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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: Abby Hathorn

Abby Hathorn, a freelance writer, fashion stylist and blogger, has homeschooled throughout her high school years and is a proud 2014 graduate of Everest Academy. She is the CEO and Founder of the Vintage Inspired Passionista blog, writes a weekly column for Real Media, writes a monthly column for The Trussville Tribune, and contributes to other publications upon request. Abby also does live-blogging and social media broadcasts with B-Metro Magazine at special Birmingham events. In an interview with Abby, See Jane Write Birmingham writer Javacia Harris Bowser stated, “Birmingham may have its own teen prodigy in the world of fashion blogging.” 

In addition to fashion styling and writing, Abby is also the lead role in the upcoming independent film La Madame (Director, Carlos Rosales) and was an extra in the Birmingham-produced independent film Is What It Is. Abby has had the opportunity to interview celebrities and fashion designers such as Ty Pennington, Ahmed Hassan, Emily Ellyn, Hilton Hollis, Joeffer Caoc, and Karolina Zmarlak, just to name a Abby has plans to expand her blog’s topics and coverage areas and to attend college in the fall. Her goal is to major in mass communications with a minor in theater. Abby’s best words of advice are to, “Be Daring. Be Fabulous. Be You.”

These opportunities would have never been possible for Abby in a traditional school environment. Everest Academy gave her the flexibility to do her schoolwork and pursue her interests in writing.  To learn more about Abby Hathorn, please visit www.vintageinspiredpassionista.com.