The secret of success
To the left is a certificate of achievement in Math, that my son earned in about 2 months. The program was the Aleks math system, Grade 3. Keep in mind my son just ended 2nd Grade, and within 2 months he was proficient in 3rd Grade Math. I double checked this by having my son test against my state math standards for 3rd grade, and he passed.
Homeschool accomplishes wins like this through the hand tailored educational experience. Rather than the public school processing system, here the parent takes the time to work with their kids. While this can be done in a public school setting, the public school pace is incredibly slow. What they do in a year, a child could do in months through hand tailored educational systems.