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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.

Grade Level Info

Grade Level Requirements

The State of Alabama does not have any grade level requirements for church schoolers; however, I have had many ask me what their child should be learning each year.  There are many different schools of thought on this subject, but for those who would like to have a concrete curriculum scope and sequence, here are a few sites you can visit.  I hope this information helps!

FYI:  As your child's primary educator, it is up to you determine the grade level which you teach your child.  I am not a fan of grade level thinking.  I believe that children can learn on many different grade levels at one time.  You should teach your child at the level and the speed in which he/she is capable.  

"What Your _Grader Needs to Know"
is a good book series you may want to look into.

The popular Core Knowledge Grader Series

In one convenient volume per grade — from What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know through What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know — the seven-volume Core Knowledge Series provides parents, teachers, and children with an engaging, illustrated introduction to the important knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence. Each book suggests related readings and resources. The kindergarten and first grade books also include sections on how children learn to read.  You can find most of these at your local library.