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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.

Just Another Reason For Homeschooling: Bathroom Visits Limited

Don’t Go Mustangs! High School Limits Students’ Bathroom Visits

Evergreen Park (Ill.) High School, home of the Mustangs, allows teachers to limit their students to three bathroom breaks per semester. Students who go above the limit must stay after school to make up the missed class time.

According to the (Tinley Park) Southtown Star, Principal Bill Sanderson introduced the policy in response to teacher frustration. “How do we stop kids from going to the bathroom to get out of class, how do we make them accountable?” Sanderson said teachers asked him.

Some parents are angry. Cathi Diamond told the Star the bathroom-frequenting of a “small group of kids” was jeopardizing her daughter’s ability to attend drama club if she broke the rule simply answering nature’s call.

Linda Gigliello told the Star her daughter, Dominique, 15, had a history of urinary tract infections and may get more if she had to “hold it,” a statement she may have regretted the next time she spoke to her daughter.

Dr. David Zumerchik, a urologist contacted by the paper, said this would be unlikely, but he called the policy “silly.”

According to the school’s bell schedule, there are five minutes between classes. Dominique Gigliello told the Star this wasn’t enough time.

Principal Bill Sanderson told the Associated Press that the policy would deter students from missing valuable class time by pretending they needed to use the bathroom.

Article from http://abcnews.go.com

Parent's Lounge Live, Special Needs Edition: FREE Parent Resource



Announcing FREE online parent support groups with evening meeting times, hosted by CurrClick.com, the industry leader in digital and online education for homeschoolers. Parents' Lounge LIVE and Parents' Lounge LIVE Special Needs Edition are fantastic no-cost opportunities for homeschool parents to learn from, share with and support one another.

Click here for information about Parents' Lounge LIVE Special Needs Edition

Parent's Lounge LIVE! SNE is a support meeting place for homeschooling families with special needs. 
Come visit the Lounge for fun and learning! A great place to grab a cup of cocoa or tea and visit with others who have special needs children. A great place for a retreat!

By the way, this club is 100% FREE!


Student Spotlight: Rayleigh Simpson


Rayleigh Simpson is 8 years old and lives in Bessemer, AL. Her cover school is Everest Academy.  This is her 2nd year with Everest, and she has been homeschooled since age 5.  She has modeled in Belk's Kidsfest for the last few years. She will be walking in her 1st professional Fashion Show this weekend for Talent Scouts. She will be on stage on Saturday, October 8th at 6pm for the Southern Women's Show at the BJCC. She will be wearing 2 different outfits from Old Navy.  She has been dancing since age 4 and loves all things Fashion.  She also loves to read and wants to be a neonatal nurse when she grows up.  Please come out and support a fellow homeschooler. She would love to see you in the audience!