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What is the Enrichment Program?

Welcome to our BHEA Enrichment Program! We are excited to offer this optional opportunity to enhance the education you provide for your children at home. Our goal is to partner with you in creating a rich and supportive learning environment. As parents, you remain responsible for your students' education, and we are here to support you in this journey.

Participation in the Enrichment Program is entirely optional. There is no requirement from the state or BHEA to join, so you can choose what works best for your family. Currently, about half of our members take part in the Enrichment sessions, so you won't feel any pressure either way.

We offer sessions for students from preK to grade 12, all held on Mondays. We look forward to collaborating with you to provide the best possible learning experience for your children!

When do Sessions begin?


What sessions are being offered in the Fall Semester?

The Fall 2024 Schedule will be posted very soon!  Be on the look out!

Please note that all sessions take place on Mondays in one convenient Maryville location. 

Who is involved with the Enrichment Program and how do they qualify?

The BHEA Enrichment Program is open to all BHEA members in good standing. 

How many weeks will the sessions meet?

Our Enrichment program will consist of 12 meetings. 

How much does this cost?

We're thrilled to invite you to join our Enrichment Program! To participate, there is a Registration Fee of $50 per family per year, whether you enroll for one semester or two. Additionally, each instructor sets their own fees, which you can find by clicking on the session names for full descriptions.

Please note that only member families are eligible to participate in the Enrichment Program. Our annual membership fee is $30 per family, covering the period from June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2025. Since this fee is already quite low, it remains the same regardless of when you join during the academic year, and we do not offer prorating or refunds.

We look forward to welcoming you and enriching your homeschooling experience!

Can I drop my kids off on their Enrichment Days?

Can I drop my kids off on their Enrichment Days?

We understand that this question comes up often. However, our policy is that parents must stay with their children during Enrichment Days, unless your child is over 16, can drive themselves, and meets other specific requirements.

As a true co-op, we thrive on the involvement and support of every family. Your presence helps make each Enrichment Day a success. So, we encourage you to stay, serve, chat, and connect with other parents. It's a wonderful opportunity to find your circle of friends and be part of our vibrant community!

Is the Gear Up meeting mandatory?

Yes! Attendance at a Gear Up meeting is essential for both new and returning members to secure your child's place in sessions. These meetings are scheduled every semester after Enrichment Session Signups but before the first day of sessions.

Please register to attend a Gear Up meeting using the BHEA calendar. Be sure you are signed in to your BHEA account first. One adult from each household must attend the Gear Up meeting. Children are welcome to come along but will need to stay with you throughout the meeting.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you there!


When can I register for the Enrichment Program?

Exciting news! Session signups for the 2024 Fall Enrichment Program will begin very soon. You can register for the Enrichment Program at any time leading up to the start of sessions. However, please note that late additions to a session after the first meeting of the semester require special permission from the instructor.

To register, make sure you are logged in to your BHEA account. You'll find the registration form on the left-hand menu under "Enrichment Program." Signing up for individual sessions is a separate process. Fall Semester signups typically happen online in May/June, and Spring Semester signups usually take place in November/December.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Enrichment Team at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you there!

I'm sold! Where and how do I sign up?

We're excited to have you join our Enrichment Program! AnchorSession signups are completed online through a process exclusive to new and renewing members who have registered and paid the Enrichment Program Registration Fee.

Once your payment is processed, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your BHEA account at bhea.net.
  2. Navigate to the correct semester session schedule, which can be found under the “Enrichment Program” tab.
  3. Click on the session/Family Work Commitment (FWC) position you wish to register for.
  4. Check the box for the person you'd like to register.
  5. Click "register."
  6. You will receive a message confirming your registration or letting you know if you have been placed on the waitlist.

New to Enrichment? You'll also need to attend a Gear Up (informational) meeting. Dates for these meetings are TBA. If you're signing up after the last Gear Up meeting listed on the BHEA Calendar, please email [email protected] for further instructions.

We look forward to enriching your homeschooling experience! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the Enrichment Team at [email protected] 

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