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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.

Spring 2016, Bham: FREE Writing Workshops


Grades 2nd through 9th | March 2, 9, 16, & 23 4 to 5:30 pmJoin us every Wednesday in March as we map lands both real and imagined. Each week, we’ll set out on a map-making adventure. We’ll explore the places we know well, like our homes and our neighborhoods, as well as places we’d love to visit in this world and in our imagination. Participants will finish this workshop with a hand-bound collection of stories, maps, and illustrationsRegister for Mapper's Delight.
Poetry for Rebels and Rulebreakers

Grades 2nd through 9th | April 6, 13, 20, & 27 | 4:30 to 6 pm
Seniors from the Alabama School of Fine Arts will lead four poetry workshops at DISCO this April! Workshops will be playful, experimental, and anything but boring! Each participant will have a poem included in the 2016 DISCO Poetry Anthology. Register for Mapper's Delight.
THURSDAYS IN MARCH & APRILComic Book ClubAll ages | March 3, 10, 17, & 24; April 7, 14, 21, & 28 | 4 to 5:30 pmHang out with other comics/manga lovers, talk about your favorite books, share tips on drawing characters, and learn from professional comic book artists and writers. This spring, the Comic Book Club will explore how writers tell their own stories through comics and graphic novels. Club members will receive a journal for developing their art and writing, working toward the goal of creating their own comic books by the end of the season.Register for Comic Book Club
Workshops are free to kids in the Birmingham area, but registration is required. Students may register to drop in for one workshop or attend all sessions. The grade levels listed above are meant as a guideline for parents to determine whether or not a workshop is suitable for their children. Students need to be able to read and write independently to attend DISCO workshops. Students are not permitted to use cellphones during workshops. 
For more information, please contact Liz Hughey at liz@desertislandsupplyco.com.
DISCO follows the Birmingham City School Calendar and Closings.