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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
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, addresses 23 Hamilton County Schools' Bible History professional during teacher professional development training.
25 HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFER BIBLE HISTORY ELECTIVE COURSES
Congratulations to over 4,500 middle & high school students who will have completed Bible History elective courses by the end of the 2018-2019 academic school year.
THANK YOU LOOKOUT VALLEY FAMILY & FRIENDS
Thanks to the generosity of the Lookout Valley community, approximately 73 students in Lookout Valley Middle High School's part-time Bible History program, will complete a Bible History elective course by the end of May, 2019.
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 It's 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.

"Thank you for this because some kids can’t afford a Bible so they can read them here. I like it that kids who don’t have that much money can still connect with the Bible."

- Bible History student, Hamilton County Schools

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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. 

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.