Bible Classes in the Public Schools, Chattanooga, TN | Bible in the Schools
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Bible History elective program in Hamilton County Schools receives $1.3 Million community gift through local nonprofit, Bible in the Schools
Public School Bible History Elective Program Reports Record Enrollment with 4,068 Students Completing Bible History Courses in 2017-2018 Academic Year — a 9% Increase Over Previous Year
Bible History Teachers & Bible in the Schools Staff - A Strong Community Partnership
2018-2019 Hamilton County Schools - Teacher Professional Development - Bible History
Board member Mr. Mike Harrell welcomes 22 Hamilton County Schools' Bible History teachers to bi-annual Professional Development Day, August 1, 2018.
Over 4,000 middle & high school students expected to complete Bible History elective courses in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Because of your generosity, Lookout Valley Middle/High School began its new Bible History program in August, 2018.
Helping Our Students Become Culturally Literate
Bible History elective courses develop cultural literacy, a component essential to a well-rounded education and the overall development of youth.
Challenging Students' Worldview
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.
Robust Bible History Elective, Gifted By the Community, Enters its 97th Year
"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.

"He broke off the bad relationship, turned away from the drugs, and began having a more positive outlook on life."

- Bryan Johnson, Bible History teacher, Hunter Middle

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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. 


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.