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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.

Feb. 1 & 2, Atlanta: Southern Regional IDA Conference

Southern Regional IDA Conference
The IDA Southern Branches of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia have partnered to bring you the first ever: 

Southern Regional IDA Conference

February 1st and 2nd, 2013
2 Galleria Parkway Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 955 - 8000

This two-day conference promises to be packed with learning opportunities in a variety of formats - three school visits, two keynote speakers,17 breakout sessions from which to select, many of the best vendors to visit, recent released videos, a well-stocked bookstore, and hands-on multisensory experiences.

Bena Kallick will welcome all to the conference on Friday with a keynote address, Habits of Mind: Dispositions to Empower Student Thinking, following her work with critical thinking and the Habits of Mind at 5:15pm.

Friday's events will include visits to three schools in the morning - The Schenck School, Atlanta Speech School, and The Howard School. The Exhibit Hall and Bookstore will open in the afternoon as well as presentations prior to the evening keynote.

Nancy Hennessy will begin Saturday's events with a keynote address entitled, Read Like a Detective: CSI is on the Case!, highlighting the skills required of our students to construct meaning from text.

Following the keynote session, three rounds of breakout sessions featuring speakers from across the region will be available as well as an excellent buffet style lunch.

This priceless wealth of information is available at an early bird registration IDA member rate of $170 (Friday and Saturday) and a non-member rate of $200 (Friday and Saturday).

Groups of five can receive a discount in addition to the early bird rate. Saturday only attendance rates are available as well. Early bird registration ends January 11, 2013.

Follow this link to register: Register Here

Three hotels in the immediate area are Waverly Renaissance ($149), Sheraton Suites ($119) and the Hyatt Place ($76).  For additional hotels in the area near Cobb Galleria, checkHotels.comBooking.com and http://www.travelcobb.org/visitors/stay.

For additional information about the conference, please visit the
IDAGA website as well as the ALIDA website

We hope that you will be able to join us for these two days of the most excellent
sharing of information!!!