I have been homeschooling for seven years and have used curriculum from AOP every year. I started with it when my two older children were in preschool and kindergarten. I am now homeschooling four children. It is so nice to know that AOP is there with so many great products to make my life easier as a homeschooler! Thanks AOP!
My husband and I have been homeschooling our 15 year old son since he was 11 and our 10 year old daughter since she was 5. We are so happy that we decided to homeschool our children. We feel that they are receiving the best education possible with the AOP curriculum. Our children enjoy their home education. Our son especially enjoys it, since he remembers what it was like in school: noisy classrooms, not enough individual time with teachers, bullies, etc.
Monarch Christian Academy is committed to academic excellence with college and university preparation standards. Several years ago we began to look for a core curriculum that offered a high academic content, while maintaining a strong Christian perspective. Our considerations led us to Alpha Omega Publications (AOP). It was our objective to raise our students’ national standardized test scores in every subject. Since switching to AOP we have seen a very positive progression. Scores are up and parents are happy. Switched-On-Schoolhouse (SOS) is interactive, dynamic, and provides immediate feedback. These elements have highly influenced my students’ interest level and learning ability since more of the senses are involved (hearing, sight, and hand movement). Thus, their ability to comprehend and succeed is increased. I’ve had kids start work before class begins and even work through their breaks. Homework has been completed more consistently than in previous years. This format is highly reflective of today’s technological society. Staff and parents have been impressed with AOP content. Both LIFEPAC and SOS have given us the tools we were looking for to provide our students with the best possible academic results.
Monarch Christian Academy
We started using the Horizons Preschool curriculum this year and are very happy with it. Even the parents have been thrilled with how much material the children are absorbing. The curriculum does a very good job at incorporating many different senses into learning so that the children retain more information. There are more than enough activities and ideas to keep them busy all day long. The children are learning how to write very quickly. The amount of practice they get with this curriculum has dramatically improved their writing skills beyond what I expected of them at this point in the school year. Thanks for putting together such a great program.
Wow!! This is a great program! This Horizons Preschool curriculum introduces knowledge and skills all at the appropriate time. It has been very well thought out.
We are in our 14th year of home educating our five children. My husband has wanted us to use a traditional textbook approach to our schooling up until this point. This worked fairly well with the exception of a huge overload of bookkeeping for me. The problem increased significantly the last two years as our chilren moved up in their grades. It got to the point where I was completely stressed out and overwhelmed with all the grading. We were contemplating puting out children in private school even though the cost of that was a huge burden on us. The DAY BEFORE I had a scheduled visit to the school, the AOP catalog came in the mail. I could not believe my eyes as I read about SOS. It was everything we needed to be able to continue home educating our children. SOS was sent from heaven to our doorstep! We have been using SOS with 3 students and I wish so much that we would have known about it earlier for our son who graduated last year. I had concerns about the children using the computer so much but we have had a wonderful experience and my children love seeing their grades every day--no more waiting for mom!! SOS has helped me enjoy teaching my children again. It has taken the dread out of a new day filled with yet more paperwork and stress. THANK YOU for creating such a wonderful, affordable curriculum!
All I can say is a big thanks! My 4th grader was struggling this year
in math so much there were daily tears. I checked out the AOP website
and was looking into switching to Horizons. After downloading the
placement test for her I was contacted by an AOP representative. WOW!
The woman I spoke with was so very helpful and saved me from making a
mistake in choosing a new math curriculum. After speaking with her I
decided to give LIFEPAC a try. Since we received our LIFEPAC Math we
have seen no tears over math. She says 'I love my new math mom!' I am
thankful I am able to homeschool and tailor my children's curriculum to
meet their individual needs, and I'm also thankful for all the help I
received from Alpha Omega Publications in choosing a math program that
fits my child. Thanks again AOP!
started using SOS in 7th grade. I am now in tenth grade and I love it!
I have epilepsy and it caused me to miss a lot of school and as a
result, get failing grades. With SOS, I have all As and my parents love
it. With Christianity taken out of the schools as much as they have and
all of the crazy stuff that goes on in schools, Switched-On Schoolhouse
is amazing! My classes are actually FUN. It really is a miracle for my
family to be able to have this with all the doctor appointments we have
to keep and being able to take my laptop anywhere and be in school.
|We started using SOS for the first time this year and it has been a great experience for us! We had never used a computer curriculum before and I was a bit nervous but this has been so easy and user friendly and my 3rd grade daughter just loves it! She has stayed so consistently enthused about her lessons this year that I find her grabbing her laptop in the evenings and working ahead. I will never use anything else! |
I am a certified teacher who has recently begun to home school. My sixth grade daughter is enjoying your geography curriculum as well as your math. Please keep up the good work. Thank you for the work that you do. I am certain we will use AOP materials again.
I am writing to tell you of the wonderful experience I have had with the your curriculum. I began homeschooling my thirteen-year-old son when he was four years old and in preschool. We tried many methods, styles, and materials throughout the years. I always felt drawn to LIFEPAC and SOS materials. After prayerful consideration, we have spent two very happy and successful years using these materials. I have found the Switched-On Schoolhouse lessons to be engaging and interesting. Subjects that I would not have had the time or ability to teach him personally have been studied with confidence, creating an independent learner. The LIFEPACs have provided a means to systematically learn at a pace that is comfortable for him while completing the course work for the year. The well researched and presented information provide opportunities for understanding the content, while igniting an interest to learn more about the subject matter. The biblical integration has been a blessing to me and has strengthened my sons' knowledge and faith. I look forward to receiving my Daily Focus devotionals from AOP in my email and start my day with godly encouragement. Having AOP as my partner in my childrens' education has supported me and confirmed in my mind that I have the ability to homeschool my children throughout their high school years. Thank you for providing these excellent materials.
Mary Annthipie B
SOS helps me a lot. I have been homeschooled for seven years. My mom pulled me out of public school when I was in the fourth grade. Now sucssessfully I am in the eleventh grade making As and Bs. I'm on, I guess you call it, the honor roll. I love the Christian aspect of SOS because around here other schools make children believe they came from monkeys. I rate a trillion points to SOS because they're there to teach you what you need. I believe everybody should be homeschooled because there is no school like home. I do have to say SOS is getting me ready for my future job (I'm planning on doing two majors at one time to learn things like cosmetology and nursing/working with children).
Looking back now, as a graduating senior in college, I thank the Lord for two things about my high school education. The first is that He pushed my parents to homeschool me. The second is that they found SOS! For me as an active kid I loved that SOS was on the computer making it very interactive. Honestly, SOS made school a learning experience and not a chore! Each year I was in SOS, which was all of junior high and high school, SOS came up with new ideas for the program including games and videos which are the absolute sweetest especially in science. SOS helped my parents teach me the things I needed to know to give me the opportunities I have today. Will SOS prepare a student for college? Well, SOS was my primary curriculum and now I am true senior graduating college after 4 years with a B.S. in Accountancy and a 3.7 GPA. A major aspect of life and college that SOS teaches along with the parents is the responsibilty of getting work done on your own initiative. Parents may not think about how a curriculum could teach students to operate within a schedule and plan work, yet SOS teaches these things through how the curriculum is designed. Whenever I meet a younger student who is using SOS I give them a high five and ask them what new features the program has because I absolutely loved it. Thank you SOS designers and may the Lord richly bless your continued efforts to help parents give their children the best education which the Lord desires them to have.
One day while in the third grade, my daughter came home crying after taking a state examination stating that she didn't know the answers to several of the questions. I soon found out that my daughter was horribly behind in all the areas of math, English, history, and science. LIFEPAC is truly a blessing - and Alpha Omega Publications the saving grace. My daughter and I love the LIFEPAC worktexts. They are great.
My husband and I thought we were all set to start homeschooling our preschool son in August, but then the AOP 2008 homeschool catalog came in the mail and I noticed the Horizons Preschool program. I thought it looked interesting so I ordered the first teacher's guide just to see what all was there. Like I said, we were all set already with purchased curriculum that I had planned out for the school year, but I was so blown away by what I was reading in the teacher's guide. I had to switch. Now with just three and a half months to go, I am ordering a whole new curriculum and starting from scratch. I know it will be worth it, though. This program is exactly what my son needs to get him ready for Kindergarten. We are sticking with AOP for sure (we plan to use LIFEPACs and SOS in the future)! Thank you!
Your Horizons Math books are fantastic! The spiral teaching continually reinforces the skills, and the colorful and fun way it is presented keeps my daughters interested. It is truly the best, in my opinion!
I feel strongly that homeschooling prepares a child for college in a very effective way. If one takes time to consider, college is more similar to homeschooling, where concepts are more self-taught through study, than public school, where concepts are learned primarily in groups. I was homeschooled for almost all of my school years using AOP. My mother used AOP because the curriculum was easy to use with the multiple age groups she was teaching. When I got to college I had very few problems. Good grades came easily, and I graduated recently Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I feel that this is very much because of my home education. I am now looking into ordering AOP preschool materials for my own son. I highly recommend this company because of their curriculum's simple format, comprehensive materials, and Christian base.
We really enjoyed Horizons Phonics and Reading for second grade last school year. We were so excited to use this after using Horizons for kindergarten and first grade. I was very impressed with the lessons and stories. My little guy couldn't wait to find out what happened next in both Robinson Crusoe and A Little Princess! I also have used Horizons Math for both of my children. One is gifted and one has special needs. The spiraled curriculum with constant review and reinforcement has worked better than any other curriculum we have tried.