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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.

Free Online Cybersecurity Course

Please note that this info is fyi only.  Everest Academy has no affiliation with this course, further information, or any previous knowledge.  Please do your research yourself and decide whether this is suitable for your student.   

Unlock Your Students' Potential!

We are currently enrolling students in the RING program, a free online high school cybersecurity course. Do you know a student who may be interested? 

What is RING?
RING (Regions Investing in the Next Generation) is a free online high school cybersecurity course that offers interesting and engaging content specifically for rural students, homeschool students, and students attending schools without a cybersecurity program. 

RING aims to mentor students down their career path, instilling ethics and pride in their profession along the way. RING is more than a collection of labs and presentations--it's forging the tools that will shape the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

Key Points
  • RING course content is provided at no cost through federal grants by the National Security Agency (NSA).
  • Students can achieve high school credit for RING in participating states (see course credit information below).
  • Students can engage with each other and network with cyber professionals through the RING student program.

2022-2023 Course Offerings
Students can enroll for an entire academic year or a single semester. 

Option 1: Academic Year (2022-2023) Enroll in the RING course from August 2022 through May 2023. This course is recommended for most students.

Option 2: Fall 2022 (single semester) Enroll in the RING course from August 2022 through December 2022. Please note: The shorter timeframe of this fast-paced course requires extra dedication.

Option 3: Spring 2023 (single semester) Enroll in the RING course from January 2023 through May 2023. Please note: The shorter timeframe of this fast-paced course requires extra dedication.

How to Enroll
High school students can request enrollment in an upcoming RING course by completing the Student Enrollment Request Form.

Course Credit
It is the student's responsibility to coordinate with their local and state education providers to ensure the course will count for high school credit. Please let us know if documentation is needed.

Are You an Educator Interested in Teaching RING?
Educators interested in using the RING curriculum or offering a RING course should complete the RING Curriculum Request Form.

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