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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 Sept. 24, Auburn: PSAT Testing

Note that references to SAT are to the college entrance exam, not the grade-school tests!

Thanks to Katie Kirk's GS Gold Award Project, homeschoolers now have access to take the PSAT at Auburn High School.  This is a Pre-SAT for 9th-11th grade student, and for 11th-grade students only, is also the National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test.   NMS students can get HUGE scholarships including the famous "full ride" with no cost for tuition, room, or board plus more!

If you are interested, you need to email Mr. James Tindell at jetindell@auburnschools.org to let him know the student's name.  The cost is $14, payable to Auburn High School.

Then mail a check to him before Sept 24 at 
James E. Tindell, Ed. S.
College Coordinator/IB Counselor
Auburn High School
405 South Dean Road
[Office #9118]
Auburn, AL 36830

The PSAT is given annually nationally on the 3rd Wednesday in October.  This year, it's Wed, Oct 15.  Plan to arrive by 7:45am.

Approximately 1/3 of all students do better on the SAT than the ACT.  Both tests are accepted at virtually all colleges.  (Some colleges no longer require admission tests.)  The PSAT is an inexpensive way to see if your student is in this 1/3.   Approximately 1/3 do better on the ACT, and the rest do approximately the same on both tests.

If you are planning to participate, please let me know, & I'll share more information with you as the date approaches.

Nancy Melkerson