The IACS is the state chapter of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS), one of the leading organizations of Christian schools in the country. The IACS was founded in 1974 and over the years has grown to represent approximately 30 conservative Christian schools statewide.
As a state affiliate of the AACS our benefit program expands to a national scope affording a broad spectrum of both cost saving options (such as a national health insurance program) and professional helps. The IACS meets on a regular basis during the school year for information distribution, discussion of current Illinois educational issues or trends, and fellowship. Our state organization also sponsors a yearly teachers’ convention bringing in workshop speakers of national recognition. This convention gives our faculty and staff opportunities for professional development and spiritual growth.
Other benefits available to member schools from our state office include the following: academic & fine arts competitions, state-wide athletic tournaments, state legislative monitoring, association newsletters, and free consulting service for various school questions. In addition, our national office offers a wide range of support services including national academic tournaments, the American Christian Honor Society, a teacher placement service, an achievement testing program, various educational publications, and a full-time staff member in Washington that monitors legislation and coordinates lobbying efforts.