New Port Richey, Fla. (April 16, 2014) – With summer break approaching, next year’s school year may not seem like a priority this spring, but the experts at Alpha Omega Publications (AOP) are urging families to think about their plans now to emphasize the importance of the decision and save during their annual spring sale.
Families considering homeschooling for the first time may feel overwhelmed by the decision, so AOP is offering seven simple steps to ease first-timer anxiety.
“Making the switch to homeschooling is a big decision and many families feel overwhelmed in the beginning, but it’s important for them to know they’re not alone,” said Beth TeGrotenhuis, COO at Alpha Omega Publications. “With more than 35 years of experience in the homeschool industry, AOP has a deep understanding of what families go through when beginning their homeschooling adventure, whether they’re making the transition from traditional schools to homeschooling or just beginning their child’s education in general.”
To ease any anxiety and provide motivation for homeschooling, AOP recommends the following easy-to-follow tips:
Make the Decision - Learn what homeschooling is, how it benefits your family, what qualifications you need to homeschool, and how homeschooling is a lifestyle.
Get Informed - Discover the facts you need to know to homeschool legally in your state, the everyday ins and outs of homeschooling, and case studies that prove homeschool success.
Find Support - Get the information you need to build an effective support base with other homeschool families, homeschool co-ops, state homeschool organizations, homeschool forums, and social networking sites.
Select a Method - Identify which homeschooling approach is best for your family as you explore popular homeschool options, such as computer-based, traditional, unit study, Charlotte Mason, Montessori, classical, and more.
Choose Your Curriculum - Determine what subjects to teach, where to find homeschool curriculum, how to know what grade level is right for your child, and if your child’s learning style is hands-on, auditory, or visual.
Schedule Your Homeschool Day - Find practical guidelines to plan and organize your homeschooling day with “Twelve Secrets to Scheduling Success.”
Keep the Right Records - Learn how to document with report cards, monthly planners, transcripts, and homeschooling portfolios in order to prove your child’s progress.
Families interested in exploring the faith-based homeschool offerings from Alpha Omega Publications can visit aophomeschooling.com. Throughout the month of April, families can receive 20 percent off their total purchase as a part of AOP’s spring sale. The sale features savings on five innovative and time-tested homeschool curriculum programs for grades PreK-12, including: Monarch, Switched-On Schoolhouse, LIFEPAC, Horizons and The Weaver Curriculum.
About Alpha Omega Publications
Alpha Omega Publications is a leading provider of PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources and services to Christian schools, homeschool families, and distributors. AOP follows its mission every day by creating and providing quality Christian educational materials to every child through curriculum, educational books and games, support services, family entertainment and a distance learning program. Over the past three decades, AOP has provided thousands of students with an academically rigorous education, earned several distinguished awards, and partnered with approximately 400 bookstores and online retailers to carry its brands, which include online (Monarch and Ignitia), CD-ROM (Switched-On Schoolhouse) and print-based curriculum (Horizons, LIFEPAC, and The Weaver Curriculum).