Education (Public/Private/Adult)

Public Education

The Lewis County School System is comprised of four schools, one K-2 elementary, one intermediate school for grades 3-5, one middle school for grades 6-8, and a high school for grades 9-12. All schools are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools with the exception of the middle school, which will begin the accreditation process in the fall. The total student population is approximately 2,000.

Lewis County Schools have met or exceeded No Child Left Behind academic expectations, as well as, graduation and attendance requirements. Lewis County is also proud to have 98% of teachers highly qualified, certified and licensed in their teaching area.

Private Education

General Assembly Academy

General Assembly Academy day school is operated especially for the children whose parents are members of General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn. But, non-member families are also enrolled as space is available. The two home school programs are open enrollment and available to assist any family who desires help. The policies of the Academy are determined by the Pastor and Elders of the local congregation. General Assembly Academy operates legally in the state of Tennessee as a category IV church-related school by virtue of its membership in TANAS (Tennessee Association of Non-public Academic Schools), T.C.A. 49-50-801.

The academy provides parental assistance through three main programs: its day school, choice home school program, and class home school program. The academy provides assistance through the following: a classical course of studies, a proven teaching methodology of “teaching through the trivium” of the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages of development, processing the input and ouput of infomation through the unique learning style of the individual student all from the perspective of a Biblical world view.

The Farm School

We are a K-12 educational resource center serving day students from The Farm community and the surrounding area and home school students at a distance.

We believe that the best way to learn to live in peace with each other and our planet is to create a safe and supportive environment where we can “be the change [we] wish to see in the world.”

We are a community school. Our school is a community of diverse individuals connected by deep relationships; we all learn with and from each other. We invite our community to join us in all aspects of our school and spend much of our time learning out in the community.

We use a responsive project-based curriculum. We learn science, math, technology, social science and communication arts (i.e., languages, music and other art forms) as well as other social, emotional and practical skills as we engage in projects that come from our hearts.

The Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald (Adult Education)

The Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald (TTCH) is a modern, public, postsecondary technical education institution governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents and accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The Center’s six county service area includes the counties of Lewis, Hickman, Lawrence, Maury, Perry and Wayne.

The mission of the Tennessee Technology Center at Hohenwald is to be the premier provider for the workforce development throughout the State of Tennessee by:

  • Providing competency based training of the highest quality that will qualify students for employment and/or advancement in jobs.
  • Providing high quality training and retraining of employed workers.
  • Providing high quality training that is economical and accessible to all residents of Tennessee, thereby contributing to the economic and community development of the community we serve

To effectively fulfill the purpose, the instruction is designed to prepare the learner for employment or enable the worker to advance in employment by providing the necessary skills and related technical information within the shortest time in the following major categories:

  1. Full-Time Preparatory Training is designed to prepare persons for employment in specific or closely related occupations. The full-time program is offered on a six-hour per day basis. Length of training ranges from six to eighteen months depending upon the level of training desired.
  2. Supplemental Evening Training is designed to prepare persons for employment in specific or closely related occupations. The evening training is offered on a less than part-time basis.
  3. Specialized Training Programs are designed to assist employed workers with upgrading skills and technical knowledge necessary to present employment.
  4. Special Industrial and Public Service Programs are offered to business and industry. These classes can be conducted in the Center or place of employment of the students.