• <h4 class="dechead">On One Hand: Go At Your Own Pace

    One of the advantages of homeschooling is that it allows children to learn at their own pace, whether that's faster or slower than in a traditional school environment. Your child can begin learning kindergarten curriculum whenever she is ready.

    On the Other: "Skipping" is Different in Homeschooling

    Though homeschooled children can work at their own pace, the fundamental concepts learned in kindergarten may be hard to speed through or skip altogether. Furthermore, your child may be reading at a kindergarten level but doing first-grade math, or vice versa; there is no need to "skip" entire grade levels in the same way that skipping grades works in a public school.

    Bottom Line

    All children, regardless of learning level, generally need to be registered for school (traditional or homeschool) by the calendar year in which they turn 6. Check with your state board of education for more information. You may find it easier to "skip" higher grade levels once your child has learned the fundamentals.


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