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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.

Everest Academy Participation Policy

Everest loves providing quality activities to the homeschooling community!  More and more opportunities are opening up every day as the general population becomes receptive to the homeschooling community.  We want to keep those opportunities open and not close any doors due to any disruptive or inconsiderate behavior.  Please note the following Everest Academy Participation Policy.  This policy pertains to anyone that attends any Everest Academy sponsored event.

Everest Academy Participation Policy:
  • Please check your email the morning of any field trip for last minute cancellations or instructions, especially during inclement weather. 
  • Please show up if you sign up (especially for limited or FREE trips - It reflects badly on homeschoolers as a whole when we have 100 people sign up and 10 people show up)
  • Please DO NOT show up if you have not signed up (if a RSVP is required).
  • Please arrive on time. 
  • Each child MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult. "Drop offs" are not allowed.  Students of driving age may attend without an adult, but please note that we are not responsible for your child's safety if you make that decision.  
  • Please make sure that field trips are age appropriate for your children. 
  • Children should be supervised at all times. 
  • Make sure to follow any rules/policies set forth by the establishment we are visiting.
  • Children are expected to behave. Disruptive families will be asked to leave the event. 
  • There is a zero tolerance rule for any acts of violence, abusive behavior, profanity, or illegal activities. 
  • We take lots of pictures which may appear on the Everest Academy website or Alabama Homeschooling Facebook page (no names listed without permission) 
  • Everest Academy is not responsible for any injuries, theft, or loss of personal property at any events. All participants take full responsibility for their children and attend events "at your own risk".
  • All events are family friendly.  Drugs and alcohol use is prohibited.
  • Everest Academy reserves the right to update this policy as needed.
Participation Restrictions
Participation restrictions will be enforced for any families who do not follow the Everest Academy Participation Policy:
  • Warning 1 - Written notification of complaint with Participation Policy will be sent via email.
  • Warning 2 - Written notification of complaint, Participation Policy, and notification that there will be one more warning before restrictions are enforced. 
  • Warning 3 - Written notification of complaint, Participation Policy, and three-month restriction from activities will be sent via email.
  • Warning 4 - Written notification of complaint, Participation Policy, and remainder of the school year restriction from activities will be sent via email.
Please note that the above plan is only a generality and that participation restrictions will be set in proportion to the level of the severity of the behavior.  Everest Academy reserves the right to restrict any family from any and all field trips/activities.   


Disclaimer: With all field trips, Everest Academy suggests that you research the subject matter to determine if each field trip is appropriate for your family.  All field trips are offered on an optional basis and not required.  Field trips are offered as an educational outlet only and does not constitute endorsement of the organization or beliefs.  

Spotlight: Danielle Dowell

The following article is about Danielle Dowell who is an awesomely interesting person and Everest Academy mom.  Great article Danielle!

Backwards Beekeepers TV: Principles and Strategies

This article came from Backwards Beekeepers

Earlier this week Kirkobeeo did a video chat on Skype with Danielle, who is president of a beekeepers association in Birmingham, Alabama. She and Kirk talked about the ideas behind Backwards Beekeeping and strategies for getting people informed about them.




Aerospace Education Opportunity for Homeschoolers

What is an Aerospace Education Member (AEM)?

An AEM is a special category of CAP membership that entitles educators to access products and programs designed especially for teaching aerospace and integrating this fascinating subject into the
curriculum.

Who can join as an AEM?

Any Pre-K through college teacher, retired teacher, administrator, counselor, librarian, Boy or Girl Scout
leader, homeschool teacher, youth camp director or leader, museum educator or director, student teachers,
aides, college education students, or other person interested in promoting aerospace education may join as
a teacher member.

How much does it cost to join?

$35 annually

What requirements do I have as an AEM?

As an AEM, you will determine how to best utilize the many CAP aerospace education materials,
programs, and products with your student(s) as you promote aerospace education. If a teacher wants to
become more involved, there are many opportunities to attend workshops, to do a special activity with
cadets or other community youth, and/or to assist in the development of new curriculum.

What benefits come with an AE membership?
  • A personalized Aerospace Education Membership certificate suitable for framing.
  • A box of over 20 national standards-based educational materials to use in the classroom and to share with colleagues.
  • The opportunity to take an orientation airplane flight over the community and school in Teacher
  • Orientation Program (TOP) Flights.
  • The opportunity to participate in the Aerospace Education Excellence Award Program (AEX)wherein the teacher completes seven AE activities and then receives a beautiful wood plaque for the classroom and attractive certificates of completion for the students.  
  • The option of earning Adams State College graduate credit for participation in the AEX program.
  • The opportunity to apply for a competitive $250 classroom grant in the spring or the fall.
  • Quarterly AE Newsletters mailings with more educational resources.
  • Watching the eyes and spirits of students rise to the skies through the excitement and motivation of aerospace education.


ON LINE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Auburn: LEGO Club

Auburn LEGO Club
Auburn Library
Every other Wednesday
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7 - 13
FREE!!!

For more information you can either contact the Auburn Library or drop Pat Grimes an e-mail at patlgrimes@aol.com.

Madison County Alabama Homeschoolers

Madison County Alabama Homeschoolers, formed in 2002, is a support group offering support and field trips to members in the North Alabama area or anyone that is willing to make the drive.

Board of Education Superintendent Addresses

Board of Education 
Superintendent Addresses 
Once you receive the signed Enrollment Packet back from Everest Academy, you MUST forward a signed copy (by the parent and the administrator) of the Church School Enrollment Form to the local city or county Board of Education Superintendent of the student's public school district of residence. If you do not forward this form, then you are not legally homeschooling. 


Please note that these addresses were correct when posted; however, the BOE do not notify us if addresses change.  If you find one of these addresses is not current, please contact us with the correct address at everestacademy1@gmail.com.  
Alabaster City Schools Board of Education
www.alabasterschools.org
6919 Hwy 119, Suite 100
Alabaster, Al 35007
Attn: Superintendent


Albertville City Board of Education
P O Box 1487
Albertville, AL 35950
Attn: Superintendent


Alexander City Board of Education
P O Box 1205
Alexander City, AL 35011-1205
Attn: Superintendent


Andalusia City Board of Education
122 Sixth Avenue
Andalusia, AL 36420
Attn: Superintendent



Anniston City Board of Education
P O Box 1500
Anniston, AL 36202
Attn: Superintendent



Arab City Board of Education
P O Box 740
Arab, AL 35016
Attn: Superintendent



Athens City Board of Education
455 US Highway 31 North
Athens, AL 35611
Attn: Superintendent


Attalla City Board of Education
101 Case Avenue
Attalla, AL 35954
Attn: Superintendent


Auburn City Board of Education
P O Box 3270
Auburn, AL 36831-3270
Attn: Superintendent


Autauga County Board of Education
153 W Fourth Street
Prattville, AL 36067
Attn: Superintendent


Baldwin County Board of Education
2600-A North Hand Dr.
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Attn: Superintendent


Barbour County Board of Education
P O Box 429
Clayton, AL 36016
Attn: Superintendent


Bessemer City Board of Education
P O Box 1230
Bessemer, AL 35021
Attn: Superintendent


Bibb County Board of Education
103 S W Davidson Dr
Centreville, AL 35042
Attn: Superintendent


Birmingham City Board of Education
P O Box 10007
Birmingham, AL 35202
Attn: Superintendent


Blount County Board of Education
P O Box 578
Oneonta, AL 35121
Attn: Superintendent


Brewton City Board of Education
811 Belleville Avenue
Brewton, AL 36426
Attn: Superintendent


Bullock County Board of Education
P O Drawer 231
Union Springs, AL 36089
Attn: Superintendent

Butler County Board of Education
211 School Highlands Road
Greenville, Alabama 36037
Attn: Superintendent


Calhoun County Board of Education
PO Box 2084
Anniston, AL 36202
Attn: Superintendent


Chambers County Board of Education
Box 408D
LaFayette, AL 36862
Attn: Superintendent


Cherokee County Board of Education
130 E Main St
Centre, AL 35960-1599
Attn: Superintendent


Chilton County Board of Education
1705 Lay Dam Rd
Clanton, AL 35045
Attn: Superintendent


Choctaw County Board of Education
107 Tom Orr Drive
Butler, AL 36904-3504
Attn: Superintendent


Clarke County Board of Education
Box 936
Grove Hill, AL 36451-0936
Attn: Superintendent


Clay County Board of Education
P O Box 278
Ashland, AL 36251
Attn: Superintendent


Cleburne County Board of Education
93 Education Street
Heflin, AL 36264
Attn: Superintendent


Coffee County Board of Education
400 Reddoch Hill Rd
Elba, AL 36323
Attn: Superintendent


Colbert County Board of Education
1101 Hwy 72 East
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Attn: Superintendent


Conecuh County Board of Education
100 Jackson Street
Evergreen, AL 36401-2843
Attn: Superintendent


Coosa County Board of Education
P O Box 37
Rockford, AL 35136
Attn: Superintendent


Covington County Board of Education
P O Box 460
Andalusia, AL 36420
Attn: Superintendent


Crenshaw County Board of Education
P O Drawer 72
Luverne, AL 36049
Attn: Superintendent


Cullman City Board of Education
P O Box 887
Cullman, AL 35056-0887
Attn: Superintendent


Cullman County Board of Education
P O Box 518
Cullman, AL 35056-0518
Attn: Superintendent
Dale County Board of Education
202 South Hwy 123
Suite E
Ozark, AL 36360
Attn: Superintendent


Daleville City Board of Education
626 N Daleville Ave
Daleville, AL 36322-2006
Attn: Superintendent


Dallas County Board of Education
P O Box 1056
Selma, AL 36702-1056
Attn: Superintendent


Decatur City Board of Education
302 4th Ave NE
Decatur, AL 35601-1998
Attn: Superintendent
DeKalb County Board of Education
P.O. Box 1668, 306 Main Street West
Rainsville, AL 35986
Attn: Superintendent


Demopolis City Board of Education
P O Drawer 759
Demopolis, AL 36732
Attn: Superintendent


Dothan City Schools Board of Education
500 Dusy Street
Dothan, AL 36301-2506
Attn: Superintendent


Elba City Board of Education
131 Tiger Drive
Elba, AL 36323
Attn: Superintendent


Elmore County Board of Education
P O Box 817
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Attn: Superintendent


Enterprise City Board of Education
Po Box 311790
Enterprise, AL 36331
Attn: Superintendent


Escambia County Board of Education
P O Box 307
Brewton, AL 36427
Attn: Superintendent


Etowah County Board of Education
3200 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904
Attn: Superintendent


Eufaula City Board of Education
420 Sanford Avenue
Eufaula, AL 36027
Attn: Superintendent


Fairfield City Board of Education
6405 Avenue D
Fairfield, AL 35064
Attn: Superintendent


Fayette County Board of Education
P O Box 599
Fayette, AL 35555
Attn: Superintendent


Florence City Schools
P. O. Box 10
Florence, AL 35631
Attn: Superintendent


Fort Payne City Board of Education
P O Box 681029
Fort Payne, AL 35968-1611
Attn: Superintendent


Ft. Rucker Board of Education
Bldg. 21037 Red Cloud Rd.
Ft. Rucker, AL 36362
Attn: Superintendent


Franklin County Board of Education
P O Box 610
Russellville, AL 35653
Attn: Superintendent


Gadsden City Board of Education
P O Box 184
Gadsden, AL 35999
Attn: Superintendent


Geneva City Board of Education
505 Panther Drive
Geneva, AL 36340
Attn: Superintendent


Geneva County Board of Education
P O Box 250
Geneva, AL 36340
Attn: Superintendent


Greene County Board of Education
P O Box 569
Eutaw, AL 35462
Attn: Superintendent


Guntersville City Board of Education
P O Box 129
Guntersville, AL 35976
Attn: Superintendent


Hale County Board of Education
P O Box 360
Greensboro, AL 36744
Attn: Superintendent


Haleyville City Board of Education
2011 20th Street
Haleyville, AL 35565
Attn: Superintendent


Hartselle City Board of Education
109 College Street NW
Hartselle, AL 35640
Attn: Superintendent


Henry County Board of Education
P O Box 635
Abbeville, AL 36310
Attn: Superintendent


Homewood City Board of Education
P O Box 59366
Homewood, AL 35259
Attn: Superintendent


Hoover City Schools Central Office
2810 Metropolitan Way
Hoover, AL 35243 
Attn: Superintendent
Houston County Board of Education
P O Drawer 1688
Dothan, AL 36302
Attn: Superintendent


Huntsville City Board of Education
P O Box 1256
Huntsville, AL 35807-4801
Attn: Superintendent


Jackson County Board of Education
Courthouse Ste 20, 102 E Laurel St
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Attn: Superintendent
Jacksonville City Board of Education
123 College St SW
Jacksonville, AL 36265-2154
Attn: Superintendent


Jasper City Board of Education
P O Box 500
Jasper, AL 35502
Attn: Superintendent
Jefferson County Board of Education
2100 18th Street S
Birmingham, AL 35209-1891
Attn: Superintendent


Lamar County Board of Education
P O Box 1379
Vernon, AL 35592-1379
Attn: Superintendent


Lanett City Board of Education
105 North Lanier Avenue
Lanett, AL 36863
Attn: Superintendent


Lauderdale County Board of Education
P O Box 278
Florence, AL 35631-0278
Attn: Superintendent


Lawrence County Board of Education
14131 Market St
Moulton, AL 35650
Attn: Superintendent


Lee County Board of Education
Box 120
Opelika, AL 36803-0120
Attn: Superintendent


Limestone County Board of Education
300 S Jefferson St
Athens, AL 35611-2549
Attn: Superintendent


Linden City Board of Education
P O Box 480609
Linden, AL 36748-0609
Attn: Superintendent


Lowndes County Board of Education
P O Box 755
Hayneville, AL 36040
Attn: Superintendent


Macon County Board of Education
P O Box 830090
Tuskegee, AL 36083-0090
Attn: Superintendent


Madison City Board of Education
211 Celtic Drive
Madison, AL 35758
Attn: Superintendent


Madison County Board of Education
P O Box 226
Huntsville, AL 35804
Attn: Superintendent


Marengo County Board of Education
P O Box 480339
Linden, AL 36748-0339
Attn: Superintendent


Marion County Board of Education
188 Winchester Drive
Hamilton, AL 35570
Attn: Superintendent


Marshall County Board of Education
12380 US Highway 431 S
Guntersville, AL 35976
Attn: Superintendent


Midfield City Board of Education
417 Parkwood St
Midfield, AL 35228
Attn: Superintendent


Mobile County Board of Education
P.O. Box 180069
Mobile, AL 36618
Attn: Superintendent


Monroe County Board of Education
Box 967
Monroeville, AL 36461
Attn: Superintendent


Montgomery County Board of Education
P O Box 1991
Montgomery, AL 36102-1991
Attn: Superintendent


Morgan County Board of Education
1325 Point Mallard Pkwy SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Attn: Superintendent


Mt Brook City Board of Education
P O Box 130040
Mt Brook, AL 35213-0040
Attn: Superintendent


Muscle Shoals City Board of Education
P O Box 2610
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662-2610
Attn: Superintendent


Oneonta City Board of Education
27605 State Hwy 75
Oneonta, AL 35121
Attn: Superintendent


Opelika City Board of Education
P O Box 2469
Opelika, AL 36803-2469
Attn: Superintendent


Opp City Board of Education
PO Box 840
Opp, AL 36467
Attn: Superintendent


Oxford City Board of Education
310 East 2nd St
Oxford, AL 36203-1799
Attn: Superintendent


Ozark City Board of Education
928 East Andrews Ave
Ozark, AL 36360
Attn: Superintendent


Pelham City Schools
3162 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, Alabama 35124
Attn: Superintendent


Pell City Board of Education
3105 15th Ave North
Pell City, AL 35125
Attn: Superintendent


Perry County Board of Education
P O Box 900
Marion, AL 36756
Attn: Superintendent


Phenix City Board of Education
P O Box 460
Phenix City, AL 36868-0460
Attn: Superintendent


Pickens County Board of Education
P O Box 32
Carrollton, AL 35447
Attn: Superintendent


Piedmont City Board of Education
P O Box 232
Piedmont, AL 36272
Attn: Superintendent


Pike County Board of Education
101 W Love Street
Troy, AL 36081-2613
Attn: Superintendent


Randolph County Board of Education
182 Circle Drive
Wedowee, AL 36278
Attn: Superintendent


Roanoke City Board of Education
P O Box 1367
Roanoke, AL 36274
Attn: Superintendent


Russell County Board of Education
P O Box 400
Phenix City, AL 36868-0400
Attn: Superintendent


Russellville City Board of Education
P O Box 880
Russellville, AL 35653
Attn: Superintendent


Scottsboro City Board of Education
906 S Scott St
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Attn: Superintendent


Selma City Board of Education
P O Box 350
Selma, AL 36702-0350
Attn: Superintendent


Sheffield City Board of Education
300 W 6th St
Sheffield, AL 35660
Attn: Superintendent


Shelby County Board of Education
P.O. Box 1910
Columbiana, AL 35051
Attn: Superintendent


St Clair County Board of Education
410 Roy Drive
Ashville, AL 35953
Attn: Superintendent


Sumter County Board of Education
P O Box 10
Livingston, AL 35470
Attn: Superintendent


Sylacauga City Board of Education
605 West Fourth St.
Sylacauga, AL 35150
Attn: Superintendent


Talladega City Board of Education
501 South St E
Talladega, AL 35160
Attn: Superintendent


Talladega County Board of Education
P O Box 887
Talladega, AL 35161-0887
Attn: Superintendent


Tallapoosa County Board of Education
125 N Broadnax St Rm 113
Dadeville, AL 36853
Attn: Superintendent


Tallassee City Board of Education
307 King St
Tallassee, AL 36078
Attn: Superintendent


Tarrant City Board of Education
1318 Alabama St
Tarrant, AL 35217
Attn: Superintendent


Thomasville City Board of Education
P O Box 458
Thomasville, AL 36784
Attn: Superintendent


Troy City Board of Education
P O Box 529
Troy, AL 36081-0529
Attn: Superintendent


Trussville City Board of Education
113 North Chalkville Road
Trussville, AL 35173
Attn: Superintendent


Tuscaloosa City Board of Education
P O Box 038991
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Attn: Superintendent


Tuscaloosa County Board of Education
P O Drawer 2568
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Attn: Superintendent


Tuscumbia City Board of Education
300 East Seventh St
Tuscumbia, AL 35674-2502
Attn: Superintendent


Vestavia Hills City Board of Education
P O Box 660826
Birmingham, AL 35266-0826
Attn: Superintendent


Walker County Board of Education
P O Box 311
Jasper, AL 35502-0311
Attn: Superintendent


Washington County Board of Education
P O Box 1359
Chatom, AL 36518
Attn: Superintendent



Wilcox County Board of Education
P O Box 160
Camden, AL 36726-0160
Attn: Superintendent


Winfield City Board of Education
P O Box 70
Winfield, AL 35594-0070
Attn: Superintendent

Winston County Board of Education
PO Box 9
Double Springs, AL 35553
Attn: Superintendent

Enrollment Paperwork

STOP!!!
Please do not fill out the paperwork until you have read and understood the following:
Option 1
Easiest & Quickest
With this option, you will make payment and fill out paperwork online.  Payment can be made using a credit card, debit card, or Paypal account.  You do not have to have a Paypal account to use the button below.  Once we receive payment, we will send you links and instructions to complete the paperwork.  Please note that you should receive paperwork within 24 hours Monday - Friday.  If you make payment after 5:00 on Thursday, you will not receive the paperwork until Monday.  If you do not receive the paperwork within that time frame, please do contact us.
Please note if using the Paypal cart that your paperwork will go to the email address you provide with your payment.  Most times when someone does not get their paperwork it is because the paperwork has been sent to the email address attached to their Paypal account instead of their primary email address.

Option 2
With this option, you will print out all paperwork and mail it in along with payment.
Printable Enrollment Packet:
Stop!!!  You must send ALL of the following forms to Everest Academy.  DO NOT take any of the following forms to the school you are withdrawing from or the Board of Education without an official signature from Everest Academy.

Required Items:  This means that your enrollment will NOT be processed if you do not include ALL of the required items!!!!  

Per Child
  • Enrollment Packet  - Please fill out one Enrollment Packet PER CHILD.  I need all of these forms PER CHILD.  That means each child should have 5 filled out pages.  
Per Family
  1. Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (business-sized with 2 stamps "like what you would pay your bills with" - please DO NOT seal the return envelope.  If you use one of the big manila-sized envelopes, please adhere 4 stamps.
  2. Payment in the form of Cashier's Check or Money Order made out to Everest Family Church
Please send all paperwork "snail mail" to the following address:
Everest Academy
1035 Jenkins Rd

Hayden, AL 35079

Please note: It is not necessary to hand deliver your Enrollment Packet. This will not speed up the processing time. The Everest Academy office is open by appointment only.

After Filling Out Paperwork:

Everest Academy will process all paperwork and return:
  • Two (2) Church School Enrollment Forms per child.  You will:  
    • Keep one (1) copy per child for your own records.  Please put this in an easily accessible location.  
    • Mail one (1) copy per child to the appropriate city or county Board of Education Superintendent. The legal requirement for reporting you are homeschooling is fulfilled when you send in the Church School Enrollment Form to the local Board of Education Superintendent.  Look here for a list of addresses.
    • You can also optionally give a copy of this form to the school you are withdrawing from.  
  • Request for School Records Form (optional).  Forward this form (optional) to the appropriate school. I highly suggest doing this if you have a student grades 9th and up.  
  • An Everest Academy acceptance letter will be emailed to the email address you provide in your paperwork.    
You can expect your paperwork to be returned to you within about two weeks (usually sooner).  If you have not received all paperwork within two weeks, please contact Everest Academy. Don't worry, you are considered enrolled as of the date postmarked on the envelope.  If someone from the school contacts you before you receive your paperwork back in the mail, you are welcome to give them contact information for Everest Academy.  We will confirm that we are processing your paperwork. 


Need Your Paperwork Fast?
***Usually paperwork is done much quicker than two weeks, but here are some things you can do to expedite the process:***
  • Fill the paperwork out correctly.  If you do not follow instructions and send me a jumbled up mess, I WILL put it on the bottom of the pile.  If your paperwork is not complete, I will not process it at all.   
  • Do not send your paperwork certified or any other method that has to be signed for.  The post office will not deliver this to our address, and it has to be picked up from the post office.  It WILL slow down the processing time.  
Welcome to Everest Academy!