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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 church "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.

Deadline Oct. 1, 2014 Orlando: Disney Trip


Please read this information completely before contacting me with questions!!!  If you send me questions that are answered here, I am just going to refer you back here....So, please read this first before contacting me.  Please note that this is the package I am offering.  There are thousands of packages out there.  Please do not ask me to make exceptions for your family.  If this package does not meet your family's needs, please feel free to look at other options.
Disney Trip
Dec. 1 - Dec. 5, 2014
Sign up open until October 1
*$245 per person (Ages 3 and up)
Plus $20 shipping for tickets per family* (This is a base fee.  If shipping is more, I will ask for the difference.)

(Regular prices on these tickets are $394.05 ages 3 - 9 and $415.35 ages 10 and up and that's without the Y.E.S. behind-the-scenes totally awesome program!)

*This fee includes your non-refundable $15 deposit, ticket price plus taxes, Y.E.S. program, and refundable $10 fee that will be returned to you when your child attends the Y.E.S. Program.  Please note you are getting this price because you are committing to your child attending the Y.E.S. program.  We have had problems in the past with people not showing up for the Y.E.S. Program which puts our ability to attend in future years in jeopardy.  $10 per person will be returned to your family when your child attends the Y.E.S. Program.

Back by popular request, Everest Academy will be going to Disney World in Orlando again this year. We have gone the last several years and had a blast. This is the best time of the year to visit Disney as it is already decorated for Christmas and absolutely gorgeous, crowds are VERY low, the weather is warm enough for shorts and swimming but not sweltering hot, and the hotel rates are down.

This trip will include a 5-day hopper pass to all four parks, one behind-the-scenes educational Y.E.S. program, and four visits (not hopper passes) to either Blizzard Beach/Typhoon Lagoon (one Disney water park is open each year at this time) and/or Disney Quest (which is AWESOME).

The Disney Youth Education Series Programs (Y.E.S.) transports your students behind the scenes of Disney Theme Parks to showcase how principles they're learning in the classroom make exciting things happen every day at Walt Disney World® Resort. Specially-trained Disney facilitators use captivating material and breathtaking experiences to get your students' eyes wide open. Disney Y.E.S. field studies allows your group to do things it can't do anywhere else in the world! Each student must attend one Y.E.S. program to qualify for this trip. We must have a minimum of 10 students for each Y.E.S. program. We will try to schedule several different programs so that hopefully your child may attend one that they just truly love!
Sign Up!!!
Sign Up Form
(When filling out form, please make sure to put the ages your children will be on Dec. 1 - 5, 2014)
Please DO NOT fill out the Sign Up Form until you are ready to send in your deposit.  I will contact you when I receive payment.  We can bring as many people as we want, so the trip will not "fill up".  You don't have to worry about "reserving a spot".

Payment Plan
$15 nonrefundable deposit due per person at time of signup. Sign up early! Chaperon assignments, Y.E.S. program choices, and *discounted tickets for adults will be decided on a first come/first serve basis.  Please include $20 per family for ticket mailing.  Families may combine shipping if they have more than 10 children combined.  Each family will need to contact me with permission to combine shipping.  (Please note that paying the shipping fee is not optional for ANYONE.  Due to past issues, I will NOT try to meet up with you to deliver tickets (even if you lived next door and my mama).  This fee covers insurance on your tickets, packaging, my time and gas, etc.  In most cases, the shipping usually costs me more than the $20.)

*Our group ratio of adults cannot exceed our group ratio of children. All adults can buy tickets at the discounted price as long as there are not more adults in the Everest group than there are children. Priority for discounted tickets will go to the parents first and then grandparents, and will be on a first come/first serve basis.  We have never gone over the child/adult ratio, and all adults can buy tickets at the discounted rate unless I post here otherwise. This is a requirement set forth by Disney to maintain that this is a school group attending and a group does not show up with 543 adults and 3 children (a little exaggeration there...).  
Balance Due
October 1
You may make payments if you like or you can send the entire balance by October 1 (but please do not send in the Sign Up Form until you are ready to start making payments).

Please send payment to:
Deb Spradlin
1035 Jenkins Rd

Hayden, AL 35079
Payment may be made by using a personal check, Cashier's Check, or money order made out to Deb Spradlin.  You may use Paypal www.paypal.com and use a credit/debit card and send payment to everestacademy1@gmail.com if you pay all of the fees associated (click on the "I'm sending money to family or friends" option).  Please DO NOT mail the payments any way that I have to sign for (such as certified).  We live in a very rural area with a loooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnngggg driveway that the postal carriers will not come down.  The post office is a good 25 minutes from my house.  If you do mail it in such a way that I have to go and pick it up at the post office, please be prepared to include an additional $30 each payment to pay for my time, gas, and wear and tear on my vehicle.  In other words, just don't do it.

If you need to back out of the trip prior to October 1, your money will be refunded to you (less the $15 per person deposit fee). No refunds will be issued after October 1. 

Frequently Asked Questions

My Disney Experience/Magic Bands
The My Disney Experience/Magic Band program rolled out last year and is not currently set up for group tickets.  You will receive a ticket that will be used for park admission with which you can select 3 Fastpass+ attractions/shows upon park arrival at one park per day. This may change by the time December rolls around, but there is NOTHING I can do about this.  I am securing discounted tickets for you only.  I am not coordinating the My Disney Experience/Magic Bands.  Your tickets are hopper passes, so you can hop parks all day long if you choose, but you can only set up the the Fastpass, etc in one park per day.  If you are staying in a Disney Resort, you will get a Magic Band which you will use as your room key.  This may also be an options:  http://www.disneydining.com/magic-band-prices-announced/ .  

Y.E.S. Program
  • Which Y.E.S. Program will we attend?  Everest Academy will choose and place children in Y.E.S. programs based on the number and ages of the children who are attending.  I will do my best to keep your family together or at least in the same park for the Y.E.S. Program.
  • I have a year pass to Disney. Can I still attend the Y.E.S. Program? Yes, you can sign up with the group and pay a $30 fee to attend the Y.E.S. program.
  • What day will we attend the Y.E.S. Program? Wednesday, December 3
  • Can the adults attend Disney Y.E.S. Programs? Yes, a limited number of chaperons are permitted to attend Disney Y.E.S. programs; but in some cases not all chaperons may be permitted. A maximum of one chaperon for every five students may attend Disney Y.E.S. Programs. Chaperons will be assigned first come/first served, so sign up early!!!  Priority will be given to families with a medical condition.  Children ages 5 & 6 will need one adult chaperon. Depending on the programs available, some 7-year-olds will need one adult chaperon. We will know more about which programs we will have available to us when we know how many children sign up and their ages.  
  • Does my 3-year-old have to attend a Y.E.S. program? Y.E.S. programs are for children ages 5 (possibly a mature 4) and up.
  • Does this price include hotel accommodations, food, or transportation? No. These prices are for the 5-day hopper passes, 4 trips to the water parks and/or Disney Quest, and the Y.E.S. program only.
  • Will there be arranged transportation and/or accommodations? No, that is up to you to schedule. Everest Academy will only be scheduling for the Disney package.
  • Meal Plan - Can we purchase the meal plan with these tickets?  No; however, my understanding is if you are staying on Disney property and purchase an additional one-day ticket, then you can purchase the meal plan.  You will need to check with Disney directly on that.  
  • Can my family get a package other than the 5-Day Package?  Everest is only offering the 5-Day Package option.  It gets too complicated trying to accommodate for different packages.  I can not make an exception for one family without making an exception for all families.  Please do not ask.  
  • When are the tickets valid?  In order to get this price for the tickets we have committed to attending the Y.E.S. Program. That is the only day you HAVE to be there. Tickets are valid one week prior to and one week following our scheduled five days (unused tickets will expire on this day).  That gives you 19 days to sort of play with as long as your child attends the Y.E.S. program.  You must have a park ticket to attend the Y.E.S. Program, so make sure to save one day's worth of your tickets for that day.
  • How will I get my tickets? Everest Academy will mail the tickets to you at your cost via certified, traceable, insured, signature, as-safe-as-the-post-office-can-get mail at least two weeks before our departure date.    
  • Does my 2-year-old have to have a ticket? Each guest age 3 and up must have a ticket.
  • What is a hopper pass? You can visit all four Disney parks as many times as you want in one day. You have a five-day hopper pass, which means for five days, you can visit one park a day or four parks a day or any combination of your choice.
  • What about the water park/Disney Quest tickets? These are not hopper passes. This part of the package is for four visits. For instance, if you go to both a water park and Disney Quest in one day that will take up two of your visits. These can be used any time during your stay. They don't have to be used during your 5 park days.
Who Can Attend
  • Can other homeschoolers attend this trip? Yes, this trip is open to all homeschoolers regardless of cover school.
  • Can grandparents come at the same price? Our group ratio of adults cannot exceed our group ratio of children. All adults can buy tickets at the discounted price as long as there are not more adults in the group than there are children. Priority for discounted tickets will go to the parents and then grandparents, and will be on a first come/first serve basis.  (Definition of group is the entire group of homeschoolers - not the ratio of adults/children you are personally purchasing tickets for.  In other words, if the entire group attending is 47 children, there cannot be more than 47 adults.) 
  • Friends - I want to invite my friend and her family, but they do not homeschool?  That's fine.  They are welcome to come.  

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You will receive:
  • Five full-color, keepsake-quality Customized Maps:
    • Walt Disney World Resort Overview
    • Magic Kingdom
    • Epcot
    • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Each Map includes:
  • Most Park highlights, plus your family’s favorites
  • Large 14″ x 20″ format
  • A set of golden stickers to mark new Favorites

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