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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.

Driver's License/Permit

Driver's License Information 
for Alabama Homeschoolers

Wow!  I remember when I got my driver's license...  I was so excited...and scared!!!  Hopefully I can make the process a little less painful!  

There seems to be some discrepency recently on the form that a homeschooler needs to bring in to obtain their learners permit/license.  We have been told two different things, so for now, we suggest that you bring both forms with you to the DMV office:
Home School Student Affidativ Form - only requires a parent/guardian signature
Enrollment/Exclusion Form - Everest Academy families can send this to us via postal mail or email for signature.  
(If sending postal mail, Everest Academy families can send form and SASE to:
Everest Academy
1035 Jenkins Rd
Hayden, AL 35079.)

You can find more information about obtaining your learners permit and license here.  



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Alabama Road Test
The road test is the final step toward qualifying for the privilege of driving on public streets and highways. A driver license examiner of the Department of Public Safety gives all road tests. You must furnish a vehicle for the road test and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The vehicle will be checked by the examiner before the test begins. It must be in safe operating condition and have the required equipment.

The equipment required for the examination includes rear view mirror, horn, windshield wipers, two separate methods of applying brakes, muffler, headlights, rear tail lights, valid license plate, stop light, and directional signals. This equipment must be in good operating condition. The license examiner may refuse to give the road test in event of hazardous weather or road conditions.

The driving test will determine your ability to operate a motor vehicle properly under traffic conditions. Ordinary maneuvers may include:
  • Right and left turns
  • Signaling (hand or approved electrical devices)
  • Use of marked and unmarked lanes of traffic
  • Backing of vehicle
  • Observance of traffic signs and signals
  • Making a quick stop
  • General control of vehicle
  • Observation
  • Three point turn. Stop vehicle at right edge of curb. When safe, make sharp left turn; back vehicle. Move forward in right lane. Do not bump curb or use driveway.

During the test, you should turn your head when you observe traffic to indicate to the examiner you are aware of conditions around you. The examiner must mark items during the test indicating "acceptable" or "needs training". Do not be distracted by the scoring, as it does not indicate you are receiving all bad marks. No passengers or pets are permitted in the vehicle during the road test. Loose items like cameras or radios should not be in the car during the road test.


Causes for immediate failure and termination of the road test are:
1. Violation of a traffic law.
2. A dangerous action.
3. Any accident which you could have prevented, regardless of legal fault.
4. Lack of cooperation or a refusal to perform any maneuver.