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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.

Oct. Bham: Dessert Island Writing Workshops

OCTOBER WORKSHOPS: CELEBRATING DESIGN
Registration is open for the Desert Island Supply Co.'s October workshops! As always, workshops are free but registration is required. All workshops run from 4-6 p.m. 
Special note: To help us celebrate Design Week Birmingham, all workshops the week of October 20 will have a strong design component. We'll bring in some of our designer friends and think about how design influences everything in our lives.
Dystopia FTW! (Mondays)
October 6, 13, 20 & 27 (Grades 4-9)
Winter is coming, and on Mondays this month, we’ll wallow in metaphorical winter by looking into the future and imagining the worst possible outcomes. We’ll think of all the wonderful things about our planet and then consider the many ways human beings could ruin it. Fun! We’ll look at different versions of dystopia in literature, and then we’ll write our own dystopian stories. All participants will receive a bound collection of their writing at the end of the month. - led by Liz Hughey
Bored Games: Altering Landscapes with MAKEbhm and DesignWeek (Tuesdays)
October 7, 14, 21 & 28 (Grades 4-9)
To engage with the second annual Design Week Birmingham (October 20-25), DISCO will take MAKEbhm’s design challenge to create an interactive game that can be played in a public space in this city. Each workshop participant will receive a container of similar objects and then use the objects to create a place-based interactive game or exhibit. All completed gamesexhibits will be shown off in a public display during Design Week. - led by staff and guest designers/artists
How Science Can Save You on a Desert Island (Wednesdays)
October 8, 15, 22 & 29 (Grades 2-9)
Are you now or do you plan to be stranded on a desert island? If so, come learn how science can help you not just survive but enjoy your time as a castaway. We will do some fun hands-on science experiments and then use those experiments as starting points for some imaginative writing that we will compile into a how-to guide for other prospective castaways. All participants will receive a copy of the how-to guide. - led by Lauren Michal
Comic Book Club (Thursdays)
October 9, 16, 23 & 30 (All ages)
We constantly field requests for comics/manga and animation workshops, so this October, we are giving students who love comics and animation a time and place to meet, talk about their favorite books, share tips on drawing characters and learn from professional comic book artists and writers. We’ll have snacks, prompts and games, but we’ll also let the club members structure their time together and brainstorm future comics/manga programs at DISCO. – led by staff and guest artists/writers
Questions?Get in touch with Liz Hughey at liz@desertislandsupplyco.com.