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Click here to see Spring Semester Session Offerings - Initial Signups Take Place December 3!

 

Enrichment Overview & How To Register

If you are new to BHEA, or thinking of joining, here's the 4-1-1 on our optional Enrichment Program - welcome!

What is the Enrichment Program?

The BHEA Enrichment Program is literally designed to 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.

How will BHEA be conducting the Enrichment Program in light of the Pandemic?

  • We will be meeting in person, as we did in the Fall semester.
  • At this point, masks will still be required for everyone age four and over.
  • Our policy permits any medical, disposable, or cloth masks which provide solid cover from nose to chin. Bandanas and sheer fabric masks are not acceptable. Face shields will not be satisfactory unless also worn with a mask. 
  • All participants need to be aware of the possibility that that the board of directors may again relax this rule at some point in keeping with the advice of federal, state, or local health experts. Please direct questions about the criteria the board uses to make this decision to [email protected]

We have moved lunch into the Great Outdoors! There is a park and playground right down the street where anyone who wants to can meet up after we are done for the day. Come, stay, chat, and play! 

There will be 3 session times:

  • Monday (HS/MS) - 9am, 10:30am and 12pm
  • Wednesday (Elem/MS) - 9am, 10am, 11am

When do Spring Sessions begin?

  • Monday, January 24, for High School and Middle School
  • Wednesday, February 2, for Elementary and Middle School

What sessions are being offered in the Spring Semester?

You can find the current session schedule here (updated info is coming soon!), but do realize there are different offerings every semester.  

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 consists of 10 to 14 week semesters in both Fall and Spring. You can find the Enrichment Calendar here

How much does this cost?

There is an Enrichment Program Registration Fee of $50 per family per year (whether you take part in one semester or two), plus fees that go to the individual instructor. You will find instructor fees by clicking on the session name to see the full description. 

Can I drop my kids off on their Enrichment Days?

No, not unless your child is over 16, can drive him/herself, and meets other requirements. 

When can I register for the Enrichment Program?

You may register for the Enrichment Program during the membership joining and renewing cycle, which began June 1, 2021, or prior to signing up for spring semester sessions. The deadline for registration for new families  to take part in the initial session signups on December 3 for spring is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1. You must be logged in to see the registration form on the lefthand menu under "Enrichment Program", as well as to sign-up for individual sessions (separate process). 

How do I sign up for sessions?

AnchorSession signups are completed online through a process exclusive to new and renewing members who have registered and paid the Enrichment Program Registration Fee. Initial signups will begin on December 3 for those who have registered by 11:59 p.m. on December 1. General signups open on December 4 and will remain open until shortly before the first session is scheduled to meet. It is very important to doublecheck/update your children/s grade levels and ages when you join or renew your membership at BHEA. The system will prevent sign ups for sessions that are limited to certain grade levels and you will want to be sure you can snag those most appropriate to your child's interests and age.  

Is the Gear Up meeting mandatory?

To maintain your child's place in the sessions you have signed up for, you must attend the Gear Up Meeting being offered on January 10. This will take place at our regular Enrichment location. An announcement about the time will soon be forthcoming. Questions? Email [email protected].

Questions?

Still have questions? We understand! So do we! Our activities have been greatly affected by the pandemic and it has been quite a challenge to try to anticipate what will work and when. Please know that we are doing the best we can and we really do appreciate your patience as we try to navigate the changing conditions. Email us at e[email protected]