AOP Monarch Online Homeschool Curriculum
We have used AOP Monarch Online Curriculum for one year for my sophomore aged son. He took English II, Biology, World History, Geometry, American Literature, Personal Finance, and Spanish.
Monarch has many great features: easy scheduling, message center, automatic gradebook backup, the program grades most work (except for paragraphs and essays), and engaging lectures. (Note: my son did not like the embedded video lectures.) When parent grading was required, it provides detailed lists of possible answers. The geometry also provided solutions that parents could review to help the student.
Things we did not like about Monarch was the number of times the program server would go down requiring us to login again. The online grading required specific spelling so we needed to review fill-in-the-blank questions. Fortunately, the grade received was easy to adjust.
The two courses that created the most difficulty were geometry and Spanish. Many of the geometry lessons required drag/drop functions to answer them. It was frustrating when one moved a number to a position in the answer screen but it did not "stick." In addition, the solutions provided for parents tended to skip steps requiring a fairly strong parental knowledge of math to help the student navigate.
For his junior year, we are going to try Switched on Schoolhouse instead, hoping to avoid the server issues. We are also switching to Saxon for Algebra II.
Monarch is comparably priced to Switched on Schoolhouse. A course must be completed in 18 months or the subscription lapses. However, access to grades is available for 7 years. A subscription is for only one child and there are no returns once the course is assigned to a child so the curriculum could not be previewed in advance. AOP does have several sales on curriculum throughout the year saving up to 20% at certain times. There is a continual saving of 10% and free shipping on the AOP webpage. Technical support as well as newsletters are available to support one in homeschooling.
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Hopeful homeschooling mom shares why she chose Monarch online homeschool curriculum for her family...
I LOVED homeschooling my K-1st grade daughter but had to quit when my husband was injured and unable to work. After two years we are returning to homeschooling (with great joy) but the school social worker has already visited and objected.
I want to use Monarch online homeschool curriculum so I can "prove" my 4th grade daughter is in "school" and refuse to use the state-school options! I also have a kindergartner who entered K last year with positive comments about her ability to write/spell/count and ended up a year later barely able to spell her own name, confidence crushed, and told she must repeat Kindergarten!
I need options that my kids love AND it is obvious they ARE in school! We tried Lifepacs in grade 1 but found them tedious and below her level. I have high hopes for AOP academy/Monarch but feel apprehensive as of the reviews. However...since I just paid for it today... I hope it works!!!
Hi Jennifer! Please update us once you have used Monarch online homeschool curriculum for awhile and let us know what you think. AOP is continually making improvements to this new curriculum option. Thanks! Blessings, Heather
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by Johnna Tunnicliffe
(Leander, TX, USA)
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We are currently using Monarch, AOP's online homeschool curriculum, for State History with my 8th grader. It is wonderful!
We love the fact that it can be used anywhere internet is available because it is web-based. My son loves the curriculum because of how interactive it is and ease of reading. It does not overwhelm him like work books and textbooks do.
Johanna, thanks so much for sharing how Monarch online curriculum is working for you and your son. Blessings, Heather :)
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