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FAQs

Q:

What is the difference between BHEA's Family Membership fee and the Family Enrichment Program Registration fee?  

A:

Family Membership fees are what you pay to be a member family of BHEA for the whole next year: June 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. This has remained at $20 for many years. To maintain this low price, we do not prorate based on the point in the year at which you join or renew, and it is non-refundable.

Family Enrichment Program Registration fees cover the use of the facility (the host church). These fees also cover miscellaneous costs associated directly with running the Enrichment program. Because this program is completely optional, only members who participate in it have to pay this fee. This year, the cost has increased very slightly to $50. This covers your whole family for the entirety of the academic year. We do not prorate this fee. It is $50 whether you take part in one semester or both. It is non-refundable after the the first day of sessions.  

Q:

Do I need to pay the $50 Enrichment Program Registration fee for each child?

A:

No. Both the BHEA Membership fee and the Enrichment Program Registration fee are per family, no matter the number of children you register.

Q:

Are there any other fees involved with participating in the Enrichment Program?

A:

Yes, you will pay the instructor directly for each session your child takes. Each instructor sets the session fee and may require additional curriculum, books, or other fees (such as for a field trip) to be paid. All of this information will be outlined in the session description. Simply click on the name of the session. Note: You must be logged in. 

Q:

Are all of the preK-8 sessions scheduled on Mondays? 

A:

No. Beginning in Fall of 2018, some of our middle school sessions are being offered on Wednesdays. Like with the high school program, these will extend for 13 weeks instead of the 10 weeks most Monday sessions are designed around. 

Q:

How do I pay?  

A:

You can utitlize the PayPal button on each of the Membership Joining and Renewal pages to cover the Family Membership Fee of $20. If you don't have an account, you can log in as a guest and check out with a credit or debit card. 

The same is true of the Family Enrichment Program Registration fee of $50. 

Session fees are paid to each instructor directly. Look for an email with individual instructions. 

Q:

When can I sign up for individual sessions if I did not register for the Enrichment Program before midnight on Sunday, June 10? 

A:

General sign-ups begin on June 13th and will be open until the last of the prerequisite informational meetings takes place -- most likely in late August. 

Q:

Is online registration mandatory?

A:

Yes, online registration is mandatory if you want to take part in the Enrichment Program. If you need assistance, the Enrichment Team is more than willing to walk you through the process.

Q:

I do not have an internet connection at home or my connection is unreliable.

A:

Online registration will not open until after the public libraries are open so that you can use their computers free of charge. The Enrichment Team will be available to help you register if you are having trouble navigating the system.

Q:

What if my child has food allergies? 

A:

If your child has food allergies, please be sure to ask his or her instructor about what they may be eating or working with in that particular session. Our Enrichment sessions are held at a church where many other classes are held on Sundays and through the week. There is always the possibility that your child will be exposed to an allergen from a previous class that was held in the same room. Ultimately, you will need to be responsible for the safety of your child.

Q:

Is the church handicap accessible?

A:

Most areas of our current host church are accessible. Additionally, we can sometimes make adjustments in room assignments to accommodate for special needs if we know about them in advance. Please let the Enrichment Team know about your needs as soon as possible at enrichment@bhea.net. BHEA will strive to help your family any way we can.