Learn more about our accredited online academy from families who have already joined Alpha Omega Academy. Enrolled families share how the flexibility of distance learning has impacted their students’ education.
Becoming Mom Again
A certified teacher, Brenda has always received guff for choosing to homeschool her three children. After striving for years to find a program that suits her family, Brenda chose Alpha Omega Academy’s accredited program. “I was looking for something that was going to give some validity to what I was doing,” Brenda said. The distance learning environment provides the support she and her children need. “AOA changed everything for us,” she said. “It gave me the role of mom again instead of just being a teacher.” The academy has also equipped Brenda’s children with independence. “I’m amazed at how well they do in college because they don’t have someone spoon feeding them in high school,” she said. Though she was skeptical at first, Brenda has also grown to love the online courses offered through Alpha Omega Academy. They have given her son Stevie the chance to interact with his peers and teachers. “Nothing is perfect, but this is about as close to perfect as we can get for our family.”
The Door to Success
When her family relocated to a small town in Iowa, Debbie’s daughter Olivia struggled to adjust to her new school. “Most everyone in the school had grown up there, and if you weren’t part of that group, it was really hard to fit in,” Debbie said. Knowing her daughter was unhappy, Debbie asked God to open a door that would help Olivia find comfort and achieve academic success. That door opened when Debbie met a local homeschool mom who encouraged her to homeschool Olivia. At a homeschooling conference, Debbie discovered that Olivia could earn a diploma with the help of certified teachers through AOA’s accredited distance learning program. “In Olivia’s last year at public school, I was very fearful, but this year she is doing so well,” Debbie said. “You just couldn’t ask for a better support system for your child.”
Dancing Through Distance Learning
Jessye, a ballet student who travels extensively for dance lessons, discovered Alpha Omega Academy through a friend. She decided that the academy’s outstanding reputation, flexible schedule, and mobile curriculum would suit her busy lifestyle. Jessye completes her schoolwork in the car as her family members transport her an hour and a half one-way to dance lessons each day. “School with AOA and dance are both teaching me great responsibility, and that hard work does indeed pay off,” Jessye said. The consistent, sincere teacher support she receives continually impresses Jessye. “I have loved my teachers as they have been so knowledgeable in their subject area and so willing to make sure I am learning the material in my classes.” Additionally, she enjoys the Bible-based lessons AOA supplies. “I love the WebEx classes because they open in prayer,” Jessye said. “The fact that AOA is a Christian-based school is a huge reason I selected it.” In addition to taking daily dance lessons, Jessye also auditions for summer programs at prestigious ballet academies. She dreams of studying year-round with an academy such as the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, where she studied during the summer of 2013. “If I am ever lucky enough for this to happen, AOA will be a perfect way to continue my education while dancing away from home.”