School officials objected to the family listing their child in 3rd grade and refused to issue an “approval” letter. They insisted that the family teach him at the 1st grade level or document evidence of readiness for 3rd grade in the form of work samples or progress reports. . . . homeschooled students are not required to learn at the same pace in every subject. Some students may excel in math and science but require a little more time and effort in English and social studies. Other students love history and writing but have trouble with numbers. Homeschooling empowers parents to encourage their children to pursue their dreams and shine in their favorite subjects while taking the time necessary to become proficient in all areas. Pennsylvania law charges parents—not public schools—with picking the most appropriate grade level for each child.More here.