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.
If you’re considering participating in sessions for the 2021-2022 school year, please read the following information carefully as it highlights changes to the program, effective 8/13/21:
- We will be meeting in person.
- At this point, masks are 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.
Sessions are set to begin:
- Monday, August 16th for High School and Middle School
- Wednesday, August 25th for Elementary and Middle School
We are moving 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
Can I drop my kids off at BHEA's Enrichment Program? No, not unless your child is over 16, can drive him/herself, and meets other requirements.
Who is involved in Enrichment and how do they qualify? The BHEA Enrichment Program is open to all BHEA members in good standing.
When does the Enrichment program occur? Our Enrichment program consists of 10 to 14 week semesters in both Fall and Spring.
How much does this cost? There is typically an Enrichment Program Registration Fee of $50 per family, plus fees that go to the individual instructor. You will find instructor fees by clicking on the session name to see the full description.
What sessions are being offered this year? You can find the current session schedule here, but do realize there are different offerings every semester.
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. 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).
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 began on June 26 on 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.
Important: To maintain your child's place in the sessions you have signed up for, you must attend one of the two Gear Up Meetings being offered. These will take place at our regular Enrichment location on July 19 from 9 to noon, or July 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Learn more here.