AOP Monarch Homeschool Curriculum Review
Monarch: AOP's Christian Online Homeschool Curriculum
I have written a very long review of my experiences so far with Alpha Omega Publications' Monarch online homeschool program. The post can be found at http://www.momlovesbooks.com/?p=207 - understand that I'm not "bashing" the curriculum, just trying to be honest and speak from my heart.
I feel a great responsibility towards the homeschooling community having been part of it for about eleven years... I know that new homeschoolers look to us veterans for direction and counsel.
I use (and will continue to use) Horizons for my Littles math (that's AOP as well), and am considering LifePacs (AOP too) for bible & science.
Monarch is simply not ready for release. On my blog there are screen shots to back up this statement. I have no doubt they'll be working overtime to fix a lot of these problems, but seemed surprised that I experienced them on a browser they said had been tested... well, guys, try again!
This program is not worth the money (at this point in time, give it a couple years to work out the kinks.)
Blessings and I hope this helps someone!
Thanks for sharing your comments, Shannon, I appreciate them! I also use AOP (LifePacs) for some subjects; your experience with Monarch surprises me. Hopefully AOP will get the kinks worked out sooner, rather than later. Blessings, Heather :)