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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.

Standardized Testing

Everest Academy does not require any testing or testing scores. Testing is not required by the State of Alabama, but some families may find it beneficial for evaluating their children. Testing is optional, so parents are responsible for getting their children tested.

You can order a test for evaluating your child, administer it at home and send the test back to these companies for grading. They will send you the results.

Please note that if you are planning on putting your child back in the public/private school setting, having test scores could be a plus, especially for a high schooler.  I strongly recommend that you, as the parent/guardian, administer a CAT (California Achievement Test). The CAT is a standardized test for grades k-12. I can not guarantee the school will accept the test and promote your student, but it would be a very responsible action. Scores are mailed to you within 2 weeks of the date they receive your returned testing materials. 


Hewitt Educational Resources
This test is designed specifically for Home Educated Students.
IOWA Basic Skills Test - Check with Bob Jones University

SAT Testing
If you are interested in your child taking the SAT test, it must be administered by an official SAT testing facility. This is one such facility that specializes in homeschooling SAT testing in Alabama:

Power 2 Excel Learning Center
Faith L. Abraham, B.S., M.S.

Life Christian Academy in Harvest, AL annually offers testing open to all homeschoolers. You can find the more info here:  http://www.lifechristianacademy.org/admissions/testing/.

AP Testing is offered by Evangel Christian