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BIBLE IN THE SCHOOLS BOARD OFFICERS & LEADERSHIP
Dr. Gary Phillips, Mr. Mike Harrell, Mr. Ben Pitts, Mrs. Cathy Scott, Mr. Tom Glenn, Mr. Chris Maclellan, Mrs. Mary Coleman. Not pictured, Mr. Bart Rolen
GRATEFUL FOR A WARM PARTNERSHIP WITH HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOLS
Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson thanks the community for the gift of Bible History elective courses for Hamilton County Schools.
Hamilton County Schools projected to receive $1.5 Million community gift in July 2019 as reimbursement for 2018-2019 Bible History Elective Program
Public School Bible History elective program reports record enrollment with over 4,500 students to complete a Bible History elective course by the end of the 2018-2019 academic year — a 12% increase over the 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, addresses 23 Hamilton County Schools' Bible History professional during teacher professional development training.
25 HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFERED BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES FOR 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
Over 4,500 middle & high school students are expected to complete Bible History elective courses by the end of the 2018-2019 academic school year.
5 BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES OFFERED TO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IN HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOLS
(Genesis, 6th; Exodus, 7th; Life of Jesus, 8th; Old Testament Survey, 9th - 12th; New Testament Survey, 9th - 12th)
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, Completes 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.

"Because of Bible History I feel like I can trust people and I feel safe. Thank you for providing this class in my school. I can come to school knowing there is someone I can talk to and trust. My teacher makes me smile when I need it."

- 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.