Overview & How to Register
What is the Enrichment Program? 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.
Who is involved in Enrichment and how do they qualify? While in session, the BHEA Enrichment Program is open to all BHEA members in good standing who have registered and paid the Enrichment Program Registration fee ($50 per family per year); signed up for individual sessions and paid those instructors; agreed to faithfully execute the Family Work Commitment; and who have attended a "Gear-up" meeting. This is a prerequisite informational meeting about how the program works, and also where you pay for individual sessions and make your preferences and limitations (if any) known to those coordinating the Family Work Commitment assignments for Enrichment Days.
When does the Enrichment program occur? The preschool through 8th grade program takes place 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. You can see the Enrichment calendar here.
How much does this cost? For the academic year 2019-20, the Family Enrichment Program Registration fee is $50, regardless of how many children in your household* you are registering. (*Extended family living in a different household must pay separate Enrichment Program Registration fees.) This fee covers both semesters, and is not prorated. This Enrichment Program Registration fee is in addition to your BHEA Family Membership fee ($25 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. These fees (or proof of payment) are due in full by the end of the last scheduled "Gear-up" meeting that at least one member of each participating family must attend - Tuesday, July 16th, or Thursday, July 25th.
What sessions are being offered this year? You can find the complete list of offerings for both Enrichment Days here: Enrichment Session Schedule. Scroll downward to find Wednesday sessions. You can find descriptions, instructor fees, and other important information by clicking on the name of the session.
What is my Family Work Commitment? As a cooperative program, all participating Enrichment families are required to perform service hours toward keeping our Enrichment Days running smoothly. Families returning to the program in Fall 2019 need to be aware that there have been substantial changes in how your Family Work Commitment is calculated. We think you will like the changes! Learn more at the Gear-up Meeting, and by reading the Enrichment Guidelines and Policies.
When can I register for the Enrichment Program? You may register for the program as soon as you become a member of BHEA. Here's a link to the form: Enrichment Registration Form
Sign-up times are staggered to accommodate families with multiple children in different age ranges, as well as to avoid overloading the website all at one time. In preparation for signups, please be sure that you have updated your family profile (especially the appropriate grade levels) to ensure that you are able to sign up at the appropriate times.
Timetable for Initial Signups:
9:00 am - Seniors
9:30 am - Juniors
10:00 am - Sophomores and Freshman
10:30 am - Sessions listed as "Mixed Grades" on the website
11:00 am - 6th-8th grade
11:30 am - 3rd-5th grade
12:00 pm - Kindergarten-2nd grade
12:30 pm - Pre-K
Session Selection - Plan to be logged in to the BHEA website shortly before your start time. When it is time to register for your grade level or section, select the session from the schedule page and place a check in the box next to the child/ren you wish to register and click the "register" button. If you check the box but do not click "register" your child will not be placed in the session. You will see a box pop up that either reads "Registration Successful" if you got in or "Your child has been placed on a wait list" if the session is full.
Gear-up Meeting selection and signup - This year, all Enrichment families need to attend one of our two scheduled Gear-up Meetings. To complete your registration, please sign up for Tuesday, July 16th, or Thursday, July 25th, at the BHEA Calendar by clicking on the date and time slot that works best for you.
Where can I sign up for a session marked "offsite"? Offsite sessions sign ups are done directly through the instructors and not on the BHEA website.
What if I paid the Enrichment Program Registration fee of $50 but was unsuccesful at getting my child into a session? Please request a refund by emailing our treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We realize you may ultimately wind up signing up for the spring semester, but we would prefer not to hold onto your money for that long.
If I am signing up to participate in Enrichment for the fall or spring only, why is the fee still $50?
Our Enrichment Registration Fee covers you for the whole year, and is not prorated. It is the same amount whether you participate in one or both semesters.
What if I cannot attend either of the dates being offered for the Gear-up meeting? Contact email@example.com as soon as possible.