17. Formal Education Ends at Eighth Grade
After the eighth grade, Amish teenagers begin to engage in vocational training so that they can learn a trade to support themselves and their families eventually. Additionally, the cessation of formal schooling helps to prevent “anti-Christian” ideas, like the teaching of evolutionism or too liberal a view of human reproduction. The instruction takes place in English and focuses on reading, math, writing, Amish history, practical farming, and homemaking skills.