustrators Olympics—Students works are evaluated in story and illustration.
If you’re not yet an ACSI member, please contact the ACSI office in your region to learn more about Student Activities or about membership.