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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.

Student Spotlight: Gianna Quarello

This starts our 6th year with Everest Academy. Gianna's path to homeschooling was a blessing from God to help me find the perfect match with Deb Spradlin and Everest. Gianna has always been gifted in many ways, but allowing us to choose the curriculum, social, and learning opportunities outside the realm of a standard classroom is what we needed. What Gianna has experienced would never have been accomplished without the freedom to choose a schedule that allows for Gianna's illnesses. This has been a life of learning for her and a connection for me that would have been lost in public school. She has won an Art contest from National Geographic Calendar, Science Fair from Currclick.com, and a Blue Ribbon for her incredible horse drawing at the Shelby County Fair. Her most cherished gift is being able to be a volunteer at the Birmingham Zoo. Gianna's love of animals makes everyone at the zoo recognize her dedication and drive to succeed. She will become a Biologist/ Elephant handler thanks to us being able to learn at our pace and environment. Thank you Everest for making this possible.

If you have a homeschooling story to tell and are enrolled in Everest, please send it along with a picture (not required) to Deb Spradlin at everestacademy1@gmail.com.  I truly love learning all about you.