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PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (AL)

2022 Administrators Summit

When: September 22-23

Where: 4847 Murphy Mill Road, Dothan, AL 36303 (See Map)

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

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.

Common Schedule

For more details about the schedule, speakers, and activities, check with your specific regional summit.

Thursday

10:00 am – Arrival and Fellowship; Observe Classes (optional)
12:00 pm – Lunch Break
1:30 pm – Situation Rooms, Workshops, and Classroom Observation
7:00 pm – Reception Fellowship Event

Friday

8:00 am – Situation Room and Presentations
12:00 pm – Lunch Break
1:00 pm – Situation Room and Presentations
3:00 pm – Wrap-up and Depart for Home

Guest Speaker: James Cowart

James Cowart speaker at regional summit in dothan alabama

James is Headmaster of Trinitas Christian School in Pensacola, FL. He holds a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, University of West Florida, and a B.S. in Secondary Education, Pensacola Christian College. Before coming to Trinitas, Mr. Cowart served as Head of School at a classical Christian school in Tennessee.

Recommended Hotels

Hampton Inn

4684 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, Alabama 36303, USA

6 min drive

Hilton Garden Inn
171 Hospitality Lane
Dothan, Alabama 36303, USA

8 min drive

Airport Info

Dothan Airport Website (no shuttle)

Schools invited to this regional summit based on location:

Agape Montessori Christian Academy (MS)
Ascension Classical School (LA)
Bayshore Christian School (AL)
Byne Christian School (GA)
Chi-Rho Classical Academy (GA)
Christ Church Academy (LA)
Christ Classical Academy (FL)
Colquitt Christian Academy (GA)
Cornerstone Classical Christian Academy (AL)
Covenant Academy (GA)
Covenant Christian School (FL)
Covenant Christian School (Smyrna, GA)
Cypress Grove Academy (AL)
Eastwood Christian School (AL)
Evangel Classical Christian School (AL)
Faith Christian School (FL)
Geneva Academy (LA)
Heritage Preparatory School (GA)
Legacy Academy (AR)
Oak Hill Classical School (GA)
Pro Rege Classical School (FL)
Providence Christian School (Dothan, AL)
Providence Classical Christian School (GA)
Providence School of Tifton (GA)
Rehoboth Classical School (GA)
Riverwood Classical School (AL)
Saint Francis Classical Academy (FL)
Sardis Classical Christian Community (GA)
St. Augustine School (MS)
The Stonehaven School (GA)
Trinitas Christian School (FL)
Trinity Christian School (AL)
Westminster School at Oak Mountain (AL)

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.