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2019-2020 Hamilton County Bible History Teachers & Staff of Bible in the Schools - A Warm Partnership
BIBLE IN THE SCHOOLS BOARD OFFICERS & LEADERSHIP
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
Hamilton County Schools receives $1.5 Million community gift for Bible History Program
A community gift in July 2019 was received as reimbursement for the 2019-2020 Bible History Elective Program for 4,536 students who participated.
26 HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFER BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES FOR 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR
Hamilton County public schools' Bible History program reports record enrollment with 4,536 middle & high school students completed Bible History elective courses in the 2018-2019 academic school year, a 12% increase over the previous 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)
GROWING BIBLICAL AND CULTURAL LITERACY IN PUBLIC SCHOOL YOUTH
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.
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 98th 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.

"What I like about Bible History is that there is always something new to learn about the Bible. I liked learning about the beatitudes because I didn’t know them and they struck me more than anything else. This has helped me be a better person by doing better things and making better decisions."

- 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.