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REGENTS SCHOOL OF AUSTIN (TX)

2022 Administrators Summit

When: September 22-23

Details: Learn More | Schedule | Speaker | Hotel & Travel | Schools

Where: 3230 Travis Country Cir, Austin, TX 78735 (See Map)

Cost: $148 per person through September 16 | $188 after September 16

Join Us

This year’s Summits will be intentionally focused on relationship building and discussing the real-world issues you face within your school community. Join us for speaker presentations, discussions and situation rooms*, and meals together.

This opportunity to step aside for a couple of days, to relax with nearby colleagues, to discuss issues, to pray for one another, and to bear one another’s burdens should not be overlooked in the pressing daily battle for the souls of your students and the security of your school. You will return home invigorated, knowing that you have allies you can rely on.

If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected].

*The Situation Room is a small group mixer where we discuss real-life or fictional situations, and where we ask tables of 6-8 administrators to work through solutions to 2 or 3 scenarios with a time for broader sharing at the end of each.

EVENTS


Fellowship with peers while visiting your host school. Join discussions, tap into keynote speakers and ACCS updates, and get input from others around the table.

SITUATION ROOMS


Experience small group mixers working through real-life and relevant fictional situations.

TWO DAYS


School visits on Thursday; meetings, speeches, situation rooms on Friday.

CONNECTIONS


This is your opportunity to share experiences, strengthen your school in a local network, and make connections with the men and women working to move classical Christian education forward in your part of the world.

Images from 2021 Summits.

Schedule

Thursday, September 22, 2022

9:00-11:00 a.m. — Classroom Observations
11:00 a.m.-Noon — Campus Tour
1:00-2:00 p.m. — Q&A with Regents Division Heads
5:00-6:30 p.m. — Fellowship Event

Friday, September 23, 2022

8:45-9:00 a.m. — Arrival and Fellowship
9:00-9:30 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions
9:30-10:00 a.m. — The Champion Group and America’s Christian Credit Union Presentations
10:00-10:30 a.m. — Worship
10:30-11:30 a.m. — Keynote from Ryan Lister
11:45a.m.-1:15 p.m. — Lunch
1:15-2:30 pm — The Situation Room
2:30-3:00 p.m. — ACCS Update
3:00 p.m. — Prayer and Dismissal

Guest Speaker

Ryan Lister serves as the Director of our new Regents Residency Program. Ryan taught theology at undergraduate schools in California, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Most recently, he has served as a professor of Theology at Western Seminary as well as a staff pastor at Trinity Church in Portland, Oregon. He has also served as the co-founder and content director for the Canvas Conference, a conference seeking to serve at the intersection of theology and creativity. Ryan’s work in these fields has led to several publications including The Presence of God, Images and Idols, and Emblems of the Infinite King. He has also written articles for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Crossway.

Recommended Hotel

Sonesta Bee Cave: Perfect for business and leisure travelers looking for hotels near Lake Travis and the Hill Country Galleria, close to many dining, shopping, and area attractions, 20 minutes from the airport and 15 from Regents.

Airport Info

You may fly into the Austin-Bergstrom airport. There are no shuttles, so we suggest using a ride-share app or a rental car.

Schools invited to this regional summit based on location:

Abilene Classical Academy (TX)
Alpha Omega Academy (TX)
Annapolis Christian Academy (TX)
Austin Classical School (TX)
Austin Hope School (TX)
Berean Christian Academy (TX)
Calvary Classical Academy (TX)
Christian Heritage Classical School (TX)
Citadel Christian School (TX)
Classical School of Dallas (TX)
Coram Deo Academy (TX)
Covenant Academy (Cypress, TX)
Covenant Christian Academy (TX)
Evergreen Classical School (TX)
Founders Christian School (TX)
Gloria Deo Academy (TX)
Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal School (TX)
Grace Academy of Georgetown (TX)
Grace Classical Christian Academy (TX)
Grace Community Classical School (Tyler, TX)
Harbor Christian Academy (TX)
Heritage School (TX)
In the Presence of God: Coram Deo Classical Academy (TX)
Koinonia Classical Christian School (TX)
Lakewood Presbyterian School (TX)
Legacy Classical Christian Academy (TX)
Life Challenge Academy (TX)
Magnolia Classical Academy (TX)
Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy (TX)
Nobis Pacem (TX)
Providence Classical School (TX)
Providence Preparatory School (Belton, TX)
Regents Academy (TX)
Regents School of Austin (TX)
River Hills Christian Academy (TX)
Runnels Academy (TX)
Second Baptist School University-Model
Terren Dames School (TX)
The Cambridge School of Dallas (TX)
The Oaks Tutorials (TX)
The Saint Timothy School (TX)
Trinity Classical School of Houston (TX)
Truby Academy (TX)
Uvalde Classical Academy (TX)
Veritas Classical Academy (Beaumont, TX)
Wall Classical School (TX)
Wilson Hill Academy (TX)

A Message from Tim Dernlan

Fellow ACCS Administrators,

Classical Christian education is a mission. It can be challenging and at times overwhelming. This is especially true if you are an administrator. Sometimes you might feel alone. That’s why I am writing to you to encourage you to consider coming to one of the Regional Summits for ACCS administrators being held this fall all over the US.

Ty Fischer, head of Veritas Academy in Lancaster, PA, describes how these meetings began:

A few years ago, here in the Northeast, a few administrators started meeting regularly. We would spend time in prayer, share our problems and concerns, and help each other think through issues that were on the horizon.

At about the same time, we also got together with a number of faculty and staff members from our schools and had a day of training and fellowship. What a blessing it was to be with people who understood the challenges that I was facing. What a blessing it was to have people I could text or call who would be praying with me, laughing with me, and crying with me during Covid.

C. S. Lewis described friendship in “The Four Loves” as that sort of love where people stand side-by-side focused on a common goal. These summits are opportunities to learn together, pray together, work together, and stand side-by side. These sorts of meetings have been a great blessing to me, and I believe that they will be so for you.

I hope you can join us!

A Message from Katharine Savage

Building relationships with colleagues has been key to my growth as a leader. In the midst of all the immediate demands of a school year, it can feel like a detour to take time away to travel and connect with like-minded friends, but in reality it is an investment in the long game. Building a network of regional colleagues opens up new pathways and new knowledge previously unknown or unexplored.

In my region, leaders began by simply committing to meet at least once a year outside of the national conference. We rotated which school would host. Now these leaders are people who I see several times a year and who I text regularly. Leadership can be a lonely and exhausting road but it doesn’t have to be! I am happy to be a part of strengthening the relationships and thereby the growth of our classical Christian movement with these formalized regional events. ~ Katharine Savage, Founder and Head of School at Philadelphia Classical School.