Forrest Family Homeschooling
In addition to the law, I have obtained a copy of a letter from Marion Gray, Basic Education Associate, PA Dept. of Education, explaining that the law does not require that a copy of the supervisor's high school diploma be submitted to a school district. Your affidavit is sufficient, so please don't let your school force you to do this or anything else not required by the law. Show them this letter if necessary.
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A note of explanation about these objectives is in order. We are using the minimalist approach recommended by the Pennsylvania Home Education Network, and articulated by Diana Baseman in The Pennsylvania Home Education Handbook. That is, we word the objectives in a very general way with few specific goals. You may notice that there are no claims that the student will learn any particular fact or concept. Even public schools cannot make any such claim. Remember, all the law requires is that the student show overall sustained progressno more. Our particular spin is to cite some past progress as examples (this disqualifies us as pure minimalists) without promises of future accomplishments. This overall approach has several advantages:
One final note: no matter what you write as an objective, the school district by law, cannot use that as a criterion for whether your home education program is out of compliance with § 13-1327.
This is a very restrictive list of those groups that are culturally compatible with our homeschooling philosophy.
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