SOURCE: Alpha Omega Publications

April 17, 2008 16:42 ET

Alpha Omega Publications Unveils Its School in a Box Program

ROCK RAPIDS, IA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Alpha Omega Publications (AOP) has just introduced a viable and affordable option to starting a Christian school. It's the new revolution in virtual Christian education. For over 30 years, Alpha Omega Publications' Christian worldview curriculum has reached children worldwide. Now, with the launch of its School in a Box program, the fully accredited organization is affording even more Christian ministries the opportunity to start their own church school. Ministries that would like to expose their youth to a Bible-based curriculum without bearing the prohibitive cost of opening their own academy can learn more at www.aopconnects.com.

According to a 2004 article in The Christian Post, "Christian schools are decreasing in enrollment because of high tuition. Due to a slow economy, parents who want to send their children to Christian schools find it harder to afford private education." With the current economy nearing recession, this decline only stands to continue, which spells bad news for the fate of Christian youth. In 2002, the Southern Baptist Convention Council on Family Life reported that "88 percent of the children raised in evangelical homes leave church at the age of 18, never to return. Many advocates of Christian education... blame secularization of government schools."

Alpha Omega Publications aims to buck these trends by offering an affordable alternative in Christian education. It provides all the tools churches need to start a Christian school. By spreading the cost of academic staff, technical support, and servers over thousands of students around the globe, AOP affords ministries a cost-efficient means of giving more young people a solid biblical education.

About Alpha Omega Publications:

Alpha Omega Publications is a leading provider of award-winning PreK-12th grade Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to Christian schools and homeschool families. Headquartered in Rock Rapids, Iowa, with additional offices in Chandler, Arizona, Alpha Omega Publications has effectively revolutionized Christian education for more than 30 years with computer-based and print-based curriculum including Switched-On Online, Switched-On Schoolhouse®, LIFEPAC®, Horizons, and The Weaver Curriculum®. The company also provides educational books and games, support services, family entertainment, and an accredited distance-learning school enrolling students in all 50 states and 38 countries worldwide. Visit Alpha Omega Publications online at www.aop.com or call 800-682-7391 for more information.