Monarch Online Curriculum (AOP)
For the students who are able to work more independently, this online option has plenty to offer. Monarch® by Alpha Omega offers affordability for families, convenience for mom and dad, and independence for students. Choose from family subscriptions, individual subscriptions, or individual courses, all with tons of features. A Family Yearly Subscription is for one full year and offers access to 50 courses for up to 3 students. An Individual Yearly Subscription is great for one student and offers access to 50 courses. Individual courses are available in the areas of Bible, math, history/geography, science, English and 115 electives for grades 3 through 12 (credit amounts vary). Individual Subject Course Subscriptions are for one student for an 18 month subscription period for that one course only.
When purchasing Monarch courses, you can begin the same day. Within an hour or so of placing your order, you will receive an e-mail with activation information. Follow the instructions to set up your students and subjects and you are on your way! Before purchasing Monarch, try it free for 30 days at discovermonarch.com using code MON30RRC.
Similar to Switched-On-Schoolhouse in format and content, these courses move at the pace of the student, and there is no complicated installation. Just sign into your account and set up your student(s). Features also include automatic grading, multimedia and interactive games, text-to-speech option, instant feedback, customizable school calendar and grading options, secure data storage of academic records for up to 7 years after the subscription ends. Both PC and Mac compatible (not mobile devices) and the information presented will always be current because Alpha Omega regularly updates the course content. If you are unsure of the correct grade level for math or language arts, placement tests are available.
After signing into your account, you (the parent) will have access to your dashboard with links to messages, lesson plan calendar, reports, administration, helps, and applications. It is here the student and parent can view items at a glance. You will set up your password, personal information, and choose a theme to spruce up the page. Shortcut links are found at the top of the page for more detailed viewing and of different aspects. Lesson Plan allows you to see assigned work, assignment calendar, and grading tasks. Setup is where the parent will set up parameters for doing the assignments/quizzes/tests, choose your version of the Bible (KJV or NASB), determine your school year dates and grading scale, and set-up notifications that pertain to the assignments. Reports will let you set-up grade report options for each student and choose a report type to be run when needed: report card, grade report, daily work report. The Help button offers options for both the student and teacher.
Upon returning to the Monarch website, the parent can sign in to make changes or assignments, or the student can sign in with their username and password to access their assignments. The look of the lessons is much like Switched-On-Schoolhouse. There are segments to read, video clips to watch, interactive activities, and exercises to be completed all at the computer. You also have the option of printing out lessons and exercises, and the text-to-speech option is great for auditory learners. If students get behind on assignments and not complete their assignments, parents are notified. ~ Donna