Extra Curricular Homeschool

Extracurricular Activities at an Online School

Are you looking for extracurricular activities for your homeschooler? Some families are fortunate to have lots of opportunities for extracurricular activities in their local communities, but others may need to look online for them. Today we’d like to talk to you about extracurricular activities at an online school.

When a teacher at an online Christian school tells someone where she works, a popular question she receives in response is, “How does that work?” While online education continues to grow, there is still a lot to discover about the opportunities online education provides. For example, did you know that Alpha Omega Academy (AOA) has a variety of extracurricular activities available for students? While AOA hasn’t started a virtual football team, here are just a few activities that are available at Alpha Omega Academy:

Writers Block

Writers Block was started by a student and teacher who wanted to provide an opportunity for students to share and develop their writing. One teacher leads the group and partners with other English teachers to share writing skills and lead group writing activities. Students have opportunities to share writing pieces to receive encouragement and suggestions from the rest of the group.


JUMPSTART is a group for students in grades 7-12 to learn about college preparation and career exploration. Led by AOA’s school counseling department, the group covers topics such as career clusters, college entrance exams, scholarships, and resume building. Students can join at any time and learn tips to prepare for their futures.

The Blue Umbrella

The Blue Umbrella is Alpha Omega Academy’s school newsletter that was started by students, is written by students, and is published by students. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop leadership skills while working with a group of peers from across the world.

Bible Study

Each week an AOA Bible teacher leads a Bible study by taking a closer look at small portions of scripture. Students can join at any time.


Elementary students at AOA create fun art projects in a monthly activity led by an elementary teacher. Supply lists are made available in advance, and students can do the projects along with the teacher as she shares her webcam.


Accredited regionally by NCA CASI of AdvancED and internationally by ACSI, Alpha Omega Academy is the K-12 online school of Alpha Omega Publications. Founded in 1977, Alpha Omega Publications is a leading provider of award-winning PreK-12 Christian curriculum, educational resources, and services to Christian schools and homeschool families worldwide. Visit Alpha Omega Academy online or call 800-682-7396.

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Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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