Dear Parent or Guardian,
You are receiving this letter because your student is enrolled in a class at the Gilmer Christian Learning Center (CLC). This class is different in several ways from other classes at Gilmer High School. The following are the three most significant differences:
- The class is not held at GHS, but at the Gilmer Christian Learning Center down the hill from the High School. We provide transportation to the CLC in our own bus with certified drivers.
- The subject matter presented in the class is from a Biblical perspective. The class deals with issues your student may be facing from a Biblical perspective. Topics might include making wise choices, how to deal with friendship, respecting authority, media, etc. Each topic will be approached from a Christian perspective with the Bible as the standard.
- At CLC, we also offer snacks for sale. Snacks will be sold while students are at their desks with no contact. Items like chips, Slim Jims, Capri Sun’s, can be purchased. Items range from $.25 to $1.25.
Your student will also participate in class discussions, presentations, group projects, watching various movies or video clips and voluntary prayer. A Bible will be provided for your student at no cost for their use during the course of the semester. If you would prefer they bring a Bible from home, we encourage this.
Upon completion of class requirements, your student will receive credit for the class towards their diploma. The class counts as a free elective. We are not here to force our beliefs on anyone. We will have open discussions about the claims of the Bible and let each student make up their own mind about what they believe. We will respect the right of each student to hold their own view and insist that other students do the same.
If you are inclined to do so, we would invite you to join in praying for the students involved here at the CLC. Additionally, we would invite you to support the CLC with you tax-deductible contributions, which are our sole source of funding. God has transformed the lives of many students during their time at the CLC and we look forward to seeing what He has in store this semester.
Jennifer Colson, Executive Director