Alpha Omega lifepac
This curriculum is one of the most easy to use and facilitate curriculums for home use. Hands down. You get a box for each subject. Each subject has 10 workbooks and a teachers manual. The older grades often have a novel in with the Language Arts. Each workbook has periodic quizzes and a test in the center of it to be administered upon completion of the book. *Pull the test out and store it in the box until the student is ready to take it. This curriculum is also an award winning mastery curriculum. Mastery is a term used to indicate that learned concepts will reappear throughout the curriculum to make sure that the child owns the knowledge upon completion of the grade. It is self paced. I had a friend whose daughter loved doing her Lifepacs so much she took them everywhere. She did them in the car, waiting for doctors appointments, etc... She was a driven young woman and Lifepac fit her learning style. My son is 24 and when reflecting on Lifepac he stated that he really liked the simplicity. He had 4 thin workbooks at any given time. We had a box from home science tools sitting in his school area waiting for suggested experiments, but other than that, just those 4 little books. There is a bit of freedom in that simplicity. He always tested much better than average, so it offered a good education as well. I took his new books at the beginning of a set and marked them out with pencil or post its to keep him on schedule. It worked well. That some concepts are woven through the different subjects, I tried to keep them similarly paced. If your child thrives with simplicity and sameness, this would fit well. My son said he liked how easy it was to get it done and knocked out of the way. It took next to no parental prep. It is also fairly student driven so interaction, unless sought out, is low. It is very well priced (under $300 for the four core subjects) if you choose the parent led option, but also offers a transcripted option through Alpha Omega Academy which can use the same Lifepacs, but adds the benefit of being part of a physical school where you have teachers to confer with, diplomas, transcripts, etc... A nice feature is that you can buy the workbooks individually from Christian Book to try the program out. Questions and comments welcome! You can find Alpha Omega Lifepac products by clicking the link below.
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