Check out what Alpha Omega Publications has in store for your homeschool in 2013! In addition to the 2013 Edition of Switched-On Schoolhouse, we’re releasing new electives and features for SOS and Monarch this spring, as well as the NIV Homeschool Mom’s Bible. Then, AOP will introduce a Horizons preschool program for three-year-olds this fall.

Switched-On Schoolhouse 2013 Edition
Coming April 1, the improved Switched-On Schoolhouse includes these first-time features and new electives:

Three New Career and Technical Education Electives for High School
• SOS Office Applications I, Tutorials for Microsoft® Word®, PowerPoint®, and Publisher®
• SOS Office Applications II, Tutorials for Microsoft® Access® and Excel®
• Small Business Entrepreneurship

Answer Finder - Locate quiz and test answers quickly by linking directly to the lesson where the material is presented.

Attendance Tracking - Quickly track student attendance right from your homepage.

Enhanced Teacher Mode - See scores and assignments you need to grade in the lesson plan area. Plus, view and print your student’s reading and activity logs by selected date ranges.

Recyclable Custom Assignments - Get more out of your customized assignments by using them multiple times in the same unit, the same course, or even different courses.

Today’s Schoolwork - Students can quickly see starred assignments and know they are due today.

Monarch
AOP’s online curriculum has gained free upgrades and a new course that homeschool families can look forward to in 2013:

Monarch Small Business Entrepreneurship - Inspire future entrepreneurs with this one-semester overview for grades 9-12 that covers topics like the creation, development, and organization of a small business and the challenges and benefits of being one’s own boss.

Enhanced Essays - Monarch’s new and improved essay-writing tool saves students’ work, allowing them to revise and review their work over time before submitting it for grading.

New Voices for Text-to-Speech - With all-new voices, the updated text-to-speech function allows students to hear lessons and passages read aloud with improved clarity and comprehension.

Teacher Notifications - New teacher notifications alert parents of key events like completed tests to help them keep track of their student’s grades and performance.

NIV Homeschool Mom’s Bible
Alongside the text of the NIV Bible, find spiritual nourishment for homeschooling with a year’s worth of encouraging daily devotionals written by a veteran homeschool mom. Featuring the popular Daily Focus devotionals, these heartfelt and practical readings cover topics such as finding the strength to stay motivated and focused on homeschooling, avoiding burnout, and growing in your relationship with Jesus Christ while juggling educational and household responsibilities.

Horizons Preschool for Three’s (Available: Fall 2013)
Featuring 40 weeks of lessons and activities presented in one student workbook, a workbook companion, a teacher’s guide, and a brightly illustrated Bible story reader, Horizons Preschool for Three’s addresses your child’s cognitive development, pre-reading and numeracy skills, language acquisition, and school readiness. An expansion of the Horizons Preschool program, Horizons Preschool for Three’s also strengthens children’s social, emotional, and spiritual development by leading three-year-olds to know that God made them and gave them great gifts.