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Homeschooling vs. Public School: What's the Best Choice?

Are you considering ditching the public school system? Wondering whether homeschooling is a better choice for your family? Although the decision may seem overwhelming, this is an exciting time for your family! You get to explore different educational options and make the best choice for your kids.


5 Easy Tips for Using Teaching Textbooks in Your Homeschool

Sometimes, making the choice to homeschool is the easiest part. Finding the right textbooks and curricula for your family's unique needs can be the difference between a mediocre homeschooling experience and an amazing one. Keep these tips in mind when choosing your teaching textbooks.


Spread the Love of Christ

We are reminded of God’s calling on our lives as Christians to love one another as Christ loves us and as we love ourselves. Help your child grow in their ability to spread the love of Christ through our free download for families of all shapes and sizes.1Create a conversation around what the Bible says about loveExplore how your child gives and re


Winter Activities Printable

Winter is an amazing time to stay active in learning! There are so many fun and educational activities you can do with your children to celebrate the season and keep them engaged on their at-home learning journey.


Behind the Name

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold” (Proverbs 22:1).“What’s in a name?” pined Juliet as she wished her new-found Romeo possessed any other surname than Montague. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”Likewise, at AOP we like to think our parents and students wo


5 Ways to Reduce Stress

As a homeschooler and a parent, you’re naturally busy; however, sometimes that busyness can take over emotionally and physically and lead to stress. To help you relax, ease your mind, and keep your home and homeschool stress-free, try to implement these five important habits into your life.


Printable Positivity Notecards

This month is a time to remember those affected by suicide and focus on prevention efforts. One small way you can help is by sharing with someone you know how much he or she is loved and appreciated through a handwritten note. Use these printable positivity notecards to put a smile on someone’s face soon.


Free Lesson + 10 Facts You May Not Know about the Emancipation Proclamation

On September 22, 1862, in the second year of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, the rail-splitter known as Honest Abe would earn another famous nickname as the Great Emancipator with these words from the Emancipation Proclamation.


Protein-Packed Chocolate Energy Bites

They may look like balls of cookie dough ready for the oven, but these delicious snacks don’t require that much preparation time. Power-packed with protein, these two recipes for energy bites are perfect for providing your family with a healthy grab-and-go treat that can conquer your family’s cravings until your next main meal.


AOP Partners with Step Up for Students

AOP, the leading provider of PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to Christian schools and homeschool families worldwide, has launched a partnership with Step Up for Students and its MyScholarShop online marketplace to provide access to Christian homeschool curricula to families across Florida.


How to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Produce

According to a food purchase survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American family throws away $156 of food each month. Two of the guiltiest culprits for this are fresh fruits and vegetables with a much shorter shelf life than prepackaged foods. To help reduce waste in your homes and refrigerators, try these tips.


Lifemark Movie Celebrates Adoption and the Gift of Life

Kirk Cameron and the Kendrick Brothers have reunited to produce a new movie titled Lifemark, which will be available in select theaters nationwide from September 9-15.Inspired by a true story, Lifemark celebrates the themes of adoption, forgiveness, love, and the gift of life.


Ten Fun Facts You May Not Know about the Triumphs and Tragedies of Bobby Fischer

On September 1, 1972, Boris Spassky resigned to Bobby Fischer in the Match of the Century at the World Chess Championship, making Fischer the first and only American born world chess champion. To remember the golden anniversary of his victory, here are ten fun facts you may not know about the triumphs and tragedies of the Chess Grandmaster.


3 Ways Monarch Excels as an Accessible Online Curriculum

Many students with special needs enjoy and excel with computer-based learning like Monarch. A groundbreaking online curriculum, Monarch offers an enriching, personalized experience that inspires and challenges all students to reach their full potential. Check out these three ways Monarch excels as an accessible online curriculum for all students!


Homeschool Resolutions

While new year resolutions are most often associated with the flip of the calendar to January 1, the start of a new school year is also an excellent time to reflect and make your own homeschool resolutions.


7 Short Inspirational Homeschooling Reminders

Homeschooling is all about giving our children the best possible education while doing our best to raise children of high quality character. To encourage you along the way, check out these short videos from homeschool experts for some important and inspirational homeschooling reminders.


Homeschooling Hacks to Start the School Year

The start of a new homeschooling year can often make parents anxious and wondering how they are going to accomplish everything. Make the most of your special time together with AOP’s homeschool hacks to keep learning fun and stress free.


The Cost of Family Fun

“When it comes to traditional family outings, the purchasing power of that income has declined,” Zachary Crockett wrote for The Hustle. Let's take a look at the cost of family fun for a baseball game, the movies, and Disneyland in 2022.


Top 10 Monarch Electives

A groundbreaking online curriculum, Monarch offers your student the opportunity to add depth and variety to traditional core classes for only $9.95/month. Consider rounding out your child’s education with one of our family favorite electives from Monarch this homeschool year.


Infographic: Pros & Cons of 8 Homeschooling Methods

Because there is no right or wrong way to homeschool, new homeschoolers often have a difficult decision to make as they figure out which homeschooling method is the best approach for their family. Explore AOP’s infographic on the pros and cons of 8 popular homeschooling methods to determine which method is best for your homeschool family.


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