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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.

FREE online educational resource: Wings Educational Resources

Wings Educational Resources is a FREE online educational resource center with professional, educator-created and acquired resources for classroom or home schooling use. Resources are designed for educators and parents of students in Kindergarten through Grade 4.

Conscientious efforts have been made to accommodate all learning styles of students across the curriculum through a variety of formats…
  • thousands of worksheets and learning units
  • hundreds of flash videos (pre-screened for quality and content)
  • downloadable educational games and software
  • children’s music
  • audio stories
  • an online library (magazines and stories)
  • free jigsaw puzzles to download

For Christian parents and educators there are numerous “Christian Resource” sections throughout the curriculum, though the majority of our material is non-sectarian.

We know that you will find Wings Educational Resources to be an invaluable part of your child’s education or classroom. Just click the "join" link to sign up for your free account.



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East Central Homeschool Organized Sports information


Looking for sports for your homeschooler?
Check out East Central Homeschool Organized Sports (ECHOS)!!



Homeschooling in St. Clair County or Clay / Trussville...
AND wanting to play BASKETBALL?

Then check out East Central Homeschool Organized Sports (ECHOS), home of the PATRIOTS!

Basketball Team Highlights:
* open to boys & girls, ages 12 - 18
* member: Alabama Christian Sports Conference
* season runs mid Oct thru mid Feb
* 12 - 18 games per season (varies by gender & team)
* Boys team stats: http://tinyurl.com/EchosBoysTeam
* Girls team stats: http://tinyurl.com/EchosGirlsTeam

Check out the East Central Patriots Basketball group on Facebook!

For more information about ECHOS and/or Patriots Basketball, contact David Jensen at daviderikjensen@gmail.com




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2009 - 2011 Teen Ambassador: Jamie Tooley

Jamie Tooley

My name is Jamie Tooley, and I am 17. I've lived in Alabama for three years now. I began homeschooling in the middle of my Freshmen year. I am now a Senior, and I feel more prepared for college than if I went to public school. After I graduate, I hope to attend UAB to become a nurse, but that will be where I start. I hope by the end of my college education to be a plastic surgeon. I enjoy doing missionary work with my church (Sharon Heights Baptist Church).  Just this year I went to New Orleans on a mission trip to help rebuild and clean-up. My life wouldnt be the way it is without the help from my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have so many things I want to do with my life that I couldnt begin to talk about. I love Alabama Football (ROLL TIDE!). I love to watch soccer. My favorite team is “Real Madrid” (CR7). I love to play softball. I look forward to meeting new people and serving as a Teen Ambassador.

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Chelsea: Homeschool Cub Scouts

Chelsea 
Homeschool Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is for boys in the first through fifth grades, or 7 to 10 years of age. Boys who are older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but they may be eligible to join the Boy Scouting or Venturing program.  Cub Scout Pack 617 offers a fun and exciting program that promotes character development and physical fitness.  Service projects, ceremonies, games, and other activities guide the boys through the core values of Scouting and give them a sense of personal achievement.  Through positive peer group interaction and parental guidance from Pack leaders, boys also learn honesty, bravery, and respect.

If you would like addition information related to Cub Scout Pack 617, please contact Cubmaster Jeff Arney at (205) 383-7309 or by email at jeff.arney@gmail.com.  You can also obtain more information related to Cub Scout Pack 617 by visiting our website at www.chelseacubscouts.com


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Huntsville: Homeschool Cub Scout Pack

Homeschool Cub Scout Pack 763
Come visit us
Date:Thursdays
 starting September 2, 2010
Time: 3pm - 4pm

Are you or your son looking ADVENTURE?  Then you’re reading the right flyer.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE BOYS?
Games, activities, arts and crafts, leadership opportunities, service projects, and much, much more!!!
Cub Scout Promise
    I promise
    to DO MY BEST
    To do my DUTY to GOD
    And my Country
    To HELP other people, and
    To OBEY the LAW of the Pack


TRIED AND PROVEN METHODS OF BUILDING CHARACTER, TRADITIONAL VALUES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEADERSHIP SKILLS ARE WOVEN THROUGH FUN.
                                                                   
If you are interested in joining the ADVENTURES OF SCOUTING and have a boy at least 6 years old or 1st through 5th grade, please come out and visit us.

Location: Southside Baptist Church
At the corner of Whitesburg Dr and Franklin St
209 Marsheutz Avenue Southeast
Huntsville, AL 35801

If you need more information please contact
Beth




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Music Plus Classes in Greystone, Vestavia, and Gardendale

In addition to our usual Voice, Piano, Guitar, Violin classes, I have run across a very Special teacher of Art and Sign language that I have asked to teach classes at Music Plus.  She is Miss Deaf Alabama 2005 Desiree Baird.  She is finishing at UAB and wants to begin teaching.  If you would be interested in developing either of these talents, call to register @ 822-3343.  $88 per month.


@ Greystone    Art  Tuesdays at 5:00 
                           Sign Language at 5:45
 @ Vestavia       Art   Wed. @ 5:00. 
                            Sign Language at 5:45
@Gardendale   Art  Mondays at 5:00
                            Sign Language  5:45

Hope to have you!!  Register NOW!! 822-3343


Ms. Dawn


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Huntsville: The Huntsville Community Chorus Children's Chorale

Make Music! Make Friends! Make
Memories!


Come be part of the Huntsville Community Chorus
Association where there is a choir for everyone!


Choral opportunities available for students


The Huntsville Community Chorus Children's Chorale


This chorus is directed by Lea Hoppe and targets grades 3 to 6. The
Children’s Chorale rehearses during the school year on Mondays
from 5:00 to 6:15 at First Baptist Church. Tuition is $100 yearly.
For more information contact Lea Hoppe at 256-541-9066 or email
lhoppe@randolphschool.net.


The Huntsville Community Chorus Youth Chorale


This chorus is directed by Shelli Rimes and targets grades 7 to 12.
The Youth Chorale rehearses during the school year on Mondays
from 5:00 to 6:30 at First Baptist Church. Tuition is $175 yearly.
For more information contact Shelli Rimes at 256-430-4333 or email
shelli.rimes@gmail.com


For more information about the Huntsville Community Chorus
Association call 256-533-6606 or go to www.thechorus.org


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Vestavia Art Classes for Homeschoolers



Art Classes for Homeschoolers

Art-Z(one) is an Art Program from A to Z,  because students can learn about art from very basics to more advanced and challenging techniques.

The classes are on Friday mornings from 9-12 p in the basement studio of the instructor's home in Vestavia.  The cost is $80 for 6 weeks.  The fee includes all materials.

Let’s learn some fundamental skills of drawing and painting! We will use different examples of art throughout the history. 

For more information, please contact Art Zone at svetlanka@juno.com or (205) 979-1340 

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Birmingham Children's Theatre Homeschooling Theatre Classes


BCT Academy of Performing Arts


Fall 2010 Theatre Classes

Birmingham Children's Theatre is excited to announce the newest addition to our Academy of Performing Arts. Each Fall, children from across the state can enroll in a series of weekly theatre classes taught by our highly-qualified, nuturing instructors of working theatre professionals. Fall theatre classes are available to students in 2nd-7th Grade. Also, be sure to check out our week-day theatre classes for Homeschoolers! Exposure to the arts at an early age is proven to maximize learning and development potential, and can oftentimes provide new approachesto learning in other disciplines such as writing, social sciences, history and math. The complete schedule and registration information is below.

2010 Fall Homeschooler Registration - Weekday Series

Your Homeschooler can summplement their education and broaden their horizons as they rely on imagination, creativity and the five senses. Storytelling, dancing, reading and socializing serve as the core theatre curriculum for each class. Maximum 16 students per class. No audition required.
Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 21 to October 21, 2010, 2:00-3:30pm in the BCT's BJCC performance spaces.
Tuition: $150.00
Class Levels: Primary (2nd & 3rd Graders); Ensemble (4th & 5th Graders); Supporting (6th & 7th Graders)
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 13, 2010
To Register: Click here to download registration information for BCT's Fall 2010 Homeschooler Theatre Classes. Call 205-458-8182 or e-mail education@bct123.org for detailed information.

2010 Fall Registration - Saturday Series

Your child can summplement their education and broaden their horizons as they rely on imagination, creativity and the five senses. Storytelling, dancing, reading and socializing serve as the core theatre curriculum for each class. Maximum 16 students per class. No audition required.
Meets: Saturdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2010, 10:00am-12:30pm in the BCT's BJCC performance spaces.
Tuition: $150.00
Class Levels: Primary (2nd & 3rd Graders); Ensemble (4th & 5th Graders); Supporting (6th & 7th Graders)
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 13, 2010
To Register: Click here to download registration information for BCT's Fall 2010 Saturday Series Theatre Classes. Call 205-458-8182 or e-mail education@bct123.org for detailed information.

About the Academy


BCT Academy at the Birmingham Children's Theatre, one of the nation's oldest and largest professional theaters for children, draws on a six decadelegacy of educating and entertaining over twelve million children.  Our curriculum instills fundamental childhood growth skills: teamwork, interpersonal communication, reading, comprehension, self-confidence, self-discipline and leadership; while fostering creativity, imagination and a playful curiosity. Academy instructors are highly qualified, working theatre professionals.  Class enrollments are limited to ensure that your child will have access to one-on-one instruction.  BCT Academy sessions culminate with a performance piece involving every child.



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Birmingham Boys Choir


The Birmingham Boys Choir is sending out a special invitation to homeschoolers in the Birmingham area!


The objective of the Birmingham Boys Choir is to encourage a life-long appreciation of the vital role which music and the arts play in the enrichment of our culture and the human spirit among members of the BBC, their families, audiences and the community at large.

The Birmingham Boys Choir seeks to accomplish this objective in the following
ways:

  • To identify talented boys in the greater Birmingham area and to provide an organization in which they can develop their gifts by teaching them the best possible vocal technique and music reading skills.
  • To develop character by reinforcing gentlemanly behavior, good manners, personal responsibility, positive time management, commitment, dedication and joy.
  • To provide local, national and international audiences a unique musical experience of the boys choir sound at an excellent level of choral performance.
  • To develop generations of future leaders in the Birmingham community who fully appreciate the value of discipline, professionalism, integrity, team work and the importance of the arts in our culture.

Please visit our website at www.birminghamboyschoir.com for further information such as cost and membership.
Or contact Ken Berg for more details: ken@birminghamboyschoir.com or 205-803-3449.






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Vestavia: Literature Circles--literature class for homeschoolers



Literature Circles

Literature Circles is a reading and discussion method that encourages students to interact with a text in a variety of ways. Students are given a particular job to do each week related to the assigned reading, and each student will share his or her job during the Literature Circle meeting. This enables the students to focus on different aspects of the text each week and bring their own unique thoughts, backgrounds, and insights to the group. It is a fun, interactive way to study literature and make meaningful connections to the text.



Who: This course is offered to all students in the 5th, 6th, or 7th grade.

When: Class will meet either Monday or Tuesday afternoons at 2:00. This course will meet for one hour, once a week for 12 weeks beginning the week after Labor Day. *Please indicate which day you prefer on the registration form.

Where: This course will meet at the home of the instructor.(Off Tyler Road in Vestavia)

Instructor: Monica Merrill
Monica Merrill has her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Auburn University and her Masters in Education from UAB. She taught for 6 years in Homewood and has spent the past four years teaching homeschooled students. She has three children, ages 4, 3, and 1.

Class Size: This class will have a minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 12.

Cost: $95.00 for the 12 week class + $15 registration/supply fee

Please note: We will be reading 3 books during this 12 week course. A list will be sent home in early August.

Course Objectives:


  • Cultivate a love for reading.
  • Gain confidence and experience discussing Literature in a meaningful way.
  • Study literature that relates to different time periods and events in history.
  • Analyze literature using Scripture to help build a solid Christian worldview.
  • Expand and strengthen the students’ vocabulary.
  • Recognize common themes and threads in a variety of literary pieces.
  • Identify and analyze literary elements such as theme, character, plot, and point of view.
  • Identify key points and summarize sections of a text.
  • Identify and understand figurative language.
  • Identify the various genres of literature within our study and their primary characteristics.

If you would like any additional information or have any questions, feel free to contact Monica Merrill at monicamerrill@bellsouth.net or 587-6565.

Reserve your spot today! If you are interested in taking this course, please e-mail Monica Merrill to reserve a place in the class. Complete and mail the registration form attached to this course description. Click here for form






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Birmingham Homeschool Choir


Birmingham Homeschool Choir Tues. 1:30-2:30 at Southeastern Bible College and Thurs. 3:30-4:30 at Shades Mtn Indep Church
Music Theory Wed. 3:30-4:30 at Shades Mtn. Indep. Church

Please email me at stimothy@sebc.edu or call 835-7677 for more information.  I also teach private lessons.  Please send this information out on your distribution list and/or newsletter if it is not too late.  Also, I would enjoy attending any of your faculty meetings.  I would appreciate knowing when they might be.

Thank you very much!

Sarah Timothy
Southeastern Bible College Music Professor and Independent Music Instructor
C: 835-7677
Instructor Bio
-   BS in Music Education at The University of Alabama 1994
-   MM in Music Education at University of Montevallo 2003
-   Secondary (6th-12th gr.) Choral Director 13 years in public and Christian schools
-   Church Adult Choir Director 8 years
-   Church Youth and Children’s Choir Director 6 years
-   Southeastern Bible College Music Professor
-   Academic and Applied Music Instructor
-   Church praise team vocalist and pianist
-   Private voice and piano instructor 6 years



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Alabama Rails-to-Trails






Alabama Rails to Trails


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people.

Most of the Rails-to-Trails offer a safe place where you can ride your bike, inline skate, walk, jog, etc.  This is a great way to get outdoors, get fit, and a wonderful use of all of those deserted railway beds.  







MapRail-trailTrail NameStateCountiesLength (miles)Activities
Trail has spatial data
Trail is a rail-trail
Chattahoochee Valley Railroad TrailALChambers7Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking
Trail has spatial data
Trail is a rail-trail
Chief Ladiga TrailALCalhoun, Cleburne33Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking
Trail has spatial data
Trail is not a rail-trail
Decatur TrailALMorgan10Bike, Walking
No spatial data available
Trail is not a rail-trail
Eastern Shore TrailALBaldwin33Bike, Inline Skating, Walking
Trail has spatial data
Trail is a rail-trail
Horse Creek TrailALWalker3.20Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking
No spatial data available
Trail is a rail-trail
Marion Walking TrailALPerry1Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking
Trail has spatial data
Trail is a rail-trail
Old Railroad Bed TrailALMadison2Walking
No spatial data available
Trail is not a rail-trail
Redstone Arsenal Fitness TrailALMadison6Bike, Walking
Trail has spatial data
Trail is a rail-trail
Richard Martin TrailALLimestone10.20Bike, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking
Trail has spatial data
Trail is a rail-trail
Robertsdale TrailALBaldwin2Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Mountain Biking, Walking
No spatial data available
Trail is not a rail-trail
Swayback Bridge TrailALElmore12Mountain Biking, Walking
No spatial data available
Trail is a rail-trail
TVA Nature LoopALColbert2.50Bike, Walking
Trail has spatial data
Trail is a rail-trail
Vulcan TrailALJefferson1Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking
Trail has spatial data
Trail is a rail-trail
Yoholo-Micco, The Creek Indian Trail (formerly Eufaula Rail-Trail)ALBarbour3.25Bike, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking



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