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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 church "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.

Alabama State Law on Homeschooling



On Education


Church Schools

Please read, familiarize, and interpret for yourself the laws of homeschooling in Alabama. 

Think; do not guess.
~ Greek ~  
For excellent information on homeschooling in Alabama, please look here:  
What does HSLDA have to say? 
Legal Issues
Please remember that enrolling in a Church School such as Everest Academy is a perfectly legal schooling option under Alabama State Law.  Once you have withdrawn from a public/private school and enrolled with a church school such as Everest Academy, you are no longer subject to their policies.  Please be respectful to school officials but remember that you are only required to submit a Church School Enrollment Form to your local city or county Board of Education Superintendent and NOT to the school from which you have withdrawn. 

If a truancy or attendance officer comes to your door asking about your child's enrollment:

(Please note:  If you have turned in your paperwork, this should not be a concern for you.  The BOE has better things to do than to chase down homeschoolers.)

  1. Always ask for identification.  Make sure you are familiar with Alabama State Law  regarding homeschooling (church schooling) in Alabama. 
  2. Inform them that you are legally enrolled with a church school and have filed your Church School Enrollment Form with the Board of Education. 
  3. If persistent, show them a copy of your CSEF.  There is no law allowing them to ask for anything other than the CSEF. Request all other inquiries be sent to you in writing with a copy to Everest Academy.
  4. If the Board of Education has lost your copy, offer to mail or fax a new copy to them.   


Please keep your CSEF in a safe place.

Legal Counsel Options

“NHELD is an acronym for National Home Education Legal Defense, a national organization open to all who wish to join, that seeks to protect and defend the rights of families who wish to educate in freedom.”

Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.

(Please note:  We do not offer a discount code for HSLDA membership.  We have offered it in the past but have not had sufficient interest to continue.)

“Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.”

“AHSA is an informal network of attorneys and legal experts in the United States supporting homeschooling and homeschoolers by providing legal information about homeschooling issues, empowering homeschoolers to have the legal tools they need to meet homeschooling challenges, and providing a network of attorneys for legal representation.”

“The National Home Education Network exists to encourage and facilitate the vital grassroots work of state and local homeschooling organizations and individuals by providing information, fostering networking and promoting public relations on a national level. Because we believe there is strength in a diverse network of homeschoolers, we support the freedom of all individual families to choose home education and to direct such education.”

Alabama State Law

  • Article 1 General Provisions.
  • Article 2 Conditioning of Driving Privileges upon School Attendance.
    • Section 16-28-40 License applicant under 19 to provide documentation of school enrollment, etc.; denial of application if requiste status not shown; role of school attendance official; effect of withdrawal from school; effect of conviction for certain pistol offenses on driving privileges.
    • Section 16-28-41 Written guidelines to be provided.
    • Section 16-28-42 Adoption of regulations.
    • Section 16-28-43 Article not to deny rights of exceptional children.
    • Section 16-28-44 Article not to deny constitutional rights of children.
    • Section 16-28-45 Construction with other attendance and vehicle laws.