In June 2012, the 4th Circuit Court affirmed the decision of the district court and upheld Spartanburg High School’s released time policy. The court argued that the program did not violate the three-pronged Lemon test of purpose, effect or entanglement. They concluded, “At bottom, because the School District’s released time policy relies exclusively on the provision of off-campus religious instruction by nongovernmental educators and passively accommodates the ‘genuine and independent choices’ of parents and students to pursue such instruction, Zelman, 536 U.S. at 649, we affirm the district court’s judgment.”