With a couple hundred high school students in BHEA, we have a very active group! A consistent flow of activities ensures that your teenagers will have opportunities to get to know other homeschooled high schoolers in BHEA -- and give you a quick reply for that dreaded "socialization" question! Our student council works hard with our High School Coordinator to plan one event each month, from September through April. Some past activities have included bowling, hiking, game nights, picnics, the ropes course at Maryville College, bonfires, laser tag, and many, many dances. We have a fantastic Spring Formal each April for students in grades 9-12.
We also make time in our schedules to help out in the community, such as volunteering for Habitat For Humanity, Blount County Animal Shelter, and Second Harvest Food Bank. No matter what we are doing, we are having fun!
High school students who want to can take advantage of a number of leadership opportunities:
BHEA Student Council
Qualifications we are looking for in student council members:
1. Must be available for regular meetings.
2. Must be a regular participant in high school events.
3. Must be willing to help plan, organize, and implement events.
Applications are collected annually and considered carefully by a parent advisory board. If you are interested in applying in the future, email [email protected].
Applicants must carefully consider their time availability before applying. Student council members are expected to attend the majority of meetings and events. Those who do not will be asked to step down.
BHEA Student Correspondent to the Daily Times School section
One BHEA student each year has the opportunity to write an article about the BHEA community to be published, once a month, in the "School Times" section of our local newspaper (www.thedailytimes.com). Please send an email to [email protected] if your child is interested in serving in this capacity. The selection process is completed each August.
BHEA's Representative to Boys' State and to Girls' State
Learn more about Boys' State here: http://www.tennesseelegion.org/index.php?id=41'
Learn about Girls' State here: https://alavgs.org/
Email [email protected] for more information about how to apply to these programs.
Graduating BHEA seniors have the opportunity to apply for our two annual scholarships, both awarded at our annual high school graduation ceremony:
- Outstanding Senior Scholarship. This scholarship was established in 2016 to recognize a student who exemplifies the heart of BHEA through character, leadership, participation, spiritual mindedness, a heart for learning, and through their overall representation of BHEA.
- Lisa Best Entreprenurial Spirit Award Scholarship. In honor and memory of Lisa Best, the BHEA Board of Directors, with support of the Best Family, established this scholarship in spring of 2021. As a long-time BHEA member and instructor, former board member, homeschooling advocate, and business owner, Lisa tirelessly encouraged BHEA students and families to pursue their callings and find their God-given purpose. The first scholarship will be granted in spring of 2022.