Rock Rapids, IA (April 1, 2013) – Alpha Omega Publications has added several first-time features and an elective to Monarch, its online Christian curriculum for homeschool families.

In addition to over 35 electives, Monarch now offers its first career and technology education (CTE) course, Small Business Entrepreneurship. For students in grades 9-12, the one-semester elective uses interactive, online lessons, tests, quizzes, and multimedia to cover topics like the creation, development, and organization of a small business and the challenges and benefits of being one’s own boss.

AOP’s online curriculum has also gained several free upgrades for homeschool students and teachers.

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

• All-new text-to-speech voices allow students to hear lessons and passages read aloud with improved clarity and comprehension

• New teacher notifications help homeschool parents keep track of their student’s grades and performance with alerts for key events like completed tests.

Instantly accessible from any computer with an Internet connection for both PC and Macintosh® computers, Monarch delivers the five core subjects of Bible, history and geography, language arts, science, and math through media-rich lessons packed with interactive games, maps, movie clips, and timelines for students in grades 3-12.

Monarch is available from Alpha Omega Publications as a single-student subscription that runs for 18 months.