If you’re thinking about online distance learning but are concerned about limiting your student’s social interaction, have no fear! At Alpha Omega Academy, we help students connect to each other in a variety of ways so they can enjoy the community feeling of a traditional school, right from the comfort of home. Here, you can find online groups that share your student’s AOA experiences, offer advice, and give peer support.
Students thrive when they can be themselves. Not only does our online academy have online social interaction options, but the convenience of online learning allows your learner to pursue activities, music, sports, and friendships that might not be possible in a typical school schedule.
National Honor Society
AOA maintains an active chapter of the National Honor Society, which semi-annually admits academically eligible sophomores, juniors, and seniors upon invitation of the faculty. NHS members must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and are recognized for outstanding academics leadership, character, and community service.
NHS members can compete for National Honor Society scholarships. At AOA graduation ceremonies, NHS members are also recognized. The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools (NHS National Constitution, Article I, Section 2).
Online Social Networks
Join a community of togetherness. AOA offers convenient, fun social network options where student friends can get together online to chat, study, and just be kids! We offer several social networks (both private and open options) and many unofficial student groups for your student to join.
How Social Media Helps Students
Enrolled students can access a private, virtual student center where students interact, make friends, talk to teachers, ask questions, and discuss classes or their own topics. Unofficial groups and bulletin boards can be created by topic or class. Age limits apply.
How Social Media Helps Parents
Parents of AOA students can enjoy benefits of AOA’s social media groups on Facebook and Twitter too! In these groups, parents can interact with other AOA parents, make friends, talk to teachers, ask questions, and join a community of other online distance learning families.
How to Join Social Media
Everyone is welcome, no matter if you’re enrolled at AOA or not! Please note all social networks require a login to enter. The private, virtual student center is only for students in grades 7-12 who are over the age of 13 and enrolled at AOA. Facebook requires students to be age 13 to join. Twitter has no age limit. Please read Facebook and Twitter guidelines before joining.
AOA Student Center
Student ID Cards
AOA offers enrolled students free, personalized student ID cards. Full-color, laminated IDs give our online academy learners the ability to prove student status and be recognized for student-only discounts by outside organizations and businesses. IDs also help promote a sense of belonging and community spirit to online learners.
Student IDs include a submitted photograph of the student, the AOA logo and school name, the student’s name and address, the student’s phone number, the ID’s date of expiration, and logos of AOA’s accrediting bodies. IDs measure 3.25 in. by 2 in. Enrolled K-12 students are not required to hold a student ID but are encouraged to receive one to prove student status. AOA student IDs expire one year from issue date.
Student of the Month
In AOA’s monthly eNewsletter, we feature an outstanding student as student of the month. Nominated by fellow AOA students or teachers, this student is selected to be showcased in a feature article, including personal photo, and direct quotes from the student. Students are selected on merit of their outstanding character, academic standing, and extracurricular activities.
Official School Merchandise and Apparel
Show your school pride with official Alpha Omega Academy merchandise and apparel. Visit our online store at CafePress to find a wide selection of AOA Stallions gear, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, water bottles, caps, bumper stickers, magnets, and more. Get your school colors today!