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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.

Nov. 6, McCalla: Side Trails to History Field Trip

Side Trails to History at Tannehill Historical State Park
Wednesday, November 6th
9-12:30
$5 per person, children under 4 are free. Payment for this event is due by September 27th. Please contact Beverly at breadcrumbs@bellsouth.net for payment information. This event is open to all homeschoolers.

This educational experience focuses on how workers, both free and slave, from the Civil War through the Depression lived and worked and the resources that supported manufacturing. From pioneer homesteads that date from the first quarter of the 19th century to an array of sites associated with the Civil War iron works including a Reconstruction era grist mill, nearly every important chapter in the social and economic history of upland Alabama is represented. Following two and a half hours of instructional activities and the walking tour, students may ride the park’s miniature railroad and visit the Country Store and the Sweet Shoppe.

Guided Tour Stops:
  • The Iron & Steel Museum: View the tools and machines that made Alabama a leading iron producing state in the 1800s.
  • Fowler House School: Take part in the school experience of the 1860s.
  • The Blast Furnaces: Learn how iron was made during the Civil War.
  • Nature Trail: Walk down an actual highway from the past.