Dawn H. Rodriguez, Ed.D.
This study investigated the caregivers’ most highly valued factors for enrolling their
children in Christian schools. Caregivers (N = 297) were included from more than 39
California Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) schools. They
responded to survey questions regarding their most highly valued factors for enrolling
their children in Christian schools. The survey considered factors from five categories:
(a) biblical values, (b) academics, (c) school culture, (d) student-centeredness, and (e)
economic considerations. The study found their highest valued factors to be biblical
values and care of the student. Quality academics, safe environment, and number of
highly qualified teachers were also found to be highly valued factors. Factors that were found not likely to be important to caregivers were adherence to state standards, attention to special learning needs, technology in the classroom, fine arts, athletic programs, tuition and other school expenses, and distance from the home.
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