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bible history TOUCHES LIVES

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.

"In an ever-changing culture, there are very few things that stay the same. The Bible, however, has stood the test of time and remains one of the cornerstone texts of world history and the narrative that has arguably had the most profound influence upon Western literature and the culture around us. Generations upon generations have also turned to the Bible for hope and direction. It is exciting that Hamilton County Schools’ 99-year-old Bible History elective program, still the largest of its kind in the nation, continues to inform the scholarship, worldview, and often the life trajectories of youth in our public schools. 

It is anticipated that over 4,600 students, representing approximately 20% of all students in grades 6-12 across the district, will complete a Bible History elective course during the 2020-2021 academic year. This statistic is a testimony to the dedication and expertise of the county’s Bible History teachers, all of whom also serve as strong, positive role models in the schools in which they teach. Bible in the Schools remains honored to be the avenue through which charitable community donations fully fund five different Bible History elective courses in 28 participating public schools. Bible History is enriching the educational experience of youth daily and equipping students with the tools they need, not only for a broad education, but also for a hope-filled future and a life reflective of healthier decision-making and responsible citizenship." 

- Mrs. Cathy Scott, President