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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.

Introduction to Creative Writing E-Course

Creative Writing E-Course for High School Students ages 14-18 Starting in January 2018:

During this 12-week course, instructor Charlotte Donlon will provide weekly emails with teaching content and assignments, including daily writing prompts, reading assignments, and creative writing assignments. She will also provide custom, substantive feedback and suggestions on all completed assignments. The course price of $400 includes a 10-minute introductory Skype session and three 20-minute Skype sessions over the course of the 12 weeks for Ms. Donlon to answer questions and/or discuss her feedback and suggestions in more detail. She will require a parent or guardian to be copied on all emails between the students and her to make sure the parent is in the loop on what's being taught and discussed. 

The first session will run January-March 2018. The maximum number of students will be 8 per 12 weeks. The class will be offered again April-June, July-September, and in 12-week chunks moving forward. If anyone would like to reserve a spot for a student or if they have any questions, they can email Ms. Donlon at cbdonlon@gmail.com or call her at 205-542-3770.

Charlotte Donlon lives in Birmingham with her husband and their two children. She is earning an MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University and works as a freelance writer and copywriter. She will submit her thesis and final coursework in a few weeks and will graduate in March 2018. Her work has appeared in The Washinton Post, Ploughshares, The Millions, Mockingbird, and Christ and Pop Culture. More about Charlotte and her work can be found at charlottedonlon.com