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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.

Sylacagua: Stephanie Begley

Sylacagua - Stephanie Begley

My name is Stephanie Begley. I am a mother of four uniquely different children. My husband and I have been married for 19 years. We began our homeschooling journey in 2005. I am sure, like many of you, I am asked almost daily; “What made you decide to homeschool your children.” My answer is a pretty simple one. I was a special education teacher and elementary principal for 15 years and I have seen too many children fail because they were working against the public school’s historical grain of “one- size- fits- all” pedagogy. So, 8 years later we have developed an unschooling philosophy with the integration of some structured curriculum to our homeschooing program and we are a happy, healthy family!

We are very excited to be a part of the Everest Academy family! We look forward to meeting new friends and enjoying many adventures! 

We hope everyone has an amazing school year!