The May 2018 student of the month is Kayden Tanner, a junior from Texas who is completing his third year at Alpha Omega Academy. While living near the banks of the Brazos River, which early Spanish explorers named “The River of the Arms of God,” Kayden strives to be the hands of Christ through mentoring and working hard in the classroom. [Read more…]
The April 2018 student of the month is Brittany Block, a sophomore at Alpha Omega Academy who stood out to AOA teacher Casey Born for her perseverance and motivation to constantly improve.
“Brittany has been adamant about asking questions and pushing through her grammar unit (a very difficult unit),” said Born who nominated Brittany for this month’s honor. “She went from failing lessons, to taking coaching, to getting one hundred percent on her test. Brittany is gritty and keeps viewing failure as an opportunity to do it again and learn. I’m not sure what her grades across the board are, but frankly, the grades are second to me when I see such a learner’s spirit.” [Read more…]
The March 2018 student of the month is Abby Orama, a 5th grade student at Alpha Omega Academy who is “always ready to be a friend to anyone in need.”
“Abby is always trying her best and isn’t afraid to try new things. She is very caring and will call and talk to her teachers just to see how they are doing. From speaking with her you can tell she has a servant’s heart and wants to do whatever she can to please the Lord,” said Mrs. Kristin Blind, the teacher who nominated Abby for this month’s honor. “I am also very impressed with how she has committed Bible verses to heart. You can ask Abby what her thoughts are about different subjects, and she is able to tell you her thoughts and back it up with scripture. It is a gift that I have only seen cultivated in adults, and I am amazed and humbled by it.” [Read more…]
Spring is a time for huge savings at Alpha Omega Academy, and we are happy to again offer an early bird registration special to currently registered students. In fact, if you pay in full, you could even save up to $750! Re-registration is super easy to do, but here are a few answers to some important questions you may have on your mind.
Alpha Omega Academy is excited to announce the addition of 9 foreign language courses, including new elementary and middle school electives in French and Spanish, as well as French III for high school students.
The Spring Semester has begun here at AOA, and that means it’s time for our annual achievement testing!
AOA uses the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test through the Northwest Evaluation Association for our achievement testing. The MAP test is unique in that it is taken online and the test is adaptive to the student’s ability. When students begin the test, the first question will be at their grade level. If the question is answered correctly, the next question will be a slightly more difficult question. From there, the test gets progressively more difficult with each correct answer and slightly easier with each incorrect answer. Thus, the MAP test is successful in identifying the actual academic level of students as it adapts back and forth to find the level of academic comprehension, knowledge, and skills. The MAP test is comprised of three sections: language arts, reading, and math.
As an elementary teacher at an online school, I often get the question from parents, “What are your teacher tricks for a successful school year?” There are a number of things that seem to play a role in the success of students in this environment but being open to change is one of the most important. You need to give your student time to adapt to a new way of learning. Some kids take a month or so to get into a positive rhythm in the online environment. However, if it is taking more than a couple weeks to start seeing positive progress, be sure to reach out to the support staff at the school to get specific help and suggestions for your child.
The February 2018 student of the month is Zack Born, a senior from Texas in his ninth year at Alpha Omega Academy. Nominated by Mrs. Adree Steventon, AOA’s academic school counselor, for his “strong commitment to academic excellence, an eagerness to serve others, and a great willingness to learn from others,” Zack is certified to fly single engine airplanes and is working toward pilot licenses for both airplanes and helicopters. In his first 17 years, he has already travelled around the world, and he is currently completing his final academic preparations before taking off to attend veterinary school. [Read more…]
The January 2018 student of the month at Alpha Omega Academy is Kayla Schwalbe, a 7th grader from Greater Houston with a joy for life and a passion for ballet.
“Kayla truly demonstrates a desire to learn and is cheerful and kind in her conversations,” said language arts teacher Kristen Hogrefe who nominated Kayla for the calendar year’s first student of the month honor. “She wants to do her work right the first time and regularly calls when she needs clarification or help. She is a delight to teach!” [Read more…]
It’s that time of year when Christmas is around the corner. The excitement of the holidays has already been building. For some of us, the preparations may be as exciting as they are for my daughter. Already in mid-November, she was making homemade gifts for each person in the family, wrapping them, and placing them in the corner where the Christmas tree would stand a couple of weeks later. Since then she has been joyfully practicing Christmas carols on the piano and violin.