Frequently Asked Questions
What is The Christian Learning Center?
A “release time” program where students are released from the public school, come to the SCCLC and take a course that uses Bible-based curriculum.
Is it legal to teach the Bible?
Yes. In 1952 the U. S. Supreme Court declared that release time programs are legal (Zorach vs. Clauson) as long as: no public funds are used for the program, the course is taken voluntarily with parental approval, classes are free to the students, and the class is held off the school campus.
How many classes do you have and where are they?
This year we are offering 6 classes, three high school classes and three middle school classes. Students are transported in CLC provided transportation to our facility on Alcova Rd located next to SC Middle/High School.
What church‘s doctrine do you follow?
We teach the basic fundamentals of the Christian faith based on God’s Word and submit to the authority of the scriptures and not any one denomination. Our students represent a variety of local churches and some are unchurched.
How is the CLC funded?
We are a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. 100% of our support comes from donations from individuals, businesses, organizations, and churches within the community. The CLC is a teaching ministry open to all youth in the community.
What do you teach?
Our mission is to equip students to discover God’s purpose for their life and develop a Biblical worldview. Topics include understanding basic Biblical principles, maintaining strong relationships, leadership and character development, Bible history, evaluating your values and beliefs, handling peer pressure and stress, managing your resources, etc.
Do the students receive credit toward graduation (for high school students)?
A ½ unit of credit is earned per semester for the successful completion of the course. Our program is SACS accredited.