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New Member Registration

BHEA Family membership and Enrichment Program Registrations are open!

Current members please see your email and/or the Facebook group for your instructions! 

Now is the time to Join BHEA Family Membership for the 2024-2025 academic year in order to register for the Enrichment Program and sign up for Enrichment Sessions soon!

June 3rd at 11:59 pm was the deadline to become member and to register for enrichment in order to register for Enrichment Sessions during Initial Signups!

If you missed this deadline don't worry you can still register anytime and sign up for the remaining Enrichment Sessions all summer long beginning Tuesday, June 11th!

We invite you to learn more about BHEA here: and here
Learn more about our OPTIONAL Enrichment Program here: from this page you can click through all the links on the left to view the ins and outs of the EnrichmentProgram

Your membership not only grants you access to our vibrant community and a plethora of activities but also supports our mission to assist and encourage new homeschoolers throughout the year. Our annual academic membership year runs from June 1, 2024, to May 31, 2025.

The following instructions are for NEW MEMBERS and members that are rejoining after a gap in membership. 

If you were a member previously but not during the 2023-24 academic year please email the membership coordinator at [email protected] to have your profile unlocked so that you can login and renew your membership. (p.s. welcome back!)

How to Join BHEA:
Step 1 - Register

Click the "Request New Family Membership" link under the "How to Join BHEA" tab or click here: 

-Former members with a gap in membership must login to your profile (after contacting the membership coordinator to have it unlocked)
-Complete (or update) your family profile (make sure the email you use is one you check often!), your children's grade levels, areas in which you would like to volunteer to help the organization grow and flourish, and the grade sections that will be appropriate for your family in the upcoming academic year.

-Opt into the Membership Directory for enhanced member-to-member communication.
Answer all the questions and then once you have proven you are not a robot click "Continue" at the bottom.

Step 2 -PAY 

The Family Membership fee is $30 for the 2024-2025 academic year, covering your whole household through May 31st, 2025. The price is fixed no matter when you join until the end of the academic year.

You will now be prompted to login into the account that you just created and complete the payment process to complete the registration process. Click the check box next to $30 on the accounting page and click "Pay Now" to proceed to the invoice, where you can pay with your PayPal account or a debit/credit card. Payment of the Membership fee confirms your agreement with the BHEA Handbook and makes you eligible to sign up on the much-coveted Initial Signup Day for the Enrichment Program Session Signups in June! The 2024-2025 BHEA Handbook can be viewed here:  and on the Main Menu via the  "BHEA Handbook 2024-2025" link (on your phone it is "Main Menu" then "Secondary Menu" then "BHEA Handbook 2024-2025")

As the approval process is done MANUALLY by our membership coordinator,  please know that it is not automatic approval.  She is working hard on approving new families and renewals and will do so as quickly as she can! Please submit your payment immediately to ensure there is no additional wait time.

Please note: Registering for the optional Enrichment Program is a separate process. Now you must STOP and wait to be approved before you can register for the Enrichment Program 

You will receive an email when your membership application has been approved and your payment has been confirmed. At that time you will be able to login to the website at with the username and password you created during registration and register for the Enrichment Program if you wish to do so.

How to register for the Enrichment Program:
You can view the Fall 2024 Enrichment Sessions lineup and then decide if you would like to register for the Enrichment Program. You can view
the lineup here: or by finding the "Fall 2024 Enrichment Sessions" link under the "Enrichment Program" tab on the left side
Main Menu (on your phone it is "Main Menu" then "Secondary Menu" then "Enrichment Program" and then "Fall 2024 Session Schedule")

To participate, there is a Registration Fee of $50 per family per year, whether you enroll for one semester or two. Additionally, each
instructor sets their own fees, which you can find by clicking on the session names for full descriptions.

In order to sign up on the Initial Sign up day for Fall 2024 Enrichment Sessions on Friday, June 7th you MUST have registered for
BHEA Membership AND registered for the Enrichment Program by 11:59 pm on Monday, June 3rd, 2024.

If you missed this deadline don't worry you can still register anytime and sign up for the remaining Enrichment Sessions all summer long beginning Tuesday, June 11th!

You can register here: or by finding the "Enrichment Program Registration Form" link under the "Enrichment
Program" tab on the left side Main Menu (on your phone it is "Main Menu" then "Secondary Menu" then "Enrichment Program" then "Enrichment
Program Registration Form") On the registration form you will find a link to the current Enrichment Program Guidelines. You can also find
them here: please make sure to read them thoroughly.
Fill out the form completely then click "Submit" which will bring you to the payment page. Press 'Pay Now' to proceed to the invoice, where you can pay with your PayPal account or a debit/credit card. Next, be on the look out via email and the Facebook group for detailed instructions about Enrichment Signups!

Thank you for joining our wonderful community. We look forward to another fantastic year!

Membership Questions or problems, please email our membership coordinator at [email protected].

Enrichment Program Questions, please email the Enrichment team [email protected].

Technical Questions, please email the webmaster at [email protected].

What is BHEA?

Blount Home Education Association (BHEA) is a community rooted in Christian values, comprised of independent homeschooling families, and dedicated to promoting and encouraging home education in Blount County. It is essential to the success of this organization that each member understands that BHEA operates as a Christ-centered cooperative effort, relying on the contributions and support of each member.

Discover the BHEA Community: More Than Just a Co-op!

For over 35 years, BHEA has been more than a co-op; we've been a thriving community of homeschool families supporting each other. Our organization operates entirely with the help of dedicated parent volunteers, allowing us to keep our Membership Fees incredibly low at just $30 per family per year.

What We Offer:

  • Extensive Enrichment Program: Optional programs for all grades (Pre-K to 12) designed to complement your home education.
  • Clubs and Field Trips: A variety of clubs and exciting field trips to enhance learning experiences.
  • High School Awards and Honors: Recognizing and celebrating the achievements of our high school students.
  • Social Events: A wide array of social events for all ages to build lasting friendships and community connections.

Check our calendar in the left-hand menu to see the types of events and activities our leaders and members organize. Please note that some events are password-protected to ensure the privacy and security of our families.

At BHEA, we consider it a privilege to serve and support fellow families on their homeschooling journey. Join us and experience the warmth and camaraderie of the BHEA community!

Do you have questions about BHEA? Contact Susan Barlow, our Membership Coordinator, at [email protected]

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A sampling of what's happening at BHEA - log in to see more!

Board Meeting
August 8 - Thursday
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Enrichment Day
August 19 - Monday
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Enrichment Day
August 26 - Monday
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM