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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.

Alabama Bicentennial Schools Program


This is Erik Haeuser with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. On December 14th, the state of Alabama launched the Alabama Bicentennial Schools Program, as announced by Governor Kay Ivey. I wanted to inquire about the possibility of running ads for the Bicentennial Schools program in any Everest Academy or Alabama Homeschooling newsletters or other forms of communication that could reach as many teachers/educators as possible. Public, private, and home schools are eligible to participate in the program. If you know of any other resources available for contacting as many of Alabama’s home schools as possible about this program, we would deeply appreciate the information.

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission encourages all K-12 schools to participate in the celebration of our state’s 200th birthday. By filling out the form located on the Alabama Bicentennial Schools webpage, every educational entity can receive a commendation suitable for framing and display in their school. Schools will also receive a flag that has been specially designed for the bicentennial.
Designated Alabama Bicentennial Schools
Schools desiring to achieve bicentennial school status must develop a proposal that engages in community outreach and improvement projects to connect their classrooms with their local communities. These connections foster an appreciation for the vital role of civic engagement in the life and work of a strong community and state.
Schools selected for the Alabama Bicentennial School designation will receive a $2,000 grant, to be awarded with the designation. These grants are designed to support the implementation of successful bicentennial projects and activities. Participating schools will also receive the Bicentennial Schools Toolkit. The Toolkit is a helpful resource that includes the logo in various formats, brand guidelines for usage, and potential projects for your school/community. 
Alabama Bicentennial Schools of Excellence
Twenty-one schools, three from each of Alabama’s seven state Congressional districts, will be recognized as Bicentennial Schools of Excellence. These schools will participate in commemoration ceremonies in Montgomery on December 14, 2019 and be recognized by the governor for their achievement. In order to qualify, all schools designated as Alabama bicentennial schools will submit a final report on their school project. This final report is due by August 1, 2019. A committee will read all final reports and determine the 21 schools of excellence.

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