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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.

Bham Zoo Homeschool Classes Shout Out

Please distribute to your families and contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.

Hello Home Schoolers!
Some of you will recognize my name if you have attended home school at McWane Science Center in the past 10+ years. I recently left McWane and am now the School Programs Manager at the Birmingham Zoo. I am in my 3rd week here and working on our schedule and offerings for next year. One of my priorities is to revamp our home school program but I need your feedback as I do not have much in the way of historical information from which to work. Here is how you can HELP:

Send me an email or call me and lets chat about the following…
Have you recently been enrolled in home school at the zoo?
What was your experience? Was it positive?
Do you plan on enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year? If not, why not?
Does the schedule work for you and your family? How can it be improved?
Does the content meet your expectations? How can we do better?
What other comments, suggestions and feedback do you have for me.  

Our goal at the Zoo is to meet your needs while staying true to our mission. Together we can make this a great program for you and future home school families.

Thank you, Kathy

Kathy Fournier
Manager, School Programs
Education Department
Birmingham Zoo, Inc.
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL  35223

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