- ACSI schools have the greatest emphasis on student development of moral character and personal virtue.**
- Christian school graduates are significantly more likely to pray and read Scripture both alone and with family.*
- ACSI schools have the highest belief in biblical accuracy in scientific and historical matters.**
- Christian school graduates are more likely to attend religious services and respect the authority of church leadership.*
- ACSI schools most often include these among their top priorities: for students to have a close, personal relationship with God and for students to develop a Christian worldview.**
- Since 1974 ACSI schools have scored significantly higher than the national norm in every grade level on a national achievement test.
- ACSI school students read at least one grade level above the national averages as measured on a national achievement test.
- ACSI schools average more required course credits in math, science, English, biblical studies, civics, social studies, art and music, and physical education than all other programs surveyed.**
- ACSI school graduates attend college at a significantly higher rate than the national average.
- Christian school graduates are more likely to attend a religious university and obtain more years of higher education than their public school peers.*
- Christian school graduates donate significantly more money to their churches, religious causes, and other charitable causes overall.*
- A greater percentage of ACSI schools offer missions and social service trips both in the United States and Canada.**
- Christian school graduates give more of their time to volunteer in their congregations, on missions trips, and on relief/aid trips.*
- ACSI schools have greater student involvement in community service, politics, and fine arts than nonmember Protestant Christian schools.
- Christian school graduates have a stronger sense of direction in their lives and are more confident in their ability to deal with life challenges than their peers.*
* Protestant Christian schools compared with Catholic, public, and private nonreligious schools as well as homeschools.
** ACSI schools compared with other Protestant Christian schools and Catholic schools.
Sources: Cardus Education Survey, 2011, and ACSI 2010/2011 Member Survey.
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