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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.

Huntsville: Space & Rocket Center Homeschool Series *NEW INFO

Home School Series

I have just learned that the Thursday session is full.  We have decided to go ahead and open up a Wednesday session that will begin the same week in October and run at the same time period.
Ages 9-14
Wednesday or Thursday, from 1pm – 3pm
Register with Thelma Stephens at 256-721-7200 or thelmas@spacecamp.com
Only 40 spaces available so reserve today!
This fall we are excited to announce our first 6 week home school program with a focus on aviation.
Week One: Aviation Orientation
  • Aircraft Tour: Tour the aircraft of Aviation Challenge see how the design of an aircraft can help in military combat and strategy.
  • Air Crew Equipment: Students will be taught and have hands on contact with aircraft cockpit and the gear and equipment needed to function in a high performance jet.
  • Introduction to Flight: Students will be briefed on the elementary principles of flight.
Week Two: Strategic Communication & Teamwork
  • Patrolling: Students will be introduced to concepts and strategies that will help communication and movement in a tactical situation.
  • Search & Rescue Mission: Students will conduct a Search & Rescue Mission to retrieve a down pilot and secure Top Secret documents
Week Three: Leadership Development
  • Area 51 Activities: Students will focus on teamwork, leadership, and communication while they work to complete various low rope challenges.
Week Four: Survival Challenge
  • Intro to Land Survival: Students will learn the importance of mental toughness when in a survival situation with S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. acronym and other helpful lessons.
  • Fire Craft: Students will learn six different types of fire lays to build in the wilderness.
  • Shelter Building: Students will learn how to build four different shelters in the wilderness.
  • Food & Water Procurement: Students will learn what foods can be found in the wilderness and how to purify water from unknown sources.
Week Five: Aerodynamics & Aeronautics
  • Aviation Lab: Students will be instructed by Commander Dennis “Hoot” Turner (USN, Ret.) on the fundamentals of aerodynamics, aeronautics, and propulsion.
Week Six: Flight Physiology
  • Flight Physiology: Students will learn what the human body must endure to be a high performance jet pilot. Students will be educated on various visual and vestibular illusions, anatomy of the eye and inner ear.
  • Barney Chair Simulation: Students will experience a sample of the vestibular illusions a pilot might experience.
  • G-Force at Museum: Students will experience 4 Gs on their bodies will riding the Rocket Park version of a centrifuge.

Bham: North Shelby Baptist Church School of Performing Arts

North Shelby Baptist Church School of Performing Arts is here to help in the development of your God given talents! We strive to provide quality musical training to individuals in a Christian environment, utilizing qualified instructors, making learning fun!

Private Lessons are taught on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays.  Group Classes times and days are determined based on registration. 

Group Classes:

♦ Ballet/Tap ♦ Musical Theatre ♦ Music, Movement, & Make Believe 

Private Lessons:
♫ Piano ♫ Guitar ♫ Violin ♫ Voice ♫ Drums & Percussion

North Shelby Baptist Church
4100 Belcher Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242
Located on Highway 280 on top of Double Oak Mountain 

Contact : Susane H. Parsons

Pelham: New Homeschool Bowling League

Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham

Tentative Details:
Bowling on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 3:00
Ages - ALL AGES!!!!!
28 week program
USBC Sanctioned
High School Credit for PE

$17.00 Sanction fee (one time fee) - includes t-shirt
$8.00 weekly, per child - this includes 3 games of bowling and shoe rental

Discounts at the concession stand and in the pro-shop

Three divisions, grouped by age:
Bumpers: Ages 4 - 7
Division I: Ages 8 - 10
Division II: Ages 11 and up

Bowlers will receive achievement awards, patches, trophies and recognition for accomplishments throughout the season.

This is a wonderful opportunity for socializing for the children and parents!!!!

If you are interested in joining the league, please call Jessica at 552-4774 or email Sherry at liono1966@att.net.

Homeschool: Propaganda Vs. Reality (Shattering the myths)

Watch this one!  It is just excellent!

Fitness Challenge Program for ALL ages!!

Participate in the President's Fitness Challenge

The President's Challenge is a series of programs designed to help improve anyone's activity level. Joining a group is a great way to make staying active easy and fun!

Anyone--all ages can sign-up! Click here for more information.

In addition to traditional sport activities like basketball, football, jogging, or aerobics, there is a LONG list of other activities that earn you points toward your goal! How about lawn mowing/gardening, trampoline, darts, or even Wii Sports?! Each activity has a predetermined point allowance and earns you points based on length, and sometimes on degree, of activity.
Click Here to see the full list of activities to get you and your family active!

Why is staying active important?  
Because your well-being depends on it. You'll look and feel better, every day.   When you make staying active part of your daily life, you don't get tired after taking a flight of stairs. You have more energy for weekend get-togethers with family and friends. You're more alert, and you're more sure of yourself.   Fitness is about improving endurance, flexibility, and strength through regular physical activity.  Remember, it's never too late to get more active. Every little bit helps. It doesn't have to be strenuous to be healthy, either. Just start slowly and build gradually. The time to begin is right now. You'll start to notice the difference right away - for both your body and your mind.

Heart health -  Regular physical activity can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and can reduce the risk of illnesses such as Type II diabetes or heart disease.

Bone support - Exercise is a good way to build strong, healthy bones and can help slow the bone loss associated with getting older.

Sense of well-being - Being in good shape can give you more energy, reduce anxiety and depression, improve self-esteem, and help you better manage stress.

Social life - Staying active can be a great way to have fun, make new friends, and spend quality time with family.

Physical appearance - You look better when you're in shape. Staying active helps you tone muscles and maintain a healthy weight - and can even improve your posture.

Winter Gardening

We hope your new year is off to a great start! Now that cooler temperatures are settling in, it's a great time to begin using your outdoor classroom! Below are some resources and quick tips to help you get your family outdoors...

Plant a cool weather garden! September is the perfect time to plant seeds or seedlings in your raised bed gardens to grow winter veggies such as broccoli, cabbage, peas, carrots, spinach and winter squash.

For helpful tips and activities related to a fall or winter garden, take a look at these FREE resources:

Also, check out Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening book...it includes information about how to transform your 4 foot by 6 foot raised bed garden into 24 one square foot gardens for your children to grow their very own veggies. His how-to book even includes how many seeds of each type of vegetable to include in each "square foot garden".

September and October is also a GREAT time to study migration as thousands upon thousands of birds and butterflies travel to and thru Alabama on their way to warmer climates! To track the migration with your students, visit Journey North's website. Your students can even send their own "monarch butterflies" on a Symbolic Migration to Mexico.

Be sure to visit our Alabama Outdoor Classroom Program webpage on AWF's website in the upcoming weeks as we will be adding new free outdoor activity sheets to use with your children, and much, much more!

Thank you for all you do to get our children outdoors!
April & Doyle