Enter to Win AOP's New Monarch Curriculum!

**Note: The deadline for entering this giveaway has ended. After receiving over 1,400 responses, the five Monarch Giveaway winners were announced in the May 2010 edition of the Homeschool View®.**

Monarch™ is coming on 4/1/10, and it's time to reveal more about this amazing new curriculum from Alpha Omega Publications®. A revolutionary learning program for homeschool families, Monarch is an online Christian curriculum for grades 3-12. Now, you can skip the hassle of teaching with textbooks or installing CD-ROMs and enjoy the convenience of 24/7 access to interactive lessons with the most up-to-date content!

Compatible with any web browser on a Windows® or Macintosh® system, Monarch lets learning soar with engaging lessons in the five core subjects of Bible, history and geography, language arts, math, and science, as well as over 35 electives. Whether you're at home, on vacation, or halfway around the world, you can homeschool anywhere by simply logging in online! Plus, cutting-edge, media-rich lessons are infused with movie clips, animations, learning games, audio clips, web-related links, and more to provide a multi-dimensional learning experience that makes homeschooling fun.

Best of all, to prove how wonderful this online homeschool curriculum really is, we're offering you an opportunity to win a 5-subject Monarch subscription to the grade of your choice. That's a prize value of $419.95! To enter for a shot at winning one of five subscriptions in our Monarch Giveaway, simply complete the following steps before March 31, 2010:

    1. Answer the question, "Why do you want to use Monarch curriculum?" in the comment box at the end of the article in 100 words or less. (Note: To enter a response, you must be logged in or create an AOP account).

    2. Click on your favorite social media network icon at the bottom of this page and automatically post a link to your account about AOP's Monarch Giveaway. Note: If you desire to post to Twitter, please place "RT @homeschoolers Enter to Win AOP's New Monarch Curriculum! http://bit.ly/9BCSD6 #aopmonarch" in your status update.
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to get this new online curriculum for your homeschooling family! Entrants must be at least 18 years of age, and there is a limit of one entry per household. For more details, check out AOP's complete giveaway rules and remember that no purchase is necessary. Enter to win your 5-subject Monarch subscription today!

**Note: The deadline for entering this giveaway has ended. After receiving over 1,400 responses, the five Monarch Giveaway winners were announced in the May 2010 edition of the Homeschool View®.**

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PEGGY W 03/02/2010 01:51:50

Anywhere is freeing!

SHERI M 03/02/2010 05:12:32

We are a family on the go and it would be great to be able to do school work anywhere. I want the best for my children.

JENNIFER U 03/02/2010 05:16:27

I am married to a computer programmer and he's always breaking our PC! We are constantly reverting to back-ups of of our PC and SOS and loosing completed lessons along the way! This would be great because no matter what happens to our computer, my daughter would still be able to do school anywhere!

ELAINE J 03/02/2010 05:16:33

I have enjoyed using Switched on Schoolhouse with my boys. This sounds like it would be the most up to date curriculum available.

KELLY K 03/02/2010 05:17:08

I want the best advantages for my children and Monarch looks to be outstanding. #aopmonarch

RENEE B 03/02/2010 05:17:12

With homeschooling my 5 kids I am always looking for things that will make leaerning for them more exciting and easier on me. Alpha Omega is always apart of our school year. And the Monarch program looks super! #aopmonarch.

NANCY G 03/02/2010 05:22:34

One of my maid goals in homeschooling is to keep the love of learning alive in my kids. I'm always looking for new ways to do that and this curriculum looks very promising. I'm excited to preview it!

HANNAH C 03/02/2010 05:23:03

This would be a blessing for our older children... they could do school in the library as the younger ones have story time!

TAYA C 03/02/2010 05:24:13

With a son going into middle school and a daughter with medical issues, being able to learn on the go would be a God send. Between drs. and sports we could always be able to connect.

KELLY S 03/02/2010 05:25:57

I have recently started using LIFEPACS with all three of my children and I love them! The curriculum is challenging but engaging, and the workbooks are filled with interesting stories and illustrations. I would LOVE to be able to access the same curriculum online!

DAVID C 03/02/2010 05:30:57

Since I am a Pastor, my family and I are in the ministry. MInistry does not led itself well to strict school schedules. This online curriculum would make our homeschooling adventure more manageable. Thank you for the time and effort you took to make this available.

HEATHER B 03/02/2010 05:34:17

Our family has always enjoyed the AOP materials. We are also a family who loves to utilize technology. Having Monarch would be a wonderful way to integrate our homeschooling with our lifestyle. The children would be more engaged with a multi-dimensional learning experience, and anything that makes education more fun for them is a winner in my book!

VANCE AND R 03/02/2010 05:36:44

We homeschool five boys and own an organic garden center. As business owners, we are frequently finding that our "schedule" has fallen apart and we are at our business when we have not planned to be. Of course, school then comes along and (hopefully) it then comes home with us. We already use, and have used for years, a combination of Lifepacs, SOS, and Horizons. Having the AOP curriculum online would simplify my life. We could access our lessons anywhere and everywhere without having to take along tons of supplies! It would save me time--no installation of SOS. We use some online curriculums right now that is not Christian-based. I would love to have that convenience with a Christian worldview integrated throughout.

BARBARA F 03/02/2010 05:37:42

Monarch sounds like a great curriculum. We need something online for mobility and it has to be fun to complete the learning experience. Monarch has it all.

ANDREA G 03/02/2010 05:38:17

I have been looking for an online curriculum for my three children. They're tired of workbooks and so am I! Being online will allow them to learn from virtually anywhere as well as give them access to a wealth of information at their fingertips.

NORA J 03/02/2010 05:38:40

This is our first year using SOS and the kids loved it! I can only imagine that the online version will be even better and I am looking forward to giving it a try!

KIMBERLY P 03/02/2010 05:39:01

Because anywhere is freeing and everywhere would be wonderful! We are always on the go and this would be perfect for our busy family. My little EeePC would love it as well! #aopmonarch

DONNA R 03/02/2010 05:41:56

Wow! We started home educating with AOP 12 years ago and now that you have something new we can't wait to see it and try it!

Shana S 03/02/2010 05:48:31

I would love to be able to use this for my son....he could even log in at Grandma's!

KERRI G 03/02/2010 05:48:41

Wow! This looks great. I cant wait to try it. My kids will love this for sure!!!

VICKIE B 03/02/2010 05:50:04

Having up-to-date, Christian-based curriculum, with the flexibility of accessing it anywhere there is a computer with internet is a huge selling point. Another advantage for homeschool families like ours is the interactive lessons. Making learning more engaging for the student using current brain research and technology is a must in this ever changing world. During our homeschooling experience, we have used Switched-on Schoolhouse, and LIFEPAC. We are excited to see the new Monarch!

NEIL B 03/02/2010 05:50:50

We are currently tied to a PC in the Den or the laptop upstairs. Once we leave the house, (filed trips, etc) we loose the ability to continue working or even reviewing. This would be a great asset to our schooling.

LISA W 03/02/2010 05:51:55

We are also a family on the go and having a curriculum that can go with us is a top priority... But also having one that we can trust and is know to work so well for families is even better... Really looking forward to the opportunity to check his out... Thanks again!!

SUSAN W 03/02/2010 05:52:16

I have a 10th grade son and an 8th grade daughter. They need more interaction than most books can offer. I believe that working online will help prepare them for college and keep up their computer skills in a safe manner.

CRISTINA B 03/02/2010 05:56:50

I would love to try this new program. I have been homeschooling my oldest daughter for almost 4 years. I have four children and it has been hard because my younger ones are from the ages of 4,3, and 2. This upcoming year I will start homeschooling my next daughter which will be entering kindergarten. It will help me out if I can have my oldest complete her school work on the computer so I can work a little more with my younger ones. I would like to have a good curriculum for my oldest which will start 4th grade next year. Thank you! #aopmonarch

LORINDA B 03/02/2010 05:58:33

We love to RV and travel. We do this while schooling year-round. Monarch would make life easier!

JOAN M 03/02/2010 06:01:59

This will be our final year of homeschooling after 12 years. Monarch would really help us as I am now in my sixties. Plus we have truly enjoyed using your products over the years.

MARIANNE N 03/02/2010 06:06:18

I would love for my son to try this new program. He is extremely visual in his learning approach, books seem to inundate him. He needs a lot of visual input. What a blessing it would be to not carry with you 50 lbs of books with you every time you you start your home schooling day. This would be a great addition to anyone's home school curriculum!

NANETTE D 03/02/2010 06:06:20

We have a home-based business and homeschool two students. Time is a precious commodity. Finding SOS last year has literally SAVED OUR SANITY. The lesson planning and grading are lifelines! My students are doing well - and SOS works SO well for us. My younger student is very different from my older child - he is challenged by anything new, action, and activity. Monarch may be an even BETTER choice for him! I would love the opportunity to use it! Thanks!

TRACI H 03/02/2010 06:07:24

We have never used SOS, but I want to so badly. Monarch seems to be even more convenient!

SARAH B 03/02/2010 06:07:56

What a wonderful idea! We use Horizon with our 15 year old son who lives with autism, as well as with our 7 year old son. Both of them have watched their 12 year old sister work with Switched on Schoolhouse with great interest. Each of them love the idea of working on the computer, with all of the sensory elements that are involved. Monarch would combine the best of both worlds for us, without the danger of losing "class" time or completed work because of computer problems.

JENNIFER B 03/02/2010 06:10:14

I love the switched on schoolhouse curriculum and I think it would be great to be able to do school from any computer, anywhere

ELIZABETH C 03/02/2010 06:11:27

My mother used AOP back when i was being home schooled and now i use it as well!! Being a single mom it is difficult to sort out my time between 4 kids and my oldest would enjoy school on the computer. I love AOP and plan to use it until my 5 year old graduates High school. Thanks AOP!!!

PATRICIA F 03/02/2010 06:11:47

We are a military family serving overseas, and we will be moving this summer--but we don't even know where to yet!! My eldest son graduates this year, and has benefitted greatly from several of the SOS subjects in multiple grades. His biggest complaint was that it was difficult to update and would not work on his MAC--the new Monarch solves both of those, and it would be great to give his 10-year-old twin brothers the same advantages he had!

LISA F 03/02/2010 06:12:42

As a homeschooling mother wiith 11 children,I am looking for ways to make learning easier. My husband lost his job 15 months ago from Chrysler and we would be most grateful to be able to use the new Monarch curriculum. It is getting difficult to purchase new books for our children. I love using the Alpha and Omega lifepacs. I use them for my children in highschool and I use the SOS presently for my son in 7 th grade. It helps me immensely to have their curriculum laid out day by day with testing on a regular basis. My husband was the director of a private school a number of years ago and he is pleaseantly supportive of the content that he sees with Alpha/Omega and SOS. Please consider us to try out the new Monarch curriculum!! Thank you for helping families to have a truly comprehensive program that is user friendly and the kids love it! So do moms!! Lisa Flynn

AARON S 03/02/2010 06:12:49

My wife used SOS for the first time this year with our oldest and has really enjoyed the experience. We really like the idea of connecting to the curriculum online where ever you have a wi-fi spot.

Karen A 03/02/2010 06:12:50

I am a homeschool support director at our Christian school and I am very excited about Monarch for the families I serve, but more excited about presenting it to my daughter. She has elected to return to the classroom full-time because she felt that she would receive more specialized instruction...this curriculum sounds wonderful and could be what brings her back to homeschooling!

CONNIE O 03/02/2010 06:13:00

This would be such a lifesaver! Homeschooling as a single parent of 5, plus working and being in school myself...well, you get the idea! This would free up my children to be able to complete lessons when they are in daycare settings. We love Switched-On, and I imagine this is even better!

BECKY S 03/02/2010 06:13:47

I would love to use this curriculum with my son. He loves to use the computer instead of traditional textbooks!

PETE S 03/02/2010 06:15:35

So glad to know more about this much anticipated Monarch! I look forward to seeing more in the coming weeks!

AMY W 03/02/2010 06:16:04

I can't wait to try Monarch! My 3rd and 5th grader have done great with SOS this year...but going directly online for their schoolwork sounds better than using CD's. It sounds exciting for the kids, and will benefit me as well! Thanks AOP!

CRYSTAL H 03/02/2010 06:17:36

This would be perfect for our children, we have such a wide range of age and would help with the older ones being able to use the computer on the go. We use Lifepac and Horizons now so I know this would be a blessings to have for our new curriculum.

SHANNON C 03/02/2010 06:19:21

I have tried workbook based curriculum with my son and it just didn't work. We tried an online based one that he loves. I have been hoping for a Christian based version and here it is. :) I only wish it included Kindergarten - 2nd grade.

TONI M 03/02/2010 06:19:46

My daughter LOVES SOS. I have a son who will be starting 3rd grade. He wants to try SOS. I would love for him to try Monarch. It sounds AMAZING! My 3rd grader is just starting to get interested in the internet, this would help him alot.

RONDA W 03/02/2010 06:19:52

We am blessed to be able to homeschool our daughter, include the Bible in her cirriculum and teach the 'computer' at the same time. However, we don't have a laptop, we live in a very rural area and sometimes find it hard to go anywhere because the S.O.S. program must be installed on the computer we are using even to use the discs. It would be an even bigger blessing to have a program like Monarch is offering, allowing us to visit anyplace with the internet and still be able to get schoolwork done. God bless you.

REBAGAYLE V 03/02/2010 06:20:37

Our family has many needs. I am a mother, a homeschooler, a wife and last a nursing student. I have always wanted to buy the switched on school house but we have Mac computers and the curriculum is not compatible. I am looking forward to seeing this curriculum and having it meet my families needs.

JOHN V 03/02/2010 06:20:58

The Monarch Curriculum would be a wonderful change for our family of 6 home schooled children! We have used Alpha Omega Lifepacs since 1998. The load of paper gets overwhelming at times. My box of teacher books breaks my back some days. We have six children that we home school each day. Next year they will be in grades 3,4,7,9,11,12. If I could do less ordering, paper-correcting, and storing of teacher books, it would change my life! The interactive aspect would be a benefit for our children, too! Thanks for creating this new Monarch Curriculum!

MELISSA E 03/02/2010 06:21:34

What better reason than seven amazing children who are in a home school rut? Praise God for people who can create cirriculum for those of us who are committed to home school our children. We would love an opportunity to try Monarch. Christian bases study is the only option and Monarch sounds fantastic.

ERIN A 03/02/2010 06:23:03

I would love to be able to do school anywhere! We have many appts & therapy sessions for my youngest with special needs. Knowing that the kids can still get school done would be a relief. I think they would love to have school on the computer too! Maybe it wouldn't be so much like school!!

MELISSA P 03/02/2010 06:23:16

I think AOP is the best homeschooling curriculum on the market. I used it as a child from second grade through graduation. I have met other home schoolers who use other curriculums and have tried others (briefly) and have decided to stay with AOP untill all my children have graduated. Right now they are in 4th, 3rd, and 1st. Then I have one due October 14th that will also be using AOP years from now! My favorite thing about AOP is how it is Christ centered. My children noticed right away that God is not only in Bible but in every subject. Thank you for you time!

MARSHA N 03/02/2010 06:25:55

I am so excited to see a new homeschool curriculum coming out. It would be so convienent to use Monarch! Thanks, Marsha Nixon

GABRIELLE H 03/02/2010 06:27:27

I love the Lifepacs and they really respond to them, my daughter especially. My son will be entereing some tough subjects next year, subjects that are beyond me so we both will be learning, him for the first time and me all over again!! He and I both learn better with online tools as opposed to, or in addition to, textbooks. This is why I would love Monarch, I need it just as much as, if not more than my son!

Janet M 03/02/2010 06:28:08

Sounds like a positive learning experience.

WENDY T 03/02/2010 06:29:01

I would love to use Monarch for my soon to be sixth grader. She enjoys using the internet to do research and it seems that the internet is the next generation of learning. What a great opportunity to expand that into homeschool. Right now, we are praying about taking our girls out of public school when they hit middle school. I am researching different options and when I saw Monarch, I thought it would be a perfect fit, so I've been waiting for more info. It's a big responsibility, but the outcome is worth the sacrifice. #aopmonarch

MICHAEL D 03/02/2010 06:32:06

I would love for my two older boys to be able to complete their lessons on any computer whether we're at home, the library, or visiting grandparents.

JULIE M 03/02/2010 06:35:58

We currently use AOP geometry and spanish 2. My son loves the concept of learning via a computer vs. textbooks. He has already asked me if he could do all of his subjects next year online. This would be a great tool for him to learn with. Also, AOP is one of the leading homeschooling curriculums, but monarch would be an added bonus.

JULIE C 03/02/2010 06:37:26

I have a multiply-disabled daughter who loves anything on a computer due to her autism and visual learning style. She is in public school, but we've been increasing the amount of "afterschooling" we do for her. Her brother has always been homeschooled. With a five-course Monarch subscription, our daughter would have the benefit of online/computer-based learning and her brother could be her tutor. Nothing could be more warming to a mother's heart! :-) In fact, her brother might be so interested in Monarch, that he would want to switch his curriculum, too!

EMILY N 03/02/2010 06:39:08

This year has been difficult homeschooling 3 children instead of 2. I have one in 5th grade. She does Math on the computer now which she enjoys and helps free me to spend one-on-one time with my others. I have been wanting to look into my oldest using an interactive program for all of her subjects. We cannot afford it during this economic times. I would LOVE to use this program with her! Sounds interesting & academically sound!

JENNIFER G 03/02/2010 06:41:23

I have been researching, talking with SOS users, and waiting until we finished most of this year's curriculum to buy 9th grade SOS for my 14-year-old son, that is until I read that AOP was introducing Monarch. I've put our purchasing plans on hold until it came out. AOP's Monarch sounds wonderful since we can "school" anywhere in the world online. The need to have our curriculum traveling has increased since our older children are married and lmoved out-of-state and we are grandparents! Our family is very close so our traveling has increased tremendously in the past two years, making it a necessity to switch to SOS or Monarch this coming year. We we would love to win Monarch, but regardless, we are moving in this direction. We feel the Lord has nudged us in this direction and the more we learn, the more we are excited! Thanks to AOP for creating this curriculum. You have answered many prayers!

NANETTE H 03/02/2010 06:43:51

AOP products consistently become part of our homeschooling curriculum plan for each school year. And they always over-deliver! That's why I'm so anxious to try the new Monarch online curriculum for my three children. I anticipate that by adding video clips, learning games and more to their daily studies, their retention of the material they cover will soar even higher. AOP, won't you please let us be among the first homeschooling families to try Monarch?

GIDGETT T 03/02/2010 06:44:28

I homeschooled my three children for 6 years using ABeka cirriculum. It was so stressful on me. I lost the joy of homeschooling and placed my children into public school November 1,2009. I am now ready to bring them home and try a new challanging, but less stressful cirriculum. I am trying to find a cirriculum that would be a joy to do and support the biblical foundation my husband and I desire our children to have.

KATY K 03/02/2010 06:44:31

I would love to be able to use this with my kids. As a single parent, homeschooling is more than an adventure! We already use AOP and SOS in our schoolday, but having the mobility this program offers would make my life and my children's so much better. However, I would have to write another speech when I get rid of the one about not scratching the discs because we can't afford to buy more.

BECKY R 03/02/2010 06:46:16

Have been homeschooling for 17 years by worktexts. Have become tired of the same material. Looking for a better way to homeschool that is affordable being on a single income. My children enjoy being on the pc anyway. This would be a God send to have.

LOIS T 03/02/2010 06:48:34

Hi Alpha Omega, We use Switched on Schoolhouse. REally enjoy it, but the one aspect that is a concern is losing all our information and hardwork due to a computer glitch. "It can happen" Having our work online and accessible would be great. Will be another option to check out. Bruce/Lois in Kansas

ROSE K 03/02/2010 06:49:14

We have been using SOS and have really enjoyed it. However, it would be great to have an online curriculum. We have 3 kids and it would be great if they could access their lessons from any computer! It would help so much with our daily schedule, as more than one student could be working at a time. That would free up more time for us to spend together as a family also! Monarch sounds fantastic! Thank you!

AMANDA C 03/02/2010 06:49:45

Having the ability to school when and where we want is a vital need for our busy family. We are constantly on the go and this would give us the opportunity to not have to drag a load of books with us. AOP has some of the best curriculum available and we are very excited to see Monarch coming out. The benefits and features will really be a blessing to our family.

SUE M 03/02/2010 06:51:29

I have a middle school age daughter that is very independent in her studies while my grade school age child needs much attention. Monarch would allow my oldest to excel on her own and free her from what she views as boring workbooks. My attention and time could them be focused on my son and the academic areas in which he seems to lag behind. It would also allow my daughter to access school while waiting at several events and activities that my son is involved in. Most are at church which has internet service available. Others are at the library which also internet access. Since my husband travels often, both children must attend the others activites. It sounds like a perfect solution to homeschooling on the run!

H E 03/02/2010 06:51:57

I chose to homeschool my daughter so that she would have a rich and varied educational experience, as well as the best education I could offer her above and beyond what is available around us in our area. AOP products have been a part of our homeschool curriculum from the beginning, and have always delivered! This program looks exceptional, and fits all my criteria, plus in the eyes of a 10 year old, "looks like fun instead of school"! Thanks for offering something like this for those of us who have children that do best on hands-on visual learning! Keep it up AOP!!!

TERRI C 03/02/2010 06:54:50

I have used online programs for a single subject in the past and was amazed by how readily wanted to use it. They were eager to get on the computer and often worked ahead because they enjoyed it so much. To be able to have a whole curriculum like that, with the AOP quality, would literally be a gift from God.

KIM M 03/02/2010 06:55:50

I love, love, love anything different and especially easier!! This will be our first year homeschooling and I would be thrilled to use something so interesting, fun and accessible!! K.

LISA S 03/02/2010 06:56:48

We have used AOP products from the beginning but have recently started using another online curriculum as a supplement. She loves the computer and doing schoolwork online is fun!

RUBY R 03/02/2010 06:57:50

I am a stay at home mom.I have three children Two of them attend regular school and I home school my eldest daughter, she is in 11th grade.Sometimes i do not have time to help her because she also takes 2 electives at the high school.By the time we are going to sit down to do the work it is time for my other 2 to come home.Then i have to help them with their home work.My family would really benefit from the Monarch curriculum.My daughter would be able to get on the computer and do all her work without having to wait on me.

JOY N 03/02/2010 06:57:55

The Monarch curriculum sounds like something that would work for my frustrated daughter and this tired mom. We have used SOS for several years. Monarch would take care of the problem of computer glitches. My daughter loves having the videos and games to break up her lessons.

LYNN T 03/02/2010 07:05:59

I home school my 3 children. My oldest currently uses Switched on Schoolhouse. If we have to run errands, Dr's appt's, etc., his work doesn't get done. With this, he can work on his on the go if needed. I love Alpha Omega's products, but always hoped for something more like this. I can't wait!

TAMMY D 03/02/2010 07:06:32

I am using Lifepacs with my children this year. They would really enjoy the interactive format better and I would be happy not to have to check workbooks every 5 minutes. I didn't realize you were producing a curriculum like this until I received the email. It sounds great!

DAWN M 03/02/2010 07:07:38

I am really excited to see this new option in addition to SOS. We have one PC, but our other computer is an Apple and isn't compatible with SOS. So, we have to share the one computer for our SOS subjects. I would love to try the new curriculum option!

IRINA P 03/02/2010 07:10:35

We are using SOS. And Monarch sounds like more advanced option of SOS, as the content can be upgraded more often. And I recently had a problem having to reinstall Windows on my computer, and fearing that I will loose all the lessons. I would like to have the opportunity to try out the Monarch, to find out how different it is from SOS, how well will it work on my internet. I wonder will it allow access of two students, as SOS does (I have two students in the same grade). And I plan to travel a lot.

CONNIE P 03/02/2010 07:10:43

I am so pleased that Switched on schoolhouse has helped my son to build confidence in working on his own at his own pace. He is a quick learner and absorbs the information at a rapid pace because it is presented in an easy to follow pattern, building on the information it presents in each lesson.

KRISTY M 03/02/2010 07:10:47

Wow! This would be great! Our family loves to travel. To visit different places, however taking all the school books with us is very challenging! To know that all I would need to bring, if that, is my laptop (which I bring anyway!) would be so freeing!! My oldest is entering 9th grade in the fall, this would be very helpful to him. Thank you for the offer!

CELESTE T 03/02/2010 07:13:06

I am very excited about the new Monarch curriculum. We have used AOP Switched on Schoolhouse with great success. Having a child with chronic illness Monarch would be a blessing. We could bring school anywhere. Dr. appointments ,hospital stays. My daughter loves SOS because it is very engaging and to the point. Daily lessons are just the right amount of work. Thank you for continuing to make homeschool curriculum that meets the different needs of families.

SHELLY B 03/02/2010 07:13:26

It would be great to be able to use any computer for school work. When we travel I have to make sure I switch my older sons work to my laptop. I would really love to just pick up & go.

Christina T 03/02/2010 07:14:41

We are a family built by God through birht and special needs adoption. Of our 7 children at home, 1 is on the Autism spectrum, 1 struggles with ADHD, 1 has dyslexia & dysgrahphia, 1 was severely drug & alcohol exposed in utero and yet 1 more has an as of yet unspecified learning disability and processing disorder. It takes effort and determination to homeschool these wonderful blessings but it is SO very worth it! This type of curriculum would not only meet educational needs but it would also be a great blessing to a family whose schedule is packed with therapies and appointments with caseworkers to provide even more services for the benefit of our children!

DEBORAH K 03/02/2010 07:15:39

Why I would like this....Do to the economy we have lost our house and have filed chapter 7 but as that may have been sad for some it has been a blessing from God to be able to humble us right to the core. We have until July 7th to find a place that a car salesman still can afford living in MI along with continuing to home school our daughter who will be in the 6th grade. It would be a blessing to be able to not have to worry about her schooling this year while making our new place a home. To whomever wins this will be blessed I'm sure so be it God's will for everyone. Deb

WENDY T 03/02/2010 07:15:44

I have looked into AOP for 2 yrs.now and have not commited to a curriculum for my 3 boys because of the price. So this would be an awesome way to see if I love the curriculum well enough to purchase for all of my boys. I love what I see and what I hear about your curriculum, Getting to use it would be a blessing I believe! My boys are all computer savvy and love the computer, so looking for computer based curriculum. Thankyou!

PEPPER H 03/02/2010 07:16:41

Monarch would allow my child to complete her work while at the office with me. It is not always possible to be at home. Thi s would allow her to study on the go. Sounds wonderful!

JUDITH M 03/02/2010 07:17:35

We have been so eager to work with AOP, we love the videos and materials we bought before we even knew about homeschooling. Now we have begun our own journey into homeschooling and this program sounds PERFECT for us. A Christ-centered program with anytime-access from AOP! We are all excited about this program!

CHRIS H 03/02/2010 07:17:57

I love the idea of anywhere/anytime access to the curriculum.

MICHELLE B 03/02/2010 07:19:11

I have been using Switched on Schoolhouse for the last two years and have been very happy with it. I chose this program because I considered it the best. If this new program is even better, I would love the opportunity to use it for my children's education! Thank you for always giving 110% in your programs so that our children get a topnotch education.

TIFFANY J 03/02/2010 07:20:01

I really love SOS for my 4th grader. My younger son has been using Time4Learning and next year we were going to use SOS 3rd grade. Sounds like a very exciting program.

MALINDA R 03/02/2010 07:20:24

I love the thought that I do not have to load the cd's to a computer. I have done that for the last 3 years. This makes doing school for my highscool students even better. Malinda Rogers

CAROLYN G 03/02/2010 07:22:22

Trying to get all my children home for homeschooling. We have some very bright, advanced children and one the struggles greatly due to autism. I am constantly looking for the best resources for all.

BRIAN P 03/02/2010 07:23:34

Why do we need this curriculum? (to the tune of the 12 Days of Christmas) The Pates need this program, just read and you'll see: it's more interactive, more ways to learn, all subjects covered, electives for high school, no more lost schoolwork, tech-savvy kids, reasonably priced, NO MORE SCRATCHED CD's, sounds like more fun, 3 home schooled kids, 2 are special needs and 1 very, grateful family. (Thank you for considering us.)

RICHARD L 03/02/2010 07:26:33

Our daughter would love this because we travel a lot and she would be able to access at anytime/anywhere, and at her own pace. We look forward to Monarch. Colleen L

MICHELE E 03/02/2010 07:27:36

I love the flexibility to homeschool anywhere on any computer. We currently use an online program for some subjects, but it is secular and I would love the ability to continue with a strong academic online program that is Christ centered and Biblically based.

Lisa R 03/02/2010 07:27:51

We have been interested in SOS for some time, and was concerned because we don't have a new enough computer to run the disks on. The internet access option sounds like our ticket. We do a fair amount of our school at the kitchen table, but I feel we neglect things like science....and having the assurance that we can check each one out on a program, sounds divine! Thank you for this opportunity! The Ristow Family in Wisconsin :)

RYAN F 03/02/2010 07:28:06

I would love to use this program. My computer frequently resets lessons and is slow is starting up which makes it difficult to complete some days. Also It sounds like it would be an improvement over the already amazing SOS software. Of course that it will be free helps even more to my struggling finances.

Magy L 03/02/2010 07:28:23

I am from Mexico but living here in the US, i homeschool my girls bilingual. We travel a lot to Mexico and i always have to carry all those heavy books, so this looks like an excellent alternative, since i can do it anywhere!

THERESA W 03/02/2010 07:30:45

We would like to try this curriculum for several reasons. My husband travels every week for work, so this would give us the opportunity to occasionally travel with him. Also, our kids are getting to an age where they would like to study a bit more independantly and this would help me feel confident they are still getting a great education while sudying on their own. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

BONNIE T 03/02/2010 07:31:20

My daughter loves this curriculum, and with 2 small boys at home, it's hard to give her my undivided attention. She is able to sit at the computer and I can come in and out as I need to. She is actually excited to do school now!

CHRISTY L 03/02/2010 07:31:27

Oh how I would love an online curriculum to use with my oldest daughter (5th grade.) She's been a challenge to keep interested in her materials, so having something like this would be AMAZING! I think she would get more out of school and learn valuable life lessons as a Christian as well. Thanks for all you do to help us teach our children!! God bless you all!

JENNIFER B 03/02/2010 07:32:21

We are new to homeschooling this year and still trying to find our "groove." Two active sons who are involved in many activities, and a telecommuting mom who sometimes has to drag the kids to the office, would be very relieved to have a homeschool option that is so portable and flexible. We are very excited about Monarch!

JENNIFER P 03/02/2010 07:33:04

We are a missionary family with five kids and we rely on the willingness of others to sacrifice financially to support us. We are constantly on the go and also have not reached 100% of our support. What a blessing it would be to us to not have to buy next year's curriculum. We already use Switched on Schoolhouse and love it, but it would be great to be able to use the Monarch system and access school from anywhere, anytime, on any computer.

SCHRENIA B 03/02/2010 07:33:07

This curriculum sounds like a WONDERFUL alternative to Switched on Schoolhouse. With teenagers that have jobs and volunteer in different things, we're fully reliant on our laptops for schoolwork. Being able to just hop on the Wi-Fi at the library, McDonald's, Starbucks, and other locations would definitely solve the necessity of using a lot of hard drive space to make sure that all of the grades & electives are installed, or having to reinstall when laptops crash or get corrupted.

ALEJANDRO G. L 03/02/2010 07:35:13

Edith L. We are from the Phlippines. My daughters enjoy learning with the use of computer. Monarch curriculum will surely be a blessing to us. We'll be able to maximize our time in homeschooling and give us more bonding moments with them. We have been using Horizons and AOP for the last five years. These curricula are really great way to make your children's educational foundation very solid. Thanks for giving us an alternative material in our studies. #aopmonarch

JENNY K 03/02/2010 07:38:32

I homeschool special needs children and finding curriculum that they enjoy doing is hard. Monarch sounds like a wonderful program that my son would enjoy doing. Financially it would be a blessing for us as we pay a tutor to help our son with reading. Thank you for coming up with a new and exciting program!!!

JANET C 03/02/2010 07:38:59

I have & homeschool our 5 children. An online curriculum would be such a blessing. Not only would it help to hold the interest of restless boys but it would be like having an assistant to oversee there work. Since we are 100% MAC, this opportunity will finally allow us to use AO products on the computer. Thanks! We've been waiting!

DENAY M 03/02/2010 07:39:26

Hello! When I ran across the AOP webite advetising the new online curriculum i was curious. I started reading the other comments left and was excited about the prospect of opening a new door of learing for my new adopted daughter. To foster a new way of doing things and to help realize there is a whole new way ot thinking out there. Thank you!

JESSICA C 03/02/2010 07:39:40

We are a Christian family with a son who has ADHD and would rather learn on the computer. Monarch would be a great marriage of Christian curriculum and self-paced online learning!

DAWN S 03/02/2010 07:41:24

I have an only son who is 11. This would be a great curriculum to use for him as we are on the go a lot. It would allow him to stay on track when we are away from home. Sounds like an awesome program. Thank you.

SUE M 03/02/2010 07:44:07

Hello! I have 2 teenage sons... one getting ready to start highschool. My oldest has severe learning disabilities which requires most of my time one on one. This leaves my youngest without enough attention and help. I don't want him to have a sub-par highschool education because of this, so I am hoping to put him in a curriculum like this, so he can have something all his own away from his brother. Also, the portablility sounds great since both my husband and I have aging parents 2-4hours away who at any given time need help. He could school on the road. Thanks!

KEITH S 03/02/2010 07:46:07

We have been using SOS with great results. The ease of being able to do school work from any computer, anywhere would be great. Thanks for offering such great Christian-based curriculum.

CAROLE J 03/02/2010 07:47:35

My son prefers computer learning to textbooks. I love that the new curriculum can be accessed on our Mac laptop so it can go anywhere! We are currently doing SOS & I can't wait to check this out for next fall!

Sheila R 03/02/2010 07:47:44

This last year my daughter came to me and said she wanted to do school online. After looking and doing some asking we were sure we wanted to do switched on schoolhouse. We were both very excited. When I called to place my order I was told this curriculum was not mac compatible. We were so disappointed. I was actually getting ready to place an order just a few weeks ago for next years school when I received a call from AOP. I told her why we had decided to not go with switched on schoolhouse and she was quick to tell me all about Monarch. This was very exciting news! Needless to say we have held off on placing any orders waiting anxiously for the monarch to come out :)

TINA L 03/02/2010 07:50:24

I am so excited about this curriculum! My younger children have been doing a supplimental program that is multimedia this year. They love it and beg daily to "do their computer work". Watching videos, clips, and playing application games just brings home what they have been studying in the normal curriculum. We have always used Alpha omega and Horizens curriculum so we know this will be an excellant program and look forward to using it. I love that all of this will be in one curriculum. Thank you!

JENNIFER G 03/02/2010 07:51:46

#aopmonarch, This is a great idea! I would love to give it a try because we have a small business and our children end up at our work place quite a bit and their book end up left there; or they cannot take the desk top with them which is where their SOS is. This would be great to have access from our work environment or virtually anywhere for them to do thier assignment like grandmas or the doctors office. Thanks for trying to bring us the most up to date options for our children.

LISA S 03/02/2010 07:52:52

My 7th grade son uses the SOS program with 2 of his subjects and he has greatly benefited from them. This is our 1st year of homeschooling and I have parents coming out of the wood work asking me how to get started. I always point them to your web site and to your cirriculm 1st! The Godly thread through out your programs has truly made a difference in my son and the rest of our family! To win this program would help us financially... my son and I have taken on babysitting and now have a part time job in the evening to make ends meet. My husband works during the day and helps with math at night while I go to work. We wouldn't have it any other way. Easier is always nice but God has called us to do this and we do it with joy!

IVAN B 03/02/2010 07:55:09

MAC Compatible!! WooHoo! We've waiting so long!

RYAN E 03/02/2010 07:56:04

If anyone is trying to use the retweet button to enter via Twitter, we realize there's an issue with it and we're doing our best to fix the issue. Thanks so much for your patience with us. In the meantime, if you'd like to enter via Twitter, please put "RT @homeschoolers Enter to Win AOP's Monarch Curriculum! #aopmonarch http://ow.ly/1bL4H" right in your Twitter update status. - Ryan from AOP

KIRSTEN J 03/02/2010 07:58:27

MAC!!! That's what I'm talking about! I would like to introduce more independent schooling to my son.

KASEY B 03/02/2010 07:59:05

I would LOVE to use this curriculum with my son because we are always headed out of state for my daughters medical and instead of carrying 5 Lifepac boxes with me, it will just be a lot easier. Plus, when our daughter was diagnosed, the Lord always sent us "Butterflies" as a reminder that she is going to get out of this!!!

KRISTIN H 03/02/2010 08:02:19

It would be nice not to have to worry about my computer crashing and losing all of my son's schoolwork information. :)

ASHLEY H 03/02/2010 08:02:32

This is our first year homeschooling and so far it has been awesome. God has truly worked many miracles. Finding ways to teach our three kids easier would be a complete blessing. My husband and I are working towards being ordained ministers and having a curriculum that is user friendly for the kids and us would be a huge blessing for our family. My son really needs new and exciting things to help him in his learning and this would be great for him. Whatever God's will is, let it be done!

JOYCE R 03/02/2010 08:04:21

I am a homeschool mother of four children spanning elementary, middle and high school. I am also the owner/director of homeschool resource center that provides classes, enrichment and all kinds of learning opportunities for homeschooled children throughout our community. We are very proud of what we do and are committed to doing what it takes to ensure that kids will have the opportunities they need to answer God's call on their life. However, it sometimes feels my children are short-changed as a result of the demands of this business - they generally spend their day along side of me. They have made a lot of friends, but our "homeschooling" is lacking primarily as a result of the logistics associated with hauling books, manipulatives and everything else with us each day. With the computers available at our facility, each of my children would be able to take breaks from time to time to complete lessons without hauling half the house out with us. We have had the opportunity to use Horizons and SoS and would be thrilled to have this kind of material so easily available to us - we can't wait to incorporate this curriculum in our schooling!

BARB A 03/02/2010 08:04:25

Sounds like a great way to Homeschool!!!

ANNE L 03/02/2010 08:04:36

Monarch will enable us to seamlessly continue our children's education regardless of our upcoming military move, or if the children and I have to make an urgent short term move back to Australia for family medical reasons. This October we transfer yet again and the schooling texts will be packed in shipments causing a 2 – 3 month delay in their schooling. A short term move back to Australia would be worse as we could not take all their schooling with us due to luggage weight restrictions. Without Monarch our children's education would be in limbo.

COLLEEN G 03/02/2010 08:06:36

This would be a blessing as it would lend to our committment to get out of debt. We have six children and even homeschooling can cost greatly. I've used SOS in the past and loved it. Was considering using it again, but was thrilled to learn about this new program you're coming out with. Can't wait to learn more (and find out if I've won). :-)

SUE D 03/02/2010 08:07:19

I'm always looking for ways to bring our schooling into the 21st century. This sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

PEGGY D 03/02/2010 08:07:52

I'd like to use Monarch because we love SOS but I have a time getting everything installed on various computers so the boys don't have to wait to use it. It's a great program and Monarch will make it even more mobile.

DINNA P 03/02/2010 08:08:17

We are excited that Monarch is compatible with any web browser, It is exciting to know that wherever we are-- at home, on vacation, or halfway around the world, we can homeschool anywhere by simply logging in online! Our son will love the cutting-edge, media-rich lessons that are infused with movie clips, animations, learning games, audio clips, and web-related links!

Tracy O 03/02/2010 08:08:29

I'm actually a rep for another popular curriculum publisher and use it with my 8 homeschooled children. I have one child who seems to struggle with the watch a lesson/ do an assignment method of school. I'm seriously considering this new program for him . I've used online suppliments for him in the past and he has really done well with them. This is the first affordable option I've seen introduced. Congrats AOP on this new launch!

03/02/2010 08:09:04

My daughter loves everything about the computer. We currently use SOS and she loves it, but the cd-roms are installed on our old desktop computer. My daughter is always asking me to do SOS on my laptop, but while at home I need to use my laptop on a daily basis. The Monarch curriculum sounds great! ; and even as we travel we would have access to her school work. Being unemployed for several months ; and just recently getting part time work and trying to catch up with bills; winning Monarch would be a blessing to our family.

KAREN I 03/02/2010 08:09:33

We haven't yet purchased next years program and we are switching from what we are using today. I wanted soemthng more interactive, and easy to take with us on the go. #aopmonarch looks like a program that will work for us.

KRISTIN J 03/02/2010 08:09:59

We have been waiting for an affordable web-based curriculum ever since moving from another state that provided public online school. It's exciting because it's Christian based, Mac compatible(!), a 'portable' school system and would offer the extra accountability my daughter needs; no excuses -'I forgot, didn't know', etc.

MISTY B 03/02/2010 08:09:59

My kids are begging me to use a computer based curriculum. My children spend time with their grandparents one to two days each week and use multiple computers. Something online would work great for us! My kids are visual learners and the multimedia aspects would be perfect!

JUDY G 03/02/2010 08:10:48

I am very interested in this new curriculum. My daughter loves the computer.

SUSIE D 03/02/2010 08:10:53

My husband and I would LOVE to switch all our computers to MACs. Monarch would allow us to do this. SOS was the only reason we bought PC's!

CAROLYN D 03/02/2010 08:11:59

With much excitement, we are planning a year-long mission trip. The Monarch curriculum has alleviated the obvious issue of lugging heavy books in our backpacks and suitcases which is such a great blessing. In addition, this new learning tool will provide my children with the at-your-fingertips availability essential for our journey abroad. Teaching time-management and technology skills, this hassle-free program will undoubtedly provide the quality learning experience necessary for students today. Alpha Omega's Monarch curriculum will also ease any boredom issues by captivating their attention with interactive lessons. Thank you AOP!

COLLEEN G 03/02/2010 08:14:10

I'd love to win for a million reasons, but mainly because I'm sure I'd enjoy this program as I'm a fan of SOS. It would also help in the financial area to not have to pay for one of my six children's school needs. :-) BTW, I tried already to follow the link to retweet this, but it isn't working. I did tweet about it by going directly to twitter and I used #aopmonarch so that you could verify that. Thanks.

SHAWNA B 03/02/2010 08:16:27

This would be absolutely wonderful for my son. He has an extremely hard time sitting down and doing his textbooks. But sitting in front of the screen he would do 24/7. He loves anything on the computer. I believe that would motivate him enough to get his work done and be happy about doing his work. Also, When I have appointment and other things that need to be done during the day. All we have to do is bring the laptop with so he can do his schoolwork anywhere instead of lugging all of those books with us. Thanks for making such amazing curriculum AOP!

KELLY A 03/02/2010 08:16:49

I can always be assured that my son's school work would be close at hand. How convenient now that I wouldn't have to carry books and workbooks and reading books and teacher's guides. Plus, how much more interesting this would be for my son...someone else talking and teaching instead of just me 24/7.

STEPHANIE H 03/02/2010 08:17:10

Every year I consider putting my kids back in school because I get so overwhelmed with all of the options and I feel like there's no continuity in their schooling (my fault). We've wanted to try a complete curriculum for a few years now, but we haven't felt comfortable spending so much money without really knowing how it would work. My oldest daughter will be in 5th grade next year and we'd love to find something we could just stick with and then do basically the same thing (but updated over the years, since it's online- that's so great) as our younger three follow. It would be such peace of mind to find something we don't have to make major decisions about every year. The fact that it is online is perfect. So many times I'll plan on having them do schoolwork other places, only to have forgotten one important thing. Anyhow, thanks for offering this. It sounds really promising.

VEERLE C 03/02/2010 08:18:32

We've been home schooling our daughter for the past few years and she is thriving! Since I lost my job a while back and still have not been able to find another one, winning this new program would be such a great help to us for the next school year. For her to be able to do her school work from practically anywhere without taking all her books along with us would be the icing on the cake. Thank you for creating what sounds like a wonderful curriculum! #aopmonarch

STEPHANIE L 03/02/2010 08:18:54

My son loves to play video games and doing things on the computer and internet. If he goes on line to do his school work he won't think of it so much as work but fun to get online and do some school. I am sure this is going to make a huge difference in the way he thinks about school and may even start to go above and beyond what is expected.

SNEZANA R 03/02/2010 08:19:28

I have 3 children my youngest a boy has pdd-nos which is a autism spectrum disorder. I used the Lifepack curiculum when we had really difficult times with the school system. Now I find myself in a similar situation with my oldest daughter. She is a beautifull child of God but the publlic schoolsystem is not the most appropriate for the chalenging times a 13 year old can be faced with this day. She loves to play soccer .I would love to offer this curiculum to her, but I pray that whoever God has chosen to winn this curiculum would also receive it. With all my heart I pray my the Lord bless the family he sees fitt to receive this blessing. God bless. Snezana Robertson

MELISSA L 03/02/2010 08:19:38

My family is planning on changing curriculum next school year and had planned on switching to the Lifepacs anyway but this would work out great as well. The program we are in now is just way to expensive and the cost for even this new program is about a third of what we pad for this years courses for our daughter. We just have not been very happy with the current curriculum we have and really could use a change and have heard great things about your company. I am disabled as well and my husband doesn't make much money so this would be a great solution to our financial situation as well. We will do without whatever we have to so that she never has to go back into our local public school again because it is so bad. I will never put her back into that situation again and feel guilty that it took me until the 5th grade to get her out of there. Please consider helping our family out by awarding us with this wonderful gift!! Thanks so much!

LYNN M 03/02/2010 08:21:43

I have always wished the SOS was more 'mobile' and that I could check their work from any computer. I think Monarch will really fit that need.

SARAH K 03/02/2010 08:22:15

Sarah K. I just started using SOS this year and love it. My kids also love it. It is such a nice change from the same old text books. I like the fact the the kids are using the computer for the curriculum to help them get familiar with the computer, since computers are a huge part in todays society. I would love to try out this new Monarch curriculum. #aopmonarch

SUSAN M 03/02/2010 08:22:28

Winning isn't everything but it sure is fun! It would be "scriptural" as one would be excercising good stewardship by avoiding more cost for curriculum. I would love to be able to have one of my eight children "pilot" the new program to rate it's effectiveness overall. Thank you for coming up with the idea. Alpha Omega provides excellent curriculum at a low cost. Now you have taken your service to a new level.

DAYNA J 03/02/2010 08:22:52

Dayna J Monarch could possibly be the only choice better than Switched On Schoolhouse - bring it on - we can't wait !!!

SHELLY G 03/02/2010 08:23:20

I am a fulltime student & my husband is disabled so money is tight. We have chosen to homeschool my teenage son because it is best for him. We are using Lifepac & are behind due to lack of time. I was looking at SOS to help alleviate this issue & to help keep him on track. Reading about Monarch, I feel this is a better choice for our situation. It will allow more freedom & for me to be able to go online at school & check on his progress. I am excited to explore this new curriculum.

MELEASA B 03/02/2010 08:24:17

As a homeschooling mother of 3, Monarch seems to be a wonderful way to allow my children to have some of the extra help they need by using the online curriculum. I can't always give them this extra one on one time because of the age differences. This way they are all getting individualized instruction and I have more time to work with each of them in the areas they are struggling.

TAMARA H 03/02/2010 08:31:49

Online is fabulous! It would always have the most up to date information. We like SOS, but I think we would love Monarch!

MARIE R 03/02/2010 08:31:57

I'm disabled and homeschooling my 11 year old and 10 year old (also my 2 year old who is ready to sit down and work on things too). We are getting by on our tiny disability check. My children enjoy working at their own pace so much, but their pace causes them to zoom through curriculum. We are constantly trying to find more things for them to do. They are both very proficient on the computer and I think it would be great for them. The cost does concern me and I can't wait to find out more information.

LISA F 03/02/2010 08:37:02

Had I known that this program was coming I would have waited on purchasing next year's curriculum. You see, we just bought Switched On Schoolhouse, but I would have preferred the totally online program. My daughter loves working on the computer and this would be easier than installing all the disks on the computer. Thanks!

DONNA D 03/02/2010 08:37:33

We use a combination of LifePac and SOS for our 13 and 16 year olds. It would be great if they could access their work from anywhere. Thanks and God Bless.

TAMMY L 03/02/2010 08:38:02

I love the freedom of the SOS, but during the middle of the year our computer crashed and I had to transfer everything to a new computer. Now I am having trouble with that computer. It would be great to have everything online stored so I don't have to transfer everything all the time.

DARLENE F 03/02/2010 08:39:52

Christian Curriculum. Online. Access anywhere, anytime. Love It !!!

STACI S 03/02/2010 08:41:22

I like the idea of being able to use it ANYWHERE! Makes it more flexible to use since we are not at home all the time.

ESTHER L 03/02/2010 08:45:51

I think a Christian Curriculum online would be awesome! It would be great to access it anywhere...if we're on vacation, if the home computer crashes and we lose everything, etc. It would also be great to have the most up to date information/curriculum!

JOHN R 03/02/2010 08:47:48

I just started homeschooling my very bright 12 year old this year. I want him to be challenged and taught Biblical principles. He does not get that in our public schools. I purchased the AOP LIfePac series for 6th grade to give us a staring point and I see now where my son could use a curriculum that is more technically savvy and engaging. He is basically on his own as I work from home and I think the Monarch program would be perfect for him with the up to date information and interactive capabilities.

LUCINDA S 03/02/2010 08:48:35

As a new homeschool family, We are finding that the flexibility is awesome. I would love to be able to allow my computer kid to use the computer for better things than he is now. I would love you new program. Be Blessed

SUSAN C 03/02/2010 08:49:12

I currently use SOS for my three kids and we have really enjoyed it! However, there are many times that I have to go to doctors appointments and my kids have to stay with my parents and because we network our computers together, they can't take their work with them because the base computer is at the house. So it would be WONDERFUL to try the new Monarch curriculum so that they can actually do their schoolwork from anywhere! I think this online style would really benefit my family!

KATHY H 03/02/2010 08:49:20

My older daughter tried an online public school this year and loved the the independence it gave her while I taught the younger girls but we have so been longing for a Christian curriculum that we could afford! What an awesome opportunity to try your new product!

ALICIA V 03/02/2010 08:50:23

Winning this would give me the opportunity to get my kids out of public school and into homeschooling. I would love to try.

BOBBIANN M 03/02/2010 08:50:46

I want to use Monarch curriculum so that we will have the flexibility of schooling wherever we are. I also think that the games, movie clips and other media would keep my son more interested than other curricula would.

LUANNE H 03/02/2010 08:52:40

We have been using SOS for 4 years, and it helps us to keep to a schedule. It is also an excellent academic curriculum. I may have to begin teaching more hours outside our home, and the new Monarch curriculum would enable my two high school sons to work in the library at the college where I could check on them between classes. #aopmonarch

TAMMY P 03/02/2010 08:53:06

My child gets bored easily. The computer is the center of his world at this age and the Monarch curriculum sounds like it would be such a blessing to him. I believe it would make school interesting for him again. Also, my husband has been overseas for the second year now and may be over there for another year yet. If so, we plan to go and join him. I think the Monarch online curriculum would be perfect for that since I don't know how easy it would be to purchase any texts or worktexts or workbooks or reading books in the Middle East.

JEANNIE H 03/02/2010 08:53:12

Our family wants to use the new Monarch curriculum because being able to log in from ANYWHERE shows AOP's continued commitment to provide faith based curriculum to families in any season of life. We recently traveled to SC for a family funeral. We needed the routine of school for the difficult time and length of our stay. It was a long ordeal to get our curriculum up and running there. Just thinking about the ease of being able to log into the curriculum no matter the season or where He leads is a balm to our committed homeschool hearts.

KATIE L 03/02/2010 08:53:27

We would love the flexibility of online learning. We have done LifePac this year and we can take it anywhere! Kids today need to know how to use a computer, so Monarch is setting up our kids for successful futures!

HEATHER H 03/02/2010 08:53:27

We are using the Lifepacs, and I enjoy that my kids can do them independently. But something interactive online would engage them more. They would love it!

SERENA F 03/02/2010 08:53:29

I have home schooled my son, had him spend and year in public school and now finally he is in a private school. Both public and private school have not helped him. I want to try Monarch because it is belief based and because I feel that it would give me the structure and compassion that my son needs to succeed and progress in his education.

WENDY S 03/02/2010 08:56:09

I have a Mac and my husband has a PC, so my son has to do SOS on the PC, but this year the PC got a bad virus and we couldn't use SOS for months. Monarch sounds great, so we could school on any computer that is working! What about an APP for the iphone or ipod touch?

CONNIE R 03/02/2010 08:58:11

As a relatively long term SOS family, I am really looking forward to testing the Monarch system. Our family is very technologically oriented and regularly traveling in a variety of locations and I have to say that we have gone through several computers since starting and every time we have to find the software and reinstall it seems we have run into some kind of difficulty. There have even been times we were delayed by months while trying to get everything put back together and recover from where we last were. The Monarch system sounds like it would really help us with those problems as well as provide us with very up to date curriculum. The best of both worlds!

AMY W 03/02/2010 08:58:38

I would love to try the Monarch curriculum because I have two boys that would enjoy the multi-media, clips, etc to keep their attention and make homeschooling more interesting. I think it is great to give my boys an added advantage of the latest technology and exposure to many new things. I can't afford to buy the curriculum for my boys, so the blessing of curriculum would be a tremendous!

Amy B 03/02/2010 08:59:42

Our family is a Missions & Evangelism Family. We travel all over the USA, we have a church in Mexico, and since the Haitian Earthquake have been working there. We have been in full time ministry for 6 years. A program like Monarch would be an outrageous blessing for our family. To have the ability to have instant availability to our homeschool material through the internet would be awesome! I couldn't imagine not having to pack and unpack homeschool materials! We have 2 suitcases dedicated just to Homeschooling. To quote the way you are advertising this curriculum, "Whether you're at home, on vacation, or halfway around the world, you can homeschool anywhere by simply logging in online! " This is PRECISELY why we will be using Monarch! Thanks for creating such an awesome curriculum!

BONNIE R 03/02/2010 09:00:46

We currently use Lifepacs,but I believe my daughter is becoming more drawn to technology and this would be a perfect opportunity for her to expand beyond books.

JEFF W 03/02/2010 09:03:01

My younger students bounce between our house and another homeschooling family... while the older kids are always at the house. I have the older kids centralized for administration with SOS, which is nice, but the girls have to have everything on their computer so they can go back and forth. This would be perfect to solve my problem. And it would be awesome to be able to travel or go places and just be able to log in and keep up with work. As much as we like SOS, the mobility of online is just the way to go.

STACEY B 03/02/2010 09:03:28

To be able to use it anywhere and not have to install anything or to have it only on one computer is the best thing ever! You have answered all of my prayers for curriculum!!!!

Shareka M 03/02/2010 09:03:30

Our family of 5 (5-17)kids embraces technology, so we THANK Monarch for deciding to unleash a Christian online course that once again proves why homeschooling is your best option!!! You have an open schedule,flexibility and we can continue to update our computer skills...LOVE IT!! #aopmonarch

OMAR M 03/02/2010 09:03:38

I would like to use Monarch curriculum because of the flexibility it offers, the base of homeschooling is to tailor the education to each of my kids needs, this not only means material but also time - we separate to educate them. Thus with Monarch curriculum with Mac and Windows compatibility and been a log in based service, there is no hassle that we forget a book, copy, etc we just logged in wherever we might need to be to educate them. Great idea.

TAMBRA M 03/02/2010 09:03:43

Homeschooling 5 children is a great challenge. I am always thankful for the opportunity to teach my children in a format that is not overbearing and tedious. I love SOS and the Horizon workbooks, and all of AO curriculum. So I know that I would love this. #aopmonarch

SANDY W 03/02/2010 09:04:19

Esp the hassle of cd-roms; computer crashes, still have your info online.

03/02/2010 09:05:08

We have used Lifepacs and SOS in the past with great success. I am looking forward to a curriculum that will easily travel with us.

PATSY G 03/02/2010 09:08:48

I have a 7, 6, 4, 2, and 1 year old. We have always planned on home schooling our kids...maybe not every year but at least until we feel that we have them grounded in life principles that are important before they enter into a public school setting. We have been using the 2nd grade Life Pacs this year. I do like them okay, but I have wanted to give up on home schooling so many times this year. With the other small children I just feel like I can't stay on top of the schooling. I'm looking to try any other options that might make it all a little less stressful with our very busy life.

KIMBERLI R 03/02/2010 09:09:41

I have home schooled my children for the last 11 years . I have used your SOS curriculum for the last 4 years. I really enjoy teaching with your products. My daughter has Dyslexia and Auditory Processing Issues and I have been able to modify your curriculum for her to understand and be successful. As of this year she is working in the 9th grade SOS, which is 1 year ahead of her school age. My 6th grader is working in the 7th grade SOS and my 11th grader is working on some of the subjects. I would like to use Monarch because I believe in the quality that Alpha Omega puts into their curriculum and know that my children would benefit from the extra enrichment that Monarch offers. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

JULIE A 03/02/2010 09:12:18

I can't wait to try AOP Monarch! This is our first year using Switched On Schoolhouse. My son loves to use the computer for his school work. We love the SOS curriculum and I think it would be great to be able to do school from anywhere. We spend a lot of time at the hospital and waiting on doctors. Connecting to the curriculum online wherever we have wi-fi would make his life much easier! Also being able to choose when to work on school is very important to him. He often works on school late at night because he wasn't feeling good during the day, so 24/7 is what he needs. I want the best for my son and AOPMonarch looks exactly like what we are looking for.

Dorie D 03/02/2010 09:13:53

Our school day is constantly being interrupted by my mother with her health/doctor visits which puts a strain on our day and schedule. I also have older children one serving in Mexico and another a distance away we visit often. I feel at times my son just gets lost with all the stopping and started up again. This would be so helpful to assure he is still keeping on track with his work.

TINA H 03/02/2010 09:15:07

I can't wait to have the kids try this. We joined a virtual academy this year and it is not working out for our three kids. We were planning to go back to SOS anyway, so were excited to read about this.

ROBIN M 03/02/2010 09:16:44

We already use SOS and the online school looks really interesting and exciting.

ANTONIA W 03/02/2010 09:19:12

"Why do you want to use Monarch curriculum?" i would love to use the Monarch curriculum because I feel my children are ready for a completely self-sustaining and self-directed and led curriculum. We are now entering the high school phase and with technology increasing its foothold everyday on children, I feel this would best prepare my children for that increased foothold as well as teach them to be independent workers and self-regulating young adults. Toni Wilson

SELINA H 03/02/2010 09:19:58

We currently use lifepacs as well as SOS Spanish. this looks like a wonderful. We are computer people, kids love to play on their computer what a wonderful way to incorporate their schooltime without the hassle of loading cds....Can't wait to try it.

CHERYL G 03/02/2010 09:20:19

This New Monarch AOP Program reminds me of how God is... where I am He is there also.. I think it will make life easier for any family.

MELISSA W 03/02/2010 09:21:32

This is my third year homeschooling, and we've done Alpha Omega every year. This year we were going to try SOS. I was just a little apprehensive about the whole computer thing, because computers and I don't always get along. I think this new one would be much better, and I love that we could do it from any computer. It would also be a tremendous help financially because I have 3 different aged children and would only have to buy 2 more. It would be a huge blessing from the Lord!

KARLA W 03/02/2010 09:23:50

I home school my son because I knew he would have issues with a public school setting of traditional teaching and sitting perfectly still. He loves computers, and now that he might be able to do his lessons from a computer would be right up his alley! Also, since we like to travel this would be a great benefit.

SHERYL F 03/02/2010 09:27:24

We LOVE Switched on Schoolhouse! It would be great to try Monarch as well. This also would allow them to use different computers...not just the one that the software is installed on. Way to go AOP! Another great idea! :)

MARGARET M 03/02/2010 09:29:54

We had two laptops die this past year, so we finally bought our daughter a new desk top. This meant I had to export her work and reinstall SOS three times in as many months! Online access would definitely eliminate the need for annual installation (or re-installation!) and periodic patch updates. The increased multimedia features sound like a fun addition for my 10th grade student who already loves SOS. We are in the process of foster-adopting a second daughter, so I was encouraged by Kimberli R's comments that SOS can accommodate a child with special needs.

NATASHA W 03/02/2010 09:32:05

As a single, working, homeschooling mom of 3, this would be perfect for my children to partake in. They use SOS now and love it, but are often unable to come to my job with me because there is no way for them to continue doing their school work as well. Being able to do it from any computer would be perfect for us and still allow me to have some time with them, even though I have to work full time outside of the home. Way to go AOP, I'm glad this will now be available!!!!

KELLY S 03/02/2010 09:34:26

This will be my first year homeschooling. I'm a little nervous but I'm feeling better about it knowing that there are products out there like yours that can help me through this. My daughter will be going in the 4th grade and I think this product will help her gain some independence and allow me some time teaching my preschooler.

MOLLY M 03/02/2010 09:34:32

We travel a lot and we love SOS, so SOS online would be awesome! We ould be able to travel and keep up with our lesson plans instead of filling in with worksheets.

MELISSA H 03/02/2010 09:35:07

I LOVE this idea!! We love using SOS but it does tie us down to the computer it is installed on. This would be so awesome to be able to do it from anywhere! With out having to load cd's and back up! I love the way they are self paced and independent on their lessons! Monarch can only be an improvement. With computers and technology being the way of the future, this is great! We love SOS and would love to try Monarch!

JENNIFER S 03/02/2010 09:35:54

We have used SOS for many years. I love the idea of having everything online! It would be much easier to keep from losing completed material in the event of computer problems.

GREGG R 03/02/2010 09:36:30

Our family is in love with Alpha and Omega's Switched On School House. Monarch seems like the perfect upgrade to make the home-schooling process even more convenient. We can't wait to get it!!!

LEANN S 03/02/2010 09:39:19

I have not started homeschooling my children yet, but I am in the process of getting it going. I think being able to work on school work online and take it where ever you go is a great idea! It would free you up to get out there and really learn hands on. It would be so great to win this free year because I have really been nervous about jumping into homeschooling. This would give me just the push I need.

Kathleen W 03/02/2010 09:39:25

I've been homeschooling my daughter now for the last 7 yrs. , we had been using switched on schoolhouse for 6 of the 7 yrs and have LOVED it! For some reason unknown to me, I let someone talk me into trying a different curriculum this yr. and now I would desperately LOVE to get back to AOP.

SHEILA P 03/02/2010 09:42:34

This is great!! I have six kids. With SOS it gives me freedom! I don't have to bring all the books when we go somewhere. I also have two kids with disabilities. They both have issues with reading, but excell with computer programs! One thing I love most about SOS is that it reads out loud if needed! Frees up time for me to help other kids and lets them feel like they are doing their own school by themselves!

SHAWNNA P 03/02/2010 09:42:53

we as a family camp a lot and take mini vacations when the weather is warm and not too hot or cold. This curriculum would make it easier to be able to do the homeschooling away from home which is something I have wanted since I started homeschooling in 1999 with the SOS.

LISA B 03/02/2010 09:43:12

We would LOVE to use the Monarch Curriculum because: -our kids love to learn online -we think this would be a great supplement to the Weaver Curriculum we are using -with baby number four due in June this curriculum would be a great addition to our current resources (and NOT take up any extra space!) Lisa B.

MITCH T 03/02/2010 09:46:05

We would love to use the Monarch Curriculum because we will soon have 5 children in school (grades K thru 7) and traditional textbook curricula take way too much time to prep lessons and do grading!

03/02/2010 09:47:54

Nicky M I've home schooled for years but last year was my first with SOS. The two biggest frustrations I've had are lack of mobility- he can't take his school with him when we have 'town' days- and losing a full semester's work when my computer crashed. Having the schooling online would solve those two issues- both of which had caused me to question whether I would continue with SOS this coming school year. The final 'seller' would be that it's up-to-date. Nothing seems so useless as teaching old info. Thank you. #aopmonarch

PATRICIA B 03/02/2010 09:49:45

We are VERY excited to see that Alpha Omega Publications' new Monarch curriculum is almost here! Sam, 13, has thrived in the immediate feed-back environment of Switched on Schoolhouse and Liv, 8, has no more tears over messy corrections on her papers, allowing her to focus on what is most important - learning new things! Now Monarch takes all of the great advantages of Switched on Schoolhouse and makes them available virtually anywhere! Monarch gives learning wings! #aopmonarch

STEPHANIE H 03/02/2010 09:50:22

I'd love to have the quality of AOP's curriculum without having to hassle with CDs...which I'm always worried will get lost or scratched.

LORI-ANNE R 03/02/2010 09:50:31

Four out of my five children use SOS and next year the fifth will start. We have really enjoyed the program but the kids complain when they have to wait for the available computer that their program is downloaded on because a sibling is on it. It would be great to be able to utilize all our computers including our new Mac. Sound like AOP's Monarch would be a good fit in our home.

Rhonda H 03/02/2010 09:51:33

We'd love the Monarch curriculum because it is available ON-LINE..no issues with our MAC not being compatible with SOS.

STEVE W 03/02/2010 09:51:36

Tami W This is my second year of homeschooling my 11 year old son who struggles with Math especially. He is very much a "hands on" learner, and the handed down used books we use and the dreaded workbooks are getting boring and my son is losing interest. I have looked at AOP products for 2 years now, and wishing we could invest in your curriculum, but we can never seem to get the money together. The Monarch Curriculum sounds so wonderful, and my son feels it's just what he needs to help bring him back up to speed. Please consider us. I think I would be able to get my son up to grade level with this curriculum. Thanks. #aopmonarch

KIMBERLIE C 03/02/2010 09:52:36

Monarch sounds like the most up-to-date curriculum in a format that is engaging for the kids. They have been begging me to go back to "doing school" on the computer. And with all of my responsibilities now, I am overwhelmed. This would help me out tremendously! And it is something that I'm sure I will be recommending to not only my social network, but to all of my homeschooling friends and family as well!

MICHAEL T 03/02/2010 09:52:44

We would love the Monarch Curriculum because of its portability! Any computer, any time, any where!? Oh yeah, bring it on AOP!! We are just wrapping up our first year of homeschooling with AOP's SOS with our oldest child and now our middle child is ready for SOS. It makes schooling rather slow for everyone to wait for the computer the disks are installed on. Can't wait til May to check this out at our home school conference!

TERESA M 03/02/2010 09:56:56

I am a homeschooling mom of 4 children (1 has graduated). My 3 younger children are 9 year old twins and a 8 year old . I have been very hands on with them so far, but I may have to have major surgery in the next year on my spine that could take months to recover from. So, I will be needing something they can do on their own, with minimal help from me. I have actually postponed surgery indefinitely because I feel being with the children is more important. This sounds GREAT !! I also think it would be fantastic for my ADHD 8 yr old (who already loves the computer). Teresa M

SARAH J 03/02/2010 09:57:03

I think that this would be great for my children who LOVE to be on the computer!! We are already using SOS for Language and Health and the kids love it! Unfortunately they have to wait 'til the computer is free to do their work on the one computer that has the disks installed on it. To be able to sign on where ever we may be traveling would be fantastic!! #aopmonarch

JOHN M 03/02/2010 10:00:41

Simply put: It is the way of the future and I want my children prepared for that future.

LETTY C 03/02/2010 10:02:20

Our extended family would love to help in the role of educating our children. The ability to have all of the same resources available for everyone would be a great benefit. And the ease of transportation for the children would be wonderful.

ERICA H 03/02/2010 10:03:21

This is just the kind of curriculum my kids have been waiting for! It pairs engaging, online multi-media content with the core subjects we really want our children to have: the Bible, history and geography, language arts, math, and science-- plus, with 35 electives available, there is sure to be something special for each child!

WENDY D 03/02/2010 10:04:03

I think it is a great idea. I liked the idea of using the cd's over and over for my children. I was wondering if you can do the same with this program. If so then it will be great not to be tied down to one computer but to any computer.

SHANNON R 03/02/2010 10:06:00

I think that the freedom of knowing that my highschool students won't be bound to one computer, or even to being at home (meaning, they can stay at Gramma's house and still be able to do school without the excuse "oh, I forgot this or that book I need! LOL! I believe that learning to work in an online situation is definately embracing the 21st Century in our education, and trains them for the reality of most jobs where work requires to be accessed from all over. Well done AOP!

AMANDA D 03/02/2010 10:07:04

I am a single mom of three special needs children. My children are all on the autism scale and find traditional approaches to learning somewhat challenging. My daughter, age 7, struggles with standard rapid fire public school classroom direction (despite being academically gifted) due to processing challenges, and i am going to homeschool her this next year. My middle child, age 8, has similar challenges due to PDD-NOS. My oldest, with Aspergers, has always been homeschooled, uses Lifepacs amongst other things, but due to learning difficulties and motor skill problems, struggles to write and use tradional approaches/written materials... computers are wonderful tools for these children, and I would be honored and thrilled to use this computer based system....I have just had brain surgery and it makes me realize just how difficult it is to homeschool a child using mainly mom-provided or tradional hard copy tools when mom is less available than usual!! Amanda D. #aopmonarch

JOHN R 03/02/2010 10:07:09

As a true Christian, I do not like the way that they teach creation and how they take God out of the schools. I think that the Monarch learning system would be the perfect combination of God, good learning, and the computer. The computer is easy to navigate through so the Monarch learning system would be a snap. Currently I am doing the LifePack series. The computer will be more interactive, more fun, and simple!

JACKIE N 03/02/2010 10:07:44

We are seriously considering switching to an computer generated curriculum. AOP is always a trusted source.

KIMBERLY S 03/02/2010 10:19:37

Being a homeschooling mother to 4 (13,10, 8, and 1 yo), full-time labor & delivery nurse, full-time midwifery student leaves me with precious little time to jumble with coordinating and gathering curriculum. Monarch on-line could fill our needs to educate, according to our God-given conscience, beautifully!

BETH K 03/02/2010 10:20:17

I love the SOS program, and to have it be able to go with us, when we need to be somewhere, would be absolutely wonderful. To be able to use my Mac and its browser would just make my school year. My girls have enjoyed school so much this year, away from the schedules of public school, and they have grown emotionally as well.

TAINA C 03/02/2010 10:20:20

I can't believe it ! AOP has has done it again ! I have been useing Lifepacs and Switched on School House for years with my 5 children and love them both. But this is going to be absolutly Fantastic !! No more storing books and CD's on shelves that just don't have any more room. I was considering looking for an online program for next year and now I don't need to look any further. Thanks AOP !!! T. Caires

Jami B 03/02/2010 10:22:10

I would love to try a new curriculum! My children would LOVE a break from the norm (textbooks, traditional teaching)! Unfortunately, I'm not able to afford curricula like Monarch and SOS, so trying a curriculum like Monarch is not an option for my children. It's a shame, too, because I would love to get away from the large orders of books that I have to buy/borrow every year for my children to use for the school year. It's wearying to try to remember what books I have to return to whom!

LISA P 03/02/2010 10:22:31

My son finds anything to do with computers motivating and I find the chance to have an online curriculum motivating. Having both in one place would be a blessing.

STACY W 03/02/2010 10:24:03

We are a military family always on the move! We enjoyed SOS and Lifepacs and are looking for something that combines God's word into learning in a fun, 21st century way! With 3 at home, Monarch sounds like a wonderful innovative approach for my computer saavy children! S. Wood

GINGER K 03/02/2010 10:26:43

Having everything in one place and accessible from anywhere would ease some of my worry over our first High School year.

SHERYL W 03/02/2010 10:32:59

I have 8 children and am always open to trying new curriculum. We currently use SOS

Airron J 03/02/2010 10:35:27

I would love the Monarch system of homeschooling for my rising 4th grader and kindergartener! It's interactive, modern, and fun -- 3 key ingredients to keep the attention of my antsy, technologically-advanced children! And best of all, it's Biblical instruction woven into all subjects will help my children become well-rounded disciples! Winning this free subscription will also be a great financial blessing, as I am a single mother who recently gave up full-time employment to complete my education and to establish a Biblical foundation in the lives of my children. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

DVORAH C 03/02/2010 10:35:53

I have been nervous to try online school so this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

ANGELIQUE B 03/02/2010 10:37:05

We have 2 homes and we are lucky enough to have 2 sets of Grandparents with homes on lakes. Needless to say, we are never in one place! This curriculum is just what we need! #aopmonarch

MARGARET W 03/02/2010 10:37:46

We have always been a fan of AOP materials.This monarch curriculum sounds exciting and flexible. We currently are using SOS but downloading the cds have always been a challenge. Having an multi-dimensional online sounds great, that way we can still do school while doing life as well. Thank you for providing this opportunity. #aopmonarch

DAWN G 03/02/2010 10:42:32

My kids love being on the computer, so for them to be able to do schoolwork on the computer (even at grandmas house) woud be great! I think they would be more excited to do their schoolwork just for the shear fact they get to use the computer.

SUSAN L 03/02/2010 10:43:02

We already enjoy SOS, but would be thrilled to use a completely online curriculum. We travel frequently and would enjoy the convenience of this application, Thank you! #aopmonarch

JAMIE T 03/02/2010 10:45:43

As a military family with four kids (one set of twins), the expenses of curriculum can be a struggle. LifePacs have been a Godsend, especially in my older boys, who are learning to work independently. This curriculum sounds like something we would both enjoy and find really useful. Thanks for this opportunity.

NICOLE O 03/02/2010 10:46:32

We are already using SOS and the kids absolutely love it. However, if we could use a curriculum that is totally available online it would be marvelous. We travel a lot and this would be a life saver. We also have PC and Mac computers so being able to use on either one would be fantastic. #aopmonarch

KIMBERLY M 03/02/2010 10:55:23

I am so very excited at the opportunity to win a quality curriculum that my son will love. My middle-school aged son was traumatized by his learning experience in the public school system - he suffers with dysgraphia and mild dyslexia (not to mention serious food allergies) - so considers "school" and learning a painful chore. I have struggled with finding an affordable curriculum that offers quality and consistency that my will motivate my son and restore the excitement of learning. I am sure the Monarch curriculum will deliver the Christian-based learning and motivation that my intelligent child needs, and become an affordable option for us to continue for the remainder of his school years. Thanks AOP for all the hard work!

AMY M 03/02/2010 10:56:07

I have been using SOS with my son & daughter for the past 2 years and they LOVE it. This year we ended up having to take a couple of unexpected trips out of state and there were also times we had to leave our house in the middle of our school day because we were trying to sell our house. In order to keep them on track, I had to print each lesson and the questions, then type in all the answers once we returned home. This experience has shown me the value in using an online curriculum that we can use from any computer.

DEBORAH L 03/02/2010 10:56:32

Debbie L I am currently homeschooling 8 kids, and they all have different learning styles, and motivations for learning. My husband travels for work, and we are involved in church ministries. I have used SOS and Lifepacks as the main curriculum. I am always looking for supplements to give my children others avenues to learn. This souds great. #aopmarch

LISA J 03/02/2010 10:58:27

I have been using SOS to homeschool my two children for the past two years. I have been SO APPRECIATIVE of the effort put into the curriculum, the research for web links, and other resources involved with the program. My husband is in the computer industry, and we are both impressed with the level of committment to ensure our kids are part of the forefront of technology as well! The option of web-enabled capability expands our schoolhouse to the world!!

FE J 03/02/2010 11:04:17

As a military family we move a lot and sometimes don't have the ability to bring all our books while traveling to our new destination. The monarch Curriculum would really help me make sure that no matter where we're at my kids schooling is there and that nothing gets lost during travel ttime.

JENNY & LAVOY R 03/02/2010 11:06:30

JENNY R I'm a busy homeschooling mom who currently uses AOP's SOS and loves it. AOP's Monarch online sounds wonderfull. My children are both ADD and learn better visual. They feel that "on the computer" curriculum is more fun and actually look forward to their subjects! Monarch sounds like it would hold their attention and utilize their time so they will retain the knowledge they get from it. And knowing it's from AOP and is biblically based makes it a hit with me.

MARY B 03/02/2010 11:09:32

I have been using SOS for for 2 years. My son has a hard time with learning so it has helped him so much. It would be great to be able to use it anywhere. We also travel alot, what a great idea and affordable.

KATHRYN P 03/02/2010 11:10:05

I have been using an online curriculum for my youngest two children and textbooks and workbooks for my oldest two children because I cannot find a curriculum that covers all the grades. The idea that I can have an interactive, online curriculum that is continuous for all my children is wonderful! This is a wonderful way to not only educate my children, but teach them how to use current technology and give them skills they can use in their careers.

NIKKI T 03/02/2010 11:12:25

We are constantly on the go. So being able to school work anytime, any where and from any computer will be a God send. It will be great not having to lug a huge backpack around! #aopmonarch

KATHI B 03/02/2010 11:15:05

I have been homeschooling for 3 years and have 3 children. I've used and am currently using LifePac & Horizons and love them! My 2nd grader (the oldest) is a great independent worker and would excel using an online curriculum. I've been researching many of them and would love to use Monarch! That would help me tremendously by giving me more time to spend with my 1st grader and youngest child who will be in 2nd grade and Preschool next year, respectively. I'd like to know how Monarch differs from SOS.

HEATHER M 03/02/2010 11:15:45

We would love to have access anywhere. To be engaging , have sound teaching, and compatible with our MAC fam wow! Wy Web designer husband will love this... now we don't have to purchase a PC. #aopmonarch

TRACI M 03/02/2010 11:23:28

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. My 1st year of Homeschool and my children are flying, because of such great , intersting curriculum from AOP! I never knew how great it could be, especially involving our Christian Learning. I can't imagine anything else for my family.Thank you AOP-& SOS!

TARA P 03/02/2010 11:29:31

I'm new to homeschooling and considering a program for homeschooling my two children. As a business owner and primary staff person in my business, I am looking for a curriculum which will allow me to homeschool around my business schedule. AOP is a well-known and proven company that I know I can trust. I look forward to the opportunities that this new curriculum will allow. Living outside the "box" of classroom walls (or home walls, either!) is a positive for my children and me!

JENNIE H 03/02/2010 11:36:45

What a wonderful idea, a giveaway of a new curriculum. We have been fans of SOS and will be in 7th grade in the next school year. This would be an excellent resource for learning and we'd definitely love to have Monarch as a gift. I look forward to being able to go online for our lessons at any place we find ourselves. As a Pastoral family, we find our schedule very flexible, this would be a great advantage to staying on task. Thanks for offering it.

Ray & Michelle F 03/02/2010 11:37:27

We have only been homeschooling for 2 years. I would welcome any help in choosing homeschool curriculum for my children. Michelle F.

CARA R 03/02/2010 11:38:53

Over the last two years, we've been making the switch from traditional textbook/workbook resources to CDROM and online resources. We're already fans of SOS and are excited to learn that Monarch is coming soon. It will give us so much more flexibility in our homeschool!

CRYSTAL C 03/02/2010 11:55:54

Out of frustration, for both my son and I, I have threatened to put my son into public education. This is not what either of us want but some days we just butt heads severely. I have been humming and hawing about switching my son to an online program. The Monarch curriculum sounds like a saving grace for both of us. The flexibilty of the Monarch program would be great when my son goes on his week long hunting trips with his grandfather or his spring breaks with his grandmother.

BARBARA S 03/02/2010 11:56:28

I would like to use the AOP Monarch Curriculum with its interactive lessons and and up to date content, because of the proven success we have with other AOP Curriculum. Also the Monarch's feature of 24/7 access from anywhere, any computer, makes the new Monarch Curriculum very appealing. Our homeschooler will be in 7th grade next year and the portability of the new Monarch Curriculum would work well with his schedule and activities. Thank you for the development of this new curriculum.

BETH AYN R 03/02/2010 11:58:37

We have been researching curriculum for our 3rd & 4th graders and had decided on SOS. Both kids have had a computer class and have really enjoyed a math class on the laptop. We are very excited at the release of Monarch as this would allow us greater flexibility and ease of mobility with our schedule. We are pastors on the staff of a growing church and find that we are doing school more and more at the church. Having Monarch would make it that much easier to pick up and go and not have the kids lose out on school time or the ability to have resources available to them!

TAMMY K 03/02/2010 12:01:31

Our family loves AOP and SOS. Being able to log on anywhere on any computer will be very convenient. Our daughter spends time away from home, visiting her sister and brother-in-law who is in the Army. AOP and this new Monarch program are the wave of the future.

KATHY R 03/02/2010 12:01:57

We are currently using SOS and appreciate so much the Biblical emphasis in all the subjects! However, when we travel, which is as often as we can, we do experience some hiccups in school work. My husband always laments that, "If only this was web based...." So, you can imagine how excited we are to hear about the new Monarch curriculum! Thank you very much for your dedication to excellent, Bible based education! Kathy Ross

Susan A 03/02/2010 12:13:31

An online program would keep the older boys busy while I do school with the younger ones.

NICOLE G 03/02/2010 12:14:42

The release of Monarch is in PERFECT timing!! My oldest daughter will be starting 9th grade in the fall and we are looking for a new curriculum that will be best for her needs and our needs! This online option is perfect for both us!!! :) Nicole Gonzales

JENNIFER P 03/02/2010 12:26:14

We are currently enjoying SOS, however my daughters do not like switching cd's between subjects so this would be a tremendous advantage.

Kristi K 03/02/2010 12:26:16

We are new to AOP and so far we are very pleased. Our 2nd teenager is going to be homeschooling again after being in school for a year. He will be doing 8th grade next year, and since all our kids will be at home, computers will be being switched around! Wouldn't it be wornderful to be so flexible! Kristi Kendall #aopmonarch

LORI G 03/02/2010 12:47:20

The kids, as well as myself, enjoy computer work. SOS has been great. Unfortunatly my son's computer had problems and when it was taken to be repaired the hard drive was replaced and all the school work was gone. That would not be the case with an online system like Monarch.

KIM M 03/02/2010 12:48:01

I am a single mom who homeschools one 9th grader and one 7th grader. This is no easy task, but God has not called us to take the easy route, but to walk an obedient one. This program will help us tremendously, by allowing my children to be educated with a Christian world view and with an up -to -date technological curriculum.The face of education is changing rapidly and preparing my children well to embrace the future with confidence in their identity with Christ, and with a technological advantage, would be a tremendous asset to them now and in the future.

YUKI G 03/02/2010 12:50:32

As a military family, blessed with many opportunities to travel the world, we love to take our learning with us. There is nothing like learning about art or ancient artifacts and methods of preservation than standing in the middle of the Louvre. Or learning about feudal periods and different Imperial eras while navigating through Himeji castle in Japan. Monarch is the perfect way to enhance our "school". This will take our learning experiences to a whole new level!

DEANNA K 03/02/2010 12:52:26

I have a teenager and he is corrently using your lifepacs. He likes them a lot. He is also needing more help in Algebra. This new material sounds like it has what he needs to learn better. DeAnna Kinney

Lisa B 03/02/2010 12:55:06

I would love to use this because I have 6 kids HS this year and next year it will be 7!! I use a cyber for 2 of the older kids but would love to have the option of having a Christian online school!!

JOANNE H 03/02/2010 13:01:53

I am using the Alpha Omega curriculuum. I would have gone with an online school, but I just don't have the money.

JACQUELINE F 03/02/2010 13:18:26

I have been using Alpha Omega for years and have loved the "Switched On School House" curriculum but would look forward to trying out something new. I love the fact that it is up-to-date information. AOP is always striving to be at the forefront in technology based home school curriculums. I really appreciate the time taken to help us at home.

KAREN N 03/02/2010 13:19:04

As a homeschooling mom of a 7th grader, SOS has been the answer to many prayers! Our only problem has been the age of our computer - it is a bit older, and a our family finances don't permit us the opportunity to purchase a new one. Your tech support was awesome in helping us getting it to work, but the new Monarch curriculum would certainly solve that problem! Looking forward to being able to use it, my son enjoys SOS, but even more interactivity would be a big plus with his learning difficulties!

NATASHA J 03/02/2010 13:25:46

I am looking for something that is exciting and engaging and think that this is a great step forward for my children. I love Alpha Omega products and will defenitly use them through out our homeschool journey. #aopmonarch

KELLEY R 03/02/2010 13:28:26

My son was using the ABeka distance learning and thought it was very high-tech. Since their curriculum was not a good fit for him he is now using the Lifepacs. I'm sure he would think Monarch would be very high-tech! Thanks for a chance to win.

SHELLEY M 03/02/2010 13:29:38

I'm so excited that Alpha Omega is launching an online curriculum! It's exactly what our busy family needs. I've been using Life Pacs and Switched On Schoolhouse for many years. My first home-school graduate is now in college, but I have three to go. Our family owns an art store and I teach pottery classes. This would free me up tremendously, so that my children could do their schoolwork anywhere. We enjoy multi-media and technology very much and use it often in our school. This will be a natural for us! I could drop my teens at the library and take my son to the store. They won't be so house-bound and I can have my computer back!

CARLA R 03/02/2010 13:40:10

I think Monarch is a great idea. We have recently moved overseas and home school our 5 children. From preschool to 8th grade, it can be tricky to balance getting all the work done for each child. This would be a great way keep up a quality education no matter where we live without having to worry about shipping books, broken cd's, or losing work on a single pc. I am also interested to see if this will be beneficial for my visually impaired son who uses the computer with audio and visual enhancement. #aopmonarch

RENEE W 03/02/2010 13:43:04

I homeschool my 15 year old terminally ill child with the SOS curriculum and it is fantastic but as we found out it's really hard to be able to take and do it all when you're in and out of the hospital which he has been for the past 2 years. If I had the opportunity to be able to have him log in wherever it would be great so he could do it if he ends up in the hospital again. He has limited use of his arms so the computer work is fantastic for him because he doesn't have to worry about writing.

K H 03/02/2010 13:43:18

Anytime/anywhere curriculum is what we are all about. We travel extensively, and my kids are always learning on the go. We really enjoy Swotched-On Schoolhouse and would love to try Monarch--at the Smithsonian, at the beach, at home.--The world is our classroom and we would love to take you along with us!

Christina P 03/02/2010 13:45:44

Monarch Curriculum sounds amazing! Our family is always on the go and not being tied to the house for homeschooling would free us up for so many different learning opportunities! Hubby and I had wanted to travel the US and see all the National Monuments, etc. with the kids next year, but didn't know how we'd pull it off with homeschool work. This would be amazing! It would be perfect and allow us to make the most of our children's education!

SARAH G 03/02/2010 13:48:25

I have really enjoyed using SOS this school year (1st time) Looking forward to learning more about the new Curriculum and how well it would work with dialup since we are still working on getting Wireless in our area !!! Cannot wait for that :))

Kristi T 03/02/2010 13:50:59

After homeschooling our first son, we found that our second son is a very different learner. He enjoys using the computer and a more hands-on approach. I am hoping to instill a love of learning in him for more than just math. We are really excited to see all that this new program has to offer. Thanks.

KRISTY S 03/02/2010 13:51:33

Wow! Very excited to hear that Alpha Omega is coming out with this new Monarch curruculum. We were new at homeschooling this past year and we used the Switched On School house curriculum and loved it. So I can only imagine what this new curriculum has to offer. We would love to have this new curriculum to further my sons education and to see him excel further in his subjects. Thank you AOP for this oppurtunity to win this new curriculum!!!!

LORRIE V 03/02/2010 13:51:45

Something always seems to go wrong with the computer with so many people sharing it. We have lost work and had to redo it more than once. It would be nice to know that couldn't happen.

julzz k 03/02/2010 13:52:16

I home schooled a few years ago, and have pulled my 13yo son out of school again, and I feel that the Monarch Curriculum would be very advantageous to J's learning difficulties while allowing him to learn easily and more stress free than any other curriculum that I can find. It will also be able to help extend my 4 yo son's knowledge as he grow's up into home education

AMY A 03/02/2010 13:52:18

I am a mother of four children and want to start homeschooling my daughter who is about to enter middle school. I have been looking for the right curriculum for us and this sounds wonderful! I want her lessons to be Christ centered and fun. If learning can be something she looks forward to then I know we can do this. We also want to do a couple of missions trips this year with our church and Monarch curriculum would make it easier to take the laptop and learn anywhere.

JAIME R 03/02/2010 13:53:49

We have really enjoyed using the SOS this year. It was our first time. I would love to be able to win the new curriculum, as I am also going to school and it would help us our a lot. I have two children using SOS and being able to access it by just signing online would be great for whether we are at the library or at Grandpa's house, I wouldn't have to get another laptop and be hauling 2 laptops everywhere we go. Thank you for providing education that makes learning fun and easy for kids to understand and easy for parents to teach their kids from home! We love SOS!!

NICKIE H 03/02/2010 13:59:14

This is our first year homeschooling and we are so excited to hear of this new curriculum! Next year we will have a 5th grader and Kindergarten student! I love the online learning tools available and my 5th grader would LOVE doing "big kid" school online! Thank you!

JULIE L 03/02/2010 14:02:14

The question isn't why would I, but why wouldn't I? Combine online lessons, anytime-anywhere access, real-time content updates, media-rich content, five cores plus over 35 electives ~AND~ AOP's 30 years of proven curriculum experience. Simply unbeatable! We'll be a Monarch family come April 1.

CHRISTI D 03/02/2010 14:17:40

The most important part of using SOS, or any homeschool curriculum, is the focus on God's word. But being able to supply my children with the most up to date curriculum AOP has to offer is very important to me also. Thank you, AOP, for providing families a chance to receive this curriculum free of charge also! Our family, like many today, are wondering how we will cover the cost of next years curriculum. I can't wait to see what great new things Monarch has to offer our homeschooling family!

Penny J 03/02/2010 14:26:08

We are always looking for ways to improve our education experience. It is exciting to try something new and fresh. It opens up new ways to challenge in learning. Penny Johns

MIRIAM T 03/02/2010 14:28:42

It would be wonderful to be able to do our school at the drop of a computer ( not a drop of the hat) HA HA! We are also retired military and my husband just graduated from college. Winning a curriculum for one of my children would really help financially since we are paying off college debt! God will provide any way. He always does! Thankyou for the oppertunity! Miriam

CARALEE L 03/02/2010 14:38:32

Switched on Schoolhouse has been such a blessing to us. My son has ADHD and we were unable to find a curriculum that would not only hold his attention but also teach him well. We have found a renewed hope for our homeschool and been blessed by each Bible truth found within the lessons. I am a working mom and often don't get home until late at night. Having the opportunity to access his work while I'm at work will help me to give him immediate feedback and encouragement. We also enjoy travelling so having access to it anytime anyplace would help school remain consistent. Thank-you for blessing us!

Beth B 03/02/2010 14:58:15

I HAVE NEVER HOMESCHOOLED AND AM FEELING NOT SO CONFIDENT. THIS PROGRAM LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE A HUGE HELP FOR ME. I HAVE A 6 YEAR OLD AND A 8 YEAR OLD. CAN USE ALL THE HELP I CAN GET! #aopmonarch

03/02/2010 14:58:59

I am a mother of 7 who has homeschooled her kids for 12 years, with so many kids it is very expensive. I would not change things for one minute, I see the benefit of homeschooling. It would be a wonderful blessing to be able to have a year of schooling free for one child now that I have kids going to college and little ones.

DEBORAH K 03/02/2010 14:59:18

We would love the freedom to use any computer and be anywhere to do schoolwork!

SANDRA J 03/02/2010 15:02:00

I know it will be a fantastic year with the New Monarch. I was just saying the other day the only thing that could make SOS better is that if it was online and could be accessed anywhere . We have had times when the computer was in the shop and with class being on line we can always make it to the public library. Thanks for your commitment for bringing great curriculum to the homeschooling families. Thank you for the opportunity to win, Sandra

MICHELLE V 03/02/2010 15:04:40

We have been looking use a on line program next year. I am very happy to have a trusted name to go with. Can't wait to check it out!!

JOY H 03/02/2010 15:07:56

My kids love SOS curriculm. It would be awesome to be able to access school from any computer!!

SOPHIA F 03/02/2010 15:11:12

Many college's are providing online learning, and what a great way to transition a child to that kind of learning style than by doing it in elementary/high school. Thank you for bringing the focus on God and learning into the 21st century!

JENNIFER B 03/02/2010 15:15:30

Wow! The Lord answers prayers quickly! We would benefit from Monarch greatly because we enjoy FREEDOM! We currently have 2 boys doing SOS and they love it! We planned on sticking with Alpha Omega and we are so excited about this News! We believe this would be great for our future High Schooler, and when we are called by God to travel this would be a tremendous blessing to access through the internet. Way to Go Alpha Omega! We will continue to recommend your curriculum's. We know God's hand is upon you and his annointing! Jennifer, Colorado

STACY C 03/02/2010 15:15:45

This could be an answer to prayer! I have been praying about using S.O.S for next year because of it's focus being Christ-centered and it's excellent quality in material covered. My children love doing computer based lessons, and It would free up my time in lesson planning, but still allow me to be in charge of material presented. With less time taken in planning lesons, it allows me more free time with my children! Monarch appears to not only mirror S.O.S. but adds a wealth of knowledge and opportunity via the internet, sounds exciting!!

MEREDITH G 03/02/2010 15:31:01

The new Monarch curriculum sounds like it would be a great asset to learning in this new technical age that we live in. We have homeschooled for a couple of years now and because my husband travels for his work this would give us more of a chance to be able to go with him with out the hassle of carring books around. Our schedule can sometimes be a little crazy and this would give us more freedom to be anywhere and still allow the kids to get in there learning. both my boys are very computer engaged and I think that this would allow them to be willing to learn than trying to keep there nose in the lesson books, not to mention I would feel a little more organized with out having all the paper work to sort, grade and file. I can't wait to learn more and see what it has to offer come April 1st!

SIERRA L 03/02/2010 15:31:56

all I ned to say is ahhhhhhhh loving it seek and you shall find Ellie and Sierra

BEV K 03/02/2010 15:38:00

Teaching our granddaughter, traveling with a large suitcase of books and living remote, Monarch would be a valued addition to her education. We have been using Sonlight and Horizon, which are wonderful. This sounds like the answer we have been looking for. She has been wanting to switch to a computer based curriculium.

LINDA G 03/02/2010 15:42:33

We have used SOS for the past 2 yrs and LOVE it!!! Having access to MONARCH online would make life soooo easy. No need to drag the CD's with us where ever we go. Hubby is an OTR truck driver so when our son goes with him he can access where ever they are. What a wonderful concept!!!!!!

CHEYENNE W 03/02/2010 15:43:47

We have used SOS before and it was nice having it be computer based, but it seems like it was a hassle getting everything loaded. So, having it be based online, I like the idea. Am looking forward to trying it!

MICHELLE H 03/02/2010 15:45:40

We would use it simply because we could use it anywhere!

NICOLE A 03/02/2010 15:48:57

I have not decided on a curriculum for my daughter who is starting Kindergarten in fall and this looks like a great opportunity!

JENNIFER S 03/02/2010 15:50:32

I have been homeschooling 2 children. The oldest has a speech impairment along with being dyslexic. I am always trying to find new ways to teach him. With dyslexic kids they get distracted very easily. I have tried online programs, free ones, to help him with his work. We are a family of 5. I am a Nurse and I work 2-3 days a week, so that I can homeschool my children the days when I am off. My husband is disabled and there are times that he doesn't have the strength to teach the children. This program would be great for us. Having limited income, we cannot afford to buy it. But it would be a big blessing for one of my children, more than likely the older one to try this program. I bet it will keep him busy for hours.

KATHRYN O 03/02/2010 15:51:45

We homeschool our 15 yr old autistic son. He is high functioning, but the autism causes him to be a very visual learner. I think he would benefit greatly from using MONARCH. All of the visual benefits of this online curriculum would make learning an easier process for our son.

NICOLE M 03/02/2010 16:12:53

I am the mother of a 12yr old son with A.D.D. & have just recently (3wks ago) started homeschooling him. In the school system he has faced failure at every turn & Im hoping he will regain his love for learning at home. However now we are faced with the awesome task of finding something that will hold his attention & encourage him to do more than just get by. I believe Monarch might be the answer we've been searching for.

STEPHANIE M 03/02/2010 16:21:49

Our family has been homeschooling for 3 years. We have used different methods over the past few years, only using Horizon's math from Alpha Omega. For the past year I've researched Switched-on-Schoolhouse to use for one or both our children. I have been seriously considering that until I received the newsletter about the new Monarch program today. This sounds like exactly what I've been waiting for. We would love the opportunity to use this curriculum and tell others about it in our homeschool community!

VICKIE S 03/02/2010 16:28:59

My HUSBAND and MYSELF actually work for the Board of Education, We are proud parents of 6 children. My daughter has autism, ADHD and epilepsy and has struggled in public school, and yet has did wonderful with Alpha Omega Academy online! I feel she will benefit a great deal using Monarch. It will allow her to work at her pace and not worry so much when having a bad day. She loves the computer, ITS LIKE A GAME TO HER and she does extremely well. #AOPMONARCH

Bukika H 03/02/2010 16:31:16

I am interested in homeschooling my daughter for seventh grade effective this fall. We are searching for a program that would best fit our busy but flexible schedule. I believe that having a homeschooling program online would be best because it allows the lessons to become portable to our locations. With this type of program, the possibilities are endless.

CATHERINE D 03/02/2010 16:41:30

we've been homeschooling for five years now. The have the opportunity to school our children anytime and anywhere with the Monarch program will give us the freedom to travel more so our kids could see first hand the people and places they are learning about.

MELODY V 03/02/2010 17:00:41

I'm always looking for curriculum that will encourage my son to want to learn.

DARCY P 03/02/2010 17:04:32

Darcy P. I am homeschooling 4 of 5 children, ages 9-17. I would love to try this new curriculum because it is very helpful to have one child working on the computer while another is getting one on one help or instruction. With SOS we have had to schedule computer time because it had to be installed on a certain computer. Monarch would increase our flexibility enormously and help with the juggling we already do each day.

Hannah B 03/02/2010 17:11:27

I have 6 children ages 15 months to 8 years and one more on the way! Any hassle free curriculum will be great for me! Thanks for the opportunity!

ERIKA H 03/02/2010 17:17:37

My family and I are fairly new to homeschooling. I have found your LifePac program to be wonderful. I have a daughter who will be 9th grade, a son who will be 5th grade, and another daughter that will be Kindergarten. I have been looking for a computer program as my son in a visual learner, but can't seem to afford it. We have been through Hurricane Katrina which took all material things. Then our contractor took us for $50,000.00 of our SBA money. We have been stripped down financially and we continue to believe that our day is coming. This would actually be a blessing that we could really use. It would allow us to press forward with homeschooling our children, as I question my ability to do so because of finances. Our family has lost alot of worldly posessions, but gained each other through this new found homeschooling. I would hate to lose this. So if you can find it in your heart to consider my family, it would be the blessing that we have been missing the last 5 years.

Michelle C 03/02/2010 17:29:01

This will make home-schooling a breeze. Our boys love using the computer to do school and this would be just what they would need to make school interesting and fun.

Dianne G 03/02/2010 17:36:55

With a teenage boy who loves the computer, this would afford him some independence that I think would be great for him.

TAMMY F 03/02/2010 18:18:56

I love trying new things and I want to instill that into my children as well. It sounds similar to SOS, which my daughter already uses, but more user friendly (less installation:)). I also like the idea of always having up to date information. Not really a problem with the younger grade levels because the concepts are basic, but definitely imortant as they get into highschool.

MARIE P 03/02/2010 18:42:58

We have used SOS for the past 10 years. It has been a wonderful curriculum! I know AOP is always looking for new ways to improve their teaching materials so I cannot wait to see what they have in store. The new online format sounds like it will be fantastic!

JILL R 03/02/2010 18:55:39

I would love to try a computer based program. My husband is in the military. We tend to move mid school year. It is difficult packing for a family of five, but also trying to make sure we have all of curriculum too. We never know how long it will take for our house hold goods to make it to the new destination. This type of curriculum would make life so much easier in this regard.

AMY F 03/02/2010 18:55:57

Mom! Where's my math book? I can't find my pencil Do you know where my notebook is?? Hey Mom I left my History book at Grandma's house I would love to NOT have notebooks and textbooks to store and keep track of, but still have an engaging curriculum that gives my children a quality Christian education. Mom, can I play the computer? Please?? I only got 20 minutes yesterday I can only imagine how excited my kids will be to have the opportunity to be on the computer, exploring their lessons. Learning will be fun with Monarch. We can't wait!

TAMARA A 03/02/2010 18:57:16

We have always enjoyed our curriculum we have purchased through A.O.P.. We have 4 children and this would definitely make life so much easier for us! Thank you for looking ahead and coming up with something new!

KRIS D 03/02/2010 18:57:48

I love homeschooling but as I need to work part time my time with the boys is short and valuable. I've used Lifepac, Horizons, and SOS for several years and love it! I love the grading aspect of SOS-such a time saver for me. This would be so wonderful to have access any time to teaching. The older they get, the longer and more involved the teaching has become and one-on-one is so necessary. But then the other waits...this would make it possible for them to do so much more without waiting "til Mom gets home" since they are past where their Dad can help. This program sounds like a lifesaver!

Christi M 03/02/2010 19:03:26

As a parent who has home-schooled one of my 10 children her entire life before she passed away ; I have tried all of the curriculum's offered by AOP and find them outstanding in what they offer to my childrens education both public and homeschooled. I currently have 2 children left at home. One of whom was recently diagnosed the same disease her sister passed away from. She is often on IV drugs here at home or in the hospital and I am going to begin homeschooling her as I did her sister. Monarch curriculum will be a definite option to look into .

DEBRA O 03/02/2010 19:29:22

We have been using Alpha Omega SOS since our 1st born who is now serving in the US ARMY. We were thinking of switiching due to crashes and havin to go through the back ups etc. If we are given a chance to try this out risk free, we will continue with it for next two children (11 and 7 yrs old).

CHRISTOPHER SC K 03/02/2010 19:35:41

I never had any desire to homeschool my children, but out of all our options last year homeschooling made most sense, so agreed to give it a try. Friends recommended SOS, and without it, I would not be homeschooling our 11-year old quadruplets today. We've had a great year and omeschooling actually has been fun! Our two big challenges with SOS have been networking issues, and having to use PC's in our Mac family. We are so excited about Monarch and plan to use it for our 6th grade curriculum on Apple's new iPads. Next year our children can actually go visit their grandparents overseas and bring their schoolwork with them. We can't wait!! Dell Notebooks for sale, anyone?!

NINA M 03/02/2010 19:55:27

My daughter is 9 years old and dyslexic. Things that come so easy to her siblings, are a struggle for her. It breaks my heart. We began using SOS just last month and have seen her confidence and self-esteem blossoming. With the advantages of the multi-sensory offered through your Monarch curriculum, I can only imagine how incredible this would be for her! Winning the Monarch curriculum would greatly bless our one income family of five. We can't say enough good things about AOP and highly recommend it to fellow home schoolers as well as those considering homeschooling.

CHRISSIE B 03/02/2010 20:03:06

I am fairly new to homeschooling. My son has epilepsy, ADHD, and ODD and had nothing but problems in public school. He wasnt learning anything and he wasnt happy. He was dealing with so much. I wasnt really in a postion to homeschool but I rearranged my life to be able to save my son. I asked around to many moms who homeschooled and most were using SOS. I decided that since it was computer based that it would be the better choice for my son since he loves the computer so much and we havent used anything but. This will be our third year to homeschool. This new Monarch would be a God Sent. Just to be able to log in anywhere and not have to worry about the computer breaking down and backing up has me sold. I would love the opportunity to be a blessed family to be able to try it out and pass the results onto other families. It sounds absolutely Wonderful. Thanks

Teresa P 03/02/2010 20:13:47

I homeschooled my son using Alpha Omega's curriculm and when he went into public school in the 3rd grade, his TAKS test scores put him in the top 5% in the country for 3rd grade and the top 1% for 4th grade. I firmly believe that the foundational curriculm he had with AOP helped him achieve such amazing rankings! Now, I am considering homeschooling him again for 6th and I will definately be sticking with the outstanding curriculm offered thru Alpha Omega's new Monarch!. #aopmonarch

JUSTIN OR JANA L 03/02/2010 20:17:44

I'm a soldier in the U.S. Army, and I've been homeschooling my kids for 9 years now, using Switched-on Schoolhouse. My unit is getting ready to deploy for a year, and the best way to make the time go by quicker is for my kids to stay busy with their studies. I am their primary teacher though, and will be looking for some way to stay connected with their education while I'm overseas. If Monarch is accessible via internet, then our problem is solved, and I can stay involved. Peace, and God bless.

JENNIFER R 03/02/2010 20:51:32

First, we have all macs, so we couldn't use your software before. Next, we can use it anywhere. Finally, I have highschool students and was looking for health and State history electives, I would love to use your programs! The biggie, I'm schooling 5, busy? Yes! tweeted http://twitter.com/henjenca/status/9907657740, @henjenca

PAMELA M 03/02/2010 20:54:44

This would be a great assest for my homeschool child. It would help in her school work. She is from a divorced family and it has been hard with communting from my home to her father's. With this type of online curriculum she would be able to access her studies anytime, anywhere. This would be very much appreciated.

CANDIDA W 03/02/2010 21:09:20

This is the first year we are using SOS and we love it! I have recently become disabled with multiple sclerosis and find it difficult to teach an entire curriculum. Not only has SOS enabled my children to work independently, but I am very grateful and relieved that I no longer have to plan lessons. I see many doctors and must bring my children with me, so they loose many homeschool days. Therefore, Monarch would be even more helpful than SOS since my children could work anywhere! Candida Wiltshire

LUIS S 03/02/2010 21:09:21

This would be excellent for my family, we are planning to move to Guatemala to study ministry and we need to take all the school with us. This is like a great curriculum to help us...

TERRI W 03/02/2010 21:13:24

I have been saving up and waiting for my oldest to reach 3rd grade so we could start using SOS, but this sounds even better! We will be moving this summer so it would be great if my son could still get his schooling done with all the craziness. He loves working on the computer but we have been limited as to what he could do. This curriculum would be a huge blessing! #aopmonarch

ESTHER G 03/02/2010 21:22:17

Not to have a program installed should free up space, which would then avoid slowing down a computer. Since we have more than one computer, Monarch would give us the convenience of being able to utilize either of them to log on the program anytime--my daughter can be in one computer and I can be on another preparing for the next activity"all at the same time! I can imagine the graphics to be entertaining, the content to be updated to the latest information, and the whole package to be engaging"the learning opportunities with Monarch should be limitless!

MARTHA G 03/02/2010 21:34:43

Martha We started homeschooling this past year. Using SOS was an answer to our needs. I am looking forward to seeing Monarch, I would love to have our children being able to use a mac or pc, and be able to do their work from anywhere.

Gabrielle I 03/02/2010 21:38:51

We would love to use the new 'Monarch' online educational system. Having high schoolers as well as primary students would make this a great asset for our very busy family. My children love any kind of online course and as yet we have not been able to afford the switched on school house program although we would love to use it.

GENESIS B 03/02/2010 21:41:15

This program would be a complete blessing to our family. I am a busy homeschooling mama of four. I have an 18 month old that can make things a little difficult (I pefer to say exciting) because she's so inquisitive. Monarch would be so useful in teaching my 2nd youngest child while I am trying to entertain the baby. It would also be a financial blessing to us as we are a one-income family as most homescoolers are and finances are so tight this year. Thank you and God bless.

PATRICIA F 03/02/2010 21:49:18

I am just starting out homeschooling my tenth grader. She has been struggling for a while in school and is not eligible for any additional help. So I feel I have to do it myself if she is to succeed. I feel the online program would be great for both of us and less stressful on me to make the right decisions for her. I am so confused and scared right now hoping I made the right decision.

KATHLEEN M 03/02/2010 22:08:16

My son has Asperger's syndrome, which is on the autism spectrum, and I am hoping to take him out of the public school and teach him at home. I have been hearing wonderful things about Switced on Schoolhouse for kids with Asperger's--if we won, it would enable us to home school him, and his sister as well. I feel this is the direction God would have us go, but right now I can't afford a curriculum that would work for him as well as an online course would. This would be an answer to prayer for us.

TARA B 03/02/2010 22:10:21

I homeschool 5 children and have used your materials for over 10 years. it has become much more difficult to keep on track this year, as we seem to live in the car! Taking our work with us might be the perfect solution. I also love the idea of having the most current curriculm (I have totally updated our complete set of SOS cds once already). We love Alpha Omega and have recommended it to many friends who love it too! Thanks!

VARINA C 03/02/2010 22:10:27

We are currently using AOP Lifepacs and both my girls (10 and 13) are asking for more computer based work. They enjoy the lessons that entail research (since it's much easier to go on-line than to the local library to page through the encyclopedia!) since they get to do it on-line! My oldest has dyslexia and finds reading a chore at times. Being able to do her work on-line would be amazing for her.

CHARLENE W 03/02/2010 22:47:26

I have just started homeschooling my 13 year old son this school year. We are currently using two of the Lifepacs and he enjoys working in the units. We have already started talking about what curriculum we would like to use next year and Monarch would be wonderful answer to our prayers. The most current curriculum would also help to answer his questions of interest that we spend time searching out. With our busy family life we can still do our needed studies while away from home. The Monarch curriculm would be a wonderful blessing.

MARK B 03/02/2010 22:52:30

Diana B I love Switched on Schoolhouse, because of the great videos, illustration & games. I would like the new Monarch program even more, because it still provides these same features, while allowing the freedom of not having to install &/or even use the CD to have access to the student's classes! I have two children, and they have to use two separate computers. My youngest daughter has trouble keeping track of her CD's & this makes it pretty much impossible to do her work on anything besides the main computer! We would love the freedom with all the same great features! Thanks for this great new product!

NOLA K 03/02/2010 22:59:14

At last, a curriculum that interests my interest-challenged child! I've tried a, (I'm sure,) wonderful online curriculum that incorporated big boxes of books and tons of other mailed items. It was so confusing that I spent sleepless nights and his learning time, figuring out assignments as he sat there, not-so-quietly, fidgetting. I'd like to have a clean shot at fulfilling my desire to have, an all essential Christian based, confussionless learning center, wherever we are, and at whatever pace we feel comfortable with, and we'd still find time to milk our goats and feed the chickens.

JAMI B 03/03/2010 00:25:29

My son says, "I want curriculum that's on the computer!" We had some installation problems last year with SOS, so not having to deal with software and patches would be nice. The best part would be the extra games and movie clips. I am stoked about the enhanced multi-media! I think it will be a great learning tool. #aopmonarch

DONNA H 03/03/2010 04:04:43

I am a mom to 8 yr old twins with very different learning styles and I think this curriculum would be wonderful for both of them, encouraging them in their learning styles. It sounds like a very well put together curriculum and very cheerful looking as well. I hope we can be blessed with it! Thank you!

K C 03/03/2010 05:27:51

There are so many reasons why this curriculum would be beneficial to homeschoolers, like ourselves. First, being able to use the computer at a young age is a necessity because computers are our future. Second, our kids would have the opportunity to grow and learn in the real world, rather than being tied down and isolated. We would have the opportunity to explore the world, go on missions trips, and see family and friends. Last, I would love to give my children a fun enriching curriculum online that would be beneficial to their different learning styles and levels.

DEBBIE R 03/03/2010 06:46:48

I homeschool my son because he has Tourette's syndrome, which encompasses ADHD, OCD, Anxiety and a variety of other concerns. He requires visual, auditory and written stimulation to fully engage and not become bored or distracted from his schoolwork. We presently use a combination of SOS and Lifepac to give his this change up in routine, but it sounds like Monarch will give him the stimulation he needs all in one program! Handwriting can be a problem for him, so having everything on the computer would be such a blessing. Plus, the ablility to take the laptop to various Doctors offices would be a great benefit and would keep him from missing so much school time. Thank you for this opportunity! -Debbie Rice

MICHELLE B 03/03/2010 06:50:01

We travel a lot. But even at home, one child, in particular needs to move around to find a quiet place to work. It would be nice for him to just move the laptop and not a whole backpack full of books and discs. Monarch could make life easier for him! :o)

LISA R 03/03/2010 06:55:44

I am currently an online student with a Christian college and I think its an invaluable tool when your schedule is fluid and there are many activities. I think my daughter would benefit from the experience of online teaching as colleges are offering them more and more. Besides, my kids have been raised on AO curriculum! Thank you for staying current!

KATHY D 03/03/2010 06:57:25

My daughter is a visual learner...textbooks are a bore and she dreads practicing math facts over and over...she loves learning with the computer and a full curriculum on the computer will give us the freedom to explore all options for learning..thanks for a great idea

Jill L 03/03/2010 06:58:20

We love AOP and are currently using switched on schoolhouse running on a virtual box on a MAC. Monarch would make our lives so much easier! Thank you for the blessing of your company, thank you for continually working hard to bring up to date technology to my children and thank you making your products biblically based. Whoever wins this will be blessed and your generosity has not gone unnoticed.

SUELLEN D 03/03/2010 07:04:35

Let's face it, life is too busy to stay home. Almost everywhere you go has a wifi hotspot. Being able to not worry about losing lessons with a hard drive failure (It does happen, we lost all of our Spanish lessons this year), would be a huge convenience, too.

CRYSTAL P 03/03/2010 07:20:51

My husband is in the U.S. Air force and he travels a lot. When we can we go with him. Being able to access my children's lessons anywhere that there is an Internet connection would be great. Also I assume that all updates would be taken care of and I wouldn't have to worry about doing backups. I am very excited about this new SOS program.

LANI H 03/03/2010 07:49:41

WOW! Can't wait to get going on this. I have been looking for somthing like this for a while. We live in remote Africa, where education can be a challenge. But not with a web based curriculum. Even if I don't win, I will be one of the first subscribers!

TAMARA S 03/03/2010 08:16:19

My family is practically a tribe of modern-day American nomads, having moved 15,000 miles in the last 5 years. What an incredible blessing to our family to be able access lessons online! Monarch is a perfect addition to Alpha Omega's already great lineup of Christian curriculum. #aopmonarch

MICHELE S 03/03/2010 08:18:25

I've been looking for an affordable way to homeschool my daughter with computer based curriculum for high school. We have Mac computers and it's hard to find curriculum. Going through an online academy is very expensive. It looks like this is going to be a great alternative for us!

DONNA B 03/03/2010 08:19:48

This type of approach to learning is EXACTLY what I need for my rising techno savy 11th grader! He knows sooooo much more about all of the computer type applications than I do. MAYBE HE CAN TEACH ME SOME THINGS VIA THE TECHNOLOGY OF MONARCH!

FM G 03/03/2010 08:22:00

I'm really excited about AOP's new online curriculum and think it's a great idea! We have used the secular online school programs offered through the state because it is so thorough and convenient, but as amazing as the curriculum is, it is not for Christians, doesn't include Bible and we cannot use some of the subjects due to the evolution teaching as well as the reading in their Literature and English courses. We were hoping for something like this and are looking forward to finally being able to use online curriculum with sound Christian teaching, Literature, Bible and creationism. We hope to win the set! Please pick us!

KIM C 03/03/2010 08:28:45

God has placed me at home to take care of my recently disabled husband. Since I loss my job and became unemployed, we could not afford to send our daughter to school. So, we homeschooled her for the first time on the AOP SOS, program, which was recommended to us by a fellow church member. It has been such a blessing to be able to take her with the laptop to sit at doctors appoitments and able to send her to grandmothers, while hospital stays were needed. It would be such a blessing to win this program, since financial issues are domanate in our household. God does and has provided for our family so far, and it has spiritually grown our family closer to Jesus. Your daily messages are an inspiration, when daily obsticales are being overcome. We plan on teaching our toddler at home, when he becomes of age too. Thank You ans God Bless Kim Crain P.S. I also, posted it on facebook. Thank you again and God Bless.

DEBORA L 03/03/2010 08:31:35

Wow! This is fantastic news! We love our Mac, but had to purchase PC's just for use with SOS. What grief! Both PC's went on the fritz this week and my kids are not able to do school. Not to mention, one of my kids lost all of his completed work on the hard drive that died. I came to the site to see if there was a way to make SOS Mac friendly and found THIS info! This would wonderful!

LISA T 03/03/2010 08:40:50

I would love to try out AOP's New Monarch Curriculum! We have used other online curriculum's before and my boys benefited greatly from them. We recently switched from a popular math program to Horizons and my boys are thriving in it.

LaTasha C 03/03/2010 08:41:37

First of all this is a wonderful opportunity! Having eight children and living on limited income we don't have as many opportunities to purchase curriculum that we really desire to have. For that reason four of our oldest attend school outside of the home, but they are doing very well thanks to their early home schooled education. In using the Monarch program it would allow my 9 year old daughter to receive a trusted and quality learning program all in one package. She would benefit from the flexibilty of the program to do her work anywhere. We would not have to worry about loosing school work which has happened in the past. Overall it would be a blessing.

DALLAS M 03/03/2010 08:46:42

I am homeschooling one high school student and next year, I will be homeschooling my two younger children (grs. 2 and 4) as well. I already am using the SOS curriculum and I know I will love your online curriculum as well. I asked for this three years ago when I first began homeschooling. Hooray, someone listened and actually made it happen. I am so excited! Thank you very much for the opportunity to get it free.

JACKI L 03/03/2010 09:02:09

My children and I are new to homeschooling as of last fall and have been troubled by the choosing of curriculums that meet their needs (3rd, 7th and 8th grades). My oldest child will be in high school next year. I think a program such as Monarch would be an amazing tool for him especially because though he is highly intellegent and learns quickly, he is generally unmotivated to open a book! Let's face it, we live in the information technology age. I am excited about the possibilities this program has to offer my children. I want them to have a strong classic Christian education, yet still provide them with the tools of the future.

LISA C 03/03/2010 09:04:08

I am the mother of 13 children with our 5th child graduating this May. A few years ago I had to go to work full-time and we've struggled to keep up with our homeschooling. This new program sounds perfect for our extremely busy family.

LINDA E 03/03/2010 09:06:52

Why do we want to use the new Monarch Curriculum? As a homeschooling parent that has used AOP Life Pacs for many years now we have come to trust AOP Curriculum that it is Christ centered and we can rely on AOP Curr. as being dependable, bringing Christ into the world and not leaving Christ out of the world. We love the idea of bringing AOP curr. online to further use the educational needs of the homeschooling family. Our children are our biggest investment in life so bringing AOP curr. online is definitely seeking their best interests for their future. As technology advances so must we. Thank you AOP for adapting to the future needs of our children! God Bless! Linda Eldred

SHAD D 03/03/2010 09:23:46

I have been using AOP curriculum for over 15 years. We started with Lifepacs and were thrilled when they added Horizons. Then we were even more excited when they added SOS. I am sure Monarch will be as wonderful as everything else we have tried from AOP. I think it is a great concept and I am excited to try it out. Holly

CHERYL M 03/03/2010 09:48:03

I have been homeschooling 4 children for four years now and have been a little frustrated with finding good curriculums that are not so time consuming for Mom and boring for my children. I have limited time and income with one of our children having muscular dystrophy. This curriculum seems perfect for our busy household. I have been considering SOS but this seems to be more user friendly. Thank-you for creating a homeschool curriculum that makes sense. I'm going to tell all my friends about this.

KENDRA P 03/03/2010 09:49:12

I have loved using the Lifepacs with my 3 children this year! It has simplified teaching multiple grades. I love the idea of using Monarch and getting the latest teaching tool for my children, particularly knowing the Christian values of the curriculum. Kendra

JOANNA P 03/03/2010 09:58:08

I am very interested in using an online curriculum for our homeschool next year. I've been looking into Alpha Omega, and Monarch looks excellent!! How exciting to be able to school anywhere!

EMILY D 03/03/2010 10:02:34

The simplicity of online access anywhere is a great advantage to a homeschooling family. We love AOP's products and resources. I am daily encouraged by the DailyFocus, and the curriculum is excellent. I have come to trust AOP and am excited for this new product

SHEILAH S 03/03/2010 10:07:33

Alpha Omega has always been in our house for homeschooling; first with our now 30 and 27 year olds and presently our 11 and 8 year olds. Each year we seek the Lord for guidance, and especially since 1991 when I was diagnosed with MS, I have struggled. So now after almost 20 years with this disease, I have been aggressively seeking direction on education for our children. I still feel God's presence with our leading our children in school, but have felt led to involve the computer studies. Monarch sounds like another AOP delivery to Spirit led homeschoolers. Thank you and may God continue blessing you!

JEFF M 03/03/2010 10:23:41

I am a mommy of four and it would be such a wonderful thing for my oldest to be able to work on school without worrying about what she is learning! Alpha and Omega publishing is a safe and wonderful alternative to boring old mom! HAHA!

TAMI M 03/03/2010 10:38:43

We are very interested in using an online curriculum and have been considering it for next year. Our daughters are age 9 and 11. We have used the Life Packs in the past and the girls enjoyed them. I admit I am a little intimidated at the thought of using an online curric., but the Monarch curric. sounds like the place to start. Thank you AOP for this opportunity. I have recieved AOP's Daily Focus for 2 years and have been so blessed by the encouragement I have received from this wounderful free resourse! Thank you for your ministry, and may God bless you richly!!

DRENDA B 03/03/2010 10:41:35

Drenda We already use SOS and it would be great to win the new online version.

ELICIA T 03/03/2010 11:10:52

A newcomer to AOP, I have been pleasantly surprised and very encouraged by the wonderful insights offered in the DailyFocus emails. We would love to try your new program, and the free offer could really help us in these tough economical times. Thank you!

KARIN Y 03/03/2010 11:11:26

My son loves to do any school work that is on the computer. And I think this would be an AWESOME solution to our problems of finding software that works on our old computer and/or is online and challenging enough for him.

HEATHER K 03/03/2010 11:32:31

We are military and move a lot. This curriculum would be great to use so that during moves all we need is a laptop. My 10 year old son loves doing anything on the computer, so that would be an added benefit for him.

SUMMER M 03/03/2010 11:39:51

We withdrew from public schools to meet our children's needs with flexibility. The sole reason we have not used the AOP products has been the ease of use and flexibility with online curricula. We can travel anywhere with wifi, the kids can go to tradeshows with me for work, we really don't have any limitations. To have that freedom in a Christian-based program by a company who supports our family, faith and ethics is invaluable.

DAVID W 03/03/2010 12:14:56

David W. I am just starting the homeschool adventure and I've learned alot from reading the different blogs from various companies like AOP. It became obvious that a full-time accessible on-line curriculm would ease the work and stress level of the student and parent alike. Then my neighbor sent me the link to the new Monarch series, after studying this it is a slam dunk, the answer is here. Being a single full-time dad, I need to select the wisest Christ centered program to save time and space; Monarch is my choice if I can afford it, winning it would solve that problem right from the get go.

BUFFY H 03/03/2010 12:31:04

I'm going to be new to homeschooling and I want my kids to get a good Christian education!

JENNIFER M 03/03/2010 12:40:49

We're in the military and move a lot. It would be great to have a curriculum we could take with us DURING the moves (without lugging 40 lb boxes of books :D ).

MERWIN S 03/03/2010 13:16:48

Seven kids who are always on the internet.... what a perfect match!

THERESA S 03/03/2010 13:35:20

still being able to do school even if robert breaks his computer would be a plus in my book!

HOPE T 03/03/2010 13:45:11

I have a 4.5 year old . We've been thinking of homeschooling her but have been unsure.This would give us an amazing opportunity that in our own we couldnt afford right now to try homeschooling with a good set up. This would truly be an answer to prayer and huge help getting us started .

VALERIE C 03/03/2010 14:24:33

My son is always excited to do his SOS and usually attacks that first thing each morning. It's challenging to find age appropriate material that is also ability appropriate. The computerized curriculum with exciting games and movies helps him stay interested in material that isn't intended for someone so young! I would LOVE the opportunity to log on anywhere and not have to deal "incompatible software" issues. What a benefit to eliminate the need for CD installation! Way to go AOP!

JANIE W 03/03/2010 15:03:18

I have been using SOS as part of my curriculum for years and Monarch sounds like a great step up. Last year, my dad had back surgery and I had to spend a month at their house 300 miles away. I had to drag all my curriculum there and it was a real hassle. Having access on the computer anywhere would be great.

TORIE P 03/03/2010 15:08:41

Monarch would be great to use because all of my children(3) are involved in competative swimming and practice up to 6 days a week. Our pool just got free wifi access and being able to do school there would free up a lot of our time for other activities. Having to only carry the laptop with us is a huge plus!

SHERRY H 03/03/2010 15:21:09

this sounds great for my soon to be 3rd grader. We have been looking at SOS this sounds even better. #aopmonarch

DEEANN R 03/03/2010 15:43:41

Our family travels a lot and we take all the schoolbooks with us when we go. This sounds great for us. We have used some of the Lifepac sets, but I am looking for a new complete curriculum set.

ELIZABETH P 03/03/2010 16:21:18

I HAVE ONE RELUCTANT LEARNER WHO REALY STRUGGLES WITH HANDWRITING. USING MONARCH WOULD MEAN HE COULD CARRY ON WITH HIS LESSONS WITHOUT BEING HELD BACK BY HIS HANDWRITING DIFFICULTIES. IT WOULD ALSO MAKE LEARNING MORE PLEASUREABLE FOR HIM( AND ME!!!!) NOT HAVING TO LABOUR WITH LETTER FORMATIONS DISTRACTING HIM FROM WHAT HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE LEARNING. WE COULD THEN HAVE A SHORT HANDWRITING LESSON SEPERATLY WHICH I AM SURE HE WOULD TRY HARDER AT IF HE WASN'T WRITING ALL DAY. #aopmonarch

ANGELA D 03/03/2010 17:14:37

We moved about 2 years ago and we had began to homeschool for the first time and then this last October we decided to try public school and it didn't work out so now our girls are in a private Christian school. We have decided it would be best for us to have the girls back at home for school after the end of the year. Our experience with the curriculum we had before was it didn't keep the interest of our 3rd grader so we had difficulties. We want a curriculum that will interest our children. We have talked with our daughter about it and she is very excited to hear about it. It isn't so much what will work for us as parents but what works for her as a student and what will challenge her, help to succeed and take her to the next level. We believe homeschooling is supposed to be fun and challenging and is the best way to educate our children these days. That's why we are looking for a new curriculum and we believe Monarch may be it. Not only are the girls excited, but so are we at the prospect of this new innovative online currciulum and what it can help our 3rd grader to achieve. #aopmonarch

GINA P 03/03/2010 17:49:24

My boys already enjoy using your Switched on Schoolhouse. The Monarch curriculum sounds like a great way to make homeschooling even easier.

ELIZABETH A 03/03/2010 18:19:15

Working full time out of necessity while continuing homeschooling our young children has proven to be a huge challenge. Fortunately, AOP has shown up just in time to give us the tools we need to access the power of the internet, while delivering Christ-centered, up to date, quality, multidimentional learning that we can access while homeschooling with grandma (while Mommy's working), or on the road, while taking a road trip. Our travel bags just got lighter! And so did the load on Mommy's plate. Looking forward to this geat curiculum! Thanks AOP!

ANDREA M 03/03/2010 18:25:33

I have used AOP for 5 years and it works great for my children! I have tried to use SOS but our computer doesn't do well with a lot of downloads so this would be PERFECT for us! I believe that you have great curriculum and it is great to see that you continue to add more choices for homeschooling families and I will continue to use AOP products!

SKYE M 03/03/2010 18:25:48

I'm a stay at home mom to 5 kiddos, and we are currently awaiting my 13 year old sister coming to stay with us. She has some issues in public schools, so we are going to try homeschool her! We are having a hard time deciding what program to go with, so this would be awesome!!!!

SALLY S 03/03/2010 18:57:47

My husband is in the Army and we want to be able to stay close so this sounds right up our alley since the boys and I travel to see him when we can. Thanks for this new option.

STACY S 03/03/2010 19:42:49

My son struggles with standard curriculum and I'm always looking for something new and different that will keep him engaged. He hates school and I want it to be fun for him to learn.

RUTH D 03/03/2010 21:34:52

I am so excited to see the new Monarch Curriculum! This is what we have been waiting for! My youngest is a cancer survivor and we spent years going in and out of the hospital. It would have been so much easier to have a curriculum that we could just log into anytime and anywhere. We had books thrown away by the cleaning staff thinking they were magazines. We had times when we had to leave and head to the hospital immediately and we did not have time to pack the school supplies needed. This curriculum will be a blessing to so many homeschooling families on the go, but even more so to families in crisis. You never know what life will throw your way, but THANK YOU for helping me be more prepared.

VADA S 03/03/2010 23:01:45

We love the curriculum that we are currently using; however, our oldest daughter, as bright as she is, has great difficulty completing the lengthy and often repetitive seatwork. I have been prayerfully considering Switched On Schoolhouse for her upcoming 3rd grade year...especially since recently discovering your Daily Focus Devotional. If the Monarch curriculum has the same Christ-centered content woven throughout each subject, in addition to the numerous benefits of being online, it could very well be the answer to my prayers! I believe she would benefit greatly from such an engaging, interactive curriculum. Besides, she absolutely loves butterflies!

CHRISTY T 03/03/2010 23:02:27

I am a first year homeschooler and decided to use the SOS curriculum and have had the worst year of my life! We had an electrical surge cook two laptops and lost over half the school year for one of our children! What a nightmare! Now the desktop is getting sick of the CD-ROMs and the D: drive is on it's last leg!! We NEED an alternative!

MARIA VICTORIA R 03/04/2010 01:43:09

I've always believed learning is best achieved with an actual book (or Lifepac) in hand. However, technology has proven during the past few decades that effective education can equally be achieved through the creative, diverse and challenging world of computers. By all means, Monarch will have a place in our home-classroom! Other than the exciting dimension it will add to learning, we are assured that Monarch will stay true to its predecessors' objectives of (a) providing top-quality Christ-centered academic programs; and (b) strengthening independent learning skills in our children. This is definitely a winning combination!

PAM R 03/04/2010 02:13:57

With the world going wireless and information at your fingertips on the internet, our children will need to be well-versed and highly skilled computer users. I can think of no better way to prepare them for their internet info. driven generation than to use the new Monarch program. I am confident my daughters would enjoy learning this way and thus be more prepared for their high tech futures.

VICTORIA H 03/04/2010 04:18:19

We like the idea of education online and on the cutting edge. It's a great way for children to stay computer savvy and acquire knowledge at the same time. As missionaries who live and travel extensively throughout Eastern Europe, we didn't think we could pack any curriculum lighter than LifePac. Perhaps with the new Monarch curriculum it is possible.

MELODY A 03/04/2010 05:08:40

We are just now looking at SOS for our children .Image my surprise to find Monarch on the website! How wonderful to not have to use cd's and be able to be totally portable! Alpha Omega has come into the computer age and is moving forward with leaps and bounds to broaden the horizons of Christian Education.

TABITHA M 03/04/2010 05:15:51

We LOVE the idea of doing "schoolwork" online when and where we want it no matter what day or what time. 24/7 access in this millenium is quite convenient and we are excited to try Monarch!

CINDY H 03/04/2010 05:16:50

I am currently using k12, but they stop at 8th grade. So looking for another online curriculum.Would love to try this out. Thanks.

JOANIE E 03/04/2010 05:19:37

We have 4 children, and this fall, two till be in HS ( 9th and 11th grades). We have a VERY limited budget for HS materials, so we have to be judicious in our purchasing. This curriculum looks like it would be a good investment for all 4.

REBECCA S 03/04/2010 05:21:05

Quite simply, I would love to try a curriculum that allows my older children to gain some independence. On-line classes sound wonderful as we can have internet access almost anywhere we typically go as a family.

KELLY M 03/04/2010 05:29:00

I homeschool my 8 year old son, and my husband and I are self-employed. I frequently have to travel with him for work, so having a computer based curriculum would be much easier than lugging around schoolbooks, and I also like that it would provide instruction for my son when I can't give him one on one attention. We love Lifepacs, and having it all online would be tremendously convenient for our lifestyle, and I am always willing to try new things!

BERNADETTE P 03/04/2010 05:29:25

I have not tried online curriculum with my son, but would love to try it without any cost to us. It would be nice to be able to do school anywhere, without lugging around 20 books!!!! Money is very limitied right now in our family and this would be a blessing.

LAURA G 03/04/2010 05:29:40

My son loves to do his schoolwork on the computer and this would be an amazing opportunity for him. He is a struggling learner and this sounds like just what he could use to be more engaged in his education!

ADRIENNE T 03/04/2010 05:31:08

Our family started with LifePac and we love it. I would love to try the newest of your products. I like the idea of the children becoming a little more independent in their school work and being able to take it on the go with our growing family, who loves to camp!

LISA K 03/04/2010 05:31:28

The opportunity for online classes and access to school anywhere would be amazing! We currently use SOS and this would be a natural extension of that. This is the future of education and we would love to be a part of it.

ANNI W 03/04/2010 05:31:46

We are planning on using SOS for this coming school year anyway. Monarch would make it much more portable. And, our daughters wouldn't be tied to one certain computer. They could do school anywhere!

JILL S 03/04/2010 05:35:11

Every year I have looked at SOS for for son but have never took the plunge to buy it. He is a struggling student who is a visual learner. He desires to be an independant learner but still needs me as a teacher right next to him. I would love to give him an opportunity to be independant with your program. That would free me up to spend more time with my other children who , while are doing fine learning independantly, would like more school time with me right besided them. Thanks for considering our family for your Monarch Curriculum

MICHELLE H 03/04/2010 05:35:12

We LOVE to try new things! I also think this would be great for my daughter who struggles w/ school & loves to learn on the computer!

Hannah M 03/04/2010 05:35:55

I LOVE using AOP, but I have been away from it for about two years. My son loves using the computer, and this would be a way to combine his schooling with something he enjoys! It would allow him to do it anywhere, and that is helpful to a family on the go!

SUSAN J 03/04/2010 05:42:59

We are a military family and it would be great to have access to lessons wherever we go. I was just about to try Switched On Schoolhouse for my two oldest but I am so glad I waited. I think I will invest a little more for the great features of Monarch. #aopmonarch

VANESSA R 03/04/2010 05:44:12

We are using Alpha Omega Academy Online school right now and really love it. However, this looks like it may be a little more interactive, which would be great! I'll be curious to find out more details!

REBECCA H 03/04/2010 05:45:40

My son loves to learn on the computer. The convenience of "doing school" anywhere would be great too! Thanks for making learning fun!

CHRISTINA C 03/04/2010 05:47:55

We are currently using Lifepacks for some of our subjects and we also use a non-Christian online learning program. This would be perfect for our online use. I will be nannying next year and the fact that my children could access this from the other family's home computer without any software would be convenient, to say the least. My youngest seems to be an auditory & visual learner, so using computer software has been a blessing for her.

MELISSA C 03/04/2010 05:51:53

#aopmonarch My daughter is in 7th grade this year. When we first started we chose LifePacs. We enjoyed it! but moved on to other things. Just yesterday I was searching for new ideas for next year! One of my favorites is your Switched on Schoolhouse CDs. So we would love the chance to win this and be one of the first families try it out!

ERIKA R 03/04/2010 05:53:30

We are a farming family with 5 children. For our children to be able to still do quality school work while we are at shows is priceless!

KYLE T 03/04/2010 05:55:27

I introduced my upcoming 6th grader to SOS this past year to see if she was interested. She has asked me about using it next year over and over again since I gave her your catalog. This new program sounds even better and it would give me more hands on time with my Kindergartener, and two other lower elementary kids. Thanks, Busy Mom of 5 expecting #6

KAREN W 03/04/2010 05:58:50

With 6 children, 4 currently homeschooling and a new baby, I am always looking for ways to simplify life without the education of my children suffering. I believe Monarch would be cutting edge and able to compete with the many public virtual schools out there. This would be perfect for families that want the high tech curriculum that's offered in public virtual schools with the flexibility of homeschooling and still having the final say in what the children are learning. Way to step up! #aopmonarch

MARY C 03/04/2010 06:00:53

We have enjoyed the format of SOS and appreciate the content in each lesson. It would be nice to have all link working at all times and have the most up to date information. Using a web based program will open the opportunity to school from any computer not just the ones who have the software loaded on it. Thank you for creating schooling option and sharing this opportunity with us.

PEGGY S 03/04/2010 06:01:28

What an amazing idea. This would be so valuable for our lifestyles.

Christine M 03/04/2010 06:02:39

My daughter has been using Florida virtual school along with some of your cirriculum. She loves the convenience and so do I. I am thankful that now we can give her a Christian based online solution. I can hardly wait to see it. I have 4 homeschoolers and this is a wonderful way to teach them computer skills and give them the education my family deserves. Thank you, Christine McLellan #aopmonarch

JON H 03/04/2010 06:03:46

We have switched from Windows based computers to Macs and this would be awesome! We loved using SOS for many years and are sure Monarch would be and excellent option to keep our flexibility!

STACIE C 03/04/2010 06:04:13

I am looking for a new challenge for my kids. I think they would love an online curriculum. They would play it without realizing it's school.

CAROLE R 03/04/2010 06:04:51

I am homeschooling 3 boys ages 7, 8 and 14. My oldest boy is dysgraphic and struggles with handwriting. We currentyly use ABEKA and SOS. Monarch would mean less writing for my oldest and a new experience for my 2 youngest. (And I wouldn;t have to worry about "loosing" lessons on SOS or carrying 50 lbs of books like abeka!) This sounds GREAT!

STACEY G 03/04/2010 06:05:44

What a great way to create freedom. Having multiple students on a computer because the lessons are installed on it has it's challenges, this sounds like a great way to enable everyone to work at the same time regardless of which computer is available. #aopmonarch

STEVE M 03/04/2010 06:08:23

I'm looking for a Christian based solution to homeshool our high school grade level student and this sounds great. She needs something that keeps her interest and she enjoys SOS but I feel this would be better yet with the availability anywhere and suppport that would be there when needed. It would be in her favor to be able to have access to something like this verses the public school option of online schooling. I'm anxious to get more info on this. Steve Miller #aopmonarch

DAWN A 03/04/2010 06:11:34

I would love to try the new curriculum because we have enjoyed both the life packs and Switched on school house. We are wanting to travel a little more and with our wireless connection they can continue with school where ever we choose to visit. Also with multiple children it would be nice for them not not have to wait to share time on the same computer.

CHELINA S 03/04/2010 06:11:53

This is great. We travel and this would be great to have anywhere, so that school doesn't have to stop. #aopmonarch

DANIELLE W 03/04/2010 06:16:09

I would love to win this program because I may end up in jail by the end of the school year for a crime I did not commit and my kids could be forced to go back to school. They targeted us for being homeschoolers, we have a small organic farm. They got some Freemasons to hire Hispanic workers to trespass onto our farm and spray toxic pesticides, the Sheriffs refused to come out when asked to leave and when they did come out they claimed I assaulted them. They then arrested me without warrant, without due process. They are targeting homeschoolers in our area with gangstalkers and drug dealing thugs. Now that I have to devote all of my time to three lawsuits I barely have time to spend teaching my boys. This evil has got to stop! The Zionist run government is losing their battle to brainwash our children and so now they are just gas lighting innocent people as a threat to their Federal funding! That is why I want to win this for my two innocent boys.

CAROLE K 03/04/2010 06:16:58

I'm excited about another excellent product from Alpha Omega! My children love computers and I'm excited about a high tech curriculum that will engage them. A curriculum ... like Monarch ... accessible from anywhwere makes homeschool flexible. ( #aopmonarch)

KRISTIN S 03/04/2010 06:20:37

I have five kids, all working at different levels. The one in the middle always seems to get the short end of the stick. So it would be great to have something just for him.

DENISE C 03/04/2010 06:22:00

Monarch looks like an exciting new curriculum. #aopmonarch

MELISSA M 03/04/2010 06:22:44

As a military family we move frequently which can make homeschooling difficult. We feel led by God to homeschool though and it has been a blessing. We love that AOP curriculum is Christian based. We look forward to another year of homeschooling and the Monarch curriculum would suit our family well. It sounds like an amazing program that would give structure we need no matter where my husband's duty sends us. Thank you AOP for producing easy to use Christian-based homeschool material making things a bit easier for all parents who choose to follow God and homeschool their children.

TRICIA P 03/04/2010 06:23:01

My daughter is entering Middle School next year and I know she is going to need more than I have been giving her up to this point. It sounds like Monarch will be just the thing! Thank you! #aopmonarch

Chris & Luz H 03/04/2010 06:25:04

(#aopmonarch). This may be the answer to my prayers. My 10th & 11th graders need a curriculum that is not bound to a specific location. I have been reviewing the A&O Publications materials for a while, and I am very please with what I have seen. I can only imagine the Monarch curriculum to be even better. Thank you. Luz H.

MARY B 03/04/2010 06:25:52

sounds great

CANDACE M 03/04/2010 06:28:13

I've been using SOS for my boys for quite a few years now. My husband's job is relocating us out of the country in April... just in time for the new release! This would provide us the opportunity of being able to access their school work from any computer, no matter where we are. My boys and I are excited to see what this new curriculum has to offer!

JENNIFER B 03/04/2010 06:30:27

My oldest 2 boys are constantly on the go with sports and we enjopy the ability to get up and go and still be able to school our children. This would make it so much easier to be able to travel and just take a laptop and use local libraries as a resource. This is a great idea.

LAVONDA S 03/04/2010 06:30:38

I have one daughter in college and one son that is still bering taught at home. We have found that our son responds very well to learning by computer and Monarch sounds like it would be a wonderful fit for him.

LISA D 03/04/2010 06:31:31

I love to be flexible with our homeschooling. My children really struggle with bookwork and linear schooling and learn so much better when they have something they can visually see things. With Monarch being a Christian-based online curriculum, I would love to see how my children would succeed at it!

PHYLLIS W 03/04/2010 06:33:33

It would give us more freedom to travel with my husband for his work. P. Wittenbach

SHANNON R 03/04/2010 06:35:38

I have 6 kids with my oldest being 7 , it would be nice to have a curriculum that was so much less *fuss* and clutter!

VERONICA K 03/04/2010 06:37:02

This sounds like a good idea.

LASHAWN W 03/04/2010 06:37:21

We would love to have the flexibility for the kids to "school" even at Grandma's or anywhere even when I can't be with them

AMY Q 03/04/2010 06:37:34

I have been using LifePacs with my son who is in middle school. We really like the workbooks portability. I am intrigued by the idea of using an online based curriculum. It sounds like it would be even more portable.....and I wouldn't have to worry about torn covers or spills like I do with the workbooks! ;-)

SANDRA M 03/04/2010 06:38:54

We love our textbooks, but they do create a lot of clutter in a household of 6. It would be great to have everything stored online! Our children like and prefer to do their work on computer. And if it's from AOP, it's quality curriculum that is scripturally sound and home school friendly!

CARLY E 03/04/2010 06:39:25

I'm currently looking at our options for next year. I'd love to try this!

MELISSA M 03/04/2010 06:40:06

We would finally be able to go visit friends & family during the school yr without having to lug all those bulky school books around with us! What a nice feeling that would be

JOANNE G 03/04/2010 06:44:15

I always enjoy doing something new in homeschooling. I believe that is why we school at home to begin with. I think that being able to do your lesson on line without books will also help the environment we do not need to cut down any more trees. Thanks for being up-to-date with new ideas and technology to help us get the best job in the world done.

JESSICA C 03/04/2010 06:45:14

It would be a lifesaver to have the kids be able to do school online since we have a baby at home and plan to have another one in about a year!

RENAE C 03/04/2010 06:45:39

Renae C I have 3 children ages 7, 9 and 11. Our house is small. To have everything on line would be such a space safer. Also, in our world of technology, the computer and internet would feel like such a natural fit for them. Would love to give it a try.

LINDA J 03/04/2010 06:47:07

This would work on a MAC computer, I have been waiting for something like this. It would be wonderful. Thank you!

KATHERINE B 03/04/2010 06:47:24

We love the Biblical soundness, but can't afford to buy any more for the next year.

JESSICA H 03/04/2010 06:47:35

Web based learning is the future, however, there is not a lot of Christian content out there. This program offers the best of both worlds. You can homeschool wherever, whenever AND you know the content is safe.

TANYA C 03/04/2010 06:49:29

Our family just loves the educational quality of the AOP products. SOS, LifePacs and the Horizon curriculum have all been a part of our homeschool adventure. I would expect that the new curriculum would provide us with the same quality Christian education that we have grown to love. With our trust in AOP, we are sure that we won't be disappointed.

BETTY P 03/04/2010 06:51:59

What a wonderful ideal! A homeschool computer program that can be accessed anywhere! We will be using this next year if we win or not!

DIANA P 03/04/2010 06:54:28

Love the name, AOP! You stay on the edge! Thanks for looking to the future. As the Monarch curriculum emerges from her cocoon, we would be honored to be there to watch her wings unfold. We have used SOS and are thrilled to learn of this new application. We are often on the road with business and family obligations. We already carry laptops and have the house "wireless", so this new program would integrate well with our family. Thanks for offering affordable, Christian-based, cutting-edge options for us.

AMY C 03/04/2010 06:54:38

new to the whole homeschooling thing, so this would be a blessing!

ANNETTE V 03/04/2010 06:54:52

"Why do you want to use Monarch curriculum?" It sounds like an interesting program. Being able to save work without having to file it and such like, and therefore risk losing it,just sounds ideal.

BARBARA W 03/04/2010 06:54:53

We are nearly done with our first year of switched on schoolhouse. This looks like an the best next step.Let the Monarch fly!!! #aopmonarch

LISA B 03/04/2010 06:56:15

My kids love to do anything on the computer, even school work. This would be a huge help to our family with our crazy schedule. I sometimes have to take the kids to work with me, but taking all their school work is a huge hastle. This would be so much easier! We would love to give it a try! Awesome idea!

SUSAN E 03/04/2010 06:56:36

We have homeschooled for 16 years and have used mainly textbooks, so I am always on the lookout for new and exciting ways for them to learn. The internet is a wonderful tool, but sometimes it can be very time consuming to have to wade through all the different sites. This seems like it might be exciting and not as time consuming to prepare.

CRYSTAL W 03/04/2010 06:57:25

I am very interested in the Monarch curriculum for my daugther. She will be a junior next year, and having access to all of the additional media and learning tools, sounds like an excellent opportunity to keep us both excited about her studies. Not to mention, the fact that we will be able to log on anywhere while traveling and not have to worry about losing curriculum discs (which has happened). Plus - it sounds like it will free up a lot of computer space while not having to worry about lost lessons during computer issues. We are very excited to give Monarch a try next year!

JESSICA E 03/04/2010 07:01:22

No more CD Roms! Any computer, any time, any of my nine kids... freedom!

KRISTIN C 03/04/2010 07:01:56

The idea of having online curriculum sounds wonderful! The ability to move around from place to place (and the ability to do this without necessarily bringing YOUR own computer all the time) is freeing! We will be able to go to more places and do more things with online school work. Plus, downloading all of the software takes a long time to do. And, our software is slow moving sometimes with our computers. No more worrying that we might lose our work if the computer crashes! Yay! (Yes, we do have everything backed up which is time consuming to do too). Online is the way to go! Thanks for the opportunity :)

FANNY S 03/04/2010 07:02:58

I am a new homeschooler, and it would make my life so much easier to be able to have my daughter work independently. I have so much frustration in knowing if I am doing the right thing, and it would be a blessing to have everthing laid out for me and also graded. From what I have heard so far,this is something that can do so much for our homeschool. I would love to be able to win this!

TRACI P 03/04/2010 07:04:27

I have homeschooled my 13 year old son for 6 years now. Homeschooling with books is great but it has been a struggle at times. My son gets bored very easily and has always been on the hyper side. We have looked for several years now for something that would provide his curriculum online. He loves computers and video games and this would fit right in.We tried another homeschool curriculum that is provided on software but got no where with that. It is to confusing and in the end we both threw out hands up in the air. I think this would be perfect. And winning a curriculum would be the icing on the cake. It's about time someone came up with this. It's long overdue.

CONNIE N 03/04/2010 07:06:10

our current curriculum ends in 8th grade so im looking for a new one and this would be a blessing.thxs con

ROBIN W 03/04/2010 07:06:40

We are a family on the go and it would be great to be able to do school work anywhere. I want the best for my children.

ELIZABETH W 03/04/2010 07:07:08

With my husband and I both out of work and finances being as tight as they are, it would be a tremendous blessing and burden-lifter to have this curriculum for our daughter. I used SOS with our older daughter who is now married with a child and am homeschooling our 6th grade daughter now.

SARAH T 03/04/2010 07:07:37

We love AOP. We currently use SOS, but only have it installed on one computer, so the kids have to take turns. Using Monarch would make it easy for both kids to work at the same time no matter where we are.

SANDRA S 03/04/2010 07:08:16

We've been a homeschooling family for almost 9 years. My husband passed away in November of 2009. I am continuing our home school adventure but am looking for a way to make it easier on me since I am doing it by myself now. I would be very excited to try this intriguing new product. #aopmonarch

JEN K 03/04/2010 07:08:40

Sounds like a good curriculum to try for my daughter!

JANNA J 03/04/2010 07:09:14

We have been using Switched on Schoolhouse for a few years now and have been eagerly awaiting the release of Monarch for several months. SOS is a terrific product but does have some limitations due to its configuration (database/home server). In short you have to be home to use it. We believe Monarch will give us the freedom to home school from literally anywhere in the world. Because it is a completely online learning platform, all we need is a computer and an internet connection. Lastly, we get this freedom with the same great curriculum options we have always had with SOS.

KRISTI B 03/04/2010 07:10:22

Father has called us to educate our children, we have three; ages 10,7, and 3. With such a large span between ages -and only 1 of me (mom/teacher) the online/computer driven curriculum -like Monarch- is a lifeline. I don't have to worry that something is being left out -its all there and personalized to each students level and easily accessible and flexible. It is the meat of our homeschooling and frees me to bring the heart to our experience. Thank you for investing valuable time and resources to make this possible.

CHRISTY K 03/04/2010 07:10:35

With homeschooling 5 kids I know some are not getting the attention they need. This sounds like the kind of program that would be helpful to large families.

CARLA P 03/04/2010 07:11:49

We have used Lifepac and SOS. Monarch sounds like something my son would really enjoy using. #aopmonarch

RUTHIE J 03/04/2010 07:13:56

I have been looking for a curriculum that will allow my children to study at different paces. At the same time I would like more time for myself to allow for a better hands-on approach when my children and the subject matter necessitate. I think Monarch may be just what we've been looking for ~ not for all of the subjects we study but definately for some.

KIMBERLY S 03/04/2010 07:14:39

I am currently Homeschooling my 8th and 5th grader. We are very new to Homeschooling, but have found that the SOS curriculum has been by far, the best curriculum out there! I am very pleased, however the Monarch program sounds like something we would really enjoy using. I especially like that it offers the following: cutting-edge, media-rich lessons are infused with movie clips, animations, learning games, audio clips, web-related links, and more to provide a multi-dimensional learning experience that makes homeschooling fun. #aopmonarch sounds like a perfect fit for us.

EUGENIA T 03/04/2010 07:15:15

Now with the addition of a laptop to our household,I cannot switch back and forth between computers to use SOS w/o additional costs and frustrations! But, with an on-line curriculumn like Monarch all that goes away. Wherever we may be that contains web access there is school!!! Boo for the student,yay for the teacher!!!

THERESE B 03/04/2010 07:19:17

#aopmonarch - AOP's New Monarch is an absolutely brilliant idea! No more scratched discs, no more fumbling through oodles of textbooks. As a homeschool mom of six, ages 1 - 14, I have been long awaiting AOP to offer something like this at such an affordable price, not much more than the cost of SOS! To have the opportunity to win this new offer makes it an even sweeter deal. a heartfelt THANKS AOP from the Bennett family!!

DENISE W 03/04/2010 07:19:52

We have used SOS with three out of four of our kids (the youngest isn't old enough yet) and have really enjoyed it. I would be interested in trying the Monarch and comparing the two.

CLARICA M 03/04/2010 07:22:55

I would LOVE to have the opportunity to use the Monarch schooling system. We will be traveling quite a bit internationally over the next few years and it will make it so much easier for me to homeschool my children without the added travel space of taking our current curriculum - LifePac - and worrying that it may get ruined or lost. Also, I think it will work better for different learning styles without having to buy multiple curriculums. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

STEPHANIE P 03/04/2010 07:23:29

I have been researching SOS for some time and I really like the idea for the new online curriculum. I am currently using a curriculum that is similar to SOS with the subjects all on the computer, but I am not happy with its reading content. It is more public-school based and it does not have any biblical or spiritual content. This program would be such a great asset to our family and I know my children would benefit so much from this opportunity. I like that the curriculum encompasses all curriculum areas and the program is so easy to asses. My children are already accustomed to this sort of curriculum and I know they would be able to adjust to it easily and quickly.

AMY C 03/04/2010 07:26:39

WOOO HOOO!! Mac compatible curriculum!! We <3 SOS, but were honestly bummed when we couldn't do it on our Macs. We dug out the "boat anchor PC's" for our schoolwork when we switched to SOS this year for our boys. We often travel with my husband, so the Monarch curriculum would be the BEST! So happy to have this option available!

JENNY P 03/04/2010 07:31:15

I could really use some help teaching a soon to be 6th grader. This is our first year homeschooling and we need to get a new cirriculum for the up coming year. This sounds like its something that would be a blessing to the both of us.

JAIME P 03/04/2010 07:31:29

#aopmonarch We would love to use this curriculum. We are currently selling most of our furniture and household items to downsize into a travel trailer for as long as needed. Not having to lug around all of these books would be ideal for us. Thank You

CHRYSTAL P 03/04/2010 07:31:35

As a military family and as youth pastors it is a challenge for us to get just the right curriculum. We do a combo of SOS and Lifepac right now, and it would be great for our oldest to be more challenged and able to interact in an online community to see how she would thrive.

SHANE W 03/04/2010 07:32:40

#aopmonarch We are on the road a lot so this would be great!!! I have 7 children and more than one computer. I would be awesome to log in to each and all could work at the same time, anywhere!!!

JESSICA G 03/04/2010 07:33:39

#aopmonarch My daughter loves learning online whenever she has the chance. I think that Monarch might be something that she would really enjoy. And I love the sound of "free" :)

JILL W 03/04/2010 07:33:55

Back in the mid-80's, I was impressed with how Biblically sound the Alpha Omega products were... and have continued to be. We'd love to try the new Monarch curriculum. #aopmonarch

HOLLY D 03/04/2010 07:35:32

Just starting to homeschool my third grader - this year-mid-term! I'll be trying new things to see which style fits him best, but he LOVES the computer, so I would so love to give this a try!

KARI J 03/04/2010 07:38:29

#AOPMONARCH looks like a fabulous program! I have been homeschooling for the last 5 years and I have 2 new ones starting school in the fall. We are always looking new things to try and Monarch looks fabulous and will work on our MAC!

KENNETH H 03/04/2010 07:41:29

When we 1st started to consider homeschooling our son, ORU's eAcademy (SOS) was what interested me. I reseached it and a few years later we decided to use Lifepacs, after much comparison. We are now in our 3rd year of Lifepacs, our son is in 6th & daughter is in 3rd. I think my son who will be entering 7th grade would thrive using an online curriculum. Thanks AOP for your excellent material. I look forward to seeing more info on the new Monarch curriculum. ~Ken

TERI J 03/04/2010 07:43:18

My boys are either in, or entering High School and the convenience and flexibility of online courses would fit perfectly with their ever growing independence from books and a full-time teacher. We have used AOP for the past 10 years and they love that they are not huge textbooks, the pages are colorful and they can work at their own pace.

ROBYN O 03/04/2010 07:47:09

We have enjoyed Switched on Schoolhouse over the years and an online curriculum sounds even better! No software issues to deal with. ;-)

NICOLE S 03/04/2010 07:48:43

I have been schooling my girls at home for two years now, and next year I plan on using the Switched on Schoolhouse curriculum. But this sounds equally as good.

REAGAN N 03/04/2010 07:49:07

We have 4 girls ages 9,8,2, and 1 and are expecting again in August! It would be great to have an online curriculum that our older ones could work on more independently as I will have my hands full with the babies!

AMBAR S 03/04/2010 07:50:58

Our family is planning to live in Colombia for 3 months this year to be involved with an orphan's ministry there and being able to have school on the go, without having to bring all the heavy bulky books halfway around the world, would be so convenient. I'm so excited about the freedom and convenience Monarch curriculum will provide to homeschooling families. #aopmonarch

BETH O 03/04/2010 07:51:34

This curriculum would be a perfect fit for our family! Our kids are 12, 10, 8, and 5 and having an on-line curriculum would free up more time for me to work with the youngest while giving them instant feedback on their school work. It seems lately with all the running around we do it can take weeks before I look at their work. I am so excited about learning more about this product!

JENNIFER W 03/04/2010 07:51:54

We have been using Abeka for the past 2 years. We decided to switch to Switched on Schoolhouse next year for the more convienent approach, but this new program is much better for our schedule. Working on studies from anyplace will be agreat convienence to the entire family.

DIANE E 03/04/2010 07:52:57

Even thought I teach for an online school and have information about and access to all kinds of curriculum, I still use AOP for my own kids! We love it! I also suggest it to my students when my school's curriculum is not working for them. Thanks AOP!

LIN B 03/04/2010 07:53:32

#aopmonarch Would be very interested in using it for my son. We've been homeschooling for a few years now and have been looking for something new to keep it fresh. This program looks great for my 16 year old son. Sounds like a very good program. Lin B.

LACHELLE B 03/04/2010 07:55:41

LACHELLE B I am looking to use AOP for HS next year. I am 6 months pregnant w/ my 3rd child and and have a 12yr and 9yr old to HS . So with a baby to keep me busy while trying to HS I am really looking for a cirriculum to make life easier during our next HS season! AOP seems to be the way to go and the new Monarch would really be awesome for our family!! Thanks AOP for continuing to provide opportunites to enable HS success for so many families! #aopmonarch

SUSAN L 03/04/2010 07:55:42

We used K12 when it first came out for my older son and enjoyed the flexibility of online school, but it became too expensive. We did some research and decided on SOS. We have used SOS as our primary schooling for over four years now with both boys. They thrive under the format and lessons, but we constantly have to juggle computer time. We always debate who needs to do which subject and on which system. I can't wait for the online flexibility matched with the dependability of SOS! It will be a godsend for our family.

ANDY R 03/04/2010 07:56:37

Well, I've always wanted to buy a full, solid, Christian-based curriculum that is challenging, but have been using books from the library and from friends. Our six-year-old does a couple small programs right now using a cd-rom for one and the Internet for the other so I found out she likes being on the computer rather then books and gets more out of the computer and Internet than watching a dvd!

RUTH B 03/04/2010 07:57:14

My son will be going into 9th grade in the fall. We have used SOS with him, and especially appreciate the text to speech feature, as he is dyslexic. Monarch sounds like a step up, and it would be lovely to not have to deal with installing anything!!

LISA P 03/04/2010 07:57:14

I am very interested in Monarch as I want to encourage my boys to become more independent and responsible for their own work. Monarch sounds very appealing as we can travel and not have to worry about missing school b/c we don't the appropriate downloaded software!

CINDY T 03/04/2010 07:57:19

We have been using Alpha Omega curriculum for 3 years now, and each year we discover a new, and always improved way to continue homeschooling with AOP. From lifepacs, to Switched on Schoolhouse, and now this new online curriculum....we just never get bored with our homeschooling possibilities with AOP. We are excited to include this new approach to schoolwork in our homeschooling day. #aopmonarch

AMY B 03/04/2010 07:58:11

We love SOS but my 3rd grader would like to do books next year. A free curriculum would be great!

DEANA K 03/04/2010 08:00:06

I've used other alpha omega curriculum and love it, but this seems to be the direction to go with a big family that's always on the go. With 5 kids I love anything that can make our homeschooling more fun, and fit our needs

REBEKAH F 03/04/2010 08:08:03

I spent the last year teaching Kindergarten and 2nd grade. It can be overwhelming at times. I truly believe that my oldest would benefit from the program because she tends have a short attention span and gets demotivated by the paper work. The computer will be a fun and exciting new avenue for her. With my oldest on the monarch, I would have more one on one with my soon to be 1st grader.

JENNIFER B 03/04/2010 08:08:24

I need a curriculum that helps my older boys feel somewhat independent and responsible for their education.

RENEE T 03/04/2010 08:09:49

I love AOP, and enjoy Lifepac, as well as SOS. I am very interested in trying the new program....it sounds like a dream! Thanks!

KRISTEN L 03/04/2010 08:09:51

I want to use this curriculum because it is all we have been looking for. It is online learning that can be taken anywhere and for a great price. It has engaging media rich lessons that are going to be able to keep my children's attention while focusing on our values and beliefs. I am tired of using textbooks that can be so boring and am ready for a more fun and energetic school experience!#aopmonarch

BLAIR D 03/04/2010 08:10:39

Having the kids a little more "independent" improves our relationship... we work as a team rather than me being the "bad guy". Being able to access the curriculum from any computer would be helpful.

SCOTT C 03/04/2010 08:10:42

My son Nicholas, 10, has learning disabilities as well as health issues. With Switched on Schoolhouse he has made such an improvement it is unbelievable. I am very excited about the new Monarch curriculum,and feel that it would benefit his learning as much if not more. This curriculum would be extremely helpful for him due to his being able to access it online on any computer when he is not able to be at home. With your curriculum we have been able to give him a quality Christian based education while still being able to spend quality time with our son.

MICHELLE L 03/04/2010 08:10:42

I'm interested in trying this out for a few of the core subjects, and I'm very excited about electives! I'm looking into the online options b/c I will soon have 3 children to homeschool, and I think this will be a great solution to help with spreading myself out among the three. The bonus is that at the same time they will be getting more familiar and comfortable with working on the computer.

JERRY C 03/04/2010 08:18:46

I have been homeschooling for 12 years now, and all I can say is "WOW"! I am amazed by the opportunities available to homeschoolers now. I have always integrated computer work in out curriculum, but to be able to do entire lessons online is just wonderful. Thank you, AOP, for helping us help our children keep up with the rest of the world.

CARLY D 03/04/2010 08:20:35

It is constantly a challenge to find time for everything with mom and dad both doing school online and three young kids we will be homeschooling so this would be amazing! #aopmonarch

HELEN D 03/04/2010 08:23:02

I am SO excited about the new Monarch program. We used SOS last year and my daughters computer crashed 3 months in, we lost all her lessons. She had to start over at that point. Then her Dad got cancer and that whole year was a big trial. Need I say, that was our first year at homeschooling too! After that experience we are using another online based program this year and it has been great, however I do miss the AOP and knowing you are going to bring an online program, I am very excited. We would love to win this program and be able to try it out. I hope you choose us for your free year subscription.

SHELBY S 03/04/2010 08:23:02

What a great idea! My 8 year old daughter is getting burned out with her current curriculum, and we are anxious to try something new. Monarch sounds like the good change that we both need! I love the flexibility involved with Monarch. We can't wait to try it!

TARA M 03/04/2010 08:23:17

Wow, this is fabulous. I cannot wait for Monarch to be released. What a convenience this is going to be for travlers like ourselves. This opportunity will allow for more educational trips.....all while being able to keep up with school. And the kids can feel important by being able to access their schooling online, and parents can rest assured that their children will be learning. Keep up the great work, AOP. We love SOS. I have three kids utlizing two subjects each with SOS. This coming school year, we will be adding on more subjects because it has worked so well. All my thumbs are up for Monarch. God Bless.

BILL B 03/04/2010 08:26:45

Our large family relocated 2 years ago from a homeschooling hot-bed in Ohio, to the least populated are of Wyoming. There are only 3 Christian homeschooling families here (including us), so resources, enrichment and curriculum sharing is limited at best. Our weakness has always been science and we would love to see if Monarch can be the bridge we so desperately need and long for.

JEANNIE I 03/04/2010 08:26:57

I think AOP Monarch is a wonderful idea. We love all AOP products. We decided early this year to switch because my daughter wanted to try a curriculum that used actual textbooks like public schools. This was a huge mistake, and we switched back in less than six weeks. It was a costly mistake, but worth every penny to be able to do AOP again. #aopmonarch

DANA B 03/04/2010 08:27:29

I would LOVE this!!! We've used SOS for many years, and loved it! But I have one child who really likes to write & prefers the printed material, so we used Lifepacs for her. :) It's great to be able to be flexible & use what works for each child! Last year we got a Mac, & I discovered that I couldn't use the SOS!! The kids were disappointed!! WE would be so happy to be able to use Monarch & log in from grandma's house, or while traveling...and use it on ANY computer!! :) Thank you for this! God bless you! #aopmonarch

MICHELLE C 03/04/2010 08:28:01

We would love to upgrade to a online curriculum! And to enjoy the freedom to learn at anytime!! Monarch sounds very intriguing and enjoyable. Thanks for this blessing to try Monarch!

DANA P 03/04/2010 08:28:15

Our family has been using AOP Lifepacs for 3+ years and we have also incorporated SOS along with that. As my oldest begins his journey into middle school next year, the Monarch curriculum sounds like it could be a great fit for him. As we become more and more of a technology centered society, our children need fun, interactive, and challenging curriculum to keep up with that demand. Just like its name, Monarch would be a new transition for us, just like a caterpillar transforms into the beautiful Monarch Butterfly.

DIANA V 03/04/2010 08:28:45

#aopmonarch - This was our first year of homeschooling and it has been great! My 2 girls are happy! My husband travels alot and online learning would be a great way for us to go with him sometimes. My girls love the computer. Thanks for making things a little easier. Having lost my job last year was hard but as they say when one door closes, one door opens. Thus the availibility to home school. The possibility of winning this program is pretty cool.

CARLOS O 03/04/2010 08:30:26

Fantastic idea! What a great plan. This is what this day and age has to use! It is very freeing for everyone.

JEANNIE W 03/04/2010 08:30:52

We have been using SOS and really like it. Monarch sounds intellectually challenging as well as technologically right up my son's alley as he is incredibly interested in computers. My child will enjoy the interactive and challenging curriculum.

ADELLA S 03/04/2010 08:30:59

We have never used a computer base program and I have been wanting to try it for my oldest child. This would be a great way to do that!

DEE H 03/04/2010 08:32:04

Yeah! a new way to celebrate our homeschooling adventure.My third grader loves to work independently and this would be a great asset to her.I also would have to say a benefit to me as well.I have four children,all with different educational needs.Giving my daughter this opportunity to work steadily online,would give her a great sense of accomplishment.It's also very flexible.That will also give us the opportunity to take it on the road.We love AOP.Can't wait to receive our Monarch Curriculum.

MARYANN C 03/04/2010 08:43:46

This is awesome! My kids love to be on the computer and this would make it so much easier to get their schoolwork done. Wouldn't have to deal with textbooks/workbooks that take up so much room. My kids are different grade levels and this would be a big plus for my family. Looking forward to the Monarch curriculum. #aopmonarch

PAM C 03/04/2010 08:46:04

I am a homeschooling mom of 4, with my oldest going into high school next year. I've been considering as program simlar to Monarch to ease the stress of planning the high school years. It would also give me more time to focus on planning for my little ones, who still need more one-on-one attention.

CYNTHIA H 03/04/2010 08:47:46

Monarch is an answer to my prayers! As full-time pastors we are constantly on the move. We have used SOS successfully for the last year, but have talked about how it would be better for our family if we could give each of our children a notebook computer and let them do SOS on the go. By using Monarch, we could function better in our school work and we could have confidence that our children are "doing school", even if they're at Grandma's house or at a church conference. I can't wait for this release and I'm so thankful that you are making it a web-based program! Thanks AOP!

CAROL W 03/04/2010 08:49:02

Wow! This is great. No more installing cd's on computers. My husband travels a lot for his job and we often pack up our school work and go along with him. We have older desktop computers for the children to use at home but we take the laptops with us when we travel. We have lost completed lessons in the backup/restore process. They complain about having to redo school work. Still, they LOVE SOS over doing book work and so do I. This Monarch curriculum must be the ULTIMATE! Thank you AOP for the opportunity to try it.

FAITH P 03/04/2010 08:50:23

I want to use monarch because it sounds appealing, stimulating, and fun. If it can engage my children, keep their minds active, and be enjoyable for them all while they are learning, I am in. It's also a plus that monarch can be used anywhere. We are family always on the move.

KRISTEN T 03/04/2010 08:50:23

We can't wait to try AOP's Monarch Curriculum! With 4 children at home, I could manage a more traditional (read "very hands-on and time consuming") manner of educating my kids at home. But when we brought an additional 3 children home from Ethiopia in December, I found that I simply could not manage home schooling in quite the same way. We tried Switched-On School House--- the older kids loved it! I trust AOP, and knew my kids were getting a well-rounded Christian education; additionally, I now had the time and energy I needed to start teaching three new kids English! Thanks, AOP for making it possible to serve my family and keep my promise to our Lord--- to provide a quality, Christian education for our family. We are excited to try this new program, Monarch, because it is available online and because it is Mac compatible. Thanks, AOP!

LISA S 03/04/2010 08:52:20

David S. We chose to homeschool and it has been the best thing for our family. To recieve this cirriculum for free would help us financially. I know that ultumatly God is the provider for my family and this would truly help us to be able to continue homeschooling. The SOS program that we are using now is one that our son really enjoys and right in line with his learning style. I can only imagine that the Monarch would be the same and possibly better. We can't wait to recieve the Monarch cirriculum. Thank you so much for the opportunity to be apart of this.

TRISTA V 03/04/2010 08:52:45

i want to use monarch curriculum because i have 5 boys under the age of 11 and i felt God was telling me to remove them from public school and homeschool them myself so i took them out of school but i really dont know where to even start. i have some lifepacs but more creative explanations and stimulus would be very helpful i am quite a bit overwhelmed and unsure of what i am doing however i want to honor God and give my boys the best start in life.

BARBARA H 03/04/2010 08:54:30

We already have enjoyed the SOS curriculum for several years. It would be great to have the most up-to-date curriculum available online.

KAREN C 03/04/2010 08:59:51

I have always wanted to use an online curriculum but just haven't found the right fit. Monarch looks like it would be that perfect fit. As a single mom who works from home, planning lessons can be so time consuming. My job situation has been very unreliable like so many people these days. I also feel very strongly about homeschooling. I know this is what God wants for my daughter and I. I don't buy pre-made curriculum because of cost restrictions and winning this would be such a blessing. Good luck with Monarch. I am sure it will be amazing like all of your products! Thank you, Karen

KAREN S 03/04/2010 09:00:09

We have a 9th grader that has been homeschooled now for a little over a year. We have used textbooks, but need something that goes beyond the textbook. We would love the opportunity to use Monarch....its flexibility is awesome! Thank you for offering this opportunity to home schoolers!

CHRISTINE M 03/04/2010 09:00:19

I'm entering on behalf of my friend. She's the one who coached me to homeschool my own kids and what a blessing it's been. She's used Lifepac for years for her sons who are 13, 10, and the little one is 3. She would never enter for herself. Her oldest has ADHD. Her husband of 19 years recently left her for another woman, isn't paying child support, and is trying to force her to put the children into public schools for the first time via the custody agreement. She's struggling financially and is worried about next year's curriculum already. She's had to go back to work, so the boys are between their Aunts and Grandma's houses. This would be perfect for them. There are so many in need, I don't know how you'll ever be able to decide. God bless you as you give.

KAREN K 03/04/2010 09:01:55

We have three children using SOS! SOS is especially helpful for our 14 year old with Asperger's/ADD/dysgraphia and our 11 year old with autism, although our 13 year old also really likes the freedom of working at her own pace. All our children are highly visual learners, and SOS caters nicely to that learning style. And the scheduling flexibility is awesome. Thanks so much for providing a curriculum that works for everyone, and is easy on teacher prep time! We would love to try Monarch!

ROSANNE R 03/04/2010 09:02:17

I think this sounds like a great product. I need a curriculum that does the teaching, and provides a stimulating and Christian education. I am a single mom of four children. My two older children and myself are looking into buying and then running a deli. I have been wondering what curriculum my two youngest (grade 4 and 7) could use on the go. We will be living a busy life and need something easy. This new Monarch curriculum looks like it would meet all our needs.

CORTNEY G 03/04/2010 09:02:50

I am excited about a new curriculum. We use Lifepacs frequently, but I think we are ready for monarch because it appears to be learning style and travel friendly! Who couldn't use some help in these trying economic times! Cortney G. from Washington State

TAMMY G 03/04/2010 09:03:08

We will be new to home-schooling starting next school year and this sounds great! #aopmonarch

CARRIE W 03/04/2010 09:06:24

Being on the go is to say the least about our family. My husband is a pipefitter, and we have to move ALOT!! It is nice to not have to move around with alot of workbooks and books with having to move every few months. We just load up our Laptops, and we are on our new adventure. We currently enjoy using the SOS curriculum. Would like to try out the new up-to-date curriculum online, to see what more they can offer.

JACKIE H 03/04/2010 09:07:01

We used Weaver for a few years, and then switched to Lifepacs. This has been a good fit for my 3 youngest. We love the Lifepacs. However for my oldest, she is more computer minded, not so much into workbooks. We thought this coming school year we would try SOS. I have heard from so many other homeschooling moms that their kids love SOS. It would be great to be able to access curricullum online rather than with the CD's. We have tried another online curriculum for my oldest but there wasnt enough content. We love Alpha Omega, it has great content and is biblically sound. Online curriculum with Alpha Omega would be a great fit for my daughter! #aopmonarch

CHARLENE C 03/04/2010 09:09:38

Over the years we've used a combination of many of AOP's resources - Weaver, LifePac and Horizons and this sounds like another winner! We have 5 students and another on the way...we could use a "bonus" this school year.

VIRGIL S 03/04/2010 09:11:01

We currently use Switched on Schoolhouse, and we love it, but it would be great to have the portability that being online would afford us. Then I wouldn't be as worried about computer crashes and back-ups!

CAROL P 03/04/2010 09:12:36

#aopmonarch I have been looking at AOP homeschooling materials for the last few years. I am using and enjoy Horizons math for the first time this year for 2nd grade. I have a son starting Jr. High next year and was considering a program with more structure and precise record keeping.

JENNIFER J 03/04/2010 09:13:36

Monarch sounds like a perfect combination of technology and content! As my first year of homeschooling concludes I have been researching many options for the upcoming year. The one product that I have been thrilled with has been Horizon math. Because of our success with math I am excited to try to additional Alpha Omega products. Monarch will provide a strong curriculum option to busy families like ours. I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to win a year's curriculum for my child and would also be happy to share my experiences with other families. Jennifer

DAWN E 03/04/2010 09:13:45

We have used a combination of SOS and Lifepacks with all our children. Having an interactive curriculum really helps to teach the subjects that are, shall I say, less desirable. Another plus is the flexibility of using any computer, not just the one that has the SOS program installed on it. There is virtually no chance of losing the completed work, and we could even go to the library to do schoolwork if we had a computer problem at home. Awesome flexibility!

GEM R 03/04/2010 09:15:22

We have used SOS for four years now and we have been very pleased with the quality and Christian focus and foundation of the products. Alpha and Omega truly works hard to always have the most advanced and functional curricula available.The Monarch program will aid us greatly in home educating our children and we are very excited that AOP has this new program.

AMY M 03/04/2010 09:15:38

We are getting somewhat disillusioned with the building requirements for our current virtual academy, and Monarch sounds like just the program to replace the virtual academy for our entering High Schooler. We would even consider using the program with our middle schooler for continuity.

KRISTI G 03/04/2010 09:16:21

Monarch sounds great! We are a busy family, this would help free things up and no more looking for misplaced cd's. AOP has already proven themselves in our family. Our oldest son graduated early, and with his high scores, qualified for two great scholarships!! Thanks Alpha Omega, you are great! Sincerely, Kristi and Don Green

STACEY P 03/04/2010 09:17:09

God led me to begin homeschooling my son 5 years ago, we began with AOP Lifepac and Horizons and have recently started using SOS, he LOVES it. My husband is constantly worried that he is not getting the intereactions that he needs, we do many outside activities. We are also on the road a lot in our RV and it would be wonderful to be able to access all of his school without worry. I believe that the interactive program would benefit his learning style greatly and help my husband see that what we are doing is in my sons best interest.

SANDRA S 03/04/2010 09:18:10

Intrigued by online courses for K-12. The self paced and wider accessibility would be a great advantage in our lives. With both parents working, volunteering with numerous organizations & Missions, schooling would be easier accomplished with a curriculum that could be accessed on the go....at work, at home etc. We volunteer 4 days per week at a Big Cat Sanctuary and Conservation Park. Love the thought of being able to "log-on" and do school while watching and studying the "Tigers, Lions or Leopards". Multi-tasking at it's finest! We feel flexible school also teaches children more life skills. Computer, internet and typing skills. Learning to work in various environments and working through distractions. Give the opportunity to take control of their studies and set a pace that they can learn by. As well as teaching self motivation and self discipline needed for college and beyond. Look forward to learning more about AOP online courses. #aopmonarch

SARAH C 03/04/2010 09:19:24

We love our SOS program, and would be thrilled to use Monarch. What a great way to allow our two older children, ages 11 and 7, to be able to easily access their homeschool while we are one the go with our two 5 year olds and one 4 year old. Thank you, AOP, for all the help!

Luis n 03/04/2010 09:19:36

We travel a lot with the kids 12 & 13 both are delighted with homeschooling and have growned enormous mature. This new tool will be fantastic for their own achievements. We just mentioned them the new tool and they got excited to try it. We will like to be the first family to make this happen.

ALESSANDRA B 03/04/2010 09:20:36

we like Sos, would like to try this one!

RYAN E 03/04/2010 09:21:26

Hello all! We've heard some of your concerns about where to place the "#aopmonarch" text. Please place it in the post you make to your social media network. Thanks, and sorry for any confusion! Ryan - AOPhomeschooling

TERESA J 03/04/2010 09:22:33

I am a single mom homeschooling a 9 yr old & will begin w/ 3 yr old next yr. How nice it would be to have a good christian curriculum that my daughter can do mainly on her own while I am starting her brother on his homeschool journey. We like to GO so grabbing the computer and hiking through the woods to find a spot to do our work will be a blessing in itself!! what memories we will make.

ANN G 03/04/2010 09:25:29

I just recently learned of AOP and the SOS programs. Although my daughter is not homeschooled, she has always struggled in school. In third grade she cried and begged me not to send her to school anymore. We tried everything to help her, after school help, tutors, taking away priviledges, etc. After years of battling, we learned she had a vision problem where her eyes and brain were not working together when she read. (Not an acquity problem.) Now, after 6 months of vision therapy she is reading at grade level and her school performance has increased dramatically. No more 3+ hours of homework every night!! And my daughter is beginning to enjoy school. I would like this product to help her "catch up" in all academic areas. Thank you for the opportunity!

LAURA H 03/04/2010 09:25:42

We have homeschooled since Kindergarten and now face the high school years in the fall. I have looked at various online programs, but the cost is over our budget. We have considered a public school in our area for high school but it just does not feel 100% right. This program sounds like exactly what we are looking for and the cost is not so prohibitive.

KIMBERLY D 03/04/2010 09:26:04

I think what I'd like most about Monarch is that it's done interactively online so there's no need for textbooks. With four children that we school at home, that's a lot of school books that we'd be able to whittle down! While I'm not sure I'd use all of Monarch's subjects, I'm very interested in seeing how science will work. If labs are included, you can be sure that I'll be using Monarch for science next year!

CYNTHIA H 03/04/2010 09:26:46

We have been doing Abeka online which im very thankful for. But my youngest son is struggling. I have been praying for something else. I have a friend who has been doing SOS and loves it. I would love for my son to try the new monarch. I think it would benefit him. Thank you, Cynthia

KELLY H 03/04/2010 09:27:29

We are getting ready to take in several foster care children and we are looking for options to be able to continue the quality of home schooling while having several more children in the home who will have extra care needs. This program would allow some of the children to work on the computer while I assisted the younger ones with their needs.The most impotant thing is to provide our children with a christian education. The fllexibility of being able to access this program from anywhere is a great!

APRIL E 03/04/2010 09:27:34

My family is in the process of adopting our 5th child and between the required classes for that, homeschooling, running a family, and leading a scout troop it would be great to have Monarch!! I trust AOP so much and love the fact that it is Christ centered!

JENNIFER R 03/04/2010 09:32:14

Our boys love anything they can do on the computer instead of workbooks! This would be a perfect fit for our family!

SHERRY M 03/04/2010 09:32:23

With a son going to college in another state and my second son going into his senior year we are one busy family!! We travel - a lot. When we are not traveling we are constantly on the go in our own hometown! Monarch will give us the opportunity to be more free to move around while taking care of all the educational needs. Also my senior son needs something that is active and fun to stay focused!! I hearing and reading great things about this program and I hope it is all it's promoted to be!! We could use it!

JANET C 03/04/2010 09:32:27

I would love to have lesson on line that can be used anywhere.

KATHY H 03/04/2010 09:34:59

I would love to homeschool my son and this would provide an opportunity to start without having to come up with the expense the first year around. This could allow my husband to see the benefits of God centered homeschooling and that the expenses (both monetary and time) are far outweighed by incredible benefits to our son and our family.

ROBYN D 03/04/2010 09:35:14

This is our first year homeschooling and still find myself looking for curriculum that will fit my son's learning style and provide a fun and exciting way to learn. Monarch will provide that.

JAMIE A 03/04/2010 09:36:26

My daughter loves to do lessons on the computer and it would be awesome if she could do it on ANY computer anywhere we are! We would absolutely love to not have to worry about Cd's or backing up our school to make sure they do not get lost!

CARLA C 03/04/2010 09:36:27

Carla c This is our first year homeschoolin, our 5 children and we'v been on your site a few times just browesin and wishing i could order o try one of your curriculmn. I have some concerns with some of my children, because t they'r about to take the state test and i do not feel they'r prepared for it. I definitely see the need to try something new i think this would be a great opportunity. thank you for this chance.

SANDRA G 03/04/2010 09:37:27

We used SOS several years ago when we first started homeschooling but were doomed with computer issues. The computer we used for the children kept crashing and we lost a lot of time and work. The next year we switched curriculum, but have not been happy. We own our own business which sometimes requires travel or working on site. While homeschooling has made this possible for us, it's still very stressful getting everyone packed up and loaded with everything they need for school. I've been seriously considering other online curriculum choices, weighing their cost against the convenience value, but finding they are still way outside our budget. My children love the multi-media learning approach offered by SOS but I still have severe anxiety over making that choice. The new Monarch system would be our answer. I can't wait for more information to be available.

HEIDI K 03/04/2010 09:37:41

#aopmonarch This fall we'll have a 6th grader, kindergartner and preschooler and we're very active outside the home with service opportunities, youth theater, homeschool co-op and sports. Learning for our oldest would be much simplified if he had access to schoolwork outside the home (without "schlepping" along a big backpack), and he could use wait times more productively. The more independent learning would also allow Mom more time with the little ones in these early years. Plus, he LOVES working on a computer, so that would be added motivation!

REBECCA A 03/04/2010 09:47:14

Would love to be a part of "new" chapter in AOP's curriculum! School three children & run a office from home... having one on the computer would be freeing! And free would be such a bonus for us! We love being a part of our childrens' education and thank to AOP you make it simple for parent to do!

CHRISTIE F 03/04/2010 09:53:49

My children have used the SOS progam for several years with much success. We have older children as well as younger children. When our youngest was born it became difficult for me to homeschool our older children and care for a newborn. We chose SOS and it has been a blessing from God. I found that the curriculum was complete, fun, and simple to use. We are commited to AOP and are thankful for the wonderful curriculum you have made available. We would love to try your newest version, AOP Monarch, but if not chosen we are still loving SOS. #aopmonarch

SHARI A 03/04/2010 09:54:09

just beginning to homeschool I love the idea of school on the go anywhere and the ease of the computer in this totally technology driven world, I know my kids would love this new learning opportunity, and look forward to our homeschool adventures

03/04/2010 09:55:08

Let's face it, life happens, and when it does, it would be great to homeschool from any location using AOP's new Monarch online curriculum. If the computer crashes, all of the completed work is stored online. If you need to travel to Aunt Myrtle's funeral, but still need to homeschool, no problem! Simply use any wifi connection to continue the education. It's great to know that Monarch can educate at the speed of life! #aopmonarch

MEGHAN O 03/04/2010 09:55:09

We started using SOS Bible this year and my kids LOVE it! I can harldy wait to delve into the new Monarch curriculum. What a cutting edge concpet to allow internet access for Christian-based education!! Thank you Alpha-Omega.

SARAH T 03/04/2010 09:56:04

Monarch sounds great! We would love to utilize the convenience of technology more in our homeschool. It would be great to keep the kids engaged in their studies without carting around a ton of books and supplies.

JUDI G 03/04/2010 10:00:06

I would love the new Monarch curriculum. My boys have used SOS before with the cd's. They have lost the discs which can be a hassle 'til they are found. Using an online program would be nice for when we are on the road. We won't have to worry about bringing or storing the discs. Since we have use AO before, I can trust what Monarch will bring to their education. thanks judi

LORI J 03/04/2010 10:00:37

Monarch would be great right now. My preparation time for homeschooling has been drastically cut in the last year.

RENEE S 03/04/2010 10:04:46

I have always used textbooks, but love to have an opportunity to work with a computer-based curriculum. Thank you, Renee S

DEBORAH M 03/04/2010 10:08:00

we've been home schooling our daughter for 4 years. we enjoy it & so does our daughter. We started out with books first & then went to the switch on school house cd, she likes them the best. She like the games & the videos. And she also injoys the typing. We like it because the lessons are planned & graded automaticly. The monarch sounds interesting & challenging, which is what our daughter likes. It would also help financially. When we have to be away from home we take our laptop with us so she can do her work while we are gone.#aopmonarch

REBEKAH B 03/04/2010 10:10:00

We are now using SOS. It is GREAT, but it would be even better to have school everywhere we go. As a mom of 4, we find that it is hard to always sit at the same computer for SOS. But to take a laptop and do work ANYWHERE would be so great. The children could learn in the great outdoors that God has created for us. How wonderful that would be. Thanks Rebekah B

YVONNE B 03/04/2010 10:11:29

We currently use SOS - would love the stability of not having to reload when computers are swapped or a crash occurs.

MARGARET F 03/04/2010 10:17:41

I homeschool 5 students; 10th-2nd grade, plus a toddler. It's impossible to keep up with all of the teacher's work, but using SOS has helped tremendously. We used it for 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th grade and really enjoyed it. I would like to use the Monarch Curriculum because I trust Alpha Omega publishing to provide high quality, biblically sound, challenging and engaging materials. An online curriculum would be a great fit for this season of life. We've been in transition going on 3 years now, with many moves and our belongings packed up in storage.

MARTHA A 03/04/2010 10:24:26

I homeschool 4 students at different levels. I would love to use SOS, but cannot because it does not work on my computer. It would be great to have something that has no books to lose and is available anywhere there is internet. We are also on a fixed income, so this would really help to win as well!

ALESHEA N 03/04/2010 10:25:38

I would love to try something like this, because I am homeschooling a 9-year old, and a 4-year old. This makes it very hard. This would give my 9-year old a chance to go in another room and work, and I could really focus on the hands-on help my 4-year old needs in learning her basics, such as the rest of her letter recognition and numbers, as well as beginning on teaching her to read. I feel that as if I am leaving her behind, trying to make sure my 9-year old is learning adequately.

Elena F 03/04/2010 10:26:35

Study anywhere, anytime? We love flexibility. Plus, with Monarch, much of the teacher work has been done for me.

KIMBERLY E 03/04/2010 10:26:58

Our family has used Alpha Omega since starting homeschooling and LOVE it! I'm sure this will be a wonderful addition to your "family" of products, with the addition of no workbooks to lose or discs to scratch - all from a Christian perspective!!!! Awesome!

LAURA P 03/04/2010 10:30:47

My sons would love the Monarch curriculum. They need a variety of things to keep them interested, and this would be a great base for them! Like a lot of boys, they are very visual learners and would like the fact that they are not just sitting and watching something, but interacting with the lessons.

KIMBERLY W 03/04/2010 10:33:58

We are a family of eight we home-school all eight of our children. I make all the curriculum for each of the different grades. We have always wanted to try a curriculum that uses the computer, it seems so convenient and would take some pressure of me. If not for the cost I would buy this curriculum every year. Our oldest is going into tenth grade and this would be one child I didn't have to create work for. What a wonderful blessing this would be. Thank You The Wades

PHYLISS M 03/04/2010 10:35:30

This looks like an awesome set up. We have used SOS for six years and we love it. My daughter is in tenth grade. Three of my grand-children are using SOS and there are three little ones waiting for their turn! We are a very on the go family and my husband is getting ready to retire so this will be a wonderful curriculum to have. Thanks, and God Bless!!!

LYNDA R 03/04/2010 10:36:08

Alpha and Omega Publications has been one of the best Christian home school curriculums for many years. Now, you've come through, once again, for Christian home school parents! The Monarch curriculum sounds like it's exactly what we've been looking for! My children would be richly blessed to have the opportunity to learn valuable lessons, both life and academic, from this new curriculum. The multi-dimensional learning experience along with the audio clips, animations, and learning games, would greatly enrich my children, allowing them to soar to new levels of learning!

VALDAVIA E 03/04/2010 10:37:10

I have been looking for something different. My 12 year old son is waiting for me to find something different. I have even been to a K12 enrollment seminar.I have been searching but all of the great reviews are for SOS. We like SOS, but my son and I have been looking for what we now know is "Monarch". We would love to have this opportunity.

DAVID K 03/04/2010 10:41:27

My husband and I own our on business and travel daily with our children, so our homeschool routine needs to be portable. Beyond that, we also care very much that our homeschool curriculum be based on Christian values. We are a very technology inclined family, so the Monarch Curriculum would fit perfectly into our schedule; no books to haul back and forth and my children would be getting not only Christian learning, they would also be furthering their skills on the computer/internet which is an invaluable skill for later life.

HANNAH S 03/04/2010 10:43:03

Having a HS now, Monarch would give him up to date curriculum, at the touch of a button. He has used AOP Lifepacs and SOS for the last 9 yrs and he loves it. This would be the next best step for him to grow as a student and a spiritual young man. Thank you for this opportunity to experience this for free.

ARDEN H 03/04/2010 10:44:45

We are a military family and I am always looking for a curriculm that will suit our family situation and budget. I've been looking at starting the sos curriculum for my daughter next year. She is also wanting a net book but I said that she wouldn't be able to download SOS on a net book. This would be an awsome curriculm that she could have a netbook for and be able to take her classes with her where ever we go! What an awsome opportunity. Thank you, AOP for giving homeschoolers this chance.

LINDA F 03/04/2010 10:44:51

This product will be great for us. To be able to do school from almost anywhere.

TRACY M 03/04/2010 10:55:32

AOP is one of the names I go to first to look for a curriculum for my child. I trust it. I like the layouts and pictures, the challenge for my child and the variety that is offered to each child in my home! Thankk you AOP. #AOPmonarch.

CHRISTINE P 03/04/2010 11:00:47

Not only will my son learn academics, but he will also learn valuable computer skills! This is a great idea and I am so glad that AOP delivers!!

ANGEL S 03/04/2010 11:01:25

My sons have loved using SOS in the past and we would love the chance to try this curriculum out for FREE!

KATIE A 03/04/2010 11:03:25

I like the idea that we can access the curriculm from anywhere. With the most up-to-date information in the lessons sounds great. My oldest son is using SOS for the first time this year and is enjoying it. I think this is a great addition to the AOP homeschool family.

MISTY C 03/04/2010 11:04:44

I have lost my children's home school work more than once because my computer crashed. This would be great because it's nline. Our kids want to be on the computer all the time, with this program they can learn while online. And anywhere that you have an internet connection they could be doing their work. We got our daughters their own lap tops for their birthdays for home school work, now we have to get them the curriculum to go with it!

KAREN C 03/04/2010 11:08:18

We have done lifepac, weaver, and sos-- they are all great. We do weaver and sos at the moment. I have five children and want the security of knowing they are getting a thorough education that molds them for the future. Monarch sounds challenging, comprehensive, and engaging. We are an active family and will welcome flexibility within a structured framework. I am excited!! Karen in Illinois

REBECCA M 03/04/2010 11:08:25

I think this is just the thing that my daughter would love to do and it is better to do school work on the internet than playing video games. It is nice because our computers go with us when we go out of town, since my other daughter does school work with Alpha Omega Academy, now my younger one won't have to feel left out.

CHRISTINE D 03/04/2010 11:12:20

I've been looking at SOS curriculum for the past year. I've been a little hesitant. This is my second year homeschooling. I have three kids and find that our current curriculum creates hectic days for us. I would love the opportunity to let one of my kids use the curriculum to see if it's really the right one for our family. What an awesome idea to work straight from the computer. I feel a sigh of relief coming!! Thanks!

AMANDA C 03/04/2010 11:14:26

I was home schooled using SOS and Lifepac, I'm 18 now but my younger brother is still being home schooled. He could really use this, it would be completely amazing to have something like this because we do go out of town a lot. Him not having to make up for a week's worth of missed lessons would be so much easier on him. We really don't have the money at the moment to pay for something like this, so it would just be a complete blessing to win something that can further his education.

MARILYN W 03/04/2010 11:14:41

SOS has been absolutely wonderful for us, a God-send since we have been very busy ministering in Russia for many years. With the new laws, we now have to leave the country every three months to get new visas. This has made it very challenging to keep up with school work. With Monarch our children could do their lessons on any computer no matter where in the world we need to be. Thank you for making excellence in home school possible for tight budgets as well as unusual circumstances !

JEANNIE N 03/04/2010 11:15:25

I think that this curriculum would be a great help and asset to our homeschooling experience. I look forward to seeing samples!

KIMBERLY P 03/04/2010 11:16:40

Because, Alpha Omega is the best publisher of Christian homeschooling curriculum there is, and I trust them COMPLETELY!

JOHN F 03/04/2010 11:19:23

While I am not directly looking to win this for myself. I am hoping to win for my sisters' who both home-school their children. I have 2 great sisters who are homeschooling their children and this resource would be a huge help to them. They both have a lot going on in their lives and anything to help streamline things for them would be a blessing. Your program looks like it would be a perfect fit for them. I could go on and on but I want to keep this within the 100 words. A grateful Brother, John

C M 03/04/2010 11:21:42

Just what we're looking for: Modern Online Nimble Animated Relevant Comprehensive Homeschooling My high-tech kids enjoy high-tech solutions. As they've grown into their teen years, we've moved to more independent learning and taken advantage of other online, web-based courses. But we haven't had the opportunity for a comprehensive program that provides the benchmarks we want for the high school years - until now! We're looking forward to Monarch, for it's "butterfly freedom" and as a "kingpin resource" in our homeschool journey. And, it's Mac-compatible: elegant computer, elegant curriculum - what could be better, lol :) Thanks!

LISA M 03/04/2010 11:24:55

We love SOS,we just switched this year mid-year. My son was in 2nd grade, he is now in 3rd grade and on track to finish by July. This program has helped our relationships within ou home. No more arguing or bad attitudes. It has inspired my son to really push himself and how doing a little bit more eachday can really make you excel. I would love to try the new Monarch program! SOS has inspired us already this would just push our learning over the edge! I would love to share our expreience with everyone and get your homeschooling programs in every homeschooling household! How awesome it would be to get mainstream students doing this at home for a litlle extra too!

JON F 03/04/2010 11:24:56

As missionaries working at a Christian camp that operates year round, our school schedule has to be flexible due to the ministry and some travel required with it as well as living an 1-2 hours away from any "shopping". To have the advantage of taking school with us without numerous books or workbooks in addition to groceries, activity bags and the 9 of us would be less stressful to say the least! Also, they would be able to "work" while they "wait" for us to get all the errands finished. Thank you for the effort in providing this kind of school option!

KELLIE H 03/04/2010 11:32:41

I homeschool both of my children and they are a great blessing to me and they a wonderful to have at home. To know they are being taught God's word in their lessons is wonderful. I love the SOS and Lifepac. However I lost my job and can not afford to purchase the SOS for next year so I am praying that God will take care of us as he always does.It would be a blessing to win this as it would help so very much but if we don't win I do hope that someone who is in great need wins.May God Bless All Homeschoolers and Their Families.

BRIAN S 03/04/2010 11:32:56

I would love to win this for the reason we could take it with us and also we really are struggling with finances right now and this would help greatly. Tammy Siimmons

CINDY S 03/04/2010 11:33:19

IMy oldest two boys are currently using SOS. My 9th grader is doing well with it, but it is not quite what my oldest needs. He really needs something a bit more interactive. Since Alpha & Omega has some of the best curriculum options I've found and promises that Monarch is going to be better than those, I got excited. I feel having an online curriculum is ideal for my family since our family is constantly on the go.

CRYSTAL B 03/04/2010 11:34:12

I would love this new Monarch because I am schooling multiple children and I think the ease of this would be wonderful! As homeschooling familes we are not always at "home" and so the fact that this can be portable is very appealing. Can't wait!

TRACY K 03/04/2010 11:38:48

Tracy K With a 13 year old, and this being our first year of homeschooling, finding curriculum that works for both of us has been a challenge. We have tried all sorts of different things but have been impressed with the SOS subject that we are currently using. I wish I had used SOS with all of our subjects. Monarch sounds like it will build upon the high standards Alpha Omega has already set and will give even more flexibility! Mac & PC compatibility will be wonderful!

TAMI K 03/04/2010 11:49:30

I love the idea of MORE mobile and no memory being used up on my computer. This would allow me to grade anywhere as well. So freeing! I homeschool 3 children right now. Next year they will be in grades 3,6, & 7. Plus a preschooler & baby at home.... freedom and flexibility is the name of the game.

KIMBERLY B 03/04/2010 11:54:59

I am a single, working mom who homeschools. I recently lost my job and the Lord is opening the door for me to begin a new ministry, but funds may be very short for the coming school year. With my schedule being more intense as soon as the ministry launches, having something online and complete would be a blessing beyond words. We enjoy using SOS in some subjects now, and were looking to expand our use of it, but the online option sounds like it would be a wonderful fit for our family.

BETSY H 03/04/2010 11:56:28

Since I have fallen ill we have to make several out of state doctor visits. The idea that my children could do their courswork from anywhere is very freeing, knowing I would not have to schedule off days for me to go to the doctor would be so great. Plus it sounds like a much better school experience. My kids are so great, I only want the best for them!

LAURA G 03/04/2010 12:01:58

This is our third year homeschooling and we have used SWITCHED ON SCHOOLHOUSE and LifePac. I like both of those, however, they just weren't the right fir for our son. He has Asperger's Syndrome and is a video and computer whiz. I think this curriculum would be great for him as it involved using the computer, something he really enjoys. Blessings~ Laura

ELIZABETH S 03/04/2010 12:05:08

I am a single mom of 9 adopted children. Homeschooling is a joy and challenge that I will not give up. I want a curriculumn that will help me balance between my kindergartener and my junior and all those in between. Unfortunately, the cost would be the most concerning as these wonderful children like to eat. If the Lord allows us to win, we would be so grateful. Liz

RENEE S 03/04/2010 12:05:34

I have 4 boys and a husband who travels. I currently am using SOS, and for the most part have loved it. However, there have been times where our main server has gone down and we have been left waiting, sometimes for days, for my husband to get home to fix it, during which we get behind on our schoolwork. This can be so frustrating, that I have even pondered whether I should just put my kids in school. Monarch seems like it would be perfect for us.

SUSAN P 03/04/2010 12:11:18

Today is my daughters birthday she is 14, I have been praying so very hard about what to do next year for school. We have homeschooled for 4 years, I was thinking if I didn't find something soon I would have to put her in school. She so much wants to stay home and work, but I am just not sure, maybe this is the Lords answer to our fervant prayer for her high school years.

CRYSTAL S 03/04/2010 12:11:24

It would truly be a blessing in our lives. We have 4 kids and this is our first year homeschooling. We use a online public school right now but are looking for a Christian curriculum for the next school year.

ROBIN S 03/04/2010 12:11:50

This is the last of five sons that I have homeschooled. I would like to give him an opportunity for something new and exciting with our homeschooling.

APRIL K 03/04/2010 12:12:28

We are using SOS with one child right now and plan to have both switch over this year if we can afford it. Winning this would be a great help. My husband only has a part time job so things have been tight.

DEBBIE B 03/04/2010 12:13:01

Was planning to use Switched on Schoolhouse next year, but this would be way more convenient since we would have access from various computers in the house.

ROBYN T 03/04/2010 12:20:32

We have used online language curriculum and have really enjoyed it. It would be exciting to try Monarch based on the great products already offered by AOP.

STACEY F 03/04/2010 12:21:06

Always looking for curriculum that goes anywhere you go.

TEENA B 03/04/2010 12:31:49

The Monarch curriculum sounds like it will be a wonderful new choice for busy home school families. Having round-the-clock access to engaging, fresh, and content-rich material is something we can all get very enthusiastic about and would greatly enjoy. We are really looking forward to seeing Monarch for ourselves when it goes live next month.

TONYA D 03/04/2010 12:33:19

The 09/10 school year is the first year we used (SOS) because we had a baby last February, he was diagnosed with SMA shortly after birth and I needed an easier way to homeschool Alex our 7th grader. Our baby passed away in September and not having to think to much to continue Alex's education has been very helpful these past few months. The reason I would like the Monarch curriculum is I wouldn't have to worry about our computer breaking down like it did this year, because we would be able to use any computer. #aopmonarch

CHARLENE K 03/04/2010 12:33:29

It would be great to have the opportunity to have school anywhere we are. We already use SOS and love it. It would be nice to be able to use any computer for school.

JOAN G 03/04/2010 12:51:26

I have a son who is high functioning autistic and, he loves anything to do with computers. I think it will be beneficial to his learning to allow him to do his school work on the computer. I trust the standards of AOP publishers to have developed a quality product.

TRICIA R 03/04/2010 12:51:29

My younger boys have interests and learning styles that are quite different from my older children. They have mentioned wanting to try computer-based curriculum and this one sounds easy to access and use.

DEANNA W 03/04/2010 12:58:00

It would be wonderful to not have to keep up with books that tend to go missing, or with cd's that get scratched, or programs that need to be uploaded and take up all our computer's memory. This sounds like a wonderful fit for my teens! DeAnna Willman Van Alstyne, TX

CYNTHIA P 03/04/2010 12:59:58

I am a single mom, working full-time and homeschooling. I constantly struggle to borrow, trade, scrimp, etc to obtain curriculum. I wanted to use SOS for the last two years, but could not afford it. It would be an amazing blessing to win next year's curriculum. If it's not me, I hope that the prize will go to a really needy family, like ours that continues to home school without reservation no matter the struggle and sacrifice. God Bless!

AMY L 03/04/2010 13:03:31

My son began using SOS this year and we love it. I would love to continue with the same kind of program using the internet.

AMBER L 03/04/2010 13:09:31

We are new to homeschooling and started out with SOS. It has suited his personality and way os learning. The new program sounds even better. We would be very excited to try this out.

JANELLA S 03/04/2010 13:15:29

I am currently researching different options for teaching my boys at home; we need something fresh and different. Monarch sounds like it may be just that: fresh, new and exciting! This may be the answer we're looking for and something they would actually enjoy!

KRISTIN L 03/04/2010 13:15:39

I have a son entering 7th grade this year, and the idea of using a program that gets him really using his computer skills as well sounds great to me! He would love to have more computer time, so this would also be a great motivator for him to get his schooling completed. ")

CATHERINE B 03/04/2010 13:17:53

Our family has a Windows and an Apple computer. For the past seven years, we have used SOS. Every one of these years, we have needed to call SOS tech support, uninstall, reinstall, and play catch up when Microsoft comes down with a virus or refuses to work. I have longed for the day when Alpha Omega would make an SOS style curriculum that is Apple compatible! If I no longer needed to call your tech support, I'm sure they would rejoice with me. :)

MELODY J 03/04/2010 13:19:33

busy, busy, busy..........(arn't we all) I would love to use the internet wherever we happen to be, even at those "non-traditional" times and places. My husband is unemployed and we now homeschool with far more creativity than ever before, internet ciriculum would be a great asset to our family.

KENDRA B 03/04/2010 13:23:58

This would be great so I wouldn't have to have to download the dvds!

GLORIA L. W 03/04/2010 13:24:56

I would be interested in Monarch because of the portability of the curriculum. I have just received my first set of AOP SOS for the eighth grade for my daughter, who is very computer literate. Although I have had difficulty with the set of SOS I received, I believe it will be a great source of information and knowledge for her home schooling experience. I have used other internet-based curriculum in the past and it was very helpful in not having to rely on CD-ROM disks, and had a wonderful teacher portal to review her work. If Monarch could provide that type of portability and internet-based learning, this family would definitely be interested in being a test home school for the curriculum or would be grateful in winning this contest and qualifying for a free year of curriculum. I believe the AOP team has the best ideas for home schooling our children and I would like to prove this theory by educating my daughter with Monarch. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest. God bless you.

SARAH P 03/04/2010 13:42:56

As a Christrian home school family, we stand on God's Word. The Lord is our children's teacher and great will be their peace. He is our Source and Provider. Jehovah Jireh. We have been praying for direction for a computer based home school program for our children. We came across this program and would appreciate trying it out. The CDs aren't for iMacs, and the on-line version would be nice to try. Our God supplies all our needs through His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Thank you.

DEBBIE D 03/04/2010 13:49:50

We are about 2 months into our first year of homeschooling our daughter who was enrolled in public school. My husband and I are very conservative when it comes to trying new things! However, sometimes God calls us from our comfort zones into his will despite how scary it may seem. I often wonder if my daughter is "getting enough education" through my very limited teaching experience and resources. It sounds like Monarch might help ease those doubts! I would love to try it!

HEIDI R 03/04/2010 13:50:18

As a family dedicated to homeschooling, we have been so impressed with AOP's dedication to excellence in curriculum without compromising biblical standards. It would be an honor to be able to join the adventure of beginning a new curriculum with AOP. Unfortunately, the cost is a bit daunting right now due to my being laid off for over a year. Because of out "stair-stepped" children, we only had to buy one grade of curriculum this year. Our God is still in the business of miracles and I am believing He will make a way for us to place our children in Monarch. When I told my eldest, age 13, about Monarch he wanted to know all about it. He was so excited he told the others. We have used AOP for the past 7 years; both LifePacs and SOS. We would love the opportunity to embark on the next level of your program with Monarch. I just want to that you for your continued dedication to the families of home-educators.

KAT M 03/04/2010 13:51:18

I am a recent homeschool mommy who has just removed my third grader from public school because her beliefs in living a Christian life led her to be bullied. We had her enrolled in a Christian school two years ago but cannot afford it any longer. We were blessed last year when her second grade teacher was a strong believer and helped usher my daughter through getting used to silent prayer at lunch and "Moment of silence." This year we were tested- socially driven teachers and inappropriate peers and bullying. We are searching for the right faith based ciricuulum.

JENNY & LAVOY R 03/04/2010 13:59:48

As a busy homeschooling mother of two A.D.D. children I currently use AOP's SOS and love it. My children think that "on the computer" work isn't really work so they are more excited to do their daily school work. Monarch sounds great! My two learn better by sight and I belive it would hold my childrens attention and when that happens they get and retain the knowledge better. Knowing it's curriculum from AOP and it's bible based is another plus. Jenny R.

STEPHANIE D 03/04/2010 14:00:46

I'd love to be able to have my son do his school work anywhere we have a computer. We are a pretty busy family and sometimes when we want to visit family, etc I feel tied down to the computer at home that he uses for schoolwork. What a great idea!

REBECCA B 03/04/2010 14:04:12

Love the Switched on Schoolhouse, but we have a MAC this would solve that problem. My son loves the program we have but it would be easier if I could access his work from MY computer. What a great idea!

SHIRLEY S 03/04/2010 14:07:47

We've been using SOS for several years for four of our daughters. We've had instances of losing work when the computer's hard drive died and various other problems have arisen. Being able to take school with us on trips would be wonderful, too!

MARY W 03/04/2010 14:18:33

We are new to homeschooling and anything we can do to make it easier and more fun for us and the children is a plus. We also travel a lot so this curriculum would be great because we would not have to worry about lugging books around everywhere we go.

HILARY A 03/04/2010 14:30:04

We are an SOS family and our daughter enjoys the pace and freedom of homeschooling. Monarch sounds like a great program! If it's even half as good as SOS, I know it will be amazing! The idea of an online course of study is appealing to us in this technologically-based generation! We do so much on computers already. The ability to access her schoolwork anywhere at any time - whether on the laptop or the desktop, at home or at the library, even - sounds like a terrific program!

DANIELLE R 03/04/2010 14:37:15

I have been considering using the lifepac or SOS this year with my sons. I am looking for a new avenue for them. The are both LD and days can be long. I need something that will be enjoyable for them as they are able to learn. This looks very interesting!!! I'm interested in knowing more about it.

JAMI B 03/04/2010 14:41:22

WE are full time traveling children's evangelists with three daughters. It would be an honor to be able to use a cutting edge curriculum in the education of our children, and to be able to tell the people we meet about the great opportunities now available for homeschooling parents.

AMANDA C 03/04/2010 14:41:27

As a new homeschool mom, I have been overwhelmed by so many choices of curriculum that is out on the market. My son will be in 3rd grade next year, and we have experienced textbooks, but not the curriculum on the computer. We would love the opportunity to experience this, and more through Monarch Online Curriculum. I am very impressed with the fact you do not have the worries of keeping up with CD-roms or textbooks. The fact that it is Christian based and accessible anywhere is outstanding. I think this will make leaps and bounds with all homeschooler's and their parents. Thank you to AO for researching to make our jobs easier as homeschool Moms and Dads it is appreciated more than you know. Homeschool Mom, Amanda

CHARLOTTE M 03/04/2010 14:46:45

We are always on the go... My son loves the SOS program! Knowing we could go and not have to worry about misplacing or breaking a CD is a major benefit! Looking forward to checking out the new program!

NIKKI W 03/04/2010 14:51:07

Right now we are living overseas in Japan. We will be moving within the year either back to the US or to Italy. I have used SOS with great success with one child and was considering it for my up and coming 3rd grader. Monarch sounds awesome and may just be our solution to a smooth transition between moves.

DEBORAH L 03/04/2010 14:54:11

We are a military family and always on the move. We use SOS right now and although it sounds crazy, SOS brought the joy of homeschooling back to our home. My son especially was suffering through loads of writing and many of our lesseons ended in tears. I don't know why SOS made such a difference, but being able to work on the compuer has eleminated much anxiety for him. I love it. If Monarch is the newest thing, then I trust AOP enough to want it for all of our sakes.

JAN M 03/04/2010 14:57:48

Our home school would be blessed by the Monarch Curriculum as we home school my daughter who is severely dyslexic. A multi-media, online curriculum would help her learn by having her use other parts of her brain rather than just the reading/decoding portion. It would also help her to become more independent in her learning,which is one of our goals this coming year. I would also love to win this curriculum as our finances have been tighter this year, as I'm sure most applicants are as well. Thanks.

KATRINA R 03/04/2010 15:05:18

I am new to homeschooling and I am looking for the right curriculum for my child. I have been very impressed with Alpha Omega. I think this new program would work well for us and our homeschooling goals.

Dean & Lori B 03/04/2010 15:08:25

I am a huge fan of Alpha Omega! I started our homeschool adventure with Interlock, have used Weaver to include all five children in learning, and now have my oldest children using math LIFEPACs. When my son goes into third grade next year, Switched-on-Schoolhouse is our next AO choice! So if AO has a new product, I'm all for giving it a go! I look forward to seeing what "Monarch" has to offer and how it could be a part of this awesome homeschooling journey!

LISA K 03/04/2010 15:09:13

I am teaching five children and it can be very overwhelming at times. My children like the Switched on School house the best of all we have used. My son Timothy has been using the life pacs for Science and History and it is not working for him. He likes computer classes better, so I think that this would help him to love learning again. He is in the ninth grade so it is imortant that he understand and enjoy his work. I hope that I will win to put a new spark to Tim's learning.

TINA H 03/04/2010 15:17:04

We have 6 kids which I homeschool. Currently I am using SOS which is great BUT we are on the go, seperately quite a bit, my kids are unable to do their school work because the main computer is at home. We have gotten behind alot because of this. I would be EXTREMELY Thankful!!! Please pick my family, I will tell my homeschool group families as I have about SOS.

TINA F 03/04/2010 15:20:14

We are a homeschool family of five and a curriculum like this would help in coordination of schedules.

DONNA S 03/04/2010 15:21:16

I would love to try the new Monarch curriculum. It sounds like it would be more convenient for my daughter to use. I like the fact that there is no installation and it's online. My daughter is in 7th grade and loses focus very easily, especially with books. She loves being on the computer so I think this will be something that she would enjoy doing and maybe she will enjoy school again.

JOANN N 03/04/2010 15:22:20

I have used textbooks and cd rom for schooling. Both have advantages, but both require storage space, either on a book shelf or computer hard drive. Allowing an outside source to maintain the files would be much more convenient. And Bible based curriculum is always my preference for my children's studies.

NICOLE A 03/04/2010 15:22:22

We've been homeschooling for 5 years now. We have been considering switching curriculums to give my oldest dd a little more consistency in her day so that she does not always have to be waiting on mom to get her started. I had been looking at SOS so that she can take on a little more responsibility. This option seems like it takes away all of the cons I have heard about SOS. I think she would enjoy trying something new next year.

LAURIE B 03/04/2010 15:31:22

Living overseas as missionaries, we are limited to the books we order and the internet. Having it all at our fingertips and on the go would simplify schooling and limit our waiting for the books to arrive!

TRACY A 03/04/2010 15:34:07

Planning to purchase SOS for next year, sounds like this would be even easier and more convenient!

KRIS R 03/04/2010 15:35:58

My dd struggles with workbook school but she thrives on computer school activities. With four children I am unable to afford something wonderful like Monarch curriculum. To be able to win this would make a world of difference to my dd and to me.

ANGIE S 03/04/2010 15:38:17

Our son was recently diagnosd with Asperger's Syndrome and we are looking for a computer-based curriculum that will encourage his independent learning style. We want school to be fun again - he has lost the joy of learning and we have been praying for a way to give that back to him. Monarch sounds like a possible answer to prayer!

REBECCA W 03/04/2010 15:38:33

My 13 yr. old son is the last of the tribe to be at home. On top of that, he came along when his sister was 12! Sometimes I think he gets bored doing the work alone, so I'm always looking for new ways to engage him. This looks like something different enough to make school interesting again. I was going to get SOS for next year, but this might be better!

ELIZABETH H 03/04/2010 15:40:19

I could really use this!! This past year I've fell behind, because my computer either crashed, or I was over at a friends, who used to be my kindergardent teacher. She's a mother to 6 grown children and 8 adopted children. She's also a foster mother to 3 children, and she plans to adopt 2 of them. She recently broke her leg, and had 2 of her children, 1 of the grown who is living with her, and 1 of the adopted go in the hospital. So she needed me to stay over there for about 2 weeks. In that period I didn't have my computer, but she had hers. I could have done my school work while I was there if I had had the Monarch curriculem. Also, my parents don't know if they can afford SOS this year for me. P.S. She also has trouble with her computers crashing, and could use a hand if you could please give it. Oh, yes!! I forgot to tell you that I don't have a facebook, twitter, or google account. I only have a AOASC account, and a Yahoo account. Ok!! I'm not leaving this for me I'm leaving this for the friend I told you about. This is the age range of her adopted, foster, and hopefully soon to be adopted children. Her youngest is 2y old, and her oldest is 14y old. She dosen't want to put them in public or private school. The Monarch curiculem would really help her to teach her children.

GWENDOLYN T 03/04/2010 15:44:23

Our family has successfully used SOS for the last 3 years and would appreciate the opportunity to use the new Monarch program. We homeschool because we want our son to have the best education available and for him to receive a Christian education. SOS has allowed us to do both. I pray that our family will be chosen to receive this wonderful gift! Austin is starting 9th grade next year and would love a new and exciting year with your products! Thank you for considering our family.

ELLYN B 03/04/2010 15:52:45

We are using SOS for the first time for my two middle school boys, but have been using one computer due to the issues of the DVDs. It would be a God-send for us to be able to have them be able to just log online no matter what computer they might be using! I also have a Mac computer that I would love for them to be able to use their curriculum on! My 14 yr old son is also a guitarist in a band, and the whole reason we're homeschooling him is so that he can have the flexibility of doing school and touring as opportunities come their way. Once this new online curriculum comes out, we would love to be able to try this to see if it is even more accommodating for him and his needs! Having also just moved into a new home and having a tight budget, it would be a blessing to be able to have one of our curriculums gifted to us! Lord willing, we might be a "lucky" winner of this new curriculum:) Thanks for listening to your users and coming out with something that will be online - that's wonderful!

MICHELLE V 03/04/2010 15:56:44

Lifepacs were the first items I used when I started homeschooling 5 years ago. We still iincorporate some today but also use online sources. I do like the content and layout of Alpha Omega products. We would love to try Monarch because it may give us all we need in one source. My boys love working on the computer, and it really is the way our world works now.

TRICIA B 03/04/2010 15:59:35

We have used AOP products since 1995. We ordered SOS grade 3 on April 1,2000,the first day it became available at the third grade level. We watched SOS grow from a simple computer based program to an innovative, customizable curriculum with the advent of 2.0 in 2003 and R-2 in 2005. Monarch is the next step in Alpha Omega's cutting edge curriculum and I would love to be part of this innovative program

CARRIE B 03/04/2010 16:12:55

I am home schooling three special needs kids. They are very smart and do awesome on the computer. This sounds like it would be a perfect fit for them!

BRANDI J 03/04/2010 16:13:27

I think being able to home school anywhere is great, My kids home school year round and we have hard time working around visiting their dad and both sets of grandparents during in the spring and summer months. Because they are out of state the trips are longer. With this program they can continue there lessons and planning visits would be a piece of cake!

JENNIFER S 03/04/2010 16:24:20

I homeschool my four children (ages 1 - 13) and our current curriculum is lacking in some areas...We could all benefit from a curriculum described as "cutting-edge". In addition, in this on the go world we live in the option to school anywhere is a real plus!

CLYDE L 03/04/2010 16:28:55

We would love to win the Package For our daughter. She has a Computer and loves to research Different thing on it. This would alllow her to do her Class Work away from her little Brother. So she would learn easier and whenever she wanted to on her Computer...Plus this would make keeping up with her classes and work much easier...

ALICIA M 03/04/2010 16:37:33

I have 2 that have used SOS for this year and when we went to put the program on our new laptop we experienced a lot of difficulty. This looks like a nice upgrade to the SOS program. It would be nice to be able to access their work from anywhere, like the grandparents house. It would be a very nice package for my 6th graders.

KATHY S 03/04/2010 16:45:48

My daughter loves her computer and does very well doing her classwork on it. We live in Knoxville but travel to Nashville and Alabama to visit grandparents. This curriculum would give us the freedom to do this easily I like two things about the Monarch curriculum the word bible is included and extra curricular. I want my daughter to learn with christian values encompassed. I also want her to have a choice of extra currcular activities so that she can see that schoolong can be fun. The monarch curriculum sounds very exciting

JENNAFER J 03/04/2010 16:59:11

It would an amazing way for my children to jump into the homeschool curriclum! If we could get this, it would be a tremendous blessing!

JONELLE B 03/04/2010 16:59:50

Our daughter loves to use the computer and this curriculum sounds like it would be perfect for her. I love the idea of extra curricular activities. She is always searching for more information new ideas. This is very exciting!

JOANNA R 03/04/2010 17:04:51

This looks like a great way to keep the kids moving forward anywhere and anytime. Can't wait to get it!

PATTI B 03/04/2010 17:12:48

Would love to try it. I work full time, my husband - laid off w/ disability helps the kids. This - I know - would be so much easier on all of us. Hopefully help us to spend more time together.

JONELL B 03/04/2010 17:18:44

This sounds perfect because I haven't used switched on schoolhouse yet b/c fears of losing all that info if my computer crashes! this is perfect for my daughter!

JENNIFER T 03/04/2010 17:22:05

In my recent research into home school curriculum, the offering by AOP seem to more than benefit the needs of my children. My household varies from 10-14 and I was pleasantly surprised of your one stop shop. You provide curriculum for all my age groups making my home school venture more of a reality. I cannot begin to express the excitement my husband and I felt hearing of the new software compatibility with Mac. Your company seems to be on the cutting edge of pc and Mac offerings!

DEBORA T 03/04/2010 17:31:44

Debora T. WOW! WOW! WOW! My daughter would almost want to work 24/7 with the Monarch Curriculum. With media - rich lessons infused with movie clips,web - related links and much more my daughter would never be bored. She wants to be a film writer and Monarch would be a great encouragement tool mixed with learning. My husband is a Minister and I am a Bible teacher so we are always on the move and this would be a very RICH TOOL for our daughter to have.

LAURA S 03/04/2010 17:41:07

I am a mother of two. My son who is 18, and home with Crohn's disease and Osteoporosis, and my daughter who is in first grade. I have a very busy schedule taking care of my son, and homeschooling my daughter. I need the kind of homeschool curriculum that will work for us. I just appreciate AOP for the wonderful Daily focus that keeps me going everyday, and God gives me this strength to keep going and do what is best for my children. Thank you AOP. God bless! Laura

YVETTE M 03/04/2010 17:55:31

I have been doing my best with limited resources and trying to do the best by making the most out of whatever I have. With an income of $620 a month its difficult to go out and just purchase the latest and greatest for my children. I don't get encouraged by family to homeschool, but I do it because I think that's what is best for them. It would certainly help now to have the best I can get for them with some help from AOP. I was already trying to figure out how to save up to use your program. This would be a dream and an opportunity for my children. Thank you so much for your consideration and opportunity that would last a lifetime for my children. thank you, Yvette #aopmonarach

PAUL H 03/04/2010 18:09:37

My family loves to learn using the computer. Your curriculum would instill Godly principles, plus make learning so much fun. Thank you for this opportunity to win the new Monarch Curriculum, otherwise, we would not be able to afford it. God bless!

KRISTINA A 03/04/2010 18:46:44

I teach my children through a virtual academy but would really like to independently homeschool my children. This sounds like it would be similar to what we use now. I would also love a Christian curriculum. Thank you

DEBORAH E 03/04/2010 18:51:27

SOS is AWSOME!!! just when we thought it couldn't get any better...With 24/7 access, when the computers go blank we dont have to wait til we get home to our computer-fixer! My daughter can continue where she left off via moble phone, or friend's, family''s or even the hotel's computer and never stop learning!!!! Alpha Omega is the most wonderful curriculum available (we thought)& now just got better!! You never stop learning and you never stop improving! What a fabulous message you are sending to our youths! Thank you so much for keeping the bar high & changing our lives! We cant wait til the release date!!

KRISTI D 03/04/2010 19:01:06

We are using AOP's SOS this year. I don't know if it is God's will for us to home school next year. If we win the new Monarch Curriculum, we will know it is God's will. Thank you, Kristie D

JENNIFER T 03/04/2010 19:08:50

This would be a wonderful new tool for my oldest son to use. He currently works on Switched on Schoolhouse and he enjoys it. However, it would be nice for him to do his work without the hassle of slipping in CD-ROMS after every subject. Also, let's face it, everyone these days would love to try an exciting new curriculum like this for free! It would be a huge blessing to our family. Thank you and God bless!

MICHELLE G 03/04/2010 19:24:17

Both of my children have used Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum for several years now. My son graduated from Alpha Omega school last year and is in honors coarses in college. It would be wonderful to have the most up to date, newset curriculum possible in completing my daughters education. Thank you for producing wonderful materials!!!

MARGARET S 03/04/2010 19:26:11

Have used all of your Homeschool curriculum over the years as we homeschooled seven of our 9 children (Lifepacs, SOS, and Classes to You). Have 2 high schoolers left and my old editions of SOS does not work well on Windows7 (had to get new computers).

JEANNINE W 03/04/2010 20:00:14

I have a son who will be in kindergarten next year. It would be nice to have my older ones work on their school without so much of my attention, so I could concentrate on the basics with him. We loved your using your Lifepacs and SOS. I trust AOP to put out quality, Christian educational products. Thank you.

FELICIA G 03/04/2010 20:13:09

I would love a chance to incorporate the new monarch system in our homeschool. I believe my children would benefit greatly from the technology used in this system because we are a very busy family, and need a system for education that is not only easy to use but also portable.

SANDRA C 03/04/2010 20:21:28

I've been searching for a curriculum to excite my son about learning. Monarch's media-rich lessons would be ideal for my visual learner, who loves the computer and has Attention Deficit Disorder. Getting away from 'boring' books, into the media-rich computer world he dearly loves would inspire him towards a love of learning. Monarch could hold his attention, and provide an interactive, fun element to our school day. I can see Monarch revolutionizing our school day, taking us out of our traditional learning cocoon into a colorful world that lets my son soar! Thank you for creating a new dynamic curriculum.

MICHELLE E 03/04/2010 20:39:49

This is our first year using any AOP curriculum. We are starting with SOS, but I love the idea of the online school. It sounds so exciting! And I am sure my daughter would love all the extras provided, like the links to other sources. She loves to be on the computer and would relish the idea of being able to have a link listed in her favorites that would take her to school.

JAMI S 03/04/2010 20:43:44

Withing the past two months, our family has been transformed by craziness. Good craziness! Miraculous craziness! But this entails moving from our home and being in a place of constant change. We don't know where we will live by the end of the year and we need to get rid of most of our belongings. Traveling with the Lifepacs have been not as easy as I would like. Boxes of paperwork is something we are working to avoid! This curriculum is what we have been praying for. Thank you for bringing homeschoolers such amazing opportunities in education!

MICKI B 03/04/2010 21:00:41

I'm looking for new curriculum that will excite my kids to want to continue homeschooling. This was our first year to try it and even though we had a pretty good year, there were still some dull moments. I think online schooling might just be what we're looking for.

APRIL N 03/04/2010 21:03:17

My 4th grade daughter has completed 2 years of secular virtual curriculum and LOVED it. An internet-based program prepares our children for their future so much better than a program that is solely book-based. I'm so glad to see a quality Christian alternative that is affordable.

THERESA L 03/04/2010 21:12:39

My daughter loves her computer and would love to "do school" on the computer. With a new baby coming, it would be great to have stuff she can do on her own at her own pace.

JEANNIE U 03/04/2010 21:21:36

I have been searching for something that will allow me to provide my daughter with the best and at the same time, give her consistency. Plus be challenging and fun. She is starting to lose interest quickly. I think this program would give both of us everything we need, and winning, would be such a big blessing!

MEGAN W 03/04/2010 21:26:30

I homeschool 3 children now, but next fall I will be adding 2 more. I want to make sure each child is getting the best education possible and I think learning online is a great way to get that done. Also, we have used SOS in the past and it's great, but being able to use different computers would be a great help.

CONNIE H 03/04/2010 21:29:03

I have used Time4l earning an online curriculum along with Switched on schoolhouse. It would be great to have a totally Christian online curriculum to use-especially one I am using and have great confidence in. ConnieH

ILLEAN R 03/04/2010 21:46:46

I want to use Monarch curriculum because this is what we have been waiting for. We love Switched on Schoolhouse after trying it for the first time last year for 9th grade. This was by far our best school year ever. Monarch is taking this to the next level by offering the flexibility and new technology that we desire in providing the best education possible for our children. I am looking forward to using this for our 10th grade school year.

ROBIN J 03/04/2010 21:58:33

we are into our second year of homeschooling, my son michael has type I diabetes, we have been using SOS workbooks, and would love a chance to school online, my son loves researching on his computer and i think it would be very beneficial for him to use the new Monarch curriculum. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity you have created for all homeschoolers!

SHERRI M 03/04/2010 22:06:29

My son is not a "mainstream" learner - that's the very reason I named our school "Outside the Box"! After discovering how much more engaged he is on a computer, I purchased some of the SOS curriculum. It was an excellent investment and helped shore up some of my own weaker areas (like Math) and organization (it tracked assignments and grades for us). Unfortunately, my computer crashed and we were a bit derailed...I tried to reinstall it on another computer, but unfortunately it wasn't compatible with the OS. We miss SOS and due to budget constraints have been unable to replace it. After figuring out how much more effective videos and animations are at teaching my son new concepts than I am, I now spend a great deal of time trying to dig up a hodge-podge of such materials online...so finding out that Monarch is all of these things wrapped up in one is very exciting and we would dearly love to be blessed with such an innovative curriculum! No more worrying about losing everything in the middle of school year!!

WENDY H 03/04/2010 22:10:39

We are so excited to see AOP excel to the next level in curriculum. I would love to use this curriculum next year for our son's 4th grade. It is so exciting for our children to use the internet and new technology to further their education and now there is a whole Christian curriculum based on it!

WENDI M 03/04/2010 22:45:14

Two of my children have used LifePac before, and my daughter just started using SOS this year. She really enjoys it each day. It keeps her attention and her interest peaked about learning...and not just about getting a grade. We have tried numerous secular online schools, and we eventually reverted back to SOS Christian curriculum. The public schools online were just never what I wanted them to be...with a Christian perspective...they kept colliding with our belief system. We would like to try Monarch to see the difference between it and SOS, and if we really like it more, we might want to switch over to MONARCH. Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity and also for LifePac and SOS...I finally can let down my wall of defense and protection I always felt when we were in public school online. Thanks again.

ROBERTA A 03/04/2010 23:33:19

We are in our first year of homeschooling our 5th grade son. We are enjoying it very much but it would nice to have it available on line because of our busy schedule. What a convenient way to homeschool!

TARA W 03/05/2010 00:53:02

We're a military family that is getting ready to move. Being able to do school without lugging around a lot of books... keeping the continuity even during transition...will be critical for us this year!

JOY M 03/05/2010 01:01:28

I have been homeschooling for 9 yrs...using SOS for 4 yrs...my 8 yr old has ADD..and is EASILY distracted..maybe something new will be good for him. I am feeling burned out these days..with teaching 5 out of the 6...maybe this will change things up a bit.

KRISTIN C 03/05/2010 01:09:16

My son loves Lifepacs and we really wanted to try SOS, but we are a MAC family! Monarch would give us the perfect opportunity to see what we're missing!

LYNNE T 03/05/2010 05:25:46

I have two boys on different grade levels and since I have started using swithched on schoolhouse for some subjects for one of my children it has given me more time teaching them the subjects. My older boy loves the programs and I think this would be a great oppurtunity for him to get the best education possible and have fun doing it. Thanks swithched on schoolhouse.

KAREN T 03/05/2010 05:59:20

My granddaughter means everything to me. That's why I want her to have the best! I am so excited for the new Monarch cirriculum! It took us weeks to get up and going on a computer with SOS. Not that it's not wonderful and mostly our fault. (many problems with the first computer then it finally went kaput and had to reinstall onto another computer and that was difficult to transfer when you don't know what you're doing!) It would be SOOOO nice to be able to have access from anywhere you are and whatever computer you are using!

SANDRA V 03/05/2010 06:01:21

School work online, it's the future of homeschooling, although we love books, we are very limited on space, especially with a whole family homeschooling. I am always looking for the best available resources to teach my kids. I can't wait to preview Monarch.

AMY S 03/05/2010 06:04:06

Monarch looks like a great way to keep my daughter interested and engaged! She was diagnosed with ADHD 7 years ago, and even with medication, we still need to keep her activly involved in learning, in a hands on and exciting way! Also, we have family spread across the country, including her father who is in the Army. The idea of being able to access the programs no matter where we are opens up new possibilites for our family!

DEBBIE C 03/05/2010 06:07:31

This sounds like a wonderful program and an added plus to be able to use this where ever you go. One of the things we love about homeschooling is the freedom to take vacations whenever we want. It would be wonderful not to have to drag all the books and programs along. Computers are now. And honestly, books are fast becoming a thing of the past. You are on the cutting edge and bringing our children, the next generation, along with you. I think this program will give kids an advantage in tomorrows world. What parent wouldn't want that for their child?

KIM W 03/05/2010 06:16:58

My daughter would love a change from textbooks! The access anywhere there is a computer would be a definite plus, also.

RENEE H 03/05/2010 06:30:23

My daughter has been in public school, is adopted from Russia and has reactive attachment disorder, making it almost impossible for me to teach her myself from textbooks in the usual home school method. She has asked to be home schooled but we need to have her lessons on line so that the RAD symptoms don't interfere with her education. We also want a Christ centered world view in her curriculum. I have 9 other children at home, 8 adopted, some with special needs and emotional problems. This would be a wonderful way for me to teach them at home.

DENISE N 03/05/2010 06:59:51

My oldest daughter goes out of town on extended visits, and it would be great to not have to pack two backpacks full of schoolwork. And my youngest is an online interactive computer GEEK--this is right up her alley!

KIMBERLY A 03/05/2010 07:00:49

I am a single parent of a teen-ager- anything that could give her an advantage, an edge in her schooling and make it interesting and fun- especially with the internet access that all teens are in to these days- I'm all for it- and being a single parent means free is in my price range. What a blessing that would be!

Millicent S 03/05/2010 07:18:13

I used AO curriculum with my now grown children. I know what a wonderful education it provides. I would love to try the new curriculum, as I have one more at home.

KETSIE R 03/05/2010 07:38:12

I currently use the SOS curriculum for my two boys love it! It sounds like Monarch is even better! What a great program to use with my teenagers!!

DEBORAH W 03/05/2010 08:01:31

Currently I am using a different curriculum for my children but would love to use Switched on Schoolhouse. I have been unable to do so because we have a macintosh computer. We looked into buying a windows compatible computer but our finical situation will not allow us to purchase a computer and the SOS curriculum. The Monarch program will mean so much to us my high school student he really needs this program.

STEVE S 03/05/2010 08:11:10

It'll be super swell not to be tied to one computer and to be able to use our beloved iMac! Plus, the times when one computer goes on the fritz will not delay or disrupt schooling. Having scores, lessons and progress stored independently will free up our hard drives. Awesome! Thank you AOP for another great innovation to make homeschooling that much easier and less complicated!

AMY L 03/05/2010 08:27:05

I am using switched on schoolhouse for my daughter this year and love it! It would be fantastic to win next years curriculum, and Monarch sounds great. I can't wait to see what new interactive features it has!

VICKY P 03/05/2010 08:34:24

I am new at homeschooling. I am shopping for a good curriculum for my girls. Monarch sounds like a great option ! I woul love to try it out !

LAURA P 03/05/2010 08:34:49

We loved SOS, and were planning to return to it for several subjects. Monarch sounds like a great alternative. Mobility and convenience in addition to great AOP curriculum -- how could we go wrong?

NOLA JO R 03/05/2010 08:41:45

I have been very impressed with the Switched on Schoolhouse. This new program sounds fantastic! I am currently using the Color Phonics with my 1st grader - He and I both love it! He looks forward to doing his phonics each day. We both enjoy printing out his daily report and seeing his progress. I have 5 children ages 4 - 11 and have been looking for an interactive learning program (we have used DVDs in the past). Your Monarch program sounds perfect for us!

03/05/2010 08:49:02

Would love to win....

03/05/2010 09:00:18

I homeschool 5 children( ages 4-12). I am trying to encourage my oldest to take more responsibility with his stuff. Having to work online will be a big incentive for him. He learns better from an interactive approach as opposed to book work.

KERRILYN C 03/05/2010 09:06:00

We already use SOS for two of my children, but the idea of not having to be stuck to one computer (where the program was installed) is fantastic! We could get work done anywhere we have internet, whether we are at home, at grandma's, or at the bookstore or library. The clutter would go way down; my younger two still use a more traditional homeschool curriculum, which means lots of books! To have almost all our school on the computer would streamline our work and free up some space on our bookshelves. Easy access to scheduling and progress reports would be great too. A wonderful idea!

JULIE W 03/05/2010 09:27:03

Our family is ready to get out of the house and enjoy the world around us. To be able to log on from the car, library or any internet hotspot and enjoy the same level of excellence in Christian based curricula that we have come to expect from Alpha Omega would be an amazing experience.

MICHELE B 03/05/2010 09:32:49

We have been using your Lifepacs and SOS for 8 years and love the excellent quality and easy to understand lessons. When I heard about your contest for the new Monarch, I was very excited. This coming school year my sister will be homeschooling my 9 year old niece. Though she is very blessed to have many good friends that will share their books when their child outgrows them, it would be a wonnderful gift for my sister and niece to have all new lessons to use this year....ones that are brand new and just for her.

SCOTT L 03/05/2010 09:34:25

It would be great to win any of the AOP curricula (especially the prized Monarch) in that it would help our family tremendously financially. As homeschoolers, we are faced with having to pay for public school in our taxes which our children don't attend and them pay an equal amount to home school our kids. Since it is our Lord's calling that we home school our children, He always provides for it financially as well as emotionally, intellectually, etc. Winning the Monarch curriculum would be just one more way for Him to get the glory!

MICHELE B 03/05/2010 09:40:13

Sorry for my double post....I realized that I went over the 100 word rule and had to edit. I will take this opportunity to say that as my son enters the 9th grade this coming school year, we have been in the process of figuring out the highschool years...to continue as we have using the Lifepacs and SOS or go through your academy. I have been talking with your counsler Tosha V. and I have to say that she has been the most helpful and kind person. Though I am sure I have overwhelmed her with all my questions, she has been so wonderful. I am so blessed to have found Alpha Omega and wish that every home schooling parent/student had the opportunity to expereince it as well.

ROBIN W 03/05/2010 09:43:27

We would love to win the New Monarch Curriculum for one of our children! It would enable us to do school at the library or wherever we are. With my husband having been unemployed for almost two years, this would be such a financial relief!! I know it would be an amazing program if it's anything like SOS or other AOP curriculum choices.

SHARON B 03/05/2010 09:47:51

My son is a forth grader in a public school. He has been asking me to homeschool him but I have been afraid that I would not be able to help him with some of his work since school is so different than when I went to school. I've been praying about this because I really don't like him being in a public school because of bad influences and religous freedoms being taken away. We can't afford private school so this just seems like an answer to prayer because I want him to have a good quality education.

SHERRIE R 03/05/2010 10:02:55

Since April of last year, our 2 grandchildren are living with us. My Daughter is in the 9th grade and the work is getting harder. We just received our newborn granddaughter last month. I'm so thankful that Lifepac is so easy to use. Monarch sounds just incredible. I find myself so busy with the smaller children that I get behind. I look forward to hearing more about Monarch.

CHRIS C 03/05/2010 10:19:32

I have been praying and asking God to help me with homeschooling. I have five children and the oldest is going into High School. I currently attent college online and I love it. I did not know aop offered online schoolwork. I think it would be nice to try something new for my ninth grader. Thank You

LOREN S 03/05/2010 10:20:43

Freedom and Education are important to us as a missionary family. The ability to do the schoolwork from any computer, without taking boxes of books is really important. This would be a wonderful blessing to us!

CAROLE W 03/05/2010 10:26:08

We have absolutely loved our first year homeschooling. My son is doing so much better being at home and working at his own pace without the stress of being left behind other students or failed. He now wants to be able to take the computer lessons anywhere and this program would allow this to happen.

DEANNA M 03/05/2010 11:02:52

My twins have been using LifePacs for the last three years. They don't like the bookwork and I have been looking for something more challanging for them. I was going to buy SOS this year, but Monarch sounds even better. I'm very excited to try out this new item. Sounds great!!

CRAIG J 03/05/2010 11:05:34

Flexability. We have five children 6 and under. I love homeschooling and so do my kids. God's grace and being flexable keep us going. I enjoy using a variety of curriculum. The Monarch Curriclulm would be a great blessing in many homeschool families, especially this one!

SANDI P 03/05/2010 11:22:48

I'm am an actual SOS student I really enjoy doing work on the computer especialy AOP. I think that it will be just as fun as SOS. I have once lost my CD for SOS so this will eliminate the need of CD's ....Plus maybe my parents will buy me laptop that I have always wanted! -Brianna P.

MELISSA J 03/05/2010 11:35:42

We have been trying to find a cirriculum that will engage my daughter, yet challenge her. She loves onlines things and Monarch would help me have time with the younger kids while she is having fun learning. I also believe interactive nature of this program would help her to be more independent, yet not feel alone in the process. We also want to make sure we are providing her with a strong Christian foundation. We are really trying to find just the right cirriculum for our family and this program sounds like it may just be it! I would love to be able to try it for our daughter! -Melissa J.-

KATHLEEN G 03/05/2010 12:02:13

On line learning would be so much easier. Often, the computer crashes or the program glitches and we lose all work done and all grades, having to reinstall it and go in to figure out what had already been learned and unassigning it.

LORI R 03/05/2010 13:11:24

We use SOS currently but this sounds like it may work out best for us. We are planning to do more traveling in the future and this would take care of many of our concerns. We too are hoping for a laptop :) thank you, Lori

SHERRY K 03/05/2010 13:31:47

I'm always looking for a way to make learning enjoyable! Sherry

ALANNA Y 03/05/2010 13:37:33

This would be a great tool to turn my daughters learning from a chrysalis to a monarch. We struggle to find the right learning connection for her. This would be a answer to prayer.

STACY D 03/05/2010 13:37:51

I've brand-new to homeschooling my three children. I've been considering SOS but this looks like it would be easier for all my kids to accomplish all their learning needs.

ELAINA C 03/05/2010 13:50:10

I am a single mom and have been using SOS for grades 3 and 4. I have multiple computer issues and would like to use the money I would spend on the fifth grade for a new computer. you would be saving our homeschool from going under. Not having to load it to the computer would make it easier.

PEGGY G 03/05/2010 14:45:28

This will be my first year homeschooling my son and I would like to make it a fantastic success. The "Monarch" program sounds like it would be exactly what I need to make that happen!!

DAWN S 03/05/2010 15:05:53

Thank you for making out-of-the-classroom learning even easier! Switched On School House is engaging and challenging. In the business of life, I love to have another way to simplify.

CHARLES D 03/05/2010 15:52:51

my daughter thrives with lifepacs but my nephews are just too used to public school, they have been gradually sinking all last year. HELP.

MARY M 03/05/2010 15:57:05

Going into our 2nd homeschool year, I realize that my children learn better in a variety of ways. SOS is an option; however, I love to travel and visit family. The Monarch options would be a wonderful opportunity!

DENICE H 03/05/2010 16:00:46

We used SOS for several years with my now-graduated children, and while I liked the concept and style, I found there to be quite a few bugs which, in combination with our switch from PC to Mac, drove us away from using SOS. The accessibility of Monarch sounds intriguing, and a free subscription would help me decide whether I want Monarch to be my default curriculum with my 1st and 5th graders.

THERESA T 03/05/2010 16:10:00

I would like to try the Monarch curriculum because it is Christian based and it sounds exciting. Considering we have used the same curriculum for the past 3 years , Monarch may be the refreshing change we need! Thanks, Theresa T

JENNY G 03/05/2010 16:23:25

Jenny G I will be homeschooling my children for the first time this next fall. My son will be 13 in 7th grade and my daughter will be 15 in 10th grade. My daughter will be attending the Alpha Omega Academy online. I would like to place both children online, but we do not have the financial funds to do this. I am not familiar with any curriculum at this point and I am looking for something that would work well for both of my children. This would be such a blessing to our family.

JENNY B 03/05/2010 19:22:18

This is my second year homeschooling (7, 8 and 9 yo boys) and we tried SOS with my 3rd grader and WE LOVE IT. I love how easy it is to use for the child and the parent. I can't WAIT to see what Monarch is like. It will definitely make traveling easier and the ability to use any computer rather than just the one the CD-ROM's are loaded on.

LISA F 03/05/2010 19:50:57

The new Monarch learning system would be perfect for our multi-student household. No more chasing down CD-Roms to insert every time the students or the teacher changes their subject! Also, our old computers don't have space to download lots of information, so something like this would be ideal. I look forward to using it in the future!

VALERIE M 03/05/2010 19:57:14

We travel often and this would be very helpful to our family on the road.

LORISA B 03/05/2010 20:20:35

We've home schooled for 2 years using SOS & Lifepacs for 9th & 5th. I need to move my 2nd grader into something different and this is an answer to prayer! Since my husband passed away our budget is so small it's hard. The 9th gr. SOS was a gift and we know how awesome it is & my 5th grader loves the Lifepac books. Purchasing 2 curriculum instead of 3 would be a huge relief!

MARY C 03/05/2010 20:36:22

I started homeschooling my 12 year old this year to protect her from a boy that was harrassing her I relly need a good program that will keep her focused and challenge her she has all ways been a straight A student and I want her to continue in this path.

DEIRDRE S 03/05/2010 21:02:02

This is a great idea! My kids love to keyboard, but aren't crazy about writing. And online is so much better than discs that can be lost or damaged (which they usually are around our house).

CARRIE D 03/05/2010 21:32:47

Being a former Special Education teacher, I realize the importance of teaching children in more than one way & with more than one resource. I believe my oldest son would delight in having online adventures with his schooling. The past four years he has been homeschooled traditionally with textbooks. He is currently frustrated and bored by this method. I believe it would boost his self-esteem and give him the edge he needs to stay interested in learning if he were to use a program like Monarch. I also believe that it would jump start his middle school (6th grade) year in a positive and motivating way. He is ready for a change and ready to try things differently. He is ready to try learning take learning to a whole new level. And oh' how exciting it would be to watch him grow and mature during this crucial transition year with self-confidence and know-how to prepare him for the future in technology.

HEATHER R 03/05/2010 22:12:49

My child has dyslexia and has always struggled in school. This was our first year homeschooling and we chose to use A Becka curriculum since that was what I was most familiar with. A Becka is a good program for an advanced learner with no learning disorders. It has been difficult to say the least. We have joined a homeschooling group locally and through learning what other parents chose to use I was really impressed with the Switched On Schoolhouse that one child is using. I feel like my child would learn, focus, and retain so much more with an interactive and stimulating program. I'm looking forward to seeing a great improvement next year.

SUSAN E 03/05/2010 22:18:29

My grandson is home schooled and we have been checking Monarch's material. We think it would be just what we need. Like everyone else we are always looking for better ways to help our kids. Your program sounds great...........................

SUELLEN C 03/05/2010 22:40:02

As a mother of six, and an active, traveling family, I would love to use Monarch. It would provide a more convenient way to educate my children and it comes from a reputable company that has been providing quality education for the home school community for many years.

ALICIA R 03/06/2010 06:38:53

In June of 2009 we moved to South Africa and became full time missionaries with Samaria Mission. We have never home schooled (fear on my end I guess). Our kids started a private school here in Sept. 09, I was nervous about it and started thinking about homeschooling but not sure where to even begin. Well after a month my 9th grade daughter needed to be at home this school was not working for her and I was continuing to watch our 3rd grade son. As of March 26th our son will be home schooled as well. With my daughter the decision was made with one week notice and we were able to use some curriculum from another missionary. With my son I was able to order the SOS grade 3 and we are trying it out starting in April. I am also looking into something better for our daughter to use in 10th grade than what we currently have. This looks great. Being an American and living in on the other side of the world does create problems with home schooling. I am glad to see there are options like Monarch out there.

KATHY R 03/06/2010 08:13:59

My twins have been using SOS since 3rd grade, now that they are in high school, we like to try an online option like Monarch.That way they can bring their homework anywhere. I would love to try Monarch but being on disability, I do not have the funds to spare. Thank you for having this contest for a chance to use such a wonderfull product.

KEISHA L 03/06/2010 08:17:49

The ability to access this anywhere from any computer would be wonderful for this on the go family!

JULIE H 03/06/2010 08:37:03

I have one son ( out of our 12) who would especially benefit from having his "own" work and resources. Since he loves the computer, keeping on track with an online resource may be just the perfect thing for him! BTW- i have recommended you Horizon Math curricula so many times I have lost count..all my sisters-in law use it now!

RENE W 03/06/2010 09:01:04

My daughter is going to be going in the 7th grade, and I think she is getting bored with some of her subjects. Maybe this would challenge her with something new!

AMANDA M 03/06/2010 09:52:14

Our Home Schooling could be changin next year. At present I homeschool a daughter but may possibly be adding a son who has fell behind in public school and other reasons. My daughter is self taught on most subjects which would allow me to REALLY focus on my son, so this curriculum would be a GOD send to our arrangement. Thank You AmandaMack

CINDY L 03/06/2010 09:58:31

The idea of not carrying my children's books around from place to place is exciting! I'm also looking forward to the interactive media aspect. Thank you!

JULIE S 03/06/2010 10:06:47

I am a new homeschooler who is looking for an up to date curriculum that is multi-sensory. I have a child with a processing disorder and finding the right curriculum has been a struggle! I think Monarch could be a good fit for what we are looking for!

CHRISTY P 03/06/2010 11:20:08

I am currently homeschooling 3 children, and it would be a blessing to be able to access schoolwork no matter where we are. I don't know about everyone else, but my computers are always breaking down, so it would be wonderful not to have to worry that the one that the work is on will tear up. I have tried other online homeschool curriculums and I hated them, so thank you Alpha Omega!!!!!!

KELLY W 03/06/2010 11:55:42

This is the first year that I have homeschooled my teenage twin daughters and we are happy with the Switched on Schoolhouse program. They go wherever I do throughout the day and my work schedule and location can vary, so the notion that they can access their schoolwork regardless of our location... well that would truly be a an amazing blessing! Looking forward to it!

TAMMY C 03/06/2010 12:45:33

I would like to try the new monarch curriculum because I am a busy mom with two kids ages 10 and 5 years old. I would like to have the 5-subject curriculum for my daughter because I would realy like to home school her because she is starting 5th grade next year and they are not teaching her what I think she needs to learn. We go to church every Sunday, go to Sunday school but I think she needs more to think about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I wish I could afford the curriculum but I can't. I've been asking God to help but I haven't heard anything yet. It would be a God send.

BRANDI H 03/06/2010 13:43:30

I am a mother of 3 children between ages 1,4,8. I work at home and am planning to go back to school. We also have to travel alot to visit family as my grandparents' health is not good and it really hard to take along all the textbooks and writing tools and other things we need. Monarch sounds great and it would be great to just take a laptop and go. My children also love being on the computer and I think they would see is as fun and not work.

TONYA P 03/06/2010 15:16:03

I am so excited about the new Monarch curriculum being released 4.1.2010. We have only been homeschooling for a few months now, but we love it. We are currently using another web based program, which really suits my teenager with ADD, but it doesn't include Bible lessons which I really want, and it only goes through grade 8. To have a web based curriculum from a big name in homeschooling like Alpha Omega is a dream come true for us. I have been searching and praying for a program just like this one, that would capture his attention, but also instill our values and carry him through High School, without having to continue to search out new sources every year. 35 Electives is just better than I ever hoped or dreamed of! Thank you Alpha Omega for responding to what is needed. We are so excited to get started!

DEBORAH L 03/06/2010 16:22:45

I'm a single, homeschooling Mom, and provide for the family all on my own. We really need a new year's curriculum. I work all over and travel in ministry. It would be a great help to have the program online so we could access it anywhere. It would also keep the older laptop from being slowed down by adding the program onto it. It is getting increasingly difficult to home school in the higher grades. Finding the time to mark her work is almost impossible. This would be a tremendous blessing to us in so many ways.

PAULA M 03/06/2010 17:50:07

I am looking for a Godly, well-planned, curriculum that my grandchildren will learn and retain. Quality curriculum is getting hard to find and some is dumbed down to a low level. I am looking to a great and challenging new year of teaching with a great curriculum!

JOY Q 03/06/2010 18:21:47

I am looking for a bible based computer program that keeps my children engaged and motivated. I love switched on schoolhouse, and this seems like an even better version of that!

MELISSA B 03/06/2010 18:56:32

I have never tried an online school program. We have primarily used Horizons in the past. I think this would be a great place to start since we are already familiar with AOP!

TRICIA A 03/06/2010 19:04:26

As a missionary family it would be freeing to travel without books and papers. We have used Lifepacs for one year and it has worked for our three so far.

HOLLY A 03/06/2010 20:59:15

We love the SOS programs we have tried so far. Since my husband and I both work so we can pay our bills and struggle to have the extra funds for curriculum, its hard to take a chance on something new, however, we trust that AOP has come up with something great! The flexibility of an online program would fit into our lives perfectly because our hectic schedules. This is likely the program that will allow us to continue homeschooling.

CAROL C 03/06/2010 21:15:23

We have an interesting unpredictable year ahead and having the flexibility of taking our school with us, no matter where we are, sounds wonderful. With our daughter heading into high school next year, we want to make sure that we have a solid choice for instruction and look forward to finding out more about this product.

BEVERLY J 03/06/2010 21:18:58

I currently use LifePac and when we are traveling it takes a lot to bring along all those workbooks plus the teacher's guide book for my three children. The Monarch curriculum will make teaching more fun and when we travel I will not need to bring along 15 workbooks plus the teacher's guide.

CASI S 03/07/2010 05:04:55

We began homeschooling our son in the 3rd grade and now he is completing his 8th grade year. We use SOS, and love it! He has excelled with this program, and he enjoys using SOS. We are now making plans for high school. I am concerned with meeting the high school requirements, offering him the correct college prep-courses, questions about which electives to offer. I need a curriculm that can aid me in making the best decision and one that will give my son the best education.

SUSAN G 03/07/2010 06:23:22

It would be such an encouragement to have something new for one of our seven still homeschooling (we have 12 children). We've tried many styles of curriculum and this sounds like something that one or two of mine could use. Having two part time jobs to supplement our income, it would also make it nice to have one child's books covered next year. This sounds exciting and can't wait to hear more!

KATRINA S 03/07/2010 08:21:06

I would love an opportunity to use this new curriculum for one or more of my 4 homeschooled children. I have been quite pleased with your products in the past and would like to try out this new possibility.

LAURA M 03/07/2010 08:44:28

I would be interested in trying your online curriculum. During the last 15 years of homeschooling, I have always used traditional approaches to education. The computer has served as a minor tool to complement our programs. It would be interesting to investigate something unfamiliar, to test it and compare it with what I've always used. My oldest child is 19 years old (graduated) and the youngest is 3. Three others lie somewhere between these bookends. So, I have many years of instructing ahead of me. I'd be glad to give you feedback on our impressions. Thank you! In Christ, Laura

MICHELLE L 03/07/2010 09:14:10

SOS products have been SAVING homeschooling families for years. Monarch sets us free ! We love the name and all Alpha Omega products. Thank You.

BONI BUTEL B 03/07/2010 09:56:06

I homeschool my 2nd grade son who has Type 1 diabetes, and my 4th grade son who has specail needs, along with unilateral hearing loss. We make frequent trips to the children's hospital. Having a program in which the boys could log on in the waiting rooms, and even in the car, truely would be a blessing from God! My husband and I thank you for this opportunity to enter.

DONNA H 03/07/2010 12:25:08

i run a daycare as well as homeschooling 3 girls. I love aop and know that they have good quality education resources. We also live in the middle of nowhere, NV and having access to a program like this would be awsome for the girls. Thanks for the new program and this opportunity to enter. Donna H

RACHEL B 03/07/2010 12:37:38

This will be such a blessing to our family! We need something portable, but use Mac so cannot use SOS. I work out of town, so the kids must travel with me. Having a Christian curriculum that is easy on-the-go would be an answer to prayer! Thank you so much for offering this! ~Rachel B

JAN C 03/07/2010 12:38:01

This is our sad story: My Dear Daughter (homeschool student), and I flew from Wichita, KS to San Jose, CA to enjoy "sitting" for 10 days with three young grandsons of mine. Their Uncle was getting married in St. Lucia and their dad, a Major attending school at the NPS in Monterey, f-i-n-a-l-l-y got his clearance to leave the mainland----for a much needed "wedding" vacation. Oh, no--that's not the sad part! The SOS curriculum program on my Dear Daughter's laptop "crashed", so she couldn't keep up her school work--Monarch sounds WONDERFUL to me! Yes--her two younger siblings were staying at home with friends, so I could leave--all 3 have complicated medical conditions--first time I have left them overnight--out of town! Our Blessings . . . .

RACHEL D 03/07/2010 16:05:14

Wanting the best for my children means preparing them for a technologically advanced world but most importantly, instilling in them a Christian worldview! I am impressed with how AOP has met this challenge through Monarch. A program that keeps my kids learning new information while simultaneously teaching them to be proficient and independent learners through a multi-media approach is exactly what every homeschooler needs! I am excited and have peace of mind knowing that Monarch is my kids "other teacher". And, just because we are on the go, it doesn't mean the learning has to stop! How cool is that?!

SHELLEY A 03/07/2010 16:45:29

Love the idea of access anywhere!! It is very exciting to know how far technology has come and how it can postively impact our childrens future.

MICHELLE B 03/07/2010 17:29:38

We are homeschooling our daughter because of the medical challenges she faces (she is 14 years old and has had over 150 fractures). Besides her brittle bone condition, she has recently been diagnosed with a new condition which will require her to wear a neck brace for the next several years. Being able to have a curriculum that is all computer based would be ideal for her since the brace makes writing and even looking down to see her books VERY difficult. Monarch seems like it could be a solution for our family.

BARBARA C 03/07/2010 20:51:37

We currently use the SOS curriculum, but sometimes we have problems when our home network isn't working right. For my son to be able to do his homework anywhere, anytime, regardless of whether my computer is running or not, would be great. It would also mean I don't have to take up a lot of space on my computer to store his lessons.

SHANNON J 03/08/2010 01:01:04

Since we are living overseas, it would be great to have access while abroad or home visiting in the states. It would also save me loads on shipping costs!

CHRISTINA M 03/08/2010 02:29:42

I live in Scotland and have 5 children. I would love to get my hands on some of the excellent Christian Homeschooling material that is available to those in America. We just don't have as much choice over here.

LESLIE S 03/08/2010 06:55:25

My children and I have enjoyed using your SOS math and Lifepac curriculum. Over the years, I have tested all of the leading brands in home school education and I have learned to trust the information provided by AOP. It is accurate and presented to the child in a way that makes sense to them. I look forward to trying your new Monarch curriculum because I know I can rely on AOP. I'm glad to see that your company is striving to create new and imaginative ways to reach children. Keep up the good work!

SARAH K 03/08/2010 07:25:09

My daughter has used Switched-On-Schoolhouse since the 3rd grade and has always loved it. I have always loved and trusted the name and ministry of AOP. I am excited to hear about this great curriculum, because I love the idea of being able to homeschool anywhere, anytime. This would provide so much flexibility and increase my child's productivity. I am looking forward to getting started with the Monarch curriculum.

TAMMY C 03/08/2010 07:52:02

We have enjoyed Switched on Schoolhouse and I think my children would love a new challenge.

ERIC H 03/08/2010 09:03:12

We have three children currently using SOS. I am a pastor and we are constantly on the go, from home to church to road! Having an internet based program would be a tremendous help to my family. Getting it free would help our budget! We are also looking for alternatives to the public/private school options in our community and we are considering opening a "homeschool" at our church. Would love to have this program to test to see if it would work for our school.

J J S 03/08/2010 09:11:43

I HAVE NO HELP OR SUPPORT FROM HOME/COMMUNITY FAMILY/FRIENDS. I AM CONSTANTLY DEFENDING MY DECISION TO HOMESCHOOL. I AM NEW AT THIS AND HAVE NO SUBSTANTIAL CURRICULUM. I AM CURRENTLY DROWNING REACHING ONLINE FOR FREE WORKSHEETS AND I AM OVERWHELMED WITH THE FEELING THAT I AM NOT EQUIPPING MY CHILD WITH WHAT HE NEEDS. THE FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS AND PRAYER ARE ALL THAT I CAN AFFORD. THANK YOU

Rebecca B 03/08/2010 09:26:53

Wow! That's wonderful! We use the History program right now. It is sooo freeing for me! :)

NANCY C 03/08/2010 09:41:14

I am entering for my sister, who has a son with Aspberger's syndrome whom she would like to homeschool, and could use as much support as she can get :^)

SARAH E 03/08/2010 09:49:06

Our first year with dollar store text books and finding SOS at savers for $3, was an inexpensive year. However, I would have to say that not having to tailor SOS 7 and fly by the seat of my pants to teach kindergarden and first grade would be without question, liberating to my spirit! My children have passed their diagnostic testing with ease, so as a parent I feel at peace with my abilities to homeschool. Though, I do with great anticipation look forward to next year with hopes that they will have a cirriculum and schedual that more suits their needs. I look forward to fulfilling those needs with Monarch. What a blessing it will be for the whole family, thank you for your generosity!

MELISHA B 03/08/2010 09:49:25

I have used SOS for three years now and really like it, but to have the ability to homeschool from wherever, whenever would be wonderful. Not to mention the installing, revisions, and other software issues that I have come across (I actually found out about by trying to find the number for technical support) since we began using this program . Three of my six children currently use SOS, but we would love to try the new Monarch program!

PAULA B 03/08/2010 09:52:23

We ave tried several different curriculum, for our two students, since beginning our homeschooling journey. We are currently using SOS & Lifepac for our 8th grade student. She has discovered she enjoys, and does better, with the cd curriculum. She will be starting high-school next year and is eager to go with a cd/computer program. Like everyone else in our current economy, in a one pay-check home, help with curriculum would be a huge blessing for us. We would be delighted to be part of launching a new product for AOP as we have a great amount of respect in your company and product. Thank you for considering us.

CINDY L 03/08/2010 09:59:01

I want something more interactive and exciting for my children. Also with 3 children I need something that is less Mommy intensive. Looks like the new Monarch program is it.

PAT J 03/08/2010 10:11:18

As a single parent, I appreciate any help with homeschooling my student. We are updating our computer and I was getting ready to switch to the Switched-on-Schoolhouse in mid-April. It sounds like this new program would be even better! It is important to me that even though my son is not in a public school that he still keeps informed with the world around him and has the latest information. I've always appreciated that your curriculum is up-to-date. Thanks for all the effort to help us teach our children at home and make our lives a little easier! Your online ordering is awesome.

DEBBIE E 03/08/2010 10:23:45

We've used SOS for 6 years and it has saved us a lot of time as a busy family, now with 6 kids, 3 in school. I like all the interactive features that helps keep the kids more interested than with standard text books. I think being able to use Monarch would provide not only the latest content, but time savings in having to check for revisions to the content. Nothing is more frustrating to them than getting an answer right to have it graded wrong because I didn't load the revisions. Looks like the best curriculum out there!

ELAINE D 03/08/2010 10:58:19

I was leaning toward SOS for next year but have two school age children, one laptop, a schedule that pulls us out of the home to care for my grandparents at least one day week. This posed the dilemma of choosing who has to skip school once a week since one curriculum would be on the laptop and one on our desk top. Monarch will solve this issue.

GREGORY L 03/08/2010 11:05:13

I was considering switching to SOS on the recommendation of friends, but the fact that it was something that had to be installed on a single computer was going to be difficult. My son goes to work with me and sometimes needs to be able to work online. This new program will solve that problem.

CINDY P 03/08/2010 11:13:30

We have been using AOP since we began homeschooling our twins. We will be in 3rd grade soon, and we were considering all of the AOP options. This comes at the perfect time for us. I am all about making the learning more exciting and interesting, and it sounds like this is just what you have done! SOS was intriquing, but Monarch sounds even more so. I can't wait to hear more. And, with all of the financial hardships around, we are so blessed that you are offering this to a few lucky winners. Thanks for all you do. Keep up the great work!

WILDA R 03/08/2010 11:25:10

wilda would like school work that we can take with us anywhere

JENNY C 03/08/2010 11:55:33

We would love to use the new Monarch curriculum because we could do school anywhere that has an internet connection! Our teenage son is a visual learner who is both gifted and learning disabled, so he thinks in pictures. He wants do his schoolwork independentlly, use the computer for his schoolwork, Christian curriculum, and as many pictures, videos, and graphics as possible. Monarch would be a perfect fit for our family!

Jim M 03/08/2010 12:12:35

Our teenage son just started Switched on Schoolhouse this year and he really enjoys learning this way. We are a ministry family and our lives need to be very flexible. This new curriculum would make things much simpler - being able to use any computer and in any location. We want to do whatever we can do to make learning a good experience for him.

DR. ROBERT N 03/08/2010 12:18:41

WOW, why do we deserve to win over others? I guess we don't, not really. Our son Hunter is nine years old going on 18. Because of his giftedness we continually struggle to see him excel in school. He loves to learn, especially biblical truths on his JBQ team, but his school is not equipped to handle a child of his extraordinary talents. Of course the best option is home-school of some sort and our other kids love the AOA model. Sadly, we just cannot afford to enroll Hunter in AOA this year. May God continually bless you all!

KATHY C 03/08/2010 12:32:02

This progams looks like what we need. We are trying to learn Spanish and are really struggling. We are from the South and when we say the words they don't really sound right. (if you know what I mean) This would give my daughter a better perspective and education and we can't afford to purchase it.

AIMEE S 03/08/2010 12:36:25

Looking to provide our daughter with more structure as she starts 8th grade! This curriculum would be perfect!

GLENDA F 03/08/2010 12:45:07

im a worried mother about my elementary children entering middle school and their grades are 3rd and 5th and i would love to homeschool my children and show them their is a better way of learning, espcailly learning of jesus christ in the books, i love that which, sadly the public schools do not offer that. i would love to win the monarch cirrulum times are hard my husband and i are disabled and do not work, please have mercy on my little children, ive prayed for years for christian school or homeschool, we just cant afford private school, please we just cant afford to school both of them, so we will have to just school 1 of them , the older first then the younger one, i will continue to pray about this. thank you.

ANNA W 03/08/2010 12:48:41

This new curriculum looks amazing! I homeschool all 4 of my kids and one is special needs. This would really take some of the pressure off teaching my other children while focusing on my special kid. We already use SOS and Color Phonics where we can and we love these too. I can't imagine how cool Monarch is!

AMANDA B 03/08/2010 13:00:43

I think this would be a more interesting way for my son to learn. We use LifePac currently and he could really use something more interactive. I will be home schooling my daughter starting this next year and to have this available for my son would be a great help. Thank you!

JENNIFER H 03/08/2010 13:34:45

We have always enjoyed the Alpha Omega curriculum. I became disabled after getting STSS and NF after having my last baby. I have had 5 surgeries and during those times trying to continue our routine has been difficult, especially when the kids have had to stay with friends or family. This sounds like it would be a true blessing! I am excited to learn more about Monarch!

SHERYL S 03/08/2010 14:31:25

Monarch would be great for our family. This will be our first offical full year for homeschooling our son who has ADHD and dyslexia. We believe this curriculum will hold his attention and allow him to work at his own pace. We are now using a textbook curriculum and are having a rough go of it and plus we travel often due to my husband's job as a pastor. I believe this would be a great blessing for our family. We have also looked at the SOS curriculum, but we believe this is more suited for our family.

KIM W 03/08/2010 14:49:15

I so want to win. I have already successfully graduated one highschooler using your SOS curriculum . She is in college now and doing very well. I am also in process of using it with another. I have seven other children to follow during the highschool years and have many times wished SOS was web-based. I am thrilled that they are moving this way this way with monarch. You already have a great product this will take it to the next level.

JULIE S 03/08/2010 15:03:24

This looks like a great curriculum! The kids would love this type of learning, my son with dyslexia learns best with a multimedia instruction so this would be great for him.

ELIZABETH C 03/08/2010 15:16:53

We love AOP and would love to try Monarch- my son loves working with the computer and being able to do school anywhere is always a plus! I believe online education is the way to go.

TARA C 03/08/2010 17:04:23

We would LOVE to use Monarch with our children. We have been using AOP for the past 7 or 8 years and love it! Last year we added to our family. We have 4 biological children, we adotped a sibling group of three children all with special needs. This program sounds like a wonderful tool to be able to keep home schooling all of our seven children in an exciting and fun way while we meet each one f their special needs! Way to go AOP!!!

JENENE A 03/08/2010 17:17:36

I want to use Monarch because I have used AOP curriculum and I trust it! Great job guys!

CHERYL M 03/08/2010 17:48:31

Cheryl M I am a homeschool parent of two daughters. We have been using AOP for 10 years now, Would like to finish my youngest with a new curriculum. Thank you for having great resources for parents to educate their children.

AMANDA L 03/08/2010 18:04:34

My daughter is using SOS and we school "on the go" quite a bit, whether in the library, at grandparents' houses, waiting at church, etc.. and we are constantly packing up her heavy laptop to take with us It would be wonderful to have access to her schooling on any computer. So freeing!!!

MELISSA J 03/08/2010 18:11:57

I've been thinking of going with SOS next year, Monarch sounds like it would be even better!

SHANNON R 03/08/2010 18:11:59

I am in college and Homeschooling my two children. One is in 2nd grade and one is in the 6th grade. We love to the SOS, but I can not help them with it if we are away from home. I have a lap top for my schooling, but I can not put thboth their schooling on it also. So if i had this new program I could help my children anywhere. When my daughter was in gymnastics I could help my son.This would make this home schooling college mom have more family time at night with my kids.

ANGELA L 03/08/2010 19:00:31

I am so glad that there is quality Christain Education that is as flexible and versatile as each student. My Son would love this dynamic curriculum.

MELISSA D 03/08/2010 19:27:42

I am very interested in this for my homeschooler.We will enjoy this internet curriculum & have spread the word hoping to get more folks interested in such a great program.

DONNA G 03/09/2010 03:25:33

Being able to move around will be great! When teaching a child with a learning disabilty it is always nice to have the option of doing things on their terms! This will be a blessing!

JULIET B 03/09/2010 04:43:44

This looks like a wonderful solution to the "waiting for Mom's computer to be free so we can do our work" problem we have now with SOS.

LYDIA H 03/09/2010 06:36:13

I am in the market for a mew curriculum for my oldest child. It seems that text books are just not intersting enough and he likes interaction. So, this would be great for him. Also I like the idea that I would n't need to drag schoolbooks with us!! AND pencil sharpeners.

DEBBI E 03/09/2010 07:15:15

I am excited about Monarch! :o) The goal for my daughter and our homeschool is learning while having fun with easy to use material. We recently started using SOS and not only does our daughter enjoy it, but I do as well. Organization for schooling is very important to me and the ease of schooling by just logging into our account would be an additional plus for our family.

BETH N 03/09/2010 08:10:23

Wow anyplace - anytime!

KEENDA S 03/09/2010 09:45:54

I have 5 kids the least amount of stuff I have to download the better. If its anything like Switch-on-School house only online based. Yeah I so look forward to seeing it.

JOYCE H 03/09/2010 09:58:08

I have an elderly mom who is in and out of the hospital quite a lot. This would help with my son's schooling whether we are at home, at the hospital or if he has to stay with another family member.

ANDREA G 03/09/2010 10:47:05

This could help our daughter be able to do her schoolwork from any computer at any time...WOW! This could be a huge advantage for our family that is always on the move.

RACHELLE H 03/09/2010 11:17:09

Rachelle H I have been looking for some kind of curriculim that I could use to homeschhol 3 children. I have tried to home school before but felt inadequate in my own education level. I have ordered AOP the last 2 years.and was pleased,but I decided it would be best for my children to go back to public school. Boy I was wrong. Now I can't wait for the year to be over. I know the strength comes from our LORD. Maybe this program is the answer to my prayers.

BRIAN P 03/09/2010 12:26:44

We already use S.O.S. for our older child, we are extremely interested in switching the younger two over to the Switched On Schoolhouse program but haven't been able to figure out how to get two children on at the same time. With the Monarch curriculum, we could have all of the grades accessible when we traveled. This would be a space saver and a time saver.

CAROLINA C 03/09/2010 12:34:13

I would like to have the New Monarch curriculum to teach my youngest son who is 5 years old. He is going to start his first school year and I want to educate him the same way I'm doing with my older son who is homeschooling since 3 years ago and we are so happy about it. I hope our lord bless my family by allowing us to have the opportunity to win this wonderful curriculum for my youngest son. That would be a wonderful blessing specially in these difficult times when the economy is not very good.

SUSAN W 03/09/2010 13:22:42

My husband and I have decided that we will homeschool our daughters next year. They are going to be 4th gr. and 7th gr. We are very concerned about Christian beliefs being taken completely out of our schools and the newer textbooks changing our world history and Americas history. After reviewing many curriculums, we feel that your teaching best suits our children and our family values. My husband is in the military and deploying in a week for a year. As a military family, we travel alot to visit family and friends in other states, so using the Monarch Curriculum will fit right into our plans/schedule and not limit us from leaving and visiting our "family". Plus, they are both straight A students, and with homeschooling they will never be bored again and can work ahead as desired or needed. Thank you for developing something more convenient for us traveling military familes and GOD BLESS!

JUDY T 03/09/2010 13:34:35

Unlike some of the others, we haven't had the opportunity to use SOS as part of our homeschool curriculum because of cost issues. But my kids love working on the computer, and use any excuse to get on to learn more about a subject! It would be great to offer them a new alternative to make for a fun and learning experience!

TYRA I 03/09/2010 13:40:53

We would love to try the new Monarch Curriculum. As each new school year approaches, we evaluate what has worked in the previous year and what needs to be changed. We are forever looking for the best fit for our girls!

DENICE M 03/09/2010 16:11:55

I would love to try the new Monarch cirriculum! SOS has been a must have in my house for ver 10 years, because I love the on demand grading and scheduling. It works best for my household, teaching 3 different grades at once is a challenge in itself. The new Monarch sounds even better! I can't wait to try it out!

CHARLENE C 03/09/2010 16:30:01

No more CD-ROMS and up to date material - AWSOME!!!!

MOLLY B 03/09/2010 16:48:34

I am always looking for new ways to spice up our curriculum, and I know my daughter would enjoy the interactive elements in Monarch. Plus, I'm always looking for ways to save money, and free is the magic word!

Lisa R 03/09/2010 19:17:59

I am actually looking for materials that can travel with my children. Challenging them is always a must and AOP has always provided challenging materials. Personally I think this would be a stellar addition to our curriculum. Bless you.

STEPHANIE C 03/09/2010 19:51:51

We have 7 children, infant through senior, the infant having medical issues. This is our first year using SOS and have really enjoyed having a bit more free time for the younger children, especially since the baby has a lot of appointments 2 hours or more away from home. My older boys have always relished the idea of doing "computer" school (like the locals doing cyber school). This would be a great asset for mom and a welcome change for my older ones. After 6 years of homeschooling I think SOS is finally a good fit and would love to improve even more using Monarch.

MARGIE H 03/09/2010 20:50:12

We have seven children, four of which are homeschooling right now. It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all of their studies with quality. I have been overwhelmed with recommendations from friends, Duggars, etc. of the quality and ease of your curriculum. We would love to try it! :)

VICTORIA B 03/09/2010 20:50:15

Victoria B We are family of 10 and my husband is disabled and losing his earring and I'm just looking for ways to make the home schooling a lot easier for me and my children

CYNTHIA B 03/09/2010 21:00:56

I am VERY interested in Monarch for so many different reasons. Most of all, I love the fact that I can accommodate the curriculum to address strengths AND weaknesses in my children's different learning styles; including my youngest who has special needs. I look forward to quality learning without compromise. Thanks for creating Monarch!

YURI T 03/09/2010 21:35:10

I think the 35 electives and always up to dated material so the kids can get the latest, best info available

JENNIFER T 03/09/2010 23:47:47

We are still fairly new to the homeschooling life and trying to figure out what works best for each of our kids. Our oldest is very independent and I think would thrive on a curriculum like this. I am always running out of time to work with the youngest...what a blessing this would be!

PATTY R 03/10/2010 00:32:26

The flexibility of "school on the go" would be a fabulous benefit. As SOS is now, whenever my son is away from home, it prevents him from keeping on schedule with his SOS lessons. Monarch would be a metamorphosis to our present system.

MONICA H 03/10/2010 01:40:46

My children are currently enrolled in a private Christian school. They utilize the ABeka curriculum. Although I have two children who have thrived using ABeka, my middle child's learning style is much different. I would love to homeschool her next year (8th grade) and I am interested in this new Monarch curriculum.

SONJA B 03/10/2010 04:36:10

I am excited to try the Monarch curriculum. We are new to homeschooling, and so far I am very interested in another curriculum by AOP. I would just like to have my hands on this curriculum, to get my kids into it and see if it is a good fit for us. It sounds exciting!

CINDY W 03/10/2010 05:43:32

I think the Monarch method of learning would be ideal for my 13 year-old daughter, Leah. Leah has ADD and struggles to maintain focus. She's able to grasp things on the computer so much better. I believe the Monarch program would appeal to her learning style - a multi-sensory approach. The flexibility this program offers even over the SOS program would be so beneficial.

JENELL T 03/10/2010 07:05:44

Being able to teach anywhere without having to take all the books would be FABULOUS!

PATRICIA M 03/10/2010 07:16:49

Have always loved SOS and this sounds like it will be GREAT!!!!

STACY S 03/10/2010 07:42:46

I am always looking for new ways to open up the learning process for my kids! This sounds exciting!

EILEEN R 03/10/2010 07:44:17

Being able to access it anywhere would be great. And when her computer crashed with a virus she would lose all her work.

VICKY S 03/10/2010 07:51:34

We love multimedia learning. SOS is a great balance of media and allows total customization. Add Christian Worldview, grading and record-keeping components and now freedom from backups... Wow, I can't wait! Our internet connection is the most stable technology in our home. This will be a wonderful fit for our homeschool.

MICHELLE F 03/10/2010 07:58:57

My son wants to study computer graphics. Finding a chance for him to be exposed to it and do his schoolwork sounds like a great opportunity.

NANCY L 03/10/2010 08:44:41

I have tried many curriculums with my youngest child, and nothing seems to catch her interest. She is bright and fast, but I haven't been able to find the right "click" with her. As I pray for new ideas, you show up with Monarch. I'm praying this will really catch her attention.

JOANNE H 03/10/2010 09:04:10

I would be very interested in using the Monarch Curriculum for my son (6th grade) and daughter (10th grade) because due to the economy, it is necessary for me to maintain my part-time job for the benefits, and so I am trying to juggle working part-time and homeschooling; and having an online program allows me to check in on their work while I am at work, and allows us the freedom to do school any time any where. Thank you, AOP, for bringing such innovative ideas to homeschooling families and simplifying our our lives!

ARLETTA G 03/10/2010 09:30:22

I am a mother of 4 with our 5th child on the way. We are a military family and are always on the go. This new Monarch Curriculum would be a valuable asset to our family. Having an online program would allow my children to work independently no matter where we are at any time. It would save us from having to take multiple books and Cd-Roms with us whenever we take a trip or move. It would truly allow my family to have the freedom to do school anywhere at any time.

ANGEL F 03/10/2010 10:39:23

I would like to win Monarch because I think it would fit all of our curriculum needs. My son loves learning on the computer and as busy mom, I would greatly appreciate having everything I need in one place. I hope to have the opportunity to give this a try...what a blessing.

ADRIENNE K 03/10/2010 11:20:49

Wow! I have been searching for a complete curriculum online for my oldest son. He will be in 5th grade this coming school year. My two younger children have dyslexia and the middle child has an auditory processing issue. I end up spending A LOT of time working with my younger children. My older son gets his schooling but it is hard to get to the fun extras, rather than just covering the basics. I feel that with a curriculum like this he could work at his own pace and be able to enjoy school a little more.

LYNN L 03/10/2010 12:30:20

I've tried a few different programs - including unit studies. Many of them are very teacher-intensive and are still not what we are looking for. My children love using the computer and would love the new Monarch program. I also need to help my husband take over the family business from his parents so this would be a great way for me to keep track of their studies and see what they are really doing when I need to be gone! They could also easily come to work with me to do their school work. Thank you!

NICHOLE G 03/10/2010 12:41:12

An Computer based curriculum would make a WORLD of difference for a busy mom like me.. Between homeschooling, being a home-keeper and running a home business, this curriculum would be my little, very-needed, helper!

AMBER G 03/10/2010 13:13:29

Our family has been using Switched on Schoolhouse for five years already and the only improvement I would make would be to have the accessibility of online classes. Inevitably the computer crashes or we need to be out of town and school still needs to be completed. Monarch provides this accessibility no matter where our family is. I'm so looking forward to checking it out.

BONNIE B 03/10/2010 13:47:05

I have been using Horizons for my Kindergarten and Pre-K children and have found it to be an easy-to-understand curriculum for them. It has also been easy to teach with as well. My plans are to enter into Switched-On Schoolhouse when they get older as well. My husband and I are always working on the computer and often my kids are more and more playing games and supplementing school work activities on the computer. I have two other little ones and this would be a great asset for our family with a modern approach to doing school, which I like very much.

MISTY B 03/10/2010 14:36:53

Ibelieve that the Monarch curriculum would work great for my son who is in the 5th grade. He is a year behind his peers. He is a slow learner and struggles even at times with the Switched on Schoolhouse curriculum which we have used for the past 5 years. Thank you!

SHELLY H 03/10/2010 15:59:07

I desire to give my kids the best education that they can have. Having a curriculum on-line will lighten my load a bit! Thanks!

RACHEL M 03/10/2010 16:39:45

My daughter will start high school classes next year. I have been looking for something to get her excited about harder classes and electives. I think this is exactly what will do it.

KATRINA C 03/10/2010 17:23:53

We have just decided to homeschool our two girls. Our oldest will be in 3rd grade and our youngest will start K-5. I think this would be a great start for our family. We are all excited and can't wait to get started.

CAROL S 03/10/2010 17:26:36

I would use Monarch in order to change the way in which my 10 year old daughter learns. It is importent to keep children's attention and with the fresh look of Monarch and internet access capability, modern homeschool education is more capable and more enjoyable. Not to mention the fact that there would be no more books and paper to lug around. I also love the fact that 85% of her work will be graded instantly! Can't wait to use Monarch for all my homeschooling needs!

TERESA V 03/10/2010 19:38:02

Two sets of twins! I'm a busy Christian mom of four who home schools and works in the evenings. We love LIFEPAC materials, but using Monach would move our excitement for school to a new level. Help me get more organized, chose our family for the free giveaway. :)

MICHELLE P 03/10/2010 20:28:19

Michelle P We would love to have a curriculumn online instead of all the textbooks. It would help me have my fifth grader online because she would be able to work a little more independent so I could help with my younger ones. I think it is great for AOP to have something so modern. I love the SOS so I am going to start it this school year for my fifth and third grader. Great job and thanks for all the great resources for all of my challenges with homeschooling.

DAWN J 03/10/2010 22:11:26

Monarch sounds great! I'm very happy with AOP's Lifepacs and am using it with both my 4th grader and kindergartner but love the idea of using an online curriculum that would be even more interactive! Sounds like it would be flexible for our family while we are constantly on the move! Love that the Lifepacs achieve such a high standard of excellence so I expect great things from Monarch!

DEBORAH G 03/10/2010 22:22:40

I would love to use the Monarch Curriculum because not only would it be challenging for my son but also a joy for him. He loves working with the computer and I believe that this would help him to excel in his studies. He is the last of my five children who are a second generation of homeschoolers, and I think it would be awesome to end my career as a homeschool mom with such a revolutionary curriculum. Thanks AOP for making this possible!!

MELLISA B 03/10/2010 23:03:23

I want to use Monarch for alot of reasons. The first reason is that I am a Bible beleiving Christain Homeschooling mom who trusts the Alpha Omega Company. Alpha Omega was the first curriculum that we used for our daughter. It really helped me throught out the year. We have also used Switched on Schoolhouse. We absolutely loved it! Monarch is something that I have been looking for. I tried Time for Learning becasue of the online accessablity but we stopped due to the fact that they did not teach in a Christian format. I would love to win the subscription to Monarch as wellas advertise for it.

JOANNA C 03/11/2010 07:13:29

I am interested in the Monarch Curriculum because I am homeschooing my dyslexic daughter for high school. For the past four years, I have pulled together different materials to suit her learning styles. Facing high school next year, I am looking for something which will engage my daughter and also be more easily documented for her future academic pursuits. I know that the Alpha Omega Company is well respected and has a good reputation for quality curriculum. I think Monarch sounds like it would be a good match for my daughter with the added benefit of the name: One of her ongoing projects for homeschool has been to raise and release Monarch butterflies.

LORI P 03/11/2010 07:59:28

I am want to use Monarch because I love the Life Paks they have helped me to be sure my children are covering all subjects in a biblical way. Christian curriculum is very important to us. Both of my children have problem areas (ADD & ADHD) that AOP has helped us with. Our kids love doing work on the computer and I think this is an answer to prayer. I intend to use it with my daughter and will probably use it for my son. Winning would enable us to use it for both.

SANDRA A 03/11/2010 08:36:22

We have been using AOP Life Pac since we started homeschooling in Dec. 2008--Love them!! However, i have been praying about a Christian Cirriculum that would offer some variety and excitement for my children yet still be structured enough for me. This definitely sounds like it is a God send.

KRIS R 03/11/2010 08:41:13

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THERESA S 03/11/2010 08:43:02

My son is entering High School next year and public school is no longer an option for him. Disappointed with his school this year, we are now in the process of finding another means of educating him. Having researched homeschooling options, I was set on the SOS program. Now that Monarch has been revealed, I think this program would better serve him. Coping with Dyslexia and ADHD he needs the flexibility of a curriculum that Monarch offers. This would allow him the freedom he needs to finally ENJOY school without having the constraints of sitting still for 8 hours. Winning this would benefit my family, knowing that my child would finally have a chance to spread his wings and fly and have the confidence in himself in the process!!!

SHANNON R 03/11/2010 08:50:07

"So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him." (2 Corinthians 5:9) As a military family, our schedules are rarely consistent. Often times we can move with little notice or experience deployment unexpectedly. Having a portable, convenient way to teach my children reduces the stress on them and myself.

MARIA C 03/11/2010 09:58:49

My girls are dancers and musicians, and have lessons daily. As we live in the country, we drive a ways to town for these lessons. Once there, we stay for the day. As a certified teacher I was accustomed to book work; however, I quickly changed my teaching style when we began homeschooling. Driving around with all those books just wasn't going to work. We used our Districts online program for a semester; and although comprehensive, it did not allow the flexibility we needed. I believe your program will provide that flexibility, along with excellent Biblical content. The perfect combination.

MARIA A 03/11/2010 12:55:24

After having lived in 4 rental homes in the past year, we have found the NEED for flexibility! Our family is on-the-go and I see this as a tremendous answer to our needs. We always have a computer along, so it would be great to hook up anytime and anywhere! Maria A.

MICHELLE S 03/11/2010 13:26:24

My 15 year old son is back to home-schooling after a tumultuous year at public school. It has been very hard for all of us, and me trying to balance grading and writing a curriculum and the house and raising a younger child has made home-school nearly impossible. Having the consistency of online school and grading would be perfect. It would literally change our lives.

LISA R 03/11/2010 13:27:48

I love the idea of no longer having to maintain a database for the 4 of my children that I am homeschooling! They will be able to do their lessons from anywhere including Grandma's house!

MICHELLE B 03/11/2010 13:55:19

I am a busy mom of 5(all in 6 years:), this is our first year of homeschooling and we have been using Sonlight. For the past couple of weeks I have been feeling really overwhelmed about doing "enough" school with the kids. Next year I will have 4 doing school full time and a preschooler. I am looking for something that will give my kids the best christian education while still being at home working on matters of the heart and our relationship as a family. Plus trying to support my husband in his business. I have been looking into Switched on Schoolhouse when I saw the Monarch curriculum! It looks awesome and I look forward to learning more about it!

AMELIA P 03/11/2010 14:08:05

We're a family new to homeschooling and making the curriculum choice has been agonizing. I have three children who will be 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. A daunting task for a new homeschooler.. I'd love to have a curriculum that's stress-free and Monarch looks great!

JENNIFER M 03/11/2010 14:43:11

We're 8 1/2 years into our homeschooling journey, I've used several AOP products with much success, the online schooling sounds intriguing, I like the idea of it being available where ever we are. The overview looks great!

JENNIFER J 03/11/2010 14:56:08

I commented above but as I think about this new product I get very excited. This may be just the thing I need to be able to begin homeshooling my special needs son. Monarch will allow my older children to become more independent thus creating more opportunities to provide the time required for him to flourish.

ROBINANN C 03/11/2010 15:52:21

conveince of being to use it from anywhere without dragging personal computer etc. My daughter may go online at my husband's office and access her schoolwork while waiting for him to finish work.

LAURIE R 03/11/2010 16:18:23

Being a busy Mom who works two jobs, I am constantly looking for ways to keep my kids' education my top priority. This program certainly would help with staying flexible and letting my kids work from home, church or wherever life is taking us!

CHERYL V 03/11/2010 17:18:54

My husband is in the airforce. We are stationed in Alaska and our family is scattered all over the U.S. so we travel when ever possible to visit them. We have had great success with SOS, but found it didn't offer quite as much flexibilty as I thought it would. My mother has just been diagnosed with cancer which means that the flexibility of being able to travel and take school anywhere is even more important now than ever.

JENNIFER J 03/11/2010 17:56:38

This is the first year our family has tried homeschooling. I desire to teach my children and give them a Christian education and this program would be such a great tool for that! Thank you so much for offering these products!

LYNDA D 03/11/2010 18:51:32

This is EXCELLENT and that's all I need to say about Monarch. Who wouldn't want this, school anywhere, anytime, again EXCELLENT! I want the best for my boys, to help them get the best education possible. I thank God for giving you the idea to come up with this. I know this will be successful, because all thing are possible through our Lord.

CYNTHIA M 03/11/2010 19:13:19

I love alpha and omega products I have been using them since 2004. We have used lifepacs and switched on schoolhouse. My oldest son is now in high school and we would love to use monarch for his high school needs. I know monarch will be awesome!!!

JANE P 03/11/2010 19:41:40

I have a high schooler who is struggling with his curriculum right now. I have been looking for an online program for this computer boy!

STEPHANIE R 03/11/2010 20:17:45

Monarch would be perfect for us because my children love learning online plus we are always losing our cd's which causes a lot of stress. Winning a free curriculum would be such a blessing for us on a financial level as well.

AMANDA M 03/11/2010 20:22:13

Monarch would be perfect for my family. I used AOP products in the past. I found out today that the Christian School I am currently sending my three daughters to will be closing down K - 6 next year. Monarch would be a great program for myself and friends to use with our children. We will be starting a homeschool group.

SHAWNA C 03/11/2010 21:40:40

This would be great for my older daughter. She is a natural at the computer. I still have to figure out how to get the icons back to their regular size. My younger daughter has been uncooperative lately so Monarch would provide me more time for her. Also, since it is online, it will work great with the computer.

MYRNA M 03/11/2010 22:07:04

I can't wait for this to come out.

LAURA B 03/11/2010 22:19:32

I am looking for curriculum to inspire a joy of learning in my children. My oldest child used SOS, and I was thinking of using it with my 6th grader. However Monarch looks more up to date. My children love to play educational games on the computer, and I feel it is important to incorperate new technology in their learning experience. We would be blessed!

TINA G 03/11/2010 23:09:16

It would be a tremendous blessing for our family if we could use the new Monarch Curriculum for homeschooling because... my husband is a kidney transplant patient who will be having another surgery in May and with so many appointments, we are constantly on the go. Having to load up our son's schoolwork, books, color pencils, pencils, pens, paper, reading materials, and everything else that goes with homeschooling to haul along for every trip, could be reduced to something as simple as carrying the laptop, since the hospital where his appointments are, has wireless internet. We have previously tried Switched on Schoolhouse with our oldest and loved it! Only not being able to afford the cost (on a disability income) has prevented us from being able to continue using it with our son... what an awesome way for him to experience learning, using what I imagine to be a wonderful new learning system from AOP.

PATRICIA P 03/12/2010 06:20:32

Recently becoming a single mom and working full time now, it is difficult to keep up with the Lifepac system my children have used in the past. Using Monarch on line would be awesome for the children and me. We have been using the Switch On program this semester and this has helped us tremendously but my computer crashed and we lost what we had backup up on the computer. We would not have this problem with Monarch. Monarch sounds very exciting and we think it would be wonderful to try.

ANN B 03/12/2010 07:28:07

Having three children with different learning styles, one with a slight learning disability,it would be great to see if this is a better learning method!

LEIGH M 03/12/2010 07:41:27

I would want to use Monarch for my oldest son who gets bored with textbook work. Having something that could be used anywhere would be great. I think this method would give him more confidence and more hope. #aopmonarch

RACHEL B 03/12/2010 08:46:12

We are a military family of 7 and we move frequently. It gets difficult to lug around books for everyone! This could be the answer to our prayers! It would be much easier to stay on track this fall when we move to Germany, without having to worry about getting all of our books through the airport (limited luggage) and we would have no more worries while we wait months for our household goods! School can go on without interruption!

FABIANA N 03/12/2010 10:08:31

My husband and I have planned to start having 3 out of 4 of our children homeschooled next school year. I would love to be able to win this 5 subject Monarch Curriculum. I am sure they would love it!

Donna M 03/12/2010 10:18:13

We have been looking for an academic program that will better fit the needs of our son. Due to medical and traveling needs, he needs a program that is more flexabale. He also loves to learn. Monach sounds as if it is a great way to help our son to strengthen any weaknesses, while continuing to build on his strong points. Therefore, this would help him to feel more balanced and complete, building self-esteme.

CAROL B 03/12/2010 10:47:06

We are a family of three teachers with masters degrees in education. My sister, her husband, and I homeschool my sister's 14 year old son. We have been homeschooling him for three years using the Alpha Omega curriculum. Having the Monarch program would give him another tool to broaden his education. With our busy schedules this program would give us the flexibility we need to ensure that his educational needs are being met.

LANNETTE R 03/12/2010 10:47:59

I have been looking for a computer-based program and have heard great feedback on SOS. Monarch sound like it would be a great online curriculum for my 4 kids!!! They love doing interactive activites online and they are really bored with all of the textbook curriculum we have! Having things right there at our fingertips anywhere we go would be awesome! And automatic grading would save me loads of time! Since I am considering this for all of my kids, winning a whole grades worth of Monarch would save me some serious money!!! :)

CANDY S 03/12/2010 11:11:12

I attend online college courses and have searched for a reputable Bible-based homeschooling curriculum for my son. I have researched everything I can about Monarch and find it to be FABULOUS and user-friendly. A++

LESLIE M 03/12/2010 11:52:34

I have 4 boys that I homeschool and 2 of them have learning disabilities - that really makes it hard. My husband is gone and we are struggling financially. The Monarch curriculum sounds like a answer to prays of finding a program that would allow us to move foward with confidence in knowing that the boys are getting the best education. I can't even describe how much of a blessing the Monarch program would be to us! Thank for giving us a chance...

DONNA W 03/12/2010 14:35:29

I would like to win a subscription to Monarch because I need something that directs my daughter bu that also lets me do my own work at the same time. I have found it difficult lately to find the time for scheduling that needs to be done regularly because of my part time job. With Monarch, the scheduling and grading would be done for me, making it infinitely easier for me to get my work done.

LUCINDA H 03/12/2010 15:05:26

I am about to officially start homeschooling my daughter and would love a Christian-based program that is a quality, inspirational, easy-to-use program and Monarch is it! Winning this program would be a huge bonus, as I am currently not able to work. Our family would be blessed with such a wonderful gift.

STACIE P 03/12/2010 15:08:38

I am a mother of 4 and have been homeschooling my kids for 4 years. If I won the Monarch program it would be a wonderful opportunity for my daughter and it would be a way for me to see if this program would work for all my children.

RACHAEL M 03/12/2010 18:20:05

The new Monarch system would be perfect for our large family. My children haved thrived on SOS and have even saved up to own their own lap tops to do their school work on. Now they would be able to do their school work with even more advantages. What an exciting step for them in their academics! Any chance for them to work on their computers with flexibility helps "make the school work go down".

THERESA B 03/12/2010 20:55:25

Monarch sounds awesome! This would streamline homeschooling....school on the go! If we don't win it, we'll buy it! All u need is a computer! I'm hoping to engage my son's love of computer games and sneek in education! He'll think he's mature when he gets his own laptop! Cutting edge education!

DIANNE R 03/12/2010 22:25:40

I think this just might be the thing we need. All three of my kids are five years apart, and I am self-employed in the home and the older I get, the less I seem to be able to multi-task very well. Here lately I feel like I am just running around putting out fires rather than getting fired up about a new project or learning opportunity, I think a system like this would really help me with management of the details. It would really help to be able to see a demo, however, to cement the deal, so to speak.

EDITH J 03/13/2010 00:18:06

We just used SOS for the first year and have seen such an improvement in the attitude and joy of learning in our student this year. We want to keep this momentum and it seems that Monarch would be on the cutting edge of technology in Bible based home schooling. We have already ordered SOS for this year but would love to win Monarch for next year.

TRISHA E 03/13/2010 06:03:05

I think Monarch would provide a great gage in our progress as we homeschool because I find myself always wondering if I am leaving anything out. My daughters love learning on the computer, what child doesn't? AOP always knows what we need as homeschooling families and I can not wait to see Monarch in action!

PAMELA M 03/13/2010 06:58:47

I would like to use Monarch because my son does very well with the SOS computer format. I think this would open up another world to him because he could do his schoolwork from anywhere we happen to be...which means more field trips!! Yeah!!!

CHRISTINE U 03/13/2010 08:19:36

We have always used Alpha Omega and love it! It is simple and uncomplicated! My kids have been enjoying it and the information is accurate, Not dumbed down to suit a worldly perspective, but rather keeps with reality and the truth about what history really and truly was. We will always use it clear through including the electives. It is portable too! Travel and take the easy to transport books with you!

PEGGY M 03/13/2010 09:11:42

We have been using aop for many years now. I have graduated 4 children and have 6 to go. When I switched some subjects over to SOS my kids really excelled. The younger kids are now using Horizons which is by far superior to anything I previously used. I think they would really enjoy this new curriculum and, most importantly, they would have access to current events while doing schoolwork. I'm sure I will be buying some of this in the future, but it would be great to be able to try it out for free! God bless in all you are doing.

BILLIE H 03/13/2010 10:54:53

Hurricane Ike swept away our family's business. My husband was faced with unemployment for over a year. His priority was that I be home to educate our daughter. He is now employed however the wages fall somewhat short. We hope that I can assist by substitute teaching. Dan plans to switch to nights to be home during the days I work. Monarch will be a God send allowing my daughter to go forward with her education when I am not there. Giving us peace that I can help my husband as we continue to work to recover from our loses.

ANA B 03/13/2010 12:24:07

I have 4 children, 8, 6, 4, and our miracle baby, Victoria Grace. The Dr. discovered I had Leukemia in the beginning of the pregnancy,THANKS TO GOD WE SURVIVED, I am homeschooling again, as I am on remission, but some days are hard, to get this curriculum would be a blessing for my older son, who loves to study on the computer and give me extra time for the others and to serve the LORD. THE FIGHT BELONGS TO THE LORD, AS THE VICTORY. Thanks. Ana B.

NADIA D 03/13/2010 16:12:15

I would love to win the monarch curriculum. Next year will be our first full year of homeschooling and it would be a tremendous help to have everything layed out in a fun and engaging way. My son loves computers and I think he would like this a lot better than the workborks that we are currently using.

STEPHANIE H 03/13/2010 16:48:20

I am home schooling using another curriculum right now.I would love to see how a computer based curriculum could help my child.

ELIZABETH B 03/13/2010 16:50:42

I want to use Monarch because I need help! I have a 3rd, 7th, and 10th grader and I feel overwhelmed. I believe in a Christian education, I'm just struggling balancing the 3 grades and being a Pastor's wife. I believe this would be a tremendous blessing from God. It's hard not to feel guilty when you miss a lesson or don't have the time to explain everything like it should be. With Monarch my two oldest ones would have the help they need and the excitement of a computer based curriculum! HELP! =)

ELIZABETH E 03/13/2010 21:03:08

I am the main income in my home, so I have to balance work and homeschooling which can be very hard and stressful some days. I would love a curriculum like Monarch that can help me accomplish my kids' educational goals without compromising. My son also is gifted/ADD and I've been looking for a computer based learning curriculum since he has done so well with his online math course this year. Please help a hard working momma out! :)

DONNA J 03/13/2010 21:43:00

Times sure have changed in "schooling"! Praise the Lord! This would be great for one of my children in our busy lives!

CARLA P 03/13/2010 22:21:09

I believe this type of online interactive school work would benefit our oldest daughter at this juncture. Computer time around our home is a treat and in today's ever advancing technology she enjoys, and is good with, the computer. Also, the freedom of being able to log in anywhere is most advantageous. She and I both agree that schoolwork on the computer would be engaging and fun - plus side for me, the automatic grading would be invaluable and free up more time for other interests and activities for her. I did try to go the SOS system last year, unfortunately that curriculum is not compatible with our Mac computer. If the Monarch curriculum is as educational and as easy (possibly even more user friendly) as the LifePacs, I know we would be very happy customers. We started using Alpha Omega LifePacs five years ago when our oldest daughter was in third grade and loved it so much that we have used this curriculum every year since and started our youngest in the LifePacs from the start. I am very excited about being able to use the new Monarch from Alpha Omega. I know it will be a success!

MARK M 03/14/2010 03:50:33

Interactivity has its benefits both for student and school to increase in solving problem related areas.

NICOLE S 03/14/2010 03:58:15

I trust the products from Alpha Omega. Monarch sounds like the newest feature in keeping homeschooling hassle free for both student and parents.

LES D 03/14/2010 07:14:36

We love Alpha Omega Switched On Schoolhouse! We love the flexibility that the Alpha Omega Monarch Curriculum will provide! Homeschool Anywhere! Thanks Alpha Omega for making great homeschooling products and curriculums!

SOPHIA M 03/14/2010 07:59:30

We are looking to switch over to AOP. We have always used BJU Press. This would be wonderful for my 7th grader. To have the freedom to use it anywhere & have it graded would be amazing! I am sure if she enjoys it my other children will want to use it too. We would greatly apperciate it. Thank you, Sophia

DWAYNE S 03/14/2010 09:46:27

This year my mom had to take two of my siblings out of a private school, because our family doesn't have enough money to keep 4 kids in school. My dad was unemployed for most of the year last year, and his new job is barely making enough this year. I grew up doing SOS and loved it, and now my mom is starting my two siblings who are homeschooling on it too. Monarch would be really useful as there would be no software to install, and we wouldn't have worry about losing anything if our computer crashed (which has happened before!). I recommend SOS to anybody who wanting home school and doesn't know how to get started.

TERESA L 03/14/2010 10:49:16

I always recommend AOP to any new homeschoolers. It's user friendly, has many options, and is cost effective. This year, our lives are changing. My husband will begin flying for Delta Airlines, and we will be traveling a good bit. It would be wonderful to not have ANY books to take with us--only a laptop. I believe it would be a perfect fit for our homeschool needs.

JENNIFER B 03/14/2010 12:27:29

We are a family of ten, so I am a very busy homeschooling mom. I have used and enjoyed several of the Alpha Omega and Horizon products with my children. I would love to have the same quality material at my and my children's fingertips. Then, to get that opportunity and save hundreds of dollars would be such a blessing.

SARAH S 03/14/2010 14:22:16

by school time next year we will be on debutation for going to start churches in the rural area of the US it would be great to be able to use what ever computer is avaliable.

KIMBERLY H 03/14/2010 14:31:46

this would be great.....

JACKIE P 03/14/2010 19:01:18

This would be an awesome curriculum for my daughter. I like that it includes Bible lessons. I love that you can access it 24/7 from anywhere. AOP is a trusted site so I know the curriculum would be top notch. My child is a visual learner (visual spatial) so this would be a match for her. Thank you for the opportunity to register to win it.

KRISTIN M 03/14/2010 19:13:44

AOP never ceases to amaze my family and I. My 4 children and I have been homeschooling for 4 years now. Their father is a traveling construction consultant- sometimes gone for weeks at at time. The children and I can sometimes go along- but we hesitate for having to lug all of our books and materials with us. This new curriculum would open a hole new avenue for us- and allow us a little more freedom to travel with Dad! Can't wait. Praise God!

MONICA G 03/14/2010 20:20:53

One of my children has trouble focusing and retaining information. When lessons are presented in a fun, interactive and new way he truly learns. My other child loves to utilize the computer for researching vaious subjects. The format provided by the Monarch system would be perfect for him. We are so excited to find something that will truly enhance our childrens day!

TRINIDAD S 03/14/2010 20:23:48

I have been homeschooling my daughter for 3 years now. I would LOVE to use Monarch because of the freedom and simplicity that it promises. I have a 3yrs bubbly boy that is ready for preschool who will need my undivided attention. Monarch is an answered prayer! Now I will be able to help my son knowing that my daughter will be getting quality education. Thanks AOP for always striving for excellence in education!

KAREN M 03/14/2010 20:36:37

We've been searching for some more outside accountability within our homeschooling, as well as more opportunities for independent learning, and the Monarch curriculum seems like it will meet those needs.

HANNAH E 03/14/2010 21:04:19

I started to homeschool my daughter this year when she entered 5th grade! Seems a little late to begin such a wonderful adventure, but we have loved every minute of it and aren't looking back. We have been using the Life-Pac series and love the workbook style, but believe the Monarch will enhance the learning and add excitement to our lessons. Can't wait to try it out!!

VIRGINIA M 03/14/2010 22:39:49

This is our fifth year homeschooling and we have used lifepacs and this year some Switched-On Schoolhouse. It would be nice to let our children have all of their core on the computer. If money would allow. Plus, when the computer goes down so does SOS. This would not be tied to one computer which would be very nice. They could just use another computer in the house or library.

JAN O 03/14/2010 23:38:44

Our children loves AOP Switched-On Schoolhouse. Another more advanced internet-based option from AOP, accessible globally, sounds exciting! Can't wait!

LETA R 03/15/2010 07:53:05

My son does well on SOS because of the structure. The interactive capability of Monarch would help him to keep focus as well as structure. With convergence deficiency, the more tools I have the better. L.D

LIZA M 03/15/2010 08:35:39

We're having difficulty using lifepac in higher level such as: 900s & 1000s. Thus we're thinking monarc might be better since lesson will be online and I assume chemistry subject will much interesting and manipulative even we don't have chemistry equipments and materials at home.

CHRISSI B 03/15/2010 09:02:22

Homeschooling 3 children is such a blessed task. However...it has its moments......lol...Not having to worry about our computers breaking down or a disc getting scratched or lost would make it one step easier!!! Not to mention the records being stored online for so long would free up space in my homeschool current clutter of records! This curriculm is an answered prayer! Thank you Lord!!

CRYSTAL M 03/15/2010 09:27:40

We are currently using an SOS program, but as we must do a lot of travel, we have been falling behind. My ex-huisband is not homeschool supportive and threatens to take the matter to court to get them reinstated in school if they fail to keep up.Becaus it can be accessed from different computers, Sounds like the monarch could be what will save the day! Thanks!

ANN M 03/15/2010 10:30:18

I have been searching for a way to change our homeschool program for my son that will be entering 11th grade. Recently I have felt lead to go back to college myself so that I can go into ministry full time. This material may be just what we have been praying for to allow me more time to focus on ministry while still providing a well rounded homeschool program.

ARDEN H 03/15/2010 10:33:52

This curriculm would be such a blessing to try. I have been searching for something different for my daughter for next year. Being military, it would allow us to move around without loosing paperwork and books. Thank you for giving me the oppurtunity to win this set.

BETH E 03/15/2010 10:52:18

Every year is seems like I fumble around trying to find the right cirriculum for my youngest who is now in the 6th grade. We have done switched on Schoolhouse and found it be good but still not always compatible with her way of learning. I know that a computer on-line cirriculum would really work for her. She can do the computer well and likes the interaction of the internet. I know this would be a real blessing for her and for me who finds mysefl at wits end sometimes on what would work the best for her and as soon as I got the catalog showing Monarch I was so excited knowing this would work great for her. Looking forward to finding out how well it works. Beth Evans, Indianapolis, IN

BARB V 03/15/2010 11:26:34

We have been using AOP Switched on Schoolhouse for years and can't wait to try Monarch.

PATRICK G 03/15/2010 11:27:10

I would love to try this new online homeschool program. My son is really into using the computer to learn. We are constantly looking things up. I think this would be a great way to keep him interested and motiviated. Looking forward to checking it out at Conference this year.

PHYLLIS L 03/15/2010 12:32:56

We have really enjoyed SOS, but are using an outdated one. Would love to have an up to date program by you folks, and online would be a blessing. As a single mom, I struggle to get anything, but it is worth the fight to keep my kids taught right and safe. One kid is ADD, and public school was just pushing her through. Doing work on the computer works well with her. Thank you for your being answers to prayer that I didn't even know to ask.

D C 03/15/2010 12:57:41

Top five reasons: 5) to work on our schoolwork anywhere, 4) to not have to worry about the computer crashing, 3) to not be concerned about when I last backed up the computer work, 2) to have up to date content, 1) keep the flexability (like SOS) that I need to keep my sanity!

MARCIA K 03/15/2010 13:11:37

Top reasons I am interested in using Monarch: 1) My children love doing anything on the computer and have asked me several times to look into "cyberschooling." 2) It is the only Bible based completely on-line curriculum I have found anywhere. 3) Monarch still allows for flexibility of scheduling while having lessons already laid out for you. 4) Being able to use ANY computer, ANY place, at ANY time, is an absolute blessing!

TARA K 03/15/2010 13:35:11

I would dearly love to win the subscription to Monarch as we are starting homeschooling this month, with our 7th grader, and everything is so new and confusing, but I've already found out that AOP is one of the best homeschooling resources out there. My son would love to be able to do his schooling online and it would make our transition from public school to homeschool much easier. We love the opportunity this would present to enable him to learn in a manner which would use his strengths.

RENEE W 03/15/2010 13:49:49

This looks new and exciting! I would love for my daughter to try this.

SHANNON H 03/15/2010 13:59:58

I have five children, one is a baby and we are planning to sponser two medially needy children from Haiti.Anything educational that will free up my time to fellowship with the children is a great blessing to our family.

LISA S 03/15/2010 14:11:30

I am a new homeschooling mom with and ADHD child with a 30 minute short term memory delay and with some reading comphension issues. We currently do switched on schoolhouse and love it. It has been the best thing we ever did for her she now excels in areas she never did before and the computer keeps her interested. Thats why I think the monarch program would be excellent for new ways of learning and keeping her interested.

BEVERLY G 03/15/2010 14:19:00

We are trying to find a new curriculum that would allow us freedom to travel and not be loaded down with tons of books but still be able to work on our lessons. This curriculum sounds like it could be what we've been looking for. The fact that it's Bible based makes it even more appealing.

M S 03/15/2010 14:55:53

I want to use Monarch because for the first time I will have a 7th grader. We've homeschooled since K, but used various curriculum over the years. For 7th -12th I want to use something like Monarch so I know I don't leave any gaps in my child's education. I know AOP has quailty materials and I know this program will be excellent. I'm very excited to see what it looks like and try it!

SHAWN AND STEP R 03/15/2010 16:03:04

Starting up a business, working from home, while homeschooling three children just begs for chaos to ensue - and when it does, you can bet that it is difficult to drag out all of our textbooks and "get down to business." Having a curriculum that is online and ready to go for my older two would help life to run a lot more smoothly; I cannot wait to see this curriculum and give my children the chance to be able to "sign in and go" with their studies - anytime, anywhere!

WENDY C 03/15/2010 16:27:51

My son likes to spend time with his dad at the office, and this would allow him to do some schoolwork even if he's not at home on the computer on which SOS is installed. He's a very visual learner and this format would definitely appeal to him!

LAURA V 03/15/2010 17:26:12

The thought of an online curriculum that is similar to SOS is very exciting! I would love for my kids to be able to "do school" *wherever* we are, instead of being tied to our home computer. I can't wait to see demos of Monarch!

LINDA B 03/15/2010 17:29:02

We have 9 children, 3 of whom are all home schooled in the third grade. As my husband is 73 and I am 70, Monarch looks like a God-sent solution. One of the children has a learning disability which requires more one-on-one time for her and I believe the online interactive courses would be a real help. Instant grading is very attractive. They all love "seeing what I made"!

karen p 03/15/2010 17:44:19

My children have used SOS for many years, I feel it helped them learn so much about the Bible, when they entered college, they were able to test out of several Bible classes. We are still using it with our younger children and are excited to see SOS continue to be on the cutting edge of Homeschooling. Thank you Alpha & Omega

JENNIFER F 03/15/2010 18:52:57

Yay!! No more downloading or keeping up with cd's. I am the director for a Crisis Pregnancy Center and have the privilege of taking my daughter with me to work. Monarch would make things so much easier for us! We tried SOS for the first time this year and loved it but I think Monarch will be even better. I am very excited to try it!

ASHLEY H 03/15/2010 18:56:03

Ashley H My son really enjoys your SOS. We are excited to try your new program. Thanks

AMY K 03/15/2010 19:04:31

Well, the obvious answer is because it's *FREE*! But, really, I've been using Switched on Schoolhouse for 7 years now and my kids prefer it to everything else we've tried. Being able to access Monarch from any machine via the Internet is appealing as we've had troubles with our networked setup. We also travel a great deal and it would be nice not to have to be sure to have the server on the computer traveling with us. We're excited to see what Monarch is like.

JUDITH S 03/15/2010 19:10:12

I have used Alpha Omega Publications throughout our home school years for my six children since 1989. We started with the Lifepacs which helped greatly. We have used Switched on School House, also. I have one high school student left to homeschool. I would like the new Monarch curriculum for her. I am thinking of purchasing a lap top computer for her. Having the newest and latest curriculum would make learning more exciting for her. It would prepare her for her adult life since online technology is the future.

SHAWN AND STEP R 03/15/2010 19:30:33

Ever seen a chicken running around with its head chopped off? That's my wife as she juggles working from home, chores, volunteering in the local school, schooling two active boys, and keeping a *terrifically-two-year-old from destroying everything in sight. This curriculum would help by being one less thing to keep up on. No textbooks to lose, papers to grade, and poor handwriting to decipher. The bonus would be that when our boys are left with Grandma, they can take their schoolwork – or *not* take their schoolwork, as the case may be, because the work is accessible from any computer.

JAE J 03/15/2010 20:24:36

I am a new homeschool mother of a 14 year old boy. I found out that my son is 2 grades behind. We have been through numerous cirriculas trying to find the right ones for his learning styles. For the first time since I pulled him from public school, I feel this cirricula would actually work.

KATRINA R 03/15/2010 20:35:13

I am new to homeschooling and would like this curriculum. Since we will be a mobile homeschool, this would be ideal. In my search for a curriculum, I have been greatly impressed with AOP and I'm leaning in that direction, this would definitely solidify my decision!

CARY K 03/15/2010 20:46:02

I am about to embark on the wonderful world of homeschooling my soon to be 9th grader next year and would love to try a new and exciting curriculum. We have tried many others over the years and this is something totallly new to us...using the computer. My daughter would be so excited to try this format. I really like the the graphics and interaction with the students that this curriculum seems to give to them.

KIM L 03/15/2010 21:01:06

We have two children using the SOS curriculum this year and with our oldest exploring high school curriculum, he has decided that Monarch would be great. Laptop learning suits our family well and this new option is going to provide an even greater benefit to our children.

MICHELLE Y 03/15/2010 21:07:00

I have been reviewing SOS for my oldest son for his next year's curriculum. It would be great to be able to try it for free. The freedom to be able to log on from anywhere would be great for when we are traveling.

DENISE O 03/15/2010 21:15:10

We are previous users of another online curriculum service. While semi-pleased with the results, we found the price to be far too high for our budget. With 3 homeschoolers, one being in junior high, we'd like to go back to an online format for 1-2 of our children. We've used many different products before but never AO products, but have always been curious about them. We're hoping Monarch would be a good fit for us. :)

KRIS G 03/15/2010 22:42:52

My husband has been attending seminary for the past 4 years. Money has been tight and homeschooling has been the kids only stability. We have been doing school piece meal and except for math and science we've been using lifepac and my daughter loves it. She is hoping to be a vet and has really taken an interest in anything computer-related. We think this program would really motivate her.

MARY LYN L 03/15/2010 23:32:56

I have used Lifepac and SOS for my daughter even though my own education was interrupted by disability. She would like to stick with Lifepac but I would like to try Monarch for myself. I am trying to get off of disability and start a home business, and I think the Business Computer Information Systems courses would be a great help to me in getting started. I would also like to try the American and British Lit courses just for fun, and Spanish to better relate to my neighbors here in New Mexico.

SHELLY H 03/16/2010 00:06:27

We tried homeschooling for the first time this past year. I have loved it and I know my niece has loved it too. We never would have thought that we would home school any of the kids. Her brothers have attended the same private school since K. Her brothers are 14 and 18, her mom travels for work and she is on a competitive sports team that requires most evenings for her to be gone. She isn't ready to step back from her sport but we wanted to be able to spend more time with her and after watching how quickly her brothers grew up, we wanted to take advantage of this opportunity that we had while she was still little. I really liked the advanced Horizons 2nd grade Math program this year and I am really hoping that this new Monarch program will be just as advanced as she is used to for Math. I would love to have the Monarch program as a complete curriculum instead of piecing her curriculum together next year as we did this past year.

NECIA M 03/16/2010 03:44:38

We run our own kiwifruit orcharding business in New Zealand, and are currently homeschooling 4 of our 7 children. We are using SOS at present. It is VERY expensive to get it shipped down here. We are a very mission-focussed family and travel a lot. Being able to access our schoolwork while away from home without having to share one computer would be a huge timesaver for us. Thank you for the time and effort you all put in to improving the ways we can educate our children. It is much appreciated :)

TERESIA S 03/16/2010 05:44:38

We homeschooled for 8 years and when my son reached high school, we didn't think we could do it so he went to public school for 9th grade. Our whole family misses our homeschooling lifestyle and the opportunity to mold our children so we'd love to have a curriculm we felt comfortable and adequate with to bring him back home.

CATHERINE M 03/16/2010 06:10:49

I started homeschooling my niece, who lives with me, this last year. We have tried many different curriculums and spent thousands on curriculums that were supposed to meet her needs as a kinesthetic learner, but found that the only one she works well with is a cd math program. She grew up with computers and I think it would be more fitting for her to have the online curriculum so she can move and interact with it.

CANDICE R 03/16/2010 06:25:59

I have been so bless to have my kid home-schooled for the past 3 1/2 years. Not only are my kids learning all kinds of amazing things, I am too. So many things are not done in Pub. school. But, for home school, you get the truth and Jesus everyday. Thank you.

COLLEEN W 03/16/2010 07:07:20

My son is in 6th grade this year and has been inquiring about homeschool. He has never enjoyed school much and his grades are slipping. He has ADHD and has difficulty with distractions and distracting others around him. I have been researching many different homeschool options and believe that Monarch would be our best choice. He is computer savy and enjoys being on the computer. I like the idea of not having any textbooks and being free to travel anywhere. Thank you.

CARRIE C 03/16/2010 07:09:33

God has blessed my family with the ability to homeschool for the last two years. Our first year was very trying because I have two very different style of learners. It was hard to find a curriculum that suited both of my children. This past year we started using SOS for Language Arts and Math. Due to a decrease in our once two income family, we were not able to purchase the other subjects. We have been doing Science, Bible and History on our own. For the upcoming school year I would love to have the ability to use a 5 Subject Curriculum that is all Bible based.

TAMI H 03/16/2010 07:10:47

I love the idea of having the freedom to have their schoolwork available anywhere there is internet service. Also, I lose my children's completed lessons at least once a year due to computer issues. It would be nice to not have to worry that we would lose their completed work!

MARIO I 03/16/2010 07:11:32

We are missionaries and travel from one country to another. We've been struggling trying teach our daughter due to the changes of languages and curriculum. We could really make use a homeschooling materials.

LENA G 03/16/2010 07:48:30

I home schooled my children for three years with SOS and loved it. Because my husband needed my help more often with his company, we had to put our children in public school. My daughter is going to high school next year and I have been beating myself up about wanting to bring her back home. The idea of being able to do the work from any computer without having to download software and at any time is freeing. I'm so excited about this.

GRETA W 03/16/2010 07:58:41

I'm a part time caregiver for my father and also have a 5 and a 16 year old to homeschool. The last 2 years have been hard with my dad and that is why I started using Alpha Omega. I also have an almost 20 year old at home that complicates things sometimes. We did cyber school for his last year, but I didn't like it much and want a Christian education. I like the idea of buying my own "cyber school" so I am in control of the education, and can add to it if I have time or use it alone when I am very busy. I like that it will take care of the grading and accountability to an extent. I like the Christian worldview that is in the life pacs, and would like to win this new program to see if it would work for us!

BROOKE B 03/16/2010 08:00:24

Being able to use any computer at any time would be very convenient.

LISA K 03/16/2010 08:01:38

I am interested in new technology and solutions for homeschooling my children

RENE J 03/16/2010 08:05:15

We have been praying for this program to come along for years! ;o) We use Bob Jones Distant Learning which we have liked but believe is outdated and over priced and quite honestly has been a hassle. This is exactly what we have hoped for! An online curriculum that can be used anywhere that is bible based and user friendly. I will share this great news with many! THANK YOU!

MELODIE O 03/16/2010 08:35:02

I have 4 children that I homeschool. I have been homeschooling for the last 11 years I have always used aop. I also work fulltime it is a bit of a challange to keep up with grades and paperwork. Monarch sounds like the perfect solution I have 2 children who have health issue one who has a fracture back and must go to theraphy twice a week the other one has Rh(rheumotoid arithis) who has trouble with her joint and must go to the doctor even three months in atlanta(which is an 1 1/2 hour drive from where we live) and it is difficult at times having to drag books everywhere we go but with the new curriculum if you have a laptop and most of the doctors that we go to have wifi they don't get behind on school work they can just log on to the internet anytime and do their lessons. No paperwork, won't bog down your computer easy access to grades. sounds like just want we need thanks

JANE B 03/16/2010 08:42:49

We have been homeschooling since 1995 and have graduated two from college. We are now homeschooling four of our adopted children all of whom have special needs. The oldest of the group would like to move on in school but is held back waiting on me and the others. It would be great for her to be able to move at her pace since she will be in the seventh grade next year. I would love for her to able to excel at her pace and having this program seems like it would help her do that. In this age of computers this program would help her learn computer skills that I do not have the time to teach her.

CHARLOTTE B 03/16/2010 08:43:39

About 4 years ago we made the choice to homeschool our children. My daughter is now in the 3rd grade and my son in the second. The youngest will be joining the fun shortly. My oldest son currently is using ABEKA and my daughter using a state funded program that is free but secular. We have decided w/ much prayer that we are going to teach all christian curricullum from here on out. We would love to try the Monarch program and to receive one full grade free would be a real financial blessing.

LISA W 03/16/2010 09:14:10

As a farm wife, I am busy beyond recognition and have 3 kids of different learning styles and abilities. Trying to keep school vibrant, keeping up with planning, and grading/evaluating their work is very difficult. Monarch may be the answer.

CATHINA O 03/16/2010 09:15:40

I have been using Alpha Omega for 11 years now, we use the life pacs and SOS, we want to take the next step to improve our homeschooling and this seems to be it! I still have another 13 years of homeschooling to go!

DEBBIE N 03/16/2010 09:37:03

being able to access curriculum from any computer or anywhere we go where there is internet access is highly appealing to this family.. who is always on the go! thanks!

DALLAS H 03/16/2010 10:23:23

We have 3 out of 4 kids in therapies 4 days a week. This tends to interrupt our school time most days. It would be wonderful for them to be able to school while we are sitting in the waiting room! I love having the curriculum right there for the SLP to work on the language skills with my child!

DEBORAH J 03/16/2010 10:29:00

A desperate mom looking for help for her daughter that I believe you can give... she needs this so much and it will be her saving grace! I have tried so many things with her, she has ADHD so keeping her attention is very difficult with books and pencil and we have searched for years... please be our answer!

SHARON M 03/16/2010 10:44:24

I have been using Lifepac for five years now. Last year I purchased SOS for my 6th grade daughter, and she loves it! She completes her schoolwork in half the time it took her to complete the workbooks in Lifepac. I hoped AOP would create a system, such as SOS, for the Mac, and with Monarch they have. I love the ease in everything for SOS, and trust that Monarch will be even better.

ANGELA S 03/16/2010 10:59:29

We use Horizons and it's wonderful! We want to send our children to private school next year because of life circumstances, but can't afford it. I need help! This would be a wonderful in-between solution to our needs. And we're very transient people, and use both a Mac & a PC, one of which does internet but may be too outdated for installing software,, so the Monach program seems like it'll be right up our alley! Please let us win! My husband is going back to college and we're going to be BROKE!

CARLA T 03/16/2010 11:00:55

We love AOP products! My youngest son likes to look at the website and "plan" his subjects. The biggest blessing we have gained is the spiritual values. In a world that takes God out of education...it is a tremedous blessing to have access to Godly curriculum that teaches Biblical Values, as well as, morals. Thank you AOP for preparing my son intellectually, spiritually, and morally.

JANA O 03/16/2010 11:46:42

I worked for the public school system here in Texas for many years. My child started Kindergarten this year and I really felt I could do as good if not better than the public school system that we are in. She is now reading at upper 1st/lower 2nd grade level. She is learning to tell time and count money. We also are able to incorporate christian values into our daily school time. Since Kindergarten is not mandated in Texas we opted for using various items that I could get at the local Christian book store. We have really been investigating christian curriculums that will test her and create her curriculum to her level at that time. what a blesssing it would be to have the first year. WIth help for our child and we as her parents. We want our child to grow intellectually , morally, and spiritually. I feel your curriculum would offer these objectives.

AMY A 03/16/2010 12:06:37

We are now completing our 7th year homeschooling. Next year I will be schooling a 7th grader, a 4th grader and caring for a 3year old. I feel that this year has been difficult. This morning I got my AOP catalog and when I saw Monarch, I thought "this is it!". Trying to keep up with lessons and all my other responsiblities has become overwhelming at times. To know that next year my kids will have access to cutting edge educational materials, and to know that I do not have to worry about the content conflicting with our Christian beliefs is wonderful!

SABRINA N 03/16/2010 12:26:46

I've been homeschooling my son for two years and have not found the perfect curriculum. I just received my AOP catalog today in the mail and read about Monarch. I'm so excited! I think this might be our perfect fit!!! Thanks AOP!!!

ANGELA D 03/16/2010 12:39:02

I have a child with disabilities that I also have to tend to while teaching my 9 yr, old and we have used the Life Pac system for several years and this sound's like a new way to keep my son motivated and self sufficient and I would still be able to step away and allow him his independence and care for my other son as well. I'm very excited about this new curriculum.. Thanks Angela D..

DONNA F 03/16/2010 12:53:23

I am a widow with a 7th grade daughter that I have always homeschooled.We have mostly used Lifepac and some SOS.Being low income and in our living space it would be easier to use the Monarch curriculum online than having a lot of books.Plus it will be easier getting verbal help,especially with foreign language.From the description of the Monarch curriculum program this will suit us very well with our christian life.

HOLLYE W 03/16/2010 14:22:36

I want to say this program sounds really great. I am currently homescooling my 12 year-old son and will be starting my 4 year old son in kindergarten next year. Plus we have a 1 and 2 year old fost

MICHELE S 03/16/2010 14:34:49

This would make life so much easier when I have an appointment and have to someone watch my son. He could log on on their computers, without having to drag around schoolwork, or just not do school because they don't have what he needs!

STACY H 03/16/2010 14:35:59

We've been using an online curriculum, but would love to have Bible included in that, and Monarch has that.

ALISA S 03/16/2010 14:39:19

We can't wait to try this. It sounds awesome!! Thanks for all the great products offered! :)

MARIA O 03/16/2010 15:04:52

Am considering a computer based program for my son. Didn't like SOS for my daughter, but my son is very different. Am curious as to how Monarch compares with SOS. I think my son may respond better to being on the computer for some of his schoolwork.

JENNIFER J 03/16/2010 15:29:22

Being able to use any computer would be a bonus. We used SOS this year and had the laptop it was on to completely die...troublesome! I would love to try this out!

JENNIFER H 03/16/2010 15:41:40

Monarch sounds wonderful! AOP makes such quality products, I can't wait to try the latest edition.

KENNETH F 03/16/2010 15:44:40

We have been homeschooling our 16 yr old daughter for the past 6 yrs. With the adoption of 5 other children, keeping of with recording keeping and assignments along with grading has become to much for my wife and I, anything user friendly would help and Monarch looks like a program that would solve this. We have used Lifepac in the past and our daughter was very successful with that program.

BONNIE S 03/16/2010 16:10:47

Homeschooling has allowed our children to have a flexible and active lifestyle. Being able to going online to do schoolwork, whether on a lunch break at work, while waiting for a practice to begin or on a long commute to an academic contest, without being tied to their computer would just add to that flexibility. Of course they'll all want new phones to access to make access easier!

TINA B 03/16/2010 16:23:07

As the subject material gets more indepth, I really would appreciate an animated, automated professional to teach it correctly. I learned all this but it's been many years ago. Having an online, web-based program would be wonderful...no cds to keep up with and not having to load it on the computer! Wow, nice homeschooling life lies ahead! Thanks!

LESLIE H 03/16/2010 17:27:44

Using the internet along with regular curriculum sounds 21st century!

MARY KATE R 03/16/2010 17:43:53

I am new to homeschooling and think this would be a perfect choice for my 5th grader.

SOCORRO G 03/16/2010 18:17:49

Our children are so tech-savvy that I believe this curriculum will be very engaging and motivating. Also, less work on my part :)

DAWN C 03/16/2010 18:33:03

WOW! I am so excited about this curriculum. I know my kids would thrive with the high tech interactive learning. The automatic grading is also very appealing. It takes the objectiveness out of grading. Just the facts! I do not give "grades" now. But I look forward to them getting grades next school year! No more planning. What will I do with my extra time? Don't worry, I have already started my list! Thank you for this opportunity to win this curriculum for one of my children.

FRANCIS P 03/16/2010 18:37:05

Would love to win this for our 10 yr. son. We used Time4Learning as well as SOS the first part of the school year. Right now he is in a private school for boys who have the same disabilities that he has which are Asperger's, bi-polar, nurofibromotosis (extra water in some of his brain cells), behavior problems, and emotional problems. He loved doing his school work on the computer at Time4Learning.This sounds like it would be perfect for him as I am going to home school him this next school year no matter what. We live in AR and he is in TN. Fran P

HEIDI B 03/16/2010 18:38:55

I have 3 boys that I homeschool, grades 5, 2 and 1. We also have a daughter that we adopted through foster care, 2 1/2 yrs. We continue to do foster care and this curriculum sounds like it would be very beneficial!!

ROCHELLE T 03/16/2010 18:42:11

We have considered trying SOS for our daughters but when we heard about the new Monarch curriculum, we immediately started researching it, too! Having heard many good things about AOP and SOS, we are confident this new curriculum will be a great benefit to many families. We'd love to win it so that we could try it out this first year. Being a military family with a full-time SAHM and HSing, finding the funds for computerized programs and curriculum is always a challenge. We appreciate the opportunity to participate in this drawing and look forward to learning more about AOPs newest addition. Thanks! :)

MARIA M 03/16/2010 19:21:58

I love the fact that you can access the lessons any time, the automatic grading, and the way they adjust to learning styles.

MARSHA R 03/16/2010 19:30:45

I love that you can access it anywhere, we are a family on the go! The automatic grading is a plus as well!!!

LISA J 03/16/2010 20:41:51

I love that this can be accessed online - flexible!!!

JANE S 03/16/2010 20:47:51

We have recently removed our daughter from public school due to harrassment and bullying. A free subscription would solidify our decision not to send her back.

CARRIE G 03/16/2010 21:14:21

I am always struggling to keep up with grading assignments.

CASEY J 03/16/2010 21:27:23

Since I am in the military, we move frequently. Monarch can move easily without worry of losing documentation. My son has sleep disturbances. Monarch will allow him to work with HIS body's clock with online tracking of his work! My daughter has tourette's. Computers have been discovered as a great adaption tool in maintaining her advanced level classes. Monarch will provide my children autonomous learning at their level, pace, and style.with instant feedback for them and documentation for us. Monarch has exactly what I have been looking to find.

NICHOL H 03/16/2010 21:42:18

I just received my catalog in the mail and saw the new monarch. I am very interested in this curriculum for my boys. I would like to try it very much. I have been homeschooling for 4 years now and love it. My 4th grader loves researching stuff online and I think this would be the best curriculum for him. We are constantly going places as well, and this would be so helpful to keep up on our schooling. Besides, if we find something of interest, having school accessible will be one more perk of home school. Thank you for a chance to win this new curriculum.

CINDY S 03/17/2010 03:03:16

I love the idea of being able to do school wherever we are. Because as all homeschoolers know, life is happening all around our school days. We are not shielded from interuptions. This is a great way to get school in and still be able to live our lives, which sometimes doesn't seem possible. I am excited to use this program, and look forward to the freedom.

TERRY H 03/17/2010 03:57:45

Interactive learning is always great. The fact you don't need discs is really fantastic. I can pick up and go when my husband travels for work and have less to worry about.

BARBARA N 03/17/2010 04:34:02

First year HS and we are using SOS. We really enjoy this curriculum. I would love to try Monach as well. Anything to make my life easier!

SHERRIE P 03/17/2010 05:46:54

My daughter wants to homeschool again. We schooled through elementay and she misses it. This will allow us to go back to it. Much easier if someone else is grading and keeping track. Thanks so much for this new program.

JESSE S 03/17/2010 06:05:23

A chance for something free is always an eye-catcher! Upon inspection, the curriculum looks like something that would keep my 3rd grader's attention and that is half the battle in our home. This is our first year homeschooling and we are currently teaching through the public school system. Bible based and self-paced are important options for our child but that is lacking in our current situation.

JENNIFER B 03/17/2010 06:26:27

AN ANSWERED PRAYER! I have been using Lifepac for a few years and like it but really need something different to make school more interesting for my daughter. I have been considering sending her to school but REALLY don't want to go that route. Now that you have Monarch this is my ANSWERED PRAYER. Thank you so much and God bless you.

VICKIE M 03/17/2010 06:46:56

I am especially interested in the science and history. I think the interaction will appeal to my daughter.

TARA S 03/17/2010 07:09:39

Woo-Hoo!! This sounds amazing!! What could be easier than just logging on instead of loading cd after cd for all my kids!!

PAMELA T 03/17/2010 07:37:44

Wow, where do I start? We have used SOS, Lifepac and Horizons and found that we liked the SOS best. However, the logistics of downloading, switching computers, recovering from crashes and needing more current information and interaction caused us to switch. the thought of having a Christian cirriculum online (or at least certain portions) is fabulous! I can't wait to see this.

KATHERINE P 03/17/2010 07:57:03

We have been using SOS and Lifepac for the last five years. Alpha Omega has created so many options, we were able to find the right fit for every child's learning style. We would love to try the new program to see the difference an online experience would make in our homeschooling. With less administative maintenance to do, we can concentrate on what is most important, our kids.

JAMITHY S 03/17/2010 07:58:33

We have a large family and also do foster/adoptive care! I think it will be a real blessing to our family and a timesaver!!!!

SHARI B 03/17/2010 08:10:43

We have been using SOS for 3 years and Horizons both 8 years ago and for the last two years for different children. I am very pleased with AOP and the curriculum choices they offer. They seem to understand every child is different and are meeting those needs quite well.

COLENE S 03/17/2010 08:12:51

We have been homeschooling for the past nine years and have tried several different curriculums. We currently cannot afford to purchase Monarch, but we would love the chance to use it! It sounds like a wonderful program. It would be such a blessing to our family. PLEASE!!! :)

WENDY N 03/17/2010 08:30:53

I am a Mommy to 7 children and 1 more on the way......My children being home schooled is one of the most important things to me. I want to start them on this program as soon as their grade is allowed. The curriculum is perfect for our growing and busy family. Mommy to 7, 9 and under & 1 more on the way!

VICKIE K 03/17/2010 08:36:18

The ability to be able to travel anywhere with my student and his studies would be liberating. Not worring about trying to remember the disks or to fit the books in the luggage. Also, the possibility of updated work and links available as well as immediate response to questions would be wonderful

NANCY P 03/17/2010 08:39:58

I am interested in the Monarch system because I'm looking for something that will help me help my son. I cannot seem to stay on track on my own, so a full, day to day curriculumn where I can set up my own calendar would help me. And being online with games and links at our fingertips (without a lot of searching) I think would keep my son interested and maybe start to take ownership in his schooling. I also like that there are printables that go with the lesson available without searching.

shelie B 03/17/2010 09:12:11

I would love to try this new program. My son has been in Alpha Omega Academy for four years now, and it would be a nice change for him. My daughter is also in AOA, and I think an online option would be great so we don't need to upload all of their courses to their laptops, as they take up a lot of room. My children and I travel a lot down south to visit my parents, and we take the laptops with us so they each have their own work with them. This would be so much easier for traveling, as we would not need to carry all three laptops with us!!

JUDY M 03/17/2010 09:44:08

I was thrilled to find out about AO Monarch. I have been researching the local umbrella schools for high school next year. I have been concerned that we may not be able to afford it. Just to register and have my daughter take three classes would cost us over $1800.00. Monarch would allow us to continue to home school. I could even take her to work to log in there! I know Alpha Omega will give her the knowledge and motivation she needs to complete school in the top of her class! Thank you for making such a product.

SHERRI R 03/17/2010 10:10:59

Sherri R Working full time from home has been challenging keeping up with my children's homeschooling needs. The convenience of Monarch sounds like what we have been looking for. The convenience of online access would be more convenient since I work with a computer all day and my children have access to their own computers as well. Their desks could be set near mine and the Monarch curriculum would be more self-directed causing a more fluent program for my kids instead of having to wait for mom to grab the Teacher book and following along to get the lesson for the day instructed.

MELISSA O 03/17/2010 10:41:38

I have enjoyed SOS over the past several years with my two teenage children. As subjects get harder over the years, more help is always welcomed here. I think the research guidance Monarch offers will benefit them well into college.

THOMAS J. B 03/17/2010 11:17:55

My daughter struggles with traditional math text/workbooks. I think an interactive computer math program will be just the thing to inspire her to learn. Plus, her daddy loves computers, and she wants to be like her daddy!

NATHAN & JOYCE D 03/17/2010 11:45:11

We have used Switched-on Schoolhouse for years, but one of the major concerns I have is losing everything to a computer failure. Secondly, we are a military family and our "schedule" changes frequently. It would be great to be able to log on anywhere, not just the home computer where our schoolwork is installed. Monarch seems to be a great answer to a few of our problems with Switched-on Schoolhouse (which we really do love!). We are looking forward to Monarch's release!

SONYA W 03/17/2010 12:12:16

At first glance it appears that Monarch will fill in the gaps we encountered with SOS. I can see this format working very well for our family. We travel a good bit and we all maintain separate computers. I'm excited about this next step in combining home education and technology.

REGINA M 03/17/2010 12:24:45

Wow, it is such a blessing to have a chance at being given this opportunity. We are currently using SOS, looking forward to seeing Monarch's new view on Homeschooling! Every year AOP brings out new Homeschool ideas, Im thankful AOP cares about the value of learning, and teaching our children! Looking forward to when my 1st Grader can use the computer!

ROBIN M 03/17/2010 12:36:48

Robin M We have suffered through the misery of the traditional public and private school systems and refuse to put our children through that any longer. This last year we have used Connections Academy and found the online system to be user friendly and our children loved working on the computer. We are looking for an online program that offers a christian based educational plan. Monarch sounds like a perfect fit for our family!

TERRI H 03/17/2010 12:40:07

I'd love to use Monarch. Not really interested in having to load curriculum to a certain computer. This is perfect because you can use any computer, any time!

REBECCA H 03/17/2010 12:52:19

We are a large family with seven children! Our oldest is about to enter ninth grade in the fall of 2010 and we are looking into enrolling her in an online program that would allow her to work independently and reach her God-given potential!! Like a butterfly, I believe Monarch would give her an opportunity to, "glide," into new levels of achievement!

KATHI M 03/17/2010 12:57:59

I'm constantly trying to motivate my 12 year old daughter! Monarch looks fun and easy...she's at the computer far more than ever before, so this would be a perfect fit for her. I'm currently working two part-time jobs to make ends meet. I worry that I'm not spending the time with school work that we need. Monarch would be a huge help!

JESSICA F 03/17/2010 13:44:22

I have been blessed with 4 wonderful children and have the priviledge of being able to stay home with them. With my husband busy in the ministry Monarch sounds like the perfect solution for our family since we are always on the go:) Being online based is an amazing feature! I am very excited about this new curriculum and my kids are looking forward to experincing it! Thanks and God Bless!

HASSEL P 03/17/2010 13:49:56

I would love to be able to give my child a christian base curriculum. Monarch would be great also because it involves the computer. My daughter would love this!

TINA H 03/17/2010 14:01:46

I am homeschooling my 13 year old son and haven't been able to put together a whole curriculum for him and I know is he falling behind. His education is so important. his principal at his middle school is why i had to pull him out. REGRET doing it. He is to far behind to put him back in school. This curriculum would be great for him to get back on track and catch up. I'm not the best at teaching. With me alone i'm afraid he won't get the education he needs.

TRINY F 03/17/2010 14:11:56

Monarch looks like the dream program I have been looking for, my son has dyslexia and other learning difficulties, it has been a struggle to find curriculum that engages every area of learning for him. Being able to access video clips and other multimedia tools is exactly what is recommended to help keep him engaged in learning. My son asked the other day if people in the world understand children who need to learn in 3D, I was able to tell him, yes, there are people who are trying to make it easier for him to learn. I can't wait to share Monarch with him.

DEVONDA C 03/17/2010 15:12:42

My son is legally blind , so conventional pen and paper is a real hardship on him . This 2009/2010 school year was our first year to EVER homeschool!! He is a freshman and had always went to public school. But, it got the best of him once he entered high school. So we decided to homeschool him. We tried different curricula and SOS was by far his FAV! Monarch looks to be perfect for him and I especially love that everything is online. Thank you for making the perfect product to fit his needs!

ANGELA C 03/17/2010 17:07:29

I need accountability for all 3 of my kids and myself. I also need something that will make me & my kids feel motivated to self start. It looks like Monarch has the answer, & I want to try it to see.

STACY A 03/17/2010 17:14:00

We have always been interested in using Switched On Schoolhouse. I simply wasn't thrilled about the hassle of dealing with software. The new Monarch program sounds perfect! We are excited to learn all about it.

LESLIE M 03/17/2010 17:54:44

I originally came on to order my traditional SOS that I DEARLY LOOOVE! I can't begin to explain how amazing your products are Seriously. Sure I've had a cojuple of glitches' but you were so prompt in taking care of issue and correcting and helping me. Now as my son is age 13 going on 14 in the Fall I see the new Monarch program. I'm always excited about new products from you! You just keep getting better and better with excellent support both in office and technical. Thank you for such a wonderful product upcoming! Very excited! I hope I win but it doesn't matter I'm ordering anyway. ;) Many Many thanks and God Bless your organization.The Micciches

ELIZABETH W 03/17/2010 18:52:34

Something fun and easy for me and my kids is even better.

JAYNE D 03/17/2010 19:01:30

I love the idea of a multi-sensory education. Seeing, hearing and reading the lessons help commit ideas to memory. Games and movie clips add interest and help drive away boredom . Instant access anytime is a bonus for families like us who travel some. Monarch curriculum has it all!

Kelly A 03/17/2010 20:30:23

I want to use Monarch because it is simply the best curriculum available for my child with Asperger's Syndrome.

SARAH S 03/17/2010 20:37:30

We use net books for our SOS and we have to connect to another computer to get the programs loaded. It will be nice to just have everything right there and not have to install any programs. It will also be nice to be able to be on ANY computer to do school....becuase they tend to crash easily in our house.

LORETTA D 03/17/2010 21:21:48

I am a single working mom of 3 kids. Using this program would make homeschooling a more viable option for me and my children.

DEBBIE D 03/17/2010 21:22:46

The program looks very exciting and something that would keep a 14 year old motivated. My 14 year old is a middle child and always gets the hand me downs from his older brother and has asked several times to get this program and I have had to tell him we'll have to wait to see if God provides the money, since money is very tight with my husband on unemployment.

PATTY K 03/17/2010 21:52:49

This looks like the perfect cirriculum for my daughter. She will be in the 8th grade next year and we live in Louisiana. It is hard to find a cirriculum with Louisiana History and Monarch provides this as an elective. I was so excited to see that because that is the required Social Studies for 8th grade is Louisiana History. My daughter has a learning disabilty (that we are currently working on with Learning RX) that we have been struggling with since she was in 3rd grade. With the visual content that this cirriculum provides looks perfect for her, since she is a visual learner. The multi-sensory learning would be great fer her. We have homeschooled for 2 years now and are looking for just the right cirriculum for our daughter and I really feel Monarch will be the best fit for her.

SARA M 03/18/2010 03:29:54

AOP just got better! Thanks AOP for always providing the best.

JESSICA C 03/18/2010 05:12:16

This would be wonderful style of learning for my daughter. She loves the computer, video games, so this interactive curriculum would be right up her alley! We are also trying to save money for our international adoption, so a free year of school would be great!

STEFANIE L 03/18/2010 06:21:51

I have 6 children and have been homeschooling them all since birth. As they have grown, I have become completely overwhelmed. Some hard times have hit, and their school work is getting harder and harder, making it harder for me to understand and teach. I am completely alone in my homeschooling. I need help. Desperately. I dont have a bunch of money to buy a lot of cirriculum, but we tried out SOS this year for the first time and absolutely LOVE it!!

SANDY C 03/18/2010 06:22:00

My 13 year old daughter constantly amazes me. The name Monrch really fits her. I see so much in this smart, loving, kind and wise caterpillar who wants so badly to learn all she can so that when the times comes, she will gracefully spread her wings and fly!!!! She will be the beautifull butterfly that God created her to be.

CHARITY C 03/18/2010 06:28:05

Wow I was pleasantly surprised when I got the mail this morning. I had an Alpha & Omega catalog and inside I found Monarch. We used Lifepac last year and had an okay year. Then the bad news my husband lost hours at work and I had to go to work this year and was forced to put my boys in public school. They have done well this year but I have missed the one on one with them. I feel that homeschool is something God has called me to do but we have yet to find the right curriculum at the right price. Having two boys that will be in 4th and 6th I want this next year to be a fun learning experience. I feel with Monarch this can be done and to get one free would be a dream.

SUSAN R 03/18/2010 07:16:48

worth a try!

SUZAN S 03/18/2010 07:40:02

My daughters say it would be easier to school because we are going so much they could do it while we are out. They think it would be awesome if the could access it via my iphone. We tried out SOS this year and are finding that we are enjoying it. The only problem is we have had to switch computers a couple time. That is a lot of reentering. This would be so much simpler and they could even do it at the library or on a netbook. I am excited about this opportunity. Thank you for trying to meet the educational needs of homeschoolers.

SARAH N 03/18/2010 07:52:56

We've used Lifepacs before and the new Monarch would be a wonderful updated way to use AlphaOmega.

DEBBIE C 03/18/2010 08:12:41

I just started homeschooling my nine year old in January. I have just borrowed books and bought a few to get us to the end of the year. I feel crazy sometimes because Jeremiah is using different books. He is very computer literate and would love to work on the computer for his work. He has really been struggling because I have two other children at home and it is hard for him to get work done. I feel that he would be able to get his work done in a timely matter and enjoy it at the the same time.

DONNA H 03/18/2010 08:34:47

Since the beginning of the homeschooling movement, Alpha Omega Publications has provided excellent curriculum for homeschoolers. In fact, AOP was one of the first to allow homeschooling families to use their materials. We are using both LifePac and Switched with great success, so I trust AOP to design this new curriculum, Monach, with the same excellence. In addition to teaching school-aged children, I find Alpha Omega Publications useful to teach adult literacy. I am excited about Monarch providing GED study materials. I have already recommended it to a single mother who has recently become a Christian.

LORA M 03/18/2010 08:52:57

I too like some of the others use Alpah Omega and love it. The reason that I think this would be a great tool for my children is because being somewhat new to the homeschooling thing, about 1 yr. and 3 months, I've had a couple of children in school and have taken them out and the older ones are still coping with their mom as their teacher. I believe this would help with their independency and with computer skills. It would allow them to feel in control while I'm still the teacher/Mom. This is a great thing you guys are doing for us homeschoolers. Thank you, and I Thank God for showing me your curriculum it has really eased the transition.

SANDRA S 03/18/2010 08:54:09

I want to use Monarch because it is Mac compatible and my daughter is really excited about using the program.

TASHA H 03/18/2010 09:00:24

We have 7 children. In the fall, 5 of them will be school aged. This would be a huge benefit to providing the flexibility we need in this very busy and large homeschooling family.

JANAE K 03/18/2010 09:40:53

We have used dvd programs in the past, I am looking forward to a new and innovative approach to our homeschooling. We are homeschooling multiple ages as well, and this new program looks like a great option for families that are schooling multiple children.

PATRICIA C 03/18/2010 11:14:53

Monarch would be great because we are out of town for weeks at a time because our extended family lives out of state. We could easily use the connections at the places we stay and keep up with school work without worring about having to catch up when we get home.

JENNIFER J 03/18/2010 11:50:15

I would like to use Monarch because it cutting edge. I believe it could help us reach our educational goals in the most efficient manner.I love the versatility and the wide selection of over 35 electives to choose from. I believe the Monarch program will give our homeschool the much needed structure,while still allowing the freedom that homeschoolers love.

DENISE G 03/18/2010 13:04:52

I want to use Monarch because my child can work independently and still get the basics she needs.

NOELLE S 03/18/2010 13:09:06

Monarch would be wonderful for my son because it is high tech, would grasp his attention, and make him eager to learn more! Also, being able to access Monarch from anywhere at anytime would be a huge bonus for our busy family! I am so excited about this program and my son is even more excited...he is racing through his "textbook" curriculum so he can finish it up and move on to something more appropriate for "today's" homeschool kid!

BRANDY A 03/18/2010 15:35:48

I would use Monarch so I wouldn't always have that niggling worry that I am not doing "enough" or that I am leaving something out. Also, having my son be accountable to someone (or something) other than me would probably benefit us both immensely as well.

MICHELE L 03/18/2010 15:47:09

Looking for a way to make school more fun and interactive.

TAMMIE H 03/18/2010 16:04:44

I am looking for a way to be free from the paperwork that holds me back from being the teacher I want to be for my children. I also like the preparedness of use of on-line schooling which is a necessary skill in our day and age. Tammie Hedgeman

WENDY S 03/18/2010 16:49:25

I'm new to homeschooling my 12 year-old daughter. She's suffered from alot of health issues that doctors feel are stress induced by the public school system. I've tried traditional curriculum, but I think that my daughter would excel in an online program. I would use the Monarch program whether I would win this or not. However, as a single mom, it would be a great blessing to be one of the five winners.

FELISA H 03/18/2010 17:55:48

I home school my two middle school daughters. I'd like to use the Monarch curriculum because it offers the most up to date information easily added to the curriculum. That is very important to the educational process. My two daughters learn differently and work at different paces and the interactive curriculum would meet both there learning needs and styles.

DEBORA M 03/18/2010 18:40:50

We have home-schooled our son using another complete Christian curriculum for five years. I reviewed the catalog from Alpha Omega Publications and am considering a change for high school; a very difficult one being 'comfortable' with the current program. What I am seeing is Monarch will be a 'next step' in continuing my son's Christian education preparing him for college classes via online which NC offers for high school students. Thank you for the consideration with your offer!

MARGIE H 03/18/2010 19:00:09

We ordered the 3rd Math, and it is wonderful to be free of helping this child while focusing on our dyslexic child. We have 7, so this curricula would be wonderful for accountability with my older children!

KATHY S 03/18/2010 19:21:41

I think I would like to try Monarch Math 3 with my daughter. Math is her least favorite subject and I think trying something on the computer that is "new" and different could be a positive step for her. This would also free me up for some time with my preschool daughter during her "school" time.

CARMEN O 03/18/2010 19:57:01

Over the years we have used LIfePacs, Horizons and SOS. Each of my 7 children have a unique learning style. One of my children in particular struggles due to dyslexia. He's a very bright young man who has difficulties with traditional curriculums as he is an extremely visual learner. I have yet to find the right mix of curricula that gets his "hair burning" as his grandma puts it. As soon as I read about Monarch in the catalog I thought of him. Also, I never wanted to be a "workbook" homeschool family but that's exactly what we've become - I am ready for more excitement in our learning without having to get up at 3:00am to plan it all out each day!

ANNIE O 03/18/2010 20:41:53

We have two very different learners to teach. We used Horizons this year but supplemented with some online lessons. It looks like Monarch would be easily adapted to both. Multi-media seems to appeal to both our children. My husband recently changed jobs. And like so many others, we are now on a very restrictive budget. This giveaway will be an obvious blessing to whomever wins.

MARY J 03/18/2010 20:49:28

When I decided to homeschool my children, I trusted that God would guide me all along the way. Now that I am teaching all six of them, I rely on His guidance more than ever. I have been praying for the past few weeks about how I can spend more quality time with each child without sacrificing the Christ-centered education for which we have strived. Then, two days ago, your catalog showed up on my kitchen counter. It was truly an answer to my prayer! My children are enthusiastic about the Monarch courses and now I am energized.

KIMBERLY P 03/18/2010 21:55:09

We tried SOS this year and it's been great! My son saw Monarch in the catalog tonight and expressed his interest. The fact that he even looked in a school-based book is a miracle in itself!!

LINDA H 03/19/2010 01:58:57

I was so thrilled to hear of this new product from AOP. My familiy and I are missionaries in Japan (for the last 14 yrs.). We were on furlough recently and I was able to go to a convention in North Carolina and see AOP (in person) this past summer. I loved the materials, but at that time, I was so torn and we couldn't afford it. My son (11) has some learning delays (dyslexic) and I think having a program like Monarch could be perfect for him. I regret not buying an AOP programs then because now we are back in Japan and the shipping is so expensive, so I'm just throwing together a mix of what I have, but it's been tough. It would be amazing to win! And such a blessing from the Lord! I have been blessed this year through the "Daily Focus" e-mails and so I believe AOP must be a truly God-honoring and homeschool mom "friendly" company. Thanks for a chance to enter!

AVA W 03/19/2010 04:37:09

We are so excited about this new curriculum. We feel this would make learning more fun and interesting for our children.

03/19/2010 06:28:05

I am a mom of 4. I have a 7 and 8 year old in our local public school. My 8 year old is getting bullied/hit at school and is failing English. With all my heart I want to homeschool my boys. My husband has always been against it until recently. He wants me to take a shot at it this summer. This curriculem would be perfect for us. I know my husband would take it as confirmation from God if we won. Please pick my family. I want my children in a safe learning environment. Thank you for your consideration:)

DANIELLE E 03/19/2010 07:59:17

This cirriculem would be perfect for our children. This will be our second year homeschooling and after struggling to keep the kids entertained while teaching, i believe Monarch will be just the thing they will need. Looking forward to giving it a try.

KELLY Y 03/19/2010 08:58:16

I have a Mac and a first grader in need of academic challenge. I think he would love to be able to work on the computer at his own pace. Not to mention that it would free me up a little bit to focus on the other 3 kids!!!

MARILOU H 03/19/2010 08:58:54

I am excited to try this new curriculum out for my two kids. I think they would really get alot out of it and I love that we would be able to do it anywhere. I am also looking forward to the other great features as well.

JUDITH B 03/19/2010 09:15:02

My son, in the 9th grade, has been doing great with the SOS curriculum. This is his first year homeschooling, and after trying 2 other homeschool curriculums, we (finally) happily discovered Alpha Omega. We would love the Monarch curriculum so he can use his Mac laptop and do school anywhere. Great job Alpha Omega!

DAWN A 03/19/2010 09:50:08

I am in the process of homeschooling a 6th & 12th grader. This has been our first year discovering Alpha Omega and I absolutely love it! We currently use LifePac but I think that my 6th grader would enjoy school more from the Monarch perspective. Not to mention, if we were to win one of 5, it would certainly be a weight lifted off sending one to college and still having one in diapers! Thanks for the opportunity to enter and be a part of your kick off!! God bless all of your efforts!!

MARY B 03/19/2010 09:53:08

Wow, my son and I have been on your site for about an hour, discussing and looking ofr somethinnew and exciting as he approaches his 5th grade year. The regular textbooks are starting to become alittle boring and we are looking for something more hands on and visual for him. He loves the look of Monarch and Switched on Schoolhouse. It would be a real treat for us to start something different with Monarch!

MEGAN L 03/19/2010 09:56:12

I am an educator of a student that is not my child. This is perfect for her to work at my home as well as her own home without having to pack her school stuff to carry back and forth!

JENNIFER R 03/19/2010 12:20:37

Monarch looks like an exciting way for the kids to learn! We travel quite often, therefore, Monarch would allow us to school anywhere we go without having to take the usual cumbersome amount of books and supplies with us. I look forward to previewing this curriculum and seeing the potential to enhance the love of learning that it offers.

JEREMY R 03/19/2010 12:54:27

By two, all of our kids know how to start a DVD, With Monarch, it allows us to start to be free, Of the constraints of the books, videos, and paces, Just the idea lights up our faces. We have not one girl, but four, So you know we'll be buying more, For saving money helps, I'll give you cheers, Four weddings could start in thirteen years!

KAREN G 03/19/2010 13:48:13

We are new to homeschooling this year and I am very excited about Monarch! I think my children will enjoy the format and I like the idea of everything being on line. We can do it anyhere and I don't have to keep track of so much paperwork.

KRISTINA M 03/19/2010 15:14:35

This coming school year will be my daughter Faith's 3rd year to be home schooled. We are both fulltime missionaries traveling all over the United States and abroad. The public system failed me and was beginning to fail my daughter however, I have seen faith flourish under SOS curriculum as it focuses on God as well as using all sides of teaching methods. The 1st year she lost her books all the time, the 2nd the computer crashed. We are ready for the ability to access her school from any location on any computer, and quite frankly I was wondering how we would afford it this year as money is extremely tight. Regardless Thank you for creating such a awesome Godly based teaching program. You are a Blessing to our family! The Marriott Family

BETH A 03/19/2010 16:15:35

This will be such a blessing. Wow this will make life a lot easier for this mom of 3. We look forward to starting Monarch when the new school year starts. Thank you for making such a wonderful online home school curriculum that gets all of us excited.

AMY M 03/19/2010 16:43:32

I homeschool four very different and talented children. I have to use different approaches for all of them. Homeschooling allows me to help each child learn in a way that's best for them. This program will help my oldest daughter to focus on specific tasks each day. I believe it will help her to have her assignments written out for her day to day. Thank you for providing different curriculums to help us educate each individual.

CYNTHIA C 03/19/2010 18:17:27

We have tried a lot of homeschool curriculum. My son and I think that the lessons would be more engaging with Monarch. We travel a lot to tennis tournaments and the convenience of online school is very appealing. Monarch does not look dry and boring. We like that it is Bible based and that they will be using media and audio clips and interactive games to enhance learning. We will be giving this curriculum a try.

LISA P 03/19/2010 20:31:32

We have started a kids ministry for our homeschooling community and we have a special needs child. We are looking for a program that will give us more flexibilty and structure. We hope we have found it! We are looking forward to trying it!

JOY B 03/19/2010 20:42:52

I took the homeschool journey for the first time this year with my four girls. I started out as a single mom but in January found my best friend again and married him. The girls have really improved since I took them out of public school. My 7 yo dd can now read (and actually enjoys it -we ran into her K teacher in Wal-Mart and she asked how my dd was doing. My dd replied with the biggest smile she could read chapter books!), do math (also fun), and write in cursive. None of my girls were doing well but she had the most trouble. I would love to try the new curriculum! With me in college and my husband away for Army Reserves/training for three weeks as I'm writing this,it looks like it would be a good fit and would certainly ease the financial burden if we were chosen for this free giveaway! I'm sure my girls would love this and plan to try Monarch my older two girls and possibly something else AOP offers for my younger two.

CHRISTI G 03/19/2010 21:26:40

I want to use Monarch for the freedom it will give our homeschooling family. We could go on our "off season" trips during the year and take school with us. We can take my mom to appointments out of town, and the kids can still manage to complete school at the same time! I am so excited about Monarch, and I can't wait to use it in our homeschool.

SARAH G 03/20/2010 01:55:07

I want the best for my children and this looks like a wonderful program God bless!

HEATHER B 03/20/2010 05:10:01

We have been homeschooling for 4 years now and I have been on "the hunt" for a refreshing new curriculum for my children. I had been praying to be in line with God on His plan for our future education I received your catalog in the mail this week and as I have been learning more about this program, decided that Monarch was our answer. It is relevant to what we desire in educating our children. It will allow for further development in computer skills. It is convenient and appears to be very user friendly. Excited!

ANDY M 03/20/2010 05:35:13

We are also a family on the go and it would be great to be able to do school work anywhere. We've done some outstanding curriculums, but they take up a lot of room, and a computer based curriculum would be great - especially one that we can do anywhere!

JENNIFER S 03/20/2010 06:48:46

We are so thankful for homeschooling. I feel so incredibly blessed everday that I get to teach my children. Knowing that we have this new program for next year would be such a blessing in so many ways for my family.

JENNIFER S 03/20/2010 08:10:36

My son has a learning disablity and online schooling would make learning so much easier.

JILL B 03/20/2010 08:57:30

I believe Monarch would be a wonderful curriculum for my 12-year-old. My daughter has sensory processing difficulties, and I believe the multisensorial teaching methods would be very helpful to her learning success. Also, the easy-to-understand, bite-sized lessons would be perfect. She could work at her own pace to master new concepts, and I could easily see areas that need reinforcement. I love the flexibility in scheduling and the automated grading and record-keeping. I also think the eco-friendly online delivery is great. We are saving for Monarch because we think this will be a worthy investment, but finances are presently llimited and winning the curriculum would be a blessing.

BETH R 03/20/2010 09:16:13

I am very excited about this curriculum. I have one child with some learning handicaps and I think this would help her tremendously. We also like to take off season vacations and this would be helpful in that we could take itwith us. I am burnt out with what we are doing right now and would like something refreshing.

STEPHANIE T 03/20/2010 09:51:38

It looks fantastic, looking forward to seeing more!

GINGER P 03/20/2010 11:13:58

I want to be challenged by my Christian studies, & I think Monarch can do this!

GAYLE E 03/20/2010 11:15:53

We would love to get the chance to try your new curriculum! Since this is our first year of high school, we have been challenged to the point of considering new direction in our curriculum. We are looking for better ways to learn and to make it as painless as possible. Things that might have worked before seem overwhelming now at times. I believe a good Christian education is our first priority and that everything else will fall into place. This would truly be a much needed financial blessing and help my son have a great year.

HEATHER H 03/20/2010 13:08:01

We want to use Monarch because my daughter loves to learn by watching videos and using a multimedia environment. We have Macs so SOS was not a possibility for us.

CARMEN P 03/20/2010 14:22:33

I have been homeschooling for five years now. I have three children on three different levels with one daughter on various subject levels. I have tried different methods and materials over the past years with varying success. Some fell short on curriculum quality, offered little choices for the parent or student, while others left my children feeling overwhelmed and defeated. I found some to be overly time consuming, for me, as the parent/teacher/learning coach to even begin preparation for a lesson due to either an impractical amount of materials or the disorganized way in which they are set up, especially in the subject of math. I have used, most recently, SOS but in the past have tried, K-12, Lifepacs , Public school distance learning, Private school distance learning, and have even purchased the books directly from the publishers that our local schools have used. I have even tried using a mixture of the different materials and online resources available to build my own curriculum. By far the best all-in-one curriculum is SOS, which I have most recently used. It is well organized, easy to set up and use, leaves me the time to work with each child independently, and most importantly, all three children like it. Monarch sounds like an excellent innovative, alternative that I would love to try.

DANA W 03/20/2010 16:11:54

Wow, this is so exciting! I would love to be a part of this exciting move into the new era of education. This will give students a head start on online education as one day they will more than likely encounter college courses online. We will be homeschooling for the first time and it would be thrilling to start out with Monarch. I have a 3rd grader and a two year old. It will certainly make it easy to split my time between the two and know my daughter is getting a good education any time /any place as long as we have our laptop!

KIM M 03/20/2010 18:04:04

We want the freedom of being able to access our curriculum anywhere while our 10 yr old son pursues his enthusiasm and gift for the sport of gymnastics. Traditional school schedules and limitations restrict the time we have as a family and for our son to spend the necessary hours in the gym. With Monarch, we will be free to enjoy our days together without time wasted commuting back and forth between home and the gym and can even make travel time productive as he can spend it accessing his lessons and we can utilize the online curriculum to our advantage as well. I am very excited to have the opportunity and freedom Monarch will give us and cannot wait until it is released this spring.

APRIL H 03/20/2010 21:06:01

This is a Great idea and a very smart way to promote your new curriculum. I wish I would have thought of this for our business. Anyhow, I have 4 kids and the oldest is 14 - I believe that Hope would really take off in her learning with this new curriculum. I plan on buying the switched on school house this year for Hope 14, and Patience 10. But, times are very tough for my husbands business right now so I am not sure exactly what we will be able to afford-just yet. But, I do appreciate all that you are doing and know that God will always provide. Whoever the lucky winners are will truly be blessed.

KATHY C 03/20/2010 21:17:25

I've been praying for something like this! God has answered my prayers! My daughter is 12 and have 3 other daughters homeschooling. (and that can get quite expensive.) Our family is in ministry and we are always out and ministering at some church. Some times till Midnight, and when we are at churches they could be keeping up with there school. This is the perfect thing for our family. My 12 year old daughter has been homeschooling for 4 years, and loves Alpha Omega homeschool curriculum.

JENNIFER M 03/20/2010 22:07:15

We are a military family. My husband deploys about every other year at this point. One reason I am looking into homeschooling is because changing duty stations is hard and annoying for the kids. Another reason is because we get lonely while my husband is deployed and when things are looking bad we can go visit family and recharge our emotional batteries. And Currently we live in Georgia and the school choices are horrible. From the 2nd grade teacher telling my son not to defend himself because these were street kids and they would beat him, to currently in the third grade and the kids steal anything they can get their hands on. I have never homeschooled before and I don't know what I am doing. But I like the looks of your program and need all the help I can get. Thank you!

STEPHANIE W 03/21/2010 03:34:46

We would absolutely love to have a chance to use the new Monarch curriculum. Like so many other families, we are on the go with activities and Monarch would simplify our 3 kids' learning schedules. Thank you for making such wonderful & innovative products that make homeschooling more manageable.

ERIKA L 03/21/2010 04:34:11

This sounds like a complete program that would help me teach my children to become more independent learners, Having MS, some days can be more challenging than others; this seems like something that could give us more consistency in our home schooling.

GINA S 03/21/2010 05:59:26

I really needa computerfriendly curriculm to use for my sone. He recently has had surgery adn there is an impending diagnosis waiting to determine the cause and effect of his mucle weakness. The doctor has sugested that most of his work be done on computer or orally du to difficulty writing and pain he experiences. Winning this wouild really help him and help us with finatialy since I do homescool another son who will be in High Schol this upcoming fall. The easy access is helpful when we have doctor appointments and therapy often.

CYNTHIA S 03/21/2010 06:09:55

We're a military family who is constantly moving or traveling. It would be great to have a curriculum that could be used while on the go without having the extra burden of carrying school books with us from place to place. Monarch seems like it could solve all of our problems.

CAROLYN S 03/21/2010 06:52:32

I am highly interested in the Monarch Curriculum because we are a eco-sustainable family. The curriculum we have used in the past used up thousands of pages of paper. Monarch eliminates waste in the most complete way! There is no paper waste, there isn't even any CD-Rom waste. The kids can use this curriculum completely online, no installation and no cumbersome workbooks. They will have instant grading and feedback and I can keep track of everything much easier...all while saving the environment!

KATHLEEN G 03/21/2010 07:23:31

We are an active duty military family with six children. My husband has been in the Army for 17 years; some of those years he has been deployed. Over those years we adopted four foster children and increased our family size from 2 kiddos to 6 kiddos almost overnight! We have always homeschooled our children and will continue to do so through highschool. Our life is extremely busy and we were looking for a postive change in curriculums. Monarch is the answer to our prayers. My children have asked to start the school year EARLY with Monarch! Thanks for a wonderful opportunity!

MARK C 03/21/2010 10:15:40

We've used Lifepacs in the past and they were great but my daughter really wanted to do "school on the computer". I was hesitant to try that due to potential computer problems but I let her take ONE subject with SOS. THAT was her favorite class and she did REALLY well!! Monarch looks just like SOS but BETTER because even if we do encounter a computer glitch, we can do school ANYWHERE!!

SUSAN K 03/21/2010 11:42:01

My husband and I are very interested to begin homeschooling our soon to be 9th grader. She needs a personalized approach to learning and is not achieving in public school as well as she would with being homeschooled. Her public schooling has left her feeling inadequate and insecure and if she is not helped to be successful now I don't see how she will arrive at her full potential. We feel homeschooling would right now be a lifeline for our daughter.

JANICE M 03/21/2010 12:05:04

Janice M We have used Switched on Schoolhouse for many years and love the simplicity of the curriculum. Reading about Monarch looks exciting and easier to use. With two already graduated, I now have four boys left to teach from ages fifteen to five. With the different age groups, teaching can become a challenge, but With Monarch, teaching looks like it would be a breeze and user friendly.

KIM O 03/21/2010 13:08:40

We are really considering homeschooling as an alternative to public school starting this fall. Knowing that the Monarch curriculum would be online and available everywhere, we could spend more time visiting family in other regions.In addition, my kids would have a Christan based education that is invaluable for their life!

ROBIN L 03/21/2010 13:37:10

I work part time from home and this program would be a great assest to our daughter. She can do the work anytime, anywhere and not have to worry about teaching out of textbooks. I currently use the Life Pac system and have been debating about switching to SOS but Monarch seems like a much better alternative. Looking forward to it's release!