Overview & How to Register
The BHEA Enrichment Program is designed to literally enrich the education that each family provides for their children at home. We are not here to educate your children for you, but to partner with you as you do so. You, the parents, are responsible for your students, their education, and their behavior. You are not required to take part in the Enrichment program, either by state law or by any requirement of your membership with BHEA. Roughly one-half of our membership takes part in Enrichment sessions, so there is no pressure.
While in session, the BHEA Enrichment Program is open to all BHEA members in good standing who have registered and paid the Family Enrichment Program Registration fee, signed up for individual sessions well in advance, selected the appropriate number of service hours, and attended a prerequisite informational meeting about how the program works. The preschool through 8th grade program meets on Mondays. Some middle school and all high school sessions meet on Wednesdays. Exceptions to this are some high school sessions that meet twice within a week and others that are held off-site.
For the academic year 2018-19, the Family Enrichment Program Registration fee is $50, regardless of how many children you are registering. It covers both semesters, and is not prorated. This Enrichment Program Registration fee is in addition to your BHEA Family Membership fee ($20 per year) and helps to cover the cost of the facility and other expenses specific to the program. This fee only applies if you are participating in Enrichment sessions. Please do not pay this amount if you are not planning to take part. Be aware that there are also additional fees paid directly to the instructor for the sessions you select. You will find those fees and other important information by clicking on the name of the session and accessing the individual descriptions on the Enrichment Session Schedule.
Our program requires a very reasonable minimum family service contribution, based on the number of hours and days your family participates. The current formula is one hour of service for every four hours of sessions your children are signed up for, per Enrichment Day that you are participating in (Monday or Wednesday). Most parents easily fulfill this while their child(ren) are in sessions by working in various areas as hall monitors, lunch set-up staff, nursery workers, etc.
You will receive login information upon joining BHEA. Once logged in, a link to the Enrichment Program Registration form will become visible under the Enrichment Tab on the menu to the left. Once you have completed and submitted that form and received confirmation that your payment was received, you may begin signing up for individual sessions. This will be done on the Enrichment Session Schedule. Again, once logged in, you can click on the sessions you are interested in. In addition to details of each session, you will see a red "register" button in the upper right-hand corner of the dialogue box. Simply click on the box beside the name of the student you wish to add to the session and then press "register." If the session is full, you'll be given the option of adding your name to the Waitlist. Please do so, as that shows us there is enough interest in the subject to possibly move it to a larger space, offer a duplicate session in another hour, etc. Don't despair! Most often, once things settle down, you will make it into your first choice, but just in case, choose a second choice for that hour. Scroll down the page and select a service position suitable to your situation and available hours. Finally, later this summer, attend one of the prerequisite info meetings that will be held (dates TBA). Doing so will secure your space in your selected sessions. Note: Your Enrichment Program Registration fee is 100% refundable up to midnight on the first day your sessions meet. See you in the fall!