Yes, this is an incredibly snarky title, but it's not dissimilar from a conversation had in a team meeting and someone at a far higher paygrade than me said it with a sauce of sarcasm. Here's the situation: Last month at my online school, a student finished their first semester courses quite early. Since there has been precedence about moving them to the next stage of the curriculum, Admin hemmed and hawed and allowed the student to continue. A month later (today) Student is finished with the entire grade. Admin isn't pleased. I'm kind of with Admin. Right now, I'm looking for some good assessments to properly determine if Student has truly mastered the grade (the assessment we WOULD use isn't available until the end of the school year)... or if Mom helped a little too much. This is not the only kid in this family to do this at this school. When Mom talks about it, she talks about her kids "working at their own pace" and "being so excited to finish." And I'm thinking, their pace or yours, lady? To oversimplify the description, my job could be more or less described as helping families homeschool. Having a number of friends in the homeschooling community, I've heard tale of metaphorical gold stars given to homeschooling parents who are the best and brightest and go to college at the age of 10 or whatever. I'm trying to be as diplomatic as I can while scoping for the family's intentions this school year and Admin has already offered to be the bad guy should it come to that. But, golly, how do you politely say that we suspect you of doing your students' work for them in order to make yourself look good?