"So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it, the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens to their country and respectable members of society." -- President John Quincy Adams
Since 1922 Bible in the Schools has provided the necessary resources to that the study of the Bible is available to public school students in the Chattanooga area. The Hamilton County public school system offers five elective courses in Bible history. Courses are taught only in schools where principals request them, and all classes strictly follow federal court rulings and guidelines. Typically, the classes are electives in the Social Studies curriculum.