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Bible in the Schools presents HCS with a community gift
Bible in the Schools presented HCS with a community gift of $1.7 million for 4,579 students who completed a Bible History course in the 2019-2020 academic year. “It is an honor to present this gift to our public schools on behalf of a generous community." - Board Chairman, Mr. Tom Glenn
BIBLE IN THE SCHOOLS BOARD OFFICERS & LEADERSHIP
Mr. Ben Pitts, Mr. Tom Glenn (Chairman), Mrs. Cathy Scott, Mr. Chris Maclellan, Dr. Gary Phillips (Vice Chairman), Mrs. Mary Coleman, Mr. Bart Rolen. Not Pictured: Mr. Mike Harrell, Mr. John Henegar
Hamilton County Bible History Teachers
2020-2012 Academic Year
28 HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE OFFERING BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR
Hamilton County Schools project over 4,600 students will complete a Bible History elective course during the 2020-2021 academic year.
5 BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES ARE 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 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.

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.

"Bible History has taught me how to take notes from a complicated text, like the Bible."

- 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.