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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.

June 9 - 28 & July 7 - 26, Georgia: Summer Language Academy

Dear Friends of the UNG Federal Service Language Academy,

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host the third summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2013. The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students who are interested in an immersion intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government. Last year, 117 students from over 28 US states and three foreign countries successfully completed the FSLA.

During the two three-week sessions, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, German, Korean, Portuguese or Second-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, German, and Korean from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agency representatives (CIA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, the Peace Corps and US Armed Forces), and possibly receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy.

What: Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, German, Portuguese and Korean language academy taught by highly qualified teachers using Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in an immersion, target language only approach

Date: Two cohort sessions of three-week duration. First Cohort: June 09-June 28; Second Cohort: July 07-July 26

Eligibility: A rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior (graduating seniors eligible for Portuguese)

How to Apply: The student application is posted on the FSLA website

Deadline for Student Application: May 1, 2013 (Students that apply before April 1, 2013 will be given first priority concerning class choice.)

Class Ratio: 16 students to one teacher; Two assistants (a counselor in charge of supervision and fitness, and a tutor proficient in the target language) will be assigned to each cohort language group.

Student Costs: $1895 which includes tuition, room and board, books and materials, and fees for field trips

Scholarship Information: The Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education(CASIE) will provide a limited number of partial scholarships based on need. Information about these scholarships is posted on the FSLA website. The Portuguese Flagship Program at UGA offers $500 partial pre-collegiate scholarships for the Portuguese module. To be eligible, you must be a graduating senior, admitted to UGA, and have submitted a Portuguese Flagship Program application, which can be found at http://www.lacsi.uga.edu/.

Two Field Trips Per Session: 1) Teacher directed and language specific (First Week); 2) A consolidated adventure trip for all students (Second Saturday) 

Typical Daily Schedule:
6:00 AM Wake up
6:30 AM Fitness
7:30 AM Shower, personal hygiene
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Classes begin
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Classes begin
5:00 PM Classes ends
5:30 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Personal time
7:00 PM Cultural and language-related activities
9:00 PM Personal time and study
10:00 PM Bed, lights out

For detailed information, please go to: www.northgeorgia.edu/summeracademy

For additional information, please contact John Wilson: jwilson@northgeorgia.edu