PHEBA, Miss. (WTVA) - Hebron Christian School in Pheba is a private school that serves students in Clay and surrounding counties.
Educators there decided to be a part of "National School Choice Week" to show their support for the many educational options available to parents and students.
Hebron Christian School Administrative Assistant Laura Fulgham told us why as a parent it was important that her children attend there.
Fulgham said, "For us, it was the best choice to come here. There is the smaller atmosphere, the one-on-one with the teachers, and meeting people we wouldn't have otherwise."
One teacher, who's been at the school her entire career, says as a parent and teacher it's important to have choices in education.
Teacher Audrey Hood said, "We are able to talk about God and pray. We're able to do the things in private school that we can't do in public school."
Student Carley Doss said, "Our teachers are great and they're real nice. I like the special classes and everything."
The "National School Choice Week" celebration aims to promote high-performing traditional public schools, public charter schools, home schooling and private schools like Hebron.
Hebron is among schools in Mississippi and around the nation officially recognizing the special week.
Supporters of school choice say they're not trying to knock public schools or any other places of learning.
But they do think every student and parent should have options.
Teacher Audrey Hood said, "I do think that public schools can offer things we can't offer out here because of money, budgets and tuition we have to take up. I do like the choice of being able to send your child where you want to send them."