Enrichment Overview & How To Register
If you are new to BHEA, or thinking of joining, here's the skinny on our optional Enrichment Program - and 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.
What sessions are being offered in the Fall Semester?
The Enrichment Team has created a wonderful session schedule found here . Please note that there is once again four session blocks offered on Mondays. PreK - 8 sessions are primarily offered on Wednesdays. High school sessions are primarily on Mondays.
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 Wednesday meetings and 14 Monday meetings 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. Only member families are eligible to participate in the Enrichment Program. The membership fee is $25 per family per year (actually June 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023). Because this fee is already so low, we do not prorate or offer refunds.
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 will begin on May 1st this year. 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). The calendar of the Fall 2022 Enrichment Registration process follows:
May 1 - Membership opens to renewals and new families for the 2022-2023 Membership Year, which begins on June 1 and ends on June 30, 2023. You may register for the (optional) Enrichment Program at the same time.
May 18 - Initial Session Signups for those who have joined/renewed and paid the Enrichment Program Registration Fee by 11:59 pm on May 16. This takes place online.
May 19 - General Signups begin online at 9:00 am on May 19 and remain open until shortly before the first Enrichment Day. See the 2022-2023 Enrichment Calendar here.
August 1 - Payments to Monday instructors are due two weeks before the first Enrichment Day.
August 10 - Payments to Wednesday instructors are due two weeks before the first Enrichment Day.
Questions? Contact the Enrichment Team at [email protected].
How do I sign up for sessions?
Session signups are completed online through a process exclusive to new and renewing members who have registered and paid the Enrichment Program Registration Fee. General signups will open on May 19 and will remain open until shortly before the first session is scheduled to meet. If you are new to our Enrichment program in the fall semester, you will also need to attend one of the Gear Up Meetings that will be offered to confirm your child's place in the sessions you have selected.
Tip: Before selecting your sessions, 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?
Yes! Attendance at a Gear Up meeting is required once each academic year to maintain your child's place in sessions.
If you are new to the Enrichment program (or have been away for a while), you must attend the Gear Up Meeting that is hosted in advance of each semester.
People who have met this requirement in a previous semester need only bringing payments for their classes to the Gear Up Meeting. You do not need to sign up - just drop in at the time that will be announced.
Questions? Email [email protected].
How will BHEA be conducting the Enrichment Program in light of the Pandemic?
Masks are optional at our Enrichment program, but always welcome. In those rare circumstances in which individual instructors choose to require masks in their session rooms, this will be communicated clearly. BHEA's Board of Directors reserve the right to revise our mask policy in the future should conditions change substantially.