ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) provides a highly regarded accreditation program for secondaryelementary, and standalone and attached preschools. ACSI has partnerships with all of the U.S. regional accreditation agencies


ACSI Regional and National level competitions enhance learning beyond the classroom by equipping Christian schools and educators while challenging students toward God-honoring applications of their leadership skills, fine art talents, and academic abilities.


Arnold Christian Academy competes annually in the following ACSI Northeast Region (CT, DC, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT) Competitions. Students can be awarded Superior, Excellent, Good, or No Rating. Students can also win other awards offered at the different competitions. Some award Highest Scores, Overall Category Winners, Best in Show Awards, National Recognition Awards.


Printable 2017/2018 Student Activity Calendar

(Dates and locations with asterisks(*) are tentative and may change.)

ACSI Northeast Regional Spelling Bee   Grades: 5-8   MD/DE/DC Region

November 10, 2017      Elkton, Maryland


The ACSI Spelling Bee is not an exercise in memorization but in spelling abilities. Proper and confident communication skills are encouraged while students also develop vocabulary and accurate word usage.

Grade level competitions are held in individual rooms. This is followed by a spell-off (or final round) for the top four winners for grades 5–8. The top five spellers from the final round competition qualify for the Regional Spelling Bee. The regional bee joins the winners from each of the Mid-America District level events to participate in a similar competition, with the top five qualifying to participate at ACSI's highest level-the national spelling bee. This year's national competition returns to Washington DC in May 2018.

ACSI Northeast Regional Creative Writing Festival   Grades: 4-12   All Districts

January 31, 2018           Mail-In Activity

ACA Students submit creative writing pieces for evaluation on a district level in or more of the 4 areas. The work is submitted and three judges evaluate each work submitted, and students receive copies of the evaluations.

  • Free Verse Poetry

  • Rhymed Poetry

  • Essay

  • Short Story


ACSI Northeast Regional Math Olympics   Grades: 3-8   MD/DC Region

March 08, 2018             White Plains, Maryland

ACA students’ math abilities are stimulated and their achievements are recognized.

The Math Olympics is a series of timed tests that are given in a series of rounds. Each student competes against other students in his or her grade. The areas of competition include

  • Arithmetic Computation

  • Mathematical Reasoning


ACSI Northeast Regional Middle School Fine Arts Festival   Grades: 6-8   All Northeast Regions

May 24, 2018                 Messiah College - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

ACA students can compete in one or multiple areas of art and music.

Art Categories

  • Abstraction

  • Art Objects

  • Assembled Art

  • Commercial Design and Visual Order

  • Image and Film Capture

  • Narratives/Storytelling

  • Nature and Observation

  • Non-Representational

Music Categories

  • Choir

  • Band/Orchestra

  • Large Vocal Ensemble

  • Large Instrumental/Jazz Ensemble

  • Small Vocal Ensemble

  • Small Instrumental Ensemble

  • Vocal Solo

  • Instrumental Solo

  • Piano Solo

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