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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.


Everest Academy
 New Enrollment & Re-enrollment is Open!!!
Re-enrollment info here for those who are already enrolled and needing to re-enroll.

New Enrollment Information
Things to Know Before Enrolling:
  • Enrollment fee is $200 per family for the first year.  Re-enrollment info can be found here.
  • We have year-round enrollment.  If you are enrolling over the summer, you need to be enrolled by the time your local public school restarts for the year (generally the first or second week of August).  
  • Our school year runs from June 1 - May 31 of each year giving you 365 days to complete your required 160 days of schooling. Enrollment ends on May 31 of each year regardless to when you enroll. 
  • Eligibility: You must have legal guardianship of a child to enroll them. You can not add children to your enrollment whom you do not have guardianship. 
  • You can only be enrolled in one school at a time. In other words, you cannot remain in the public/private school systems and homeschool at the same time. You can be enrolled in an online school as your curriculum and Everest Academy simultaneously.
  • You must live within the state of Alabama to enroll with Everest Academy.
  • When should I withdraw my child from his/her current school? You should withdraw your child from their current school on the same day that you enroll with Everest Academy.  
 Coming from another church school?
  • You will fill out the same packet as anyone else enrolling and follow the same procedure.  You do not have to secure records from your last church school unless your child is 9th grade or up.  If your child is 9th grade or up, you will want a transcript for YOUR records for future college/scholarship application.  

Notifying the Board of Education
  • How do I notify the school/Board of Education that I am homeschooling? Part of the Enrollment Packet is a Church School Enrollment Form. Once you complete and submit your Enrollment Packet to Everest Academy, we will sign off on it and return it to you. Once the signed packet is returned to you, you will turn in the Church School Enrollment Form to your local Board of Education Superintendent
  • Why do I have to turn in this form to the BOE? Many church school coverings will take care of this requirement for you; however, Alabama State Law specifically states that the parent is supposed to handle this procedure. Turning in the Church School Enrollment Form to your local Board of Education Superintendent satisfies the requirement of reporting your enrollment in a church school.
  • What do I give the school? We suggest that you submit the Request for School Records form (also included in the enrollment packet) to your child's last school of attendance if you would like to have those school records. This is an optional form and not a requirement by law but certainly can smooth the transition.
Ready to enroll?
Please send the required info below to us at
after (not before) reading the Everest Academy Handbook.

If you have a high school student, please also read the Everest Academy High School Handbook

Once we receive the required info, we will send you the options for enrollment.

Please include this required information in your email:

  1. Have you read and understood the Everest Academy Handbook and Everest Academy High School Handbook (if applicable)? (Please note, reading the handbooks thoroughly is vital.  Do not just skim through them.)
  2. Are there any custody issues?
  3. Is there any DHR involvement?
  4. Are there any other legal issues regarding the student/family? 
  5. If enrolling after school has started for the year, have you been attending or already withdrawn from the school?  If so, what was the date of withdrawal?
  6. Do you understand that you are the educator and responsible for supplying all education resources and learning opportunities?
  7. Do you understand that there are no refunds once you submit the paperwork?
  8. Please include your name, phone number, and a brief summary of your situation in your email.