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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.

Everest Academy Administrator: Deb Spradlin

Debbi Spradlin
My name is Deb Spradlin, and I am the administrator of Everest Academy.

About our family: I have been married to David, my high school sweetie, for 22 years. I have an 20-year-old and a 14-year-old. We love anything to do with water and are also a martial arts family, with 3 of the 4 members being black belts in one or more of the following arts: Yoshukai, Taekwondo, and Taijutsu. We grow a huge garden in the summer including veggies, herbs, and some fruits. In the past, we have frozen all of our harvest, but a few years ago we decided to try our hand at canning and loved it so much that we will continue to do both freezing and canning. We are very interested in eating clean and learning more everyday about buying organic and/or local.

About our homeschooling: My family has been homeschooling for 11 years, 20 if you count from the time my oldest was born. My oldest is ADHD and initially went to public school, tops on my "regrets list", and graduated in 2011 as the Everest Academy Valedictorian (making a 27 on his ACT - planning to test twice more in hopes of an even better grade) and has been awarded a very nice scholarship to UAB (yeh Dalton!) He is now attending UAB on scholarship, in the UAB Honors Program, and a member of the UAB Student Government.  We are an unschooling family, but my youngest child is currently doing a structured math curriculum at her request. She is a very much a hands-on learner, and we utilize lots of resources to learn including Netflix, workshops, field trips, games, internet links, experiments, mentoring opportunities, camps, traveling, co-ops, gardening, composting, martial arts, camping, library, lapbooking, timelines, etc... We are very hands on and love to get messy with learning!

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