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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.

Huntsville Area: Physical Education

Physical Education


Rocket City Dance Club – Ballroom dance classes nightly.  Group and individual lessons.  Beginner classes nightly – $5.  Youth class on Tuesdays – $5.  My teenagers love the youth class.  http://www.rcdcdance.com/index.php

Salle D'Armes Bosco Fencing Center in Toney (just north of Huntsville) - fencing classes, private lessons, open fencing, classes for homeschoolers  http://www.sallebosco.com/
Wilcoxon Municipal Ice Complex – This resource has already been mentioned, but I wanted to add that it is a great double-rink facility and homeschoolers can often have the ice nearly to themselves during school hours.  Group figure skating lessons and ice hockey classes are available.  If your child really gets into it and decides to compete in figure skating (like two of mine did) you can also schedule the private coaching during school hours and have plenty of room to skate!  Do not be discouraged by “weak ankles.” As the coaches told us, “There is no such thing as ‘weak ankles’ – only bad skates.”  When my kids moved up from the rental skates to their own skates for beginner competition (about $100), I bought myself a pair too and they made a big difference!  My children then gave me skating lessons during open skate sessions – what better way to learn than by teaching!  http://www.iceskate.org/
Custom Archery Center – indoor facility on the South Parkway.  Archery programs for children and adults.  http://www.customarcherycenter.com/
Caving:  The Huntsville Grotto of the National Speleological Society – offers at least two trips monthly for members.  Non-members can make arrangements to join a caving trip. http://www.caves.org/grotto/huntsville/
3H Stables (next to Alabama A&M campus) – horse riding lessons, trail rides, day camps.  http://www.3hstables.com/
Hampton Cove Equestrian Center – horse riding lessons (group or private), trail rides, educational programs for homeschoolers.  http://www.hamptoncoveequestrian.com/Aboutus.html
Huntsville City Pools - includes the Jim Williams Aquatic Center next to the main library (the water is kept at 90 degrees) and the Brahan Spring Natatorium (with a roll-back roof)  – public swim times, swimming lessons.  http://www.hsvcity.com/recreation/aquatic.php
YMCA – several locations in Madison County: Southeast Huntsville, downtown Huntsville, and Madison.  Swimming, aerobics, weights, karate, T-ball, http://www.ymcahuntsville.org/