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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.


May I have this dance?…
There are several proms offered throughout the State of Alabama.  Please note that these proms are not sponsored by Everest Academy and information is offered FYI only.  We post all information as it is provided.  The information posted is all we have.  If you have questions, please use the contact information provided in the posting.

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Driver's Education

Driver's Education!!!
A Matter of Life or Death
Don't get me wrong!  Of course, math, science, foreign language, grammar, and history are all important, but I believe that Driver's Education is THE most important subject that we need to teach our children and teach it WELL!!!  

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All activities listed are open to all Alabama homeschoolers regardless of church school affiliation.  Some activities are homeschool specific, and some are offered to the general public.  Please note that these activities are not sponsored or organized by Everest Academy unless specifically noted.  If you have questions concerning one of these activities, please forward your questions to the contact listed.  If you would like to add a resource or if you find a broken link, please contact the Everest Academy webmaster

Tim Tebow Bill

Welcome!  We are a group of citizens of the great state of Alabama lobbying for our state public education establishment to allow homeschooled students equal access to sports and extracurricular activities.  Legislation which would provide this access has been introduced into the Alabama Legislature.

Our bill derives it's name from Tim Tebow (with his family's permission).  Tim has attained the highest level of success of any football player in history at this point in his career.  He was a homeschooled student who played football for a public high school team in Florida, led Neese High School to the 2005 state championship and played in 2006 as a true freshman on the National Championship Florida Gators team. As the Gators' starting quarterback in 2007, Tim lead his team to a very successful season.  For his performance and character, Tim, in addition to the Heisman Trophy, also earned the Maxwell Award as the nation's top football player, the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best quarterback, and the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation's most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.

Also, 24 other states support some form of equal access for homeschoolers. It is time for Alabama to step up and support our hard-working homeschool educators, students, and student-athletes as well.  We are urging the House and Senate Education Committees to bring these bills out of committee so that a full vote can be taken in the legislature.  The passage of this law will not only benefit homeschool athletes and musicians, but it will also benefit the entire system of education in Alabama.  The ultimate goal of any educational system should be to provide the services needed for all students to have a well rounded education.  Extracurricular activities are one of those services, beyond academics, that help today’s children learn the skills they will need to be tomorrow’s leaders.  USA Today said in a 2003 article that supporting homeschool choices “benefits children, their parents AND LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS.”

Forms/Fee Schedule

Enrollment Deadline August 31
(If coming from the public school, you will need to enroll by the time your public school starts)
We know that money does not grow on trees or fall from the sky, and most of us do not have money to burn. Keeping that in mind, Everest Academy has made every effort to keep fees reasonable and with no monthly payments.

Enrollment Fee – $200 per family due at the time of enrollment. There are no pro-rated fees, and all fees are nonrefundable. You can find more information about enrollment here.  

Enrollment Addition - Adding a child during the middle of the year or after initial enrollment $20 per child. 

Re-Enrollment Fee - You can find more information about re-enrollment here.   Fees are as follows each year. 
  • Early Bird March 1 through May 31:  $90 per family
  • Postmarked June 1 - July 15: $100 per family
  • Postmarked July 16 - August 31:  $150 per family
  • Postmarked after August 31:  $200 per family
School Records - The school records sent to Everest Academy from your last attended school are the property of the parent/guardian of the child. We will send them to you at your written request at no charge as part of your initial enrollment.  Please fill out the Request for School Records Form. 

Student I.D. & Teacher I.D. - FREE!!!  These can be used for different discounts in a variety of stores and venues.  Just send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a note with the number/kind of I.D. you would like.  These cards have basic Everest Academy info on them.  You can add whatever you would like, including a picture, and then laminate.  I.D.s are for Everest Academy families ONLY.  

Transcript Fee (other than graduating transcript) - $20.00 with a 2-week notice/$40.00 with less than a 2-week notice. Please look here for more transcript information.  


Here are two option for keeping attendance:

Please "snail mail" payment and forms to:
Everest Academy
1035 Jenkins Rd

Hayden, AL 35079

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make
expert technicians.
It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their
intellects, and teach them to think.
~ Robert M. Hutchins ~ 

About Everest Academy

Everest Academy 

Deb Spradlin
Everest Academy
1035 Jenkins Rd
Hayden, AL 35079
(205) 433-9828

When contacting us, you will get the quickest response by emailing us at:

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
~ John Lubbock ~ 

About Everest Academy 

Everest Academy is ministry of Everest Family Church located in Hayden, Alabama. Our primary ministry is to assist parents in taking their children back into the fold and provide them with the freedom, resources, and support to home educate in a safe and loving environment. Everest Academy believes that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. Everest Academy believes that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, Everest Academy wishes to support you, the parent, in your efforts to lead and guide your children in the direction and at the pace that you feel is best suited to the needs of your family. Everest Academy offers support along with quality resources to aid your family in your homeschooling efforts. 


  1. Provide a legal covering for those who choose to home educate in the state of Alabama regardless of race, economic standing, teaching methods, or religious beliefs.   
  2. Offer support to those who have chosen to home educate. 
  3. Provide resources to aid families in their home education journey. 
  4. Aid parents in the realization of goal achievement be it college or other personal goals.  
  5. Enable parents to take responsibility for their children's academic, emotional, and moral growth. 
  6. Provide quality social and educational activities, field trips, and information to those who have chosen to home educate.  

There is just one way to bring up a child in the way he should go and that is to travel that way yourself.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~