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ACCS School Accelerator – Sponsored by ClassReach

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ACCS School Accelerator

Taking school leadership to the next level

An intensive program designed and led by ACCS Heads of School with real world experience in classical Christian leadership.

This course is designed for those who are looking to start a school or are in their first five years of operation.

Spanning five months, this course will provide actionable steps and realistic measurements intended to incrementally “move the ball down the field.” Each participant’s “end zone” will vary, from confirming a call to open a school, to gathering the human and financial resources, to setting in place the basic elements of planning for day one, to understanding the role of Head of School and implementing best practices in school administration. In each case, this course will strengthen your faith, enhance your understanding of classical Christian education, and allow you to benefit from others determined to serve Christ and His Kingdom through classical Christian education.

This course is led by Dr. David Seibel, Head of School at Coram Deo Academy, Carmel, IN (see bio below), and Dr. Tim Dernlan, the lead trainer for Compagnon Consulting.

Who is this for? Leadership at startup schools or at new schools in their first five years of operation.

What will I get? One-on-one answers to questions from both peers and experienced leaders who have been there, a better understanding of classical Christian education, and a plan created using specialized tools and templates.

What will I go home with? Actionable steps and realistic measurements intended to incrementally “move the ball down the field,” and a strong support network moving forward.


Introduction to the Accelerator


Accelerator in Brief

The Startup School Accelerator in brief:

  • 5 month duration
  • 6 modules
  • 6 bi-weekly 45-minute group training sessions (Zoom)
  • 6 bi-weekly 1:1 mentoring sessions with Dr. Seibel (Zoom or phone)
  • Specially recorded videos
  • Management tools specifically developed for this course and exclusive to ACCS
  • Personalized Feasibility Study and Action Guide. Participants will work on this throughout the program.
    Dr. Seibel will help participants chart their course forward.


  • Mondays, 8:00pm ET
    March 4, March 18, April 15, April 29, May 13, June 3


$1,800 per school

Enroll now. Seats are limited.


Dr. David Seibel

As Head of School at Coram Deo, Carmel, IN, David aims to cultivate a generation of scholar-disciples who are passionate about learning. Husband to Brooke and father of two current and an additional two future Coram Deo students, David has just completed  his Doctorate of Education from Southern Theological Seminary. David also holds an MDiv from Southern Theological Seminary, an MEd from Marian University, and BA in Economics and Spanish from Wabash College.

A note from David Seibel


The average tenure of a school administrator is less than five years and more than 50% of school startups fail. The ACCS Accelerator exists to reverse these trends by increasing longevity of schools and their leaders. Charles Spurgeon wrote, “The best education is in the best things.” At ACCS, we believe that the best schools should be led by the best leaders. The Accelerator is just one of the ways that we are elevating our schools by equipping leaders of startup schools and those in their first five years of operation. Email me at [email protected] to discuss any questions you might have about the next ACCS Accelerator intensive. Seats are limited.

shot from the Accelerator video series

From the Accelerator Video Series

From Left: David Goodwin, Liz Caddow, Christine McLean, Ty Fischer, David Seibel