Rock Rapids, IA (February 15, 2013) – Published by Alpha Omega Publications, Switched-On Schoolhouse was recently awarded The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine’s 2012 Excellence in Education Award for Best Computer Curriculum.

Awards were based on nominations submitted by 1,786 readers of The Old Schoolhouse who were surveyed about their favorite homeschooling curriculum and products. Participants manually entered their votes, which were submitted in almost every award category and area of study, said Liz Koon, executive assistant to the publisher and E-Book project manager.

Switched-On Schoolhouse is a Christian homeschool curriculum available on CD-ROM from Alpha Omega Publications. Created for students in grades 3-12, SOS offers computer-based lessons with Windows® compatibility and thousands of multimedia elements, including interactive games, maps, movie clips, and timelines, as well as time-saving benefits like automatic grading, recordkeeping, and lesson planning, The curriculum consists of the five core subjects of Bible, history and geography, language arts, science, and math, as well as over 35 electives.

Switched-On Schoolhouse has previously been honored in Cathy Duffy’s 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, Practical Homeschooling Magazine’s Software Reader and Interactive Learning Awards, Homeschooling Parent Magazine’s Homeschool Friendly Stamp of Approval Awards, and the 2008 Excellence in Education Awards for Best Computer Curriculum from The Old Schoolhouse.

The 2013 edition of Switched-On Schoolhouse will be released on April 1 to coincide with the beginning of the annual spring sale at Alpha Omega Publications. In addition to new features and benefits, the 2013 edition will feature three new electives, including Office Applications I and II, as well as Small Business Entrepreneurship.