I just got thrown a major loop. My sister is enrolling all of her kids into school part time. I have that option here too. I don't think I would do it full time. I just read a post of a public school teacher that angered me more than I want to express here.
My sister brought up an important point. She has older boys and more boys and girls around my children's ages, and she found it was much easier to put them into school at the beginning middle school mark than later, especially if orchestra is an option. She found one of her sons could not participate in orchestra because he wasn't enrolled in 6th grade.
My boys would be entering middle school this year. The orchestra, etc. options are appealing to me. I do not want to hand over history, language, etc., and I'll even do math. But not have to pay tuition for orchestra and choir? I don't really like knowing that what we do this year basically charts our course for the next 7 years!