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 and three on Wednesdays. 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. As with all true co-ops, every family pitches in to make each Enrichment Day a success. So stay! Serve, chit chat, and find your tribe!
Is the Gear Up meeting mandatory?
Yes! Attendance at a Gear Up meeting is required for both new and returning members to maintain your child's place in sessions. These are scheduled every semester after Enrichment Session Signups take place, but before the first day of sessions.
Please register to attend a Gear-Up using the BHEA calendar. You must be signed in to your BHEA account first. One adult from each household will need to attend the Gear-up. Children are welcome to attend but will need to stay with you throughout the meeting.
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.
BHEA's Board of Directors reserve the right to revise our mask policy in the future should conditions change substantially.
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). Signups for the Fall Semester typically happen in May/June, and Spring Semester signups are usually scheduled to take place (online) in November.
Questions? Contact the Enrichment Team at [email protected].
I'm sold! Where and how do I sign up?
Session signups are completed online through a process exclusive to new and renewing members who have registered and paid the Enrichment Program Registration Fee.
Here's how to sign up once that payment is processed.
1. Begin by logging on to your BHEA account via bhea.net
2. Navigate to the Fall 2022 session schedule, which can be found under the “Fall 2022 Enrichment Program” tab.
3. Click on the class/FWC position that you wish to register for.
4. Once clicked, check the box for the person you'd like to register.
5. Then click register.
6. You will receive a message that registration is successful or that you have been placed on the waitlist.
You will also need to attend a Gear Up (informational) meeting. Email [email protected] to learn when the next one will take place.