After a brief stint in our one and only available public high school, we have brought our older two home again with the blessing of the principal, no less, who had spoken with the guidance counselor. Together they concurred that I had obviously done a excellent job thus far and had absolutely no worries about taking them out, knowing that I was seeking to do the best for my children and that I would accomplish that. Whew. And I had worried that once they were "in the system" we were asking for trouble if we pulled them out again. California school districts are often quite hostile towards homeschoolers.
So, we started school again yesterday. It feels so good!