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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. 
  • 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

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.


Auburn: LEGO Club

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

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

McCalla: Master's Enrichment Co-op

Who:  Master's Enrichment Co-op
What:  Nursery - 12th grade parent led co-op
When:  Fridays 8:30 - 12:00
Where:  Tannehill Valley Baptist Church in McCalla
Area served:  McCalla/Bessemer/Lakeview/ or anyone who wants to come.  It's near the Tuscaloosa/Jefferson County line.
Contact info:  Janet Mathews (205) 477-7946 or janetmathews@comcast.net

We offer a variety of enrichment activities, such as
  • music
  • science
  • book study
  • journalism
  • photography
  • physical education

Hamilton: Future Leaders In Progress

Future Leaders In Progress/F.L.I.P.
Hamilton Community Center
1st & 3rd Fridays
10:00 a.m.

FLIP is an exciting homeschool support group in Hamilton Alabama. It is open to all homeschoolers. We offer bible study, arts and crafts, science and science experiments, literature, manners and etiquette, Physical Education, fellowship and much more. Classes are held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Held at the Hamilton Community Center. Field trips each month. Curriculum exchanges. Come And join us.We would love to have you.

Haleyville: Solid Rock Christian Academy

Solid Rock Christian Academy
2nd & 4th Fridays
10:00 a.m.

SRA is a non-denominational Christian class that meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month. We have bible study, sign language, 4H, art, science, crafts, and field trips. We meet at 10:00 a.m. at Solid Rock Church in Haleyville, Al. All are welcome. Located next to Goars Supermarket off hwy 13 in Haleyville.

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. 

Alabaster City Schools Board of Education
6919 Hwy 119, Suite 100
Alabaster, Al 35007
(205) 624-3105

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

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

Andalusia City Board of Education
122 Sixth Avenue
Andalusia, AL 36420

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

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

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

Attalla City Board of Education
101 Case Avenue
Attalla, AL 35954

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brewton City Board of Education
811 Belleville Avenue
Brewton, AL 36426

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

Butler County Board of Education
215 Administrative Dr
Greenville, AL 36037-1833

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cleburne County Board of Education
93 Education Street
Heflin, AL 36264

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cullman County Board of Education
P O Box 518
Cullman, AL 35056-0518

Dale County Board of Education
202 South Hwy 123
Suite E
Ozark, AL 36360

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

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

Decatur City Board of Education
302 4th Ave NE
Decatur, AL 35601-1998

DeKalb County Board of Education
P.O. Box 1668, 306 Main Street West
Rainsville, AL 35986

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

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

Elba City Board of Education
131 Tiger Drive
Elba, AL 36323

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

Enterprise City Board of Education
Po Box 311790
Enterprise, AL 36331

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

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

Eufaula City Board of Education
420 Sanford Avenue
Eufaula, AL 36027

Fairfield City Board of Education
6405 Avenue D
Fairfield, AL 35064

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

Florence City Schools
P. O. Box 10
Florence, AL 35631

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

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

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

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

Geneva City Board of Education
505 Panther Drive
Geneva, AL 36340

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoover City Schools Central Office
2810 Metropolitan Way
Hoover, AL 35243

Houston County 
Board of Education
P O Drawer 1688
Dothan, AL 36302

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

Jackson County 
Board of Education
Courthouse Ste 20, 102 E Laurel St
Scottsboro, AL 35768

Jacksonville City 
Board of Education
123 College St SW
Jacksonville, AL 36265-2154

Jasper City 
Board of Education
P O Box 500
Jasper, AL 35502

Jefferson County 
Board of Education
2100 18th Street S
Birmingham, AL 35209-1891

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Madison City 
Board of Education
211 Celtic Drive
Madison, AL 35758

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

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

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

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

Midfield City 
Board of Education
417 Parkwood St
Midfield, AL 35228

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

Monroe County 
Board of Education
Box 967
Monroeville, AL 36461

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opp City 
Board of Education
P O Box 840
Opp, AL 36467

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

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

Pell City 
Board of Education
1000 Bruce Etheredge Parkway
Suite 201
Pell City, AL 35128

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tallassee City 
Board of Education
307 King St
Tallassee, AL 36078

Tarrant City 
Board of Education
1318 Alabama St
Tarrant, AL 35217

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Print Enrollment

Please do not fill out the paperwork until you have read and understood the following:

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.  Please note this paperwork is for the 2014/2015 school year which begins on June 1, 2014.  Please date your paperwork June 1 or after.  
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. 
  • 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!