The Alpha Omega Homeschool Academy is an excellent umbrella program using their LifePac, Horizons, Monarch, and Alpha Omega Switched on Schoolhouse curriculums.
The Alpha Omega Academy has courses from kindergarten through high school. They are assigned a "teacher" and even though they are doing the work at home, students are required to have 180 instructional days for each school year like a public school. (This can include field trips, outside classes and lessons.)
Children who enroll in the Alpha Omega may choose from two homeschooling options:
As with any umbrella program, the biggest benefit is that it can drastically reduce parental preparation and teaching time, which is a big plus for busy parents. It is also substantially less expensive than most private school or other online homeschooling options.
The biggest downfall is the need to keep attendance and the lack of flexibility in what your child learns and when.
We used this curriculum for the first year after pulling our oldest child out of the traditional school system. It was a nice transition because it still gave us flexibility to plan our days, but also provided us with a supportive staff, report cards and the accountability we needed as first-time homeschoolers.
They also provided us with reading lists, planning and tracking tools and the fabulous LifePac curriculum.
We wanted to home school, but need some friendly help, and we found it there.