Language Arts 8 Lifepacs Only
Improving Communication, All About English, Punctuation & Writing, Words & How to Use Them, Correct Language, Language & Literature, Critical Thinking, Write, Listen & Read, Speak & Write, Looking Back. Grammar is heavily emphasized at this level; you may wish to supplement additional literature study.
LIFEPACs have long been a mainstay for Christian homeschoolers, providing easy to implement, largely self-instructional materials. The Language Arts program is particularly good, providing excellent instruction and practice at all levels, but highly recommended at the high school level. Lower levels teach and reinforce phonics and reading skills and introduce writing skills. These levels should be supplemented by appropriate grade-level reading materials or with grade-level study guides and books. Upper levels focus more on grammar, spelling, composition, and comprehension. Beginning in grade 7, required literature selections complement the LIFEPAC instruction (see below) at most levels. Novels that are studied are included in the Complete Boxed Sets, so you don't need to purchase them separately. Even so, you will probably want to provide an additional literature component (see our extensive offerings of study guides and literature programs in the Reading section). Boxed Sets contain LIFEPACs and teacher manuals with answer keys and any required readers. For additional students, order the LIFEPAC only sets and additional readers.
Alpha Omega LIFEPAC sets consist of worktexts and teacher materials; they are available for grades K-12 in all subject areas. Lifepac Boxed Sets include all the student Lifepacs and the teaching materials for each subject. We also sell the sets of Lifepacs (student worktexts only), in case you already have the teaching materials for a subject and just need the consumable worktexts. Lifepacs are a mastery-based curriculum, and all instruction is offered in the consumable worktexts along with the workbook pages. There are 10 worktexts for one year courses (5 worktexts for one semester courses and Lifepac Selects) in grades 1 through 12 and two workbooks for each subject at the kindergarten level. Math and Language Arts are the only two subjects available for kindergarten. Answers are found in the Teacher edition for each subject. This is a student-paced curriculum. We will now be offering complete LIFEPAC Sets for grades K through 12. These sets include complete Lifepac sets, both student and teacher, for each subject. The kindergarten level includes language arts and math only. Grades 1 through 12 sets include five subjects Bible, Math, Language Arts, Science, History/Geography. Math progression for grades 9 through 12 is algebra 1, geometry, algebra 2, and pre-calculus. Science for grades 9-12 is general science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Grades 9-12 history/geography is civics & world history, world history, American history, and government & economics. English I through English IV are grades 9 through 12 and includes, writing, literature, grammar, and more.
Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs.
LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced.
Another option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. Horizons is more of a teacher-led option.
Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. Switched on Schoolhouse has been discontinued and our stock is limited. The USB Flash drive will work on current Windows 10 Home or Pro versions (S mode not supported). AOP Technical support will be available until June 2022. According to Alpha Omega, the USB Drive should continue to work on Windows 10 beyond June 2022, but no tech support will be available. Please note that the updated Switched-On Schoolhouse programs are only compatible with Windows 10 systems.
Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Individual and multi-student plans are available for grades 3-12. Monarch is compatible with Mac and PC. While we no longer offer it for purchase within our site, you can try it free for 30 days at https://monarch-signup.aop.com using code MON30RRC. You can find all courses here and additional subscription options too!