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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.

Jan. 9, 2019 Hoover: National Geography Bee for Central Alabama Homeschoolers

Dear Church School Administrator,

CHEF of Alabama received an email with the information about a homeschool geography bee. We are grateful to Shades Mountain Independent Church Academy for sponsoring this opportunity for homeschoolers. The registration form says "Jefferson County." But the e-mail I received said Central Alabama. I am going to distribute this e-mail widely, so you can interpret "Central Alabama" in any way you want. If you could let your families know about this opportunity, they can choose to drive to Birmingham to participate, or not!

If you know of a homeschool opportunity in your area like this, and would like me to publicize it as well, please let me know, and I will.

THANKS so much for your help in getting out the word about this.

Debbie Landry
Christian Home Education Fellowship (CHEF) of Alabama
P.O. Box 204
Leeds, AL 35094
(205) 699-0712 

National Geography Bee for Central Alabama Homeschoolers
Sponsored by SMIC Academy (Shades Mountain Independent Church Academy)
Participants: 4th- 8th Grade (and under 15 on September 1, 2018)
Wednesday January 9, 2019 (10:30-10:45AM registration)
11:00AM -12:00 PM Bee Rounds
Location:  The Chapel at Shades Mountain Community Church
                   2281 Old Tyler Road (in Bluff Park, Hoover) Birmingham, Al 35226
Participation in the National Geography Bee can be an enriching experience for your child. SMIC Academy is pleased to host a local Jefferson County Homeschool National Geography Bee for 2019. SMIC Academy is providing the NGS Registration and Bee Materials, location, set up, communications, a moderator, scorekeeper, timer and paper goods for snacks. Student registration fees will help defer these costs and provide cash awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winner of this bee will be eligible to take the online test provided by the National Geographic Society, which, after scoring by the NGS can qualify a student for the State Geography Bee.
For more information about the National Geo Bee and rules please go to: http://nationalgeographic.org/bee
Daily challenge questions from old school level bees can be found at: http://nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/
These 10 daily questions are the types of questions your children will encounter in the local level Geo Bee.
If you would like to register, please fill out the registration form below, attach your check and mail to the address given.

Contact HomeEdGeoBee@gmail.com for any questions. 

You may also pay at the door for a slightly higher fee. Please be on time. Rules limit interruptions in a round, and you will have to wait to enter the room between rounds.
If you would like to participate in an “International Food Fest” following the bee please bring a home-made snack or something interesting from one of the many international food and grocery stores in your area.
Geography Bee Registration
Parent Full Name: ___________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________
Phone: _________________E-mail: ____________________________
Your Church-School: ________________________________________
Name of First child: _______________________
Preregistration Cost:  $6.00 each for first and second child.  Max $12.00 per family
Registration at the door:  $8.00 each for the first and second child.  Max $16.00 per family
Please enclose a check made out to SMIC Academy and mail to
SMIC Academy, ATTN GeoBEE, 2281 Old Tyler Road Hoover, AL 35226
Postmarked by Jan 3. 
Thank you.  We look forward to seeing you.