We believe Alpha Omega
Publications represents the future direction of Christian
instruction means recognizing the uniqueness of each student.
God has made every individual different, and each student
brings to school a unique combination of abilities,
background, and motivations that affect the way he learns.
Every teacher with conventional classroom experience
knows the frustration of trying to keep some students caught
up with the rest of the class, while simultaneously dealing
with others who are bored because the pace is too slow.
The personalized approach tailors the curriculum to
each learner, freeing the teacher to work with pupils
one-on-one within the classroom.
A.O.P. has its roots in the
early movement toward personalized Christian curriculum.
Omega began in 1977 when a group of developers who were
experienced in individualized learning came together to
publish curriculum that placed an emphasis on critical
thinking skills. They
called their new curriculum “LIFEPACs,” “Learning Individually
A complete curriculum, grades 1-12, was published in five
subject areas: Bible,
language arts, mathematics, history/geography, and science.
Various electives were also added.
A.O.P. emphasizes thinking
This alone sets Alpha Omega apart from its predecessor.
Instead of relying solely on repetitive
read-and-fill-in-the-blank activities and memorization of
answers, the LIFEPACs and SOS require students to use
reasoning skills. One
way is using teacher-graded questions for which there is no
pat answer. Responding
with sentences or paragraphs requires students to manipulate
facts and concepts mentally to generate sensible answers —
in other words, to practice higher-order thinking skills.
qualified teacher thus becomes more important than with the
A.O.P. has a more
scope and sequence.
Without sacrificing Biblical truth, Alpha Omega has
worked to align its curriculum with state and national
standards so that Christian students will not be at a
disadvantage in comparison with their public school peers.
A.O.P. provides twelve full
grade levels of Bible courses.
the authority of Scripture and historic Christian doctrine,
without promoting a specific denomination, these courses bring
students face-to-face with God’s claims upon their lives..
is by far the best computer-interactive curriculum available.
SOS is the LIFEPAC curriculum adapted to the computer.
Updated at least annually, it is enjoyed by
thousands of students in Christian schools and homes.
We believe that Switched-On Schoolhouse is truly the
future of 21st century Christian education, whether used in a
school network, through the Internet, or in stand-alone