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Thank you to the 2019-2020 Hamilton County Bible History Teachers & Staff of Bible in the Schools
Mr. Ben Pitts, Mr. Tom Glenn, Mrs. Cathy Scott, Mr. Chris Maclellan, Dr. Gary Phillips, Mrs. Mary Coleman, Mr. Bart Rolen. Not Pictured: Mr. Mike Harrell
BIBLE IN THE SCHOOLS BOARD OFFICERS & LEADERSHIP
A community gift in July 2020 will reimburse HCS for the 2019-2020 Bible History Elective Program for 4,579 students who participated.
Hamilton County Schools projected to receive $1.7 Million community gift for Bible History Program
Hamilton County Schools project over 4,600 students will complete a Bible History elective course during the 2020-2021 academic year.
28 HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL OFFER BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES FOR 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
(Genesis, 6th; Exodus, 7th; Life of Jesus, 8th; Old Testament Survey, 9th - 12th; New Testament Survey, 9th - 12th)
5 BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES ARE OFFERED TO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOLS
Bible History elective courses develop biblical and cultural literacy, a component essential to a well-rounded education and the overall development of the rising generation.
GROWING BIBLICAL AND CULTURAL LITERACY IN PUBLIC SCHOOL YOUTH
While wrestling with essential questions around complex text, Bible History elective courses have helped many students process through some of the deeper questions of life.
Challenging Students' Worldview
"Every year, there is evidence that Bible History provides a unique benefit to public school students, at no cost to taxpayers, and has a lasting impact in student lives." — Bible in the Schools' Board Chairman, Mr. Chris Maclellan.

Bible History elective classes in the public schools are an opportunity for students to have a viewpoint neutral, foundational study – at no cost to taxpayers – of one of the cornerstone texts of world history, which helps students become culturally literate and better equipped to thrive and contribute to a global world.

"I am now able to learn about the Bible and its impact it has on the world. I find Bible History very interesting and now I can learn about it more."

- Bible History student, Hamilton County Schools

IMPACT STORIES

measurABLE impact

Given prior to and at the conclusion of each course, quantifiable data from pre- and post-tests provides valuable information relative to student growth and academic achievement. See the results. 

IS IT LEGAL?

A 1980 ACLU-inspired lawsuit in Hamilton County, TN, drew national attention. Learn more.

community support

Bible History classes in our public schools would not be possible without generous support of the broader community.