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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.

February 5th, Central Alabama: Alabama Homeschooling Spelling Bee





It is spelling bee season!

Following is an explanation about how homeschoolers become involved in the Scripps system, which culminates in the National Spelling Bee that you can watch on TV later in the year. In years past Laura Ann Brown has served as Alabama homeschool spelling bee coordinator. She is unable to do it this year, so Homeschool Alabama is stepping in. 

If you are in an on-campus public or private school, participating in the spelling bee is straightforward. You go from your classroom bee to the school bee to the county bee to the state bee to the National Bee. Homeschoolers have a separate path to compete. Any eligible homeschooler is welcome to participate if they are registered with a school group that is enrolled with Scripps.

All homeschoolers registered with Homeschool Alabama will participate in an online testing platform and the top spellers from this will advance to the state homeschool spelling bee, which will be held in-person on Saturday February 5, 2021, 1 pm at Community Presbyterian Church in Moody AL. This is officially a “county” level spelling bee. Why is it called a “county” bee? Homeschoolers only get one representative at the Alabama Spelling Bee, so we are considered a “county” just like Jefferson, Etowah, and all the rest. School winners from any schools who registered separately with Scripps will also advance to the state homeschool spelling bee. 

Our county winner advances to the Alabama Spelling Bee which will be Saturday March 26, 12 noon, at UAB in Birmingham. We wish them well and support them as they compete to move on to the National Spelling Bee from there!

The only requirement you must meet in order to participate in the homeschool spelling bee is to be part of a school that is enrolled with Scripps. Generally, only four or five homeschool groups in our state enroll because it’s not particularly cost-effective for most groups and co-ops. To remedy this, Homeschool Alabama registered to facilitate spelling bee participation for homeschool families. Without it, families whose school groups did not enroll would face enrollment on their own to participate in the spelling bee. When you enroll with Homeschool Alabama, you receive the study materials and word lists provided by Scripps.

It’s super easy to register and get started on your 2021 spelling bee journey!

Go to the Homeschool Alabama website, complete registration, and payment.

If you want to send a check instead of paying online, simply mail a $10 check to Homeschool Alabama, 24970 US Highway 231 Ragland AL 35131 and provide the following information.

  1. Name of Parent or Legal Guardian 
  2. Name(s) of Speller(s) in Household 
  3. Grade Level(s) and Age(s) of Speller(s) in Household 
  4. Contact info: Home address, Phone Number and Email
  5. Homeschool Group/Covering/Co-op (if applicable)
  6. Payment through HA website or check is $10 per family.

After registration is complete, you will receive study materials by email.



The deadline to register with Homeschool Alabama is December 31, 2021.

Cost is $10 per family.