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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.

Sep. 22, 2015, Hoover: Culinary & Hospitality Explorer Program (Ages 15 and up)

Our Culinary Explorer Post with Jeff State is having their kick-off Open House at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22nd.  Here is the info from their invitation letter:

Welcome Culinary & Hospitality Explorers!
Kickoff is September 22nd, 2015

We at Jefferson State Community College, along with the Boy Scouts of America, are excited to offer an informative and fun learning experience for high school students like you interested in the field of hospitality and culinary arts.

Participants will learn from Chef Professors in Jefferson State’s award-winning Culinary & Hospitality Institute and enjoy hands-on learning activities and field trips around the community. The Boy Scouts of America began this program to not only educate young people about career opportunities, but also to teach them about making ethical choices in order to achieve their full potential as individuals. Therefore, we will not only be chopping, cooking and baking; we will also be dining with proper etiquette, setting goals, and delving into conflict resolution.

The program kicks off on Tuesday, September 22nd, at 4:30 p.m. in the Merritt Health Science Building, room 101.  This building is located at the corner of Valleydale Road and Jaguar Drive in Hoover. With limited enrollment, all are invited to attend the kickoff, but spaces are filled with seniors and juniors having priority. There is no prior enrollment and/or application needed to attend the kickoff event. Students who are admitted into the program, will need to pay a $40 fee, which will cover registration in the Greater Alabama Council and liability insurance. Please make a check out to GAC.  Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present for the kickoff meeting.

The Culinary Explorer schedule can be found on our website, www.jeffstateonline.com under the service tab.

Also, keep in touch with us through our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Culinary-Explorers/1528053160746262 and follow your progress throughout the year as we post updates and pictures. We look forward to getting to know you and teaching you about the exciting field of Culinary Arts.


Libby Holmes                         Joseph Mitchell

Libby Holmes, MA                                                           Joseph Mitchell, PhD, CEPC, CCE              
Post Committee Chairman                                           Director Culinary & Hospitality Institute
Jefferson State Community College                        Jefferson State Community College
205-983-5230                                                                     205-983-5212                                                                    
lholmes@jeffstateonline.com                                   jmitchell@jeffstateonline.com

Billy Curtis, Exploring Director
Greater Alabama Council - Boy Scouts of America