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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.


All activities listed are open to all Alabama homeschoolers regardless of church school affiliation.  Some activities are homeschool specific, and some are offered to the general public.  Please note that these activities are not sponsored or organized by Everest Academy unless specifically noted.  If you have questions concerning one of these activities, please forward your questions to the contact listed.  If you would like to add a resource or if you find a broken link, please contact the Everest Academy webmaster

  • Auburn GUTS at Auburn University - What is Guts: GUTS is a bimonthly evening program aimed at first-eighth grade students and their parent or grandparent. Each evening will include dinner followed by a 1½ hour science activity. Each activity features a “Getting Under The Surface’ theme, that will focus on how common objects (such as toasters and roller coasters) and techniques (such as DNA fingerprinting) work. Topics will appeal to all audiences and can be demystified using simple scientific concepts.

  • McWane Science Center's Home School Labs are designed to supplement what you are teaching at home.  Students will be able to use equipment and take part in experiments that are not easily executed in the home classroom.  Enrollment will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. Full payment is required at the time of registration. 

  • The Coastal Kids Quiz is an environmental quiz competition for teams of fifth graders in Baldwin and Mobile Counties.  Questions are taken from two CD-ROMs produced by the Project CATE Foundation:  Ribbit’s Big Splash and Skeeter’s Wild Adventure.  Questions are also taken from standard science texts and materials provided by ACF, including brochures and activity books covering coastal environmental issues.  Winning teams receive scholarship bonds and their teacher sponsor receives funds for conservation activities in the classroom. 

  • FREE Environmental Education Resources
Legacy produces many environmental education materials to assist teachers in educating students about the environment. Click below to view a description and to order any of the publications and materials Legacy offers.  http://www.legacyenved.org/educational-materials
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History Educational  Resource Trunks - Teachers bring the natural world into your classroom with hands-on items, activities, books, DVDs, videos, and more!  Educational Trunks are based on the Alabama State Course of Study (COS) for science in grades K-4. Trunks objects enhance the “scientific skills/process and application” objectives.  Other COS objectives relating to content knowledge are included with each trunk. Trunks may be checked out for two weeks at no charge.  Call the Naturalist at 237-6766 or e-mail at naturalist@annistonmuseum.org Resource Trunks 

  • Rocks - Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society meets the second Friday of each month (except June) at Vestavia Hills Library from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  www.lapidaryclub.com

  • Natural Science in a Box - This Earth Science activity trunk is available for Home School Educators and their students only.  Funded by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, this trunk has grade level Earth Science activities for grades K-6th grade. Grade level lesson plans are provided to be printed and used with this resource trunk. Trunk may be checked out for two weeks at no charge. To reserve this trunk call the Education Specialist at 256-237-6766 or e-mail at Edspecialist@annistonmuseum.org

  • St Stephens Archaeology Volunteers are needed to assist in the excavation and artifact processing at the Globe Hotel and Chamberlain home at the Old St. Stephens Territorial Capital, "Where Alabama Began." No experience necessary. Opportunities are year-round. Contact University of South Alabama archaeologist George Shoret at gshorter@jaguar1.usouthal.edu . 

Tombigbee river, brooksella, ammonite, 4 wheeling in Lowndes county, jacketing a dinosaur skull.
  • Birmingham Paleontological Society - If you're looking for Alabama fossils, this is the place to come!  Exciting field trips, educational programs on paleontology and geology, and interesting people to meet! No prior knowledge required, just a desire to learn and a love of fossils and the outdoors. Professionals and novices of all ages are welcome.
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  • SEAP The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) for high school students places academically talented apprentices with interest and ability in science and mathematics in Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories for eight continuous weeks during the summer. These students work with scientists and engineers who act as mentors. The program offers students a unique and positive experience in their fields of interest, thus encouraging them to pursue careers in science and engineering. Defense laboratories currently participating in the program include those in the metropolitan Washington DC area as well as those located at Huntsville, AL, Ft. Monmouth, NJ, Natick, MA, Rock Island, IL, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, and Fairmont, WV.

Space Camp - Huntsville Space & Rocket Center www.spacecamp.com Spotlight on Technology - This is a special program just for Alabama students.
  • The Birmingham Astronomical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month.  Samford University Planetarium, 7 p.m.  Details: www.BAS-astro.com .

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