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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!  As a homeschooler in Alabama, you must print out and complete the Enrollment/Exclusion Form and have it signed by the administrator of your school.  I have outlined below the requirements of obtaining both your Learner's License and passing your Driver's Exam!  Good luck and BE CAREFUL!!!


  • Must be age 15 or older
  • Original Certified Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card-Must Reflect Current Name
  • High School Diploma, Certificate of Graduation From High School, GED Certificate or Student Enrollment/Exclusion Status Form

Everest Families
Print out and mail the Enrollment/Exclusion Form (Everest families only) and include a self-addressed stamped envelope with a two-week notice to:
Everest Academy
1035 Jenkins Rd

Hayden, AL 35079
(Do not mail this certified or any other way that requires a signature to be delivered.  The post office will not deliver mail to our address that has to be signed for.  The post office is 20 minutes from our office, and this WILL slow down the processing of your form.)

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Schedule Your Road Skills Test
All Applicants 15-19 yrs old must provide one of the following: High School Diploma, Certificate of Graduation from High School, GED Certificate, or Student Enrollment/Exclusion Status Form.  If you turned in the Exclusion Form when you got your permit, you do not have to do it again. 

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.