"AMO is truly an amazing program. I have used it to teach our children at home. My husband, who has a teaching degree, shared this about the Proverbs Teachers guide, 'The person who designed this program knows how to teach children.'
"After my children completed the Proverbs unit, one of them made a poor choice in his actions. When I described to the child the poor choice, this is how he responded, 'Oh no, I am being a foolish child! I don't want to be a foolish child! I want to be a wise child!" This was said several weeks after the class had ended. Right now, the children are taking a co-op class, Joel, A Boy From Galilee. It is a fantastic class and the children are learning much about the life of Jesus Christ and the Hebrew culture." — R. C., Home educator of five
Based on Luke 2:52, which describes the wholistic development of Jesus as a child, AMO was designed to nurture the whole child: spiritually, mentally, aesthetically, socially, and physically.
The transforming power of God’s Word is placed at the heart of AMO’s curriculum to regenerate minds and renew thinking. Children read the Bible and are taught to reason with biblical principles for fresh ideas, personal decisions and solving problems God’s way. This builds a Christian world and life view.
AMO transcends the mediocre spirit of the pop culture with an inherent emphasis on beauty and life. Learning begins in the imagination where thought and experience come together. AMO nurtures Christian imagination through classic children’s stories read aloud by the teacher, the use of biblical imagery and vocabulary, and noble activities filled with color, music, movement and Christian ideals and virtues.
The Christian principles of self-government, stewardship and service are woven into the whole curricular structure. Coupled with a taste of Christian history, loving relationships with teachers and children’s service projects, Christian character is taught, modeled and practiced. This is how future servant-leaders are groomed for Christ.
Because words are the building blocks of ideas, AMO has an emphasis on building vocabulary. Words are defined biblically and the children receive a new word with each lesson that is tacked onto the Treasure Chest of Words bulletin board.