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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 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.

NE Jefferson County: Briana Moore

Briana Moore ~ NE Jefferson County

Homeschooling, for our family, is a lifestyle. We are an unschooling family and spend a tremendous amount of time living life and learning all about “the little things”. The boys always have questions, which we answer to the best of our ability and then follow-up with research!
My wonderful husband, Wayne, and I have been married for 18 years and have two comedic boys ~ Alex who was 16 in February and Zeke who will be 14 in October. They constantly keep us on our toes….but we wouldn’t want it any other way!
We are quite blessed to have my whole family involved in homeschooling! My sister Sherah, who is also an Everest Academy Activity Coordinator, homeschools our other sister’s three children. We also all live together on about 30 acres affectionately called the “Funny Farm”. The three households have a variety of critters, albeit most are ours. In addition to the traditional family pets, we top off the variety with lots of chickens, some ducks & geese, and a few guinea fowl. It’s no lie that it is a lot of work to take care of our 100+ “pets”, but we enjoy our accomplishments and work towards self-sufficiency. We are also avid recyclers and spend a lot of time doing eco-friendly activities and research.
This is our 9th year of homeschooling, and what an adventure it has turned out to be! Public school would never provide the opportunity to research and learn about all the things that interest us: our pets, the multitude of other wildlife that we come across, something the boys find or ask about, something we see in person or in a movie or on TV, or just something out of the blue! As an unschooling family, we “school” 24/7, 365 days a year. I feel that you cannot possibly go an entire day without learning something and there is a lesson in every moment of life, if you look for it! With this in mind, my husband and I spend a lot of time explaining the how’s and why’s of things in an attempt to help our boys develop reasoning skills as well as an understanding of the cause-effect relationship that is above and beyond that of a public school education.

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Other Facebook groups* that Briana coordinates:
JBSC Co Homeschoolers ~ homeschoolers in NE Jefferson, SE Blount, & W St Clair counties
iServe Homeschool Service Club ~ an opportunity for homeschoolers to serve the community  
*Please email Briana for more information about joining any of these groups!