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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.

Center for Homeschool Liberty

CHL has informed me that they are no longer able to offer this benefit.  

FREE Center For Homeschool Liberty
A Gift for You - Peace of Mind

FREE Benefit - $65 Value!

Each member of Everest Academy is eligible to receive a complimentary First-Year Membership in CHL! That’s a $65 value – absolutely FREE! (See Member Benefits below)

CHL is an outreach of the Christian Law Association http://www.christianlaw.org/cla/ (CLA). The CLA has faithfully served churches and families since 1969, and has successfully defended over 8,000 educational freedom-related cases.

CHL provides homeschooling families with every legal service that any other homeschool legal organization provides. Additionally, they provide a free will for both Mom and Dad, represent homeschool organizations, help working parents with workplace issues related to their Christian faith, serve local churches and pastors, and do it all on a suggested donation model.

You may wish to note that the CHL team includes a large group of full-time attorneys and an additional 200+ affiliated attorneys throughout the United States. 

As a member of Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/, you are given the telephone number of an attorney who is available to answer any legal question related to homeschool issues. 

Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/ members receive all homeschool related legal representation free of charge. CHL pays for all attorney fees, expert witness costs, travel expenses, and court costs allowable by law. 

In addition, CHL members receive free legal representation from the Christian Law Association http://www.christianlaw.org/cla/ for religious liberty issues even if the cause of action is not related to homeschooling. This includes matters such as workplace discrimination, Christian employer obligations, the right to witness, public prayer, and any other matter related to Christians in matters of faith. 

Most legal matters related to homeschooling and Christian liberty are resolved quickly without court action. Often, CHL and CLA attorneys can successfully defend an attack by contacting local officials on behalf of a member. If a homeschooling court case is necessary, Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/ provides full representation every step of the way. Members can take comfort in knowing they enjoy full legal protection for homeschooling and Christian liberty issues. 

* A last will and testament drafted by an attorney that will thoughtfully distribute your estate to your heirs and outline your wishes for your children. 

* Access to a comprehensive website with homeschool laws for your state. 

* Legal alerts and a monthly CHL newsletter. 

* A 20 percent discount on legal and educational resources from the Christian Law Association. 

Visit Center For Homeschool Liberty http://www.ncll.org/liberty-centers/center-for-homeschool-liberty/. Click on JOIN NOW and supply the requested information. At checkout, use the coupon code COVERAL for your first-year membership, which includes a FREE last will and testament. You will receive a confirmation email that also includes instructions on how to ACTIVATE your Homeschool Legal Advantage membership and download forms to begin your will preparation.

This is our gift to you – Legal peace of mind. Join us as we celebrate nearing the 20,000 member milestone.

It is a privilege to be of service.

Christine Field
Attorney at Law
Center For Homeschool Liberty
Gibbs Law Firm
5666 Seminole Blvd., Suite 2,
Seminole, FL 33772
Office: (727) 399-8300, ext. 1003
FAX: (727) 398-3907

Pelham: Home School Tennis Lessons

Pelham Racquet Club
Omar Alcaino- USPTA Tennis Professional
100 Racquet Club Parkway
Pelham, Al 35124
Home School Program & Quick Start Program

If you are between the ages of 6-17 years old, boys and girls- and have interest in the sport of tennis you are invited to this exciting new program.

Students can learn about this inexpensive 5 week introductory program to the sport of tennis.

The actual program includes, basic fundamentals and learning while having fun along with playing time with students/children of the same age.

The cost for 5 weeks is $ 50 per student.

Lesson will be :

Monday, Wednesday or Friday(T.B.A)

Juniors ages 6-8 will meet from 11am-12

Juniors ages 9-12 will meet from 12-1:00pm

Juniors ages 13 & up will meet from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

All classes/clinic will be limited to 10 students. There will be a discount (50%) for two or more of the same family.

Teacher Lap Dance

NEW YORK (CBS) A pep rally had a little extra zip (and maybe, zipper) when two teachers engaged in a lap dance in the middle of the gym floor at a high school in Winnipeg, Canada.  During the cheering at Churchill High School, senior gym teacher Chrystie Fitchner, dressed as a cheerleader, got a lap dance lesson from a male teacher dressed as a football player, wearing number 13.  Unlucky for them -- all the gyrations in the gym are there for everyone to see, courtesy of a student filming in the crowd, who posted it on YouTube.  According to Los Angeles television station KTLA both teachers are suspended with pay but are expected to return to work. 

Child Safety Kit

ADT Child Safety Kit

As the world leader in security, ADT takes safety very seriously and, to us, it is more than installing security systems. ADT is so committed to safety, we created this guide for the whole family, filled with loads of tips and advice to keep kids safe at home, at play, and even online. We’ve included a cool fingerprint kit, a magnet, a reflective sticker for kids to wear in the dark, and games, too. We’re serious about safety but we also believe it can be fun learning about safety. ADT hopes this kit will help and encourage you to sit down and talk with your kids about personal safety. 

ADT is pleased to be offering a free child safety kit.  Designed for children up to 14-years-old, the free kit includes a variety of safety tips for children and advice for parents. 

To request your child safety kit, please fill out the webform. (One child safety kit for every child under 14 years old in each household.)  https://www.adt.com/about_adt/adt_in_our_communities/childsafety

FREE Tennis Lessons

Free Tennis Lessons Every Saturday For The Whole Family at George Ward Park

By Christie Dedman -- The Birmingham News

April 13, 2010, 11:42AM
tennis center.jpgDid you know you can get free tennis lessons every Saturday atGeorge Ward Park in on the border of Southside and Homewood. 
Here's how it works:
The program is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
There's a one hour presentation by a health professional focused a variety of topics.
Then from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. you'll receive personal instruction on the tennis courts.
Children ages 6 and up can participate as well.
They receive lessons during the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. session. 
Everyone will be entertained and educated during the two hour program. 
The program last through June 26.
There is a sister program at the Jame Lewis Tennis Center in Ensley.
Racquets are available or you can bring your own.

April 20 there will be an exhibition game and lesson with professional tennis players for tennis circuit.
It's from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Hoover: Homeschool Ballet Class

Alabama Dance Academy in Hoover is offering a homeschool ballet dance. If interested, please call the studio at 978-6830.

Foreign Language

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

Foreign Language:

  • French Table meets at local restaurants in the Vestavia Hills City Center on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.  All levels are welcome.  Details:  370-3542.

  • German:  Stammtisch Conversation Table for anyone who speaks German.  Giuseppe’s CafĂ©, Thursdays at 8 p.m.  Details:  agresti@uab.edu

  • Irish Arts -  The Birmingham Branch of Comhaltas meets on the third Wednesday of each month to promote traditional Irish arts at the Safari Cup Coffee at 7 p.m. Details: info@alcce.org  

  • UAB Foreign Language Conversation Table -  These are weekly opportunities to practice your foreign language skills with others.  They are free and open to the public.  Foreign Language offered include:  Arabic, Chines, Russian, Spanish, French, and Italian. For more information, look here:  http://www.uab.edu/foreignlang/languagetables.html

  • UAB Foreign Film Series - These films are offered at UAB and are all free and open to the public.  Please use discretion and research the film before attending.  http://www.uab.edu/foreignlang/Foreign-Film-Series-2007-8.html  The movies that we will be presenting are foreign films shown in a foreign language with subtitles. Some of the movies deal with more than one culture. Some deal with important historical, demographical, and human events such as immigration, exile, spirituality, unemployment, intolerance, precarity, military violence, solitude, and tolerance around the world and humor.

  • Spanish Lessons - My name is Onna Sweatman. I'm the Spanish and Latin American Studies teacher at The Arlington School.  I teach all levels of Spanish and have an open schedule so I can work around summer camps, vacations, etc. when planning the course. I can teach Spanish to all ages and depending on the intensity and length of the course cost is quite manageable. If you know of any parents interested in Spanish classes for their student please let me know. You can email me here at onsweatm@bsc.edu or onnanicholefrances@gmail.com or call me at 205-335-7871.
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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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Beatrix Potter

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Noteworthy Homeschoolers
Beatrix Potter

In addition to the 23 books not only written but also illustrated by Beatrix Potter, she was also a great lover of nature and studied her surrounding flora and fauna.  Beatrix Potter was one of the first to suggest that lichens were a symbiotic relationship between fungi and algae.  As, at the time, the only way to record microscopic images was by painting them, Potter made numerous drawings of lichens and fungi. As the result of her observations, she was widely respected throughout England as an expert mycologist. She also studied spore germination and life cycles of fungi. Potter's set of detailed watercolours of fungi, numbering some 270 completed by 1901, is in the Armitt Library, Ambleside.

Check out this beautiful website:  Beatrix Potter has captured the imaginations of countless children with her classic Peter Rabbit tales.  The World of Peter Rabbit is as enchanting as the stories, bringing Beatrix Potter’s incredible artistry to life.  The whole site is fashioned into a virtual popup book where students can meet the characters, watch videos of the stories, play games, and find fun things to make and do offline.  Students can play a game of find Peter (before Mr. McGregor does!), take part in an Easter egg hunt, collect snowflakes to earn special downloads, help Peter find his way through a maze, and play a vegetable picking game.  Students can read character descriptions of each of Beatrix Potter’s characters and even watch video clips of Peter Rabbit.  Students can also create their very own interactive Peter Rabbit puppet show.  They can star in the puppet show by uploading a picture of themselves or a favorite pet.  

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