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Homeschooling: Resources We Love – SOS

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 Switched on Schoolhouse is created by Alpha Omega, which is a huge name in homeschooling. This program starts in the third grade, and it continues through high school.

This program is so easy to use, and it has been a true blessing in our homeschool life. I haven’t found anything about the program that I don’t love!

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What I love about it:

  • It is a CD Rom program, which means it requires less teaching, but more importantly less grading for me. The only grading you end up with are projects and anything that gets kicked back to you because the program didn’t recognize the student’s answer. Also, if the student skips problems those will be kept for you to reassign
  • It is Christian based
  • It is so easy for kids to navigate. I have yet to have kids who can’t figure it out
  • You have control over how you want it to work including setting your school calendar and school days, what tools the student has avaialbe to them and when (calculator etc.), how many tries they get to answer correctly, and so much more
  • You have the power to change any of the above at any time
  • You can go back in and reassign or regrade anything
  • It is very complete.  As my kids have taken various standardized tests, they say that the bulk of what they needed to know on the test was covered in SOS
  • They have amazing customer support. I have called them numerous times, and they take the time to walk me through things every time
  • It can be used with multiple students

The way we use it in our house

    • I like to ease kids into it, so we use this Bible program only in both 3rd and 4th grade. You can read more about the Bible curriculum below:

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 3rd Grade, Grade 3 Bible Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

In fifth grade, we add in Math and Language Arts into the mix, so they have Bible, Math, and LA beginning in 5th grade. You can find all of those resources below:

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 5th Grade, Grade 5, Bible Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 5th Grade, Grade 5 Math Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 5th Grade, Grade 5 Language Arts Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

 

We continue with just these three main subjects throughout 6th grade:

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 6th Grade, Grade 6 Language Arts Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 6th Grade, Grade 6 Math Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

2014 Switched on Schoolhouse, 6th Grade, Grade 6, Bible Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 7th Grade, Grade 7, Bible Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 7th Grade, Grade 7 Math Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, 7th Grade, Grade 7 Language Arts Curriculum by AOP (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS CD-ROM

until 8th grade, when we add in science and history, too. When purchasing all five subjects, it is cheapest just to buy them as a set:

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, Grade 8, AOP 4-Subject Set – Math, Language, Science & History / Geography (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS 8TH GRADE CD-ROM Curriculum, Core Subject Set

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, Grade 9, AOP 5-Subject Set – Math, Language, Science, History / Geography & Bible (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS 9TH GRADE CD-ROM Curriculum, Complete Set

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, Grade 10, AOP 5-Subject Set – Math, Language, Science, History / Geography & Bible (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS 10TH GRADE CD-ROM Curriculum, Complete Set

2011 Switched on Schoolhouse SOS 11th Grade 5-subject Complete Set

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse, Grade 12, AOP 5-Subject Set – Math, Language, Science, History / Geography & Bible (Alpha Omega HomeSchooling), SOS 12TH GRADE CD-ROM Curriculum, Complete Set

As a freshman, my daughter is also doing these programs:

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse Physical Education

Switched on High School Health

2015 Switched on Schoolhouse 20th Century American History Elective for Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 SOS, CD-ROM

 

I’m not sure where next year will take us yet since we only focus on one year at a time, but I know SOS will be a part of it!

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