ACSS Membership runs through October of each year and new members joining later than May will be considered members unitl October of the following year. You can join as a student, an individual or as a school social studies department.
ACSS Department Annual Membership Fee: $100
(not availailable for online registration - download application form)
ACSS Individual Annual Membership Fee: $20
ACSS Student Annual Membership Fee: $10
copy of fee receipt or student ID card, must be a full time student.
NOTE: Membership is not complete until we have received verified payment through PayPal or through our mailing address in Tempe.
What do I get with my ACSS membership?
Annual Conference: ACSS members receive reduced registration fees for
the annual fall conference.
Co-sponsored Events: ACSS with other organizations sponsor mock trials,
History Day, training programs and regional conferences with benefits
Opportunities: ACSS promotes curriculum development, dissemination of
effective teaching strategies, and opportunities to discuss issues.
Members are invited to participate in any of these activities either
as members of the Board or as volunteers.
Professional Recognition: ACSS honors Programs of Excellence at elementary,
middle, secondary and higher education levels. Individuals also are
recognized for excellence by the state and local councils.
ACSS offers a quarterly newsletter which covers activities of state
and local organizations, provides creative teaching ideas through "Class
Acts," and publishes other timely information for the field.
More about ACSS
As Social Studies professionals, ACSS and the membership value practices
for promoting and supporting quality Social Studies education instruction
and strategies including methods that:
students in active learning
relate classroom instruction to real world issues and conditions
prepare students to act civilly in an increasingly diverse society
help students become ethical problem solvers and reasoned decision-makers
prepare students with essential critical thinking skills to live in
a rapidly changing world
prepare youth for productive and cooperative activity at work and in
value diversity and promote cultural respect and understanding
address controversial issues in a systematic and objective manner, presenting
multiple views and perspectives
help students develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions
for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic
society in an interdependent world
a copy of the ACSS constitution and by-laws!