Alpha Omega Academy
Curriculum Comparison

Pick the perfect fit for your student. Alpha Omega Academy offers online academy students four award-winning, Christian curriculum options. AOA offers electronic curriculum with Ignitia™ and Switched-On Schoolhouse and print-based curriculum with LIFEPAC and Horizons. Each Christian curriculum offers unique benefits and features for your student's education.

Every student has a different learning style, so it is important to choose a curriculum or a combination of curricula based on your student's individual needs. Mix and match according to what your learner needs! During registration, our online academy educational advisors will help you choose the best curriculum for your student.

To compare options, view the comparison chart and descriptions below.

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Electronic-based Curricula and Academic Services

Ignitia (grades 3-12)

Ignitia lessons can be accessed anywhere 24/7 and are full of interactive, media-rich content, meaning your student can enjoy dynamic learning wherever he is! Ignitia is a web-based curriculum available with any high-speed Internet connection. Lesson questions, quizzes, projects, and tests are completed online. Core subjects and electives are available. Services include online classrooms with AOA teachers, internal email options, automatic grading*, and complete parent and student support. (Available for Windows and Macintosh operating systems.)

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Switched-On Schoolhouse® (grades 3-12)

Switched-On Schoolhouse has fun, computer-based content and interactive elements included within lesson content to appeal to various learning styles"including hands-on, auditory, and visual learners. SOS is a CD-ROM-based curriculum with animation, video clips, learning games, and projects. Lesson questions, quizzes, projects, and tests are completed within curriculum. Core subjects and electives are available. Services include internal email options, automatic grading*, and complete parent and student support. (Available for Windows operating systems.)

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Click on the links provided to view Switched-On Schoolhouse's System Requirements and Scope and Sequences for:

Print-based Curricula and Academic Services

LIFEPAC® (grades K-12)

LIFEPAC has mastery-based lessons which help your student master each concept before moving onto the next. Mastery is built through reading the lesson, doing activities and questions, interacting with teachers, and completing tests. LIFEPAC is a full-color, print-based curriculum that also promotes critical thinking skills. LIFEPAC conveniently combines a workbook and textbook into worktext units that are completed every three to four weeks. Lesson questions and quizzes are completed within curriculum. Tests and projects are conveniently submitted online. (Kindergarten students are not tested.) Core subjects and electives are available. Services include grading of tests and projects** and complete parent and student support.

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Horizons (grades K-8)

Horizons uses spiral-based learning which means your student is introduced to fundamental concepts, has frequent review, and practices reinforcement continuously. This brightly illustrated workbook curriculum comes with engaging lessons and hands-on activities using manipulatives. Lesson questions, quizzes, projects, and tests are completed within curriculum. (Kindergarten students are not tested.) Core subjects are math, phonics, reading, penmanship, and spelling. Electives are available. Services include grading of tests and projects** and complete parent and student support.

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*Ignitia and Switched-On Schoolhouse automatically grade 85% of student work. AOA teachers review computed grades and grade all other student work, including essays and written answers. **LIFEPAC and Horizons grading for daily work and quizzes must be completed by the parent and submitted via online or by mail correspondence.

Be sure to check out our course listings with detailed descriptions too! Have questions about curriculum at AOA? Call us anytime at 800.682.7396 to chat about your student's needs.

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