Welcome to

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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.

New to Homeschooling

New to homeschooling?

Congratulations! You have made the life-changing decision to homeschool! ...and... There's no place like home! There's no place like home! There's no place like home!!! (Sorry! I couldn't resist!)

Curriculum and testing and grading!!!
Oh My!!!

I know it is confusing, so here are the steps to homeschooling in Alabama...

1.  Learn about the state laws here.  
2.  Most families choose to enroll in a church school.  If that is the option you choose to pursue, find a church school that meets your needs such as Everest Academy (that's us).
3.  Figure out what and how you want to teach your child (objectives) and choose the tools you want to use to meet those objectives (commonly referred to as curriculum).

Start here:
Everest Academy Hand Book
Getting Started
How Long Should We Homeschool Every Day
Thoughts on Curriculum
Curricula Resources
Grade Level Info
How to Award Grades
Standardized Testing 

Homeschooling Advice

Homeschooling a High Schooler?

Start here: 
  1. Read the Everest Academy High School Handbook
  2. Determine which of the three diplomas you want to shoot for here: http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/2010/01/diploma-information.html
  3. Fill out the Diploma Requirement Check List to determine which credits you have already earned and which you still need. 
  4. Learn about Curriculum
  5. Learn about Awarding Credits
  6. Learn about Awarding Grades
  7. Driver's License/Permit Requirements
There is lots more information on the Everest website under the heading "High School Information"


 Please note: I return EVERY email that I receive. If you do not get a return email from me, please take the following steps:
1. Check your spam file
2. Email me again and include your phone number

3.  Give me a call at 205.433.9828.  If I don't email you back, that means I did not get the email.

I look forward to having you be a part of Everest Academy and meeting your family soon! 

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught as that every child should be given the wish to learn. ~ John Lubbock ~