AOP Switched on Schoolhouse 8th Grade

by Tammy
(US)

Struggling public school student enjoys AOP Switched on Schoolhouse success; read this mom's encouraging story...


I began homeschooling using an eclectic method. I used Abeka, and some other books to get started, just to see what worked best for my daughter. After being in special education in public school since preschool, I found she was far behind in grade level. Abeka was advanced for her at the time we began homeschooling (6th grade). I wanted a structured program and really wanted to do the Abeka program, but knew she just wasn't ready.

After a lot of review and thought, I decided on the Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse program. It's a software program and is structured, but she can work at her own pace. This allowed her to grasp the concepts and build on skills necessary to get up to speed and grade level.

When she began homeschooling at the end of 6th grade, she was reading at the 3rd grade level and math, the same. She somehow passed the state exams for her grade level in public school, but unable to multiply or divide (go figure). She was missing so many concepts necessary to move forward in her grade level. Abeka offered a wonderful vocabulary and language arts text that I used to get her up to grade level. It was difficult, but she learned so much in a short amount of time.

I used a variety of books through the 7th grade and for 8th grade, we used the Alpha Omega SOS program. She is now reading above and beyond her grade for reading and is currently at grade level for math; she is working on Pre-Algebra. Her confidence has grown so much since she has made these improvements that she is ready and capable of doing more. I am very proud of her, and very happy that I made the right decision about homeschooling my daughter.

Tammy, thanks for taking the time to share your Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse success with others! What a wonderful testimony of how homeschooling can make such a difference in our children; especially those who are behind or struggling. Your post will be very encouraging to other parents. Blessings, Heather :)

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Switched on Schoolhouse Math and Science 8th Grade

by Angelique
(St. Johns, MI USA)

Switched on Schoolhouse Curriculum Review

Switched on Schoolhouse Curriculum Review

Switched on Schoolhouse math and science curriculum offers flexibility for parents and a fun, thorough education for students...

I really enjoy the freedom to assign lessons around our schedule. The option to have the program generate lessons based on your calendar or one provided is helpful as well.

My daughter felt that these subjects were not "normal" 8th grade level, but I felt that they were very appropriate. I like the gradual progression through the subjects. The program did not jump around or "hit and miss" on some areas. Every area covered was covered thoroughly. I will definitely use Switched on Schoolhouse math and science curriculum again!

Thanks for sharing about Switched on Schoolhouse, Angelique, and how it is working for both you and your daughter. Your comments are greatly appreciated! Blessings, Heather

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Switched on Schoolhouse 8th Grade Review

by Tammy
(US)

I am very pleased with the Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse 8th grade homeschool program! My daughter really enjoys doing her school work - imagine that! It is challenging and yet is stimulating enough to maintain her interest. It is structured and she can also work at her own pace (however we have set goals and deadlines; these are things you can manage in the program).

She is a visual learner and with that said, the Switched on Schoolhouse program is great for children who have difficulty or get bored working through textbooks or workbooks. I am extremely pleased with the program and the concepts she is learning through SOS. I plan to continue using Alpha Omega, they are wonderful! AND... I contacted their technical support for an issue I was having, and they provided great customer service, were friendly and helpful!

Thanks for the informative Switched on Schoolhouse review, Tammy! Your thoughts are appreciated and helpful. Blessings, Heather :)

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