Heritage Builders Home Educators provides educational enrichment to home educated students with a variety of activities planned and coordinated throughout the school year.A cooperative network of HBHE parents arrange community service projects, field trips, workshops, special events, instructional courses and additional activities for students and their families.All HBHE events provide a wide array of experiences to enhance the academic studies of member students.
Community service projects include assisting at a food bank, volunteering at the local retirement community, assembling care packages for soldiers deployed overseas, serving as both jury members and attorneys for the Teen Court, packing gift-filled shoe boxes for needy children through Operation Christmas Child and caroling at a number of local nursing homes.
Field trips are activities during which HBHE members tour a facility or attend an event, including trips to the Post Office, Orchard, the Fish Hatchery, Wolf Park and the Clabber Girl Museum.Other field trips include concerts and dramatic presentations as well as special productions at the Indiana Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana Repertory Theater and Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University.
Workshops are presentations and hands-on activities offered at one-time events such as scrapbooking sessions, art lessons at a ceramics shop, egg tempera painting at the Indiana Museum of Art, Mad Science workshops, a poetry writing seminar with a poet laureate and holiday cooking lessons from a local nutritionist.
Special events include family and student functions such as family picnics, game nights, History Day, field days, year -end celebrations and senior graduation ceremonies.
Instructional activities for preschool – 8th grade are led by either qualified parents or selected professionals and meet regularly in a repeating schedule for variable numbers of sessions of instruction in various subjects including art, creative writing, drama, public speaking, science and computers.Any recurring instructional activities for SHINE, BLAST, and FOCUS will be limited to no more than 8 weeks in length.No more than two simultaneous recurring instructional activities can be placed on the HBHE calendar per age group.
Instructional Activities for students in grades 9*-12 are offered at a central location of additional independent study sessions for both core and elective.Weekly sessions, called Cornerstone Academy, meet for lectures in a live class environment with qualified instructors who provide students with constructive feedback and a tutoring resource for outside assistance in subjects such as math, science, foreign languages, health, economics, government, language arts and speech.
*Students must be at least 14 years of age by December 31.
Additional activities include yearbook club, a group of students who help preserve the memories of each HBHE school year, and HBHE History Club, a chapter of the Indiana Junior Historical Society that meets regularly to learn about Indiana History and to prepare for Indiana History Day student competitions.
ENERGY, (Educating a New generation of Energetic, Responsible, Godly Youth), is a high school group of HBHE students in grades nine* through twelve. ENERGY offers additional educational experiences, field trips, social events and service projects for teens. *Students must be at least 14 years of age by December 31.
FOCUS, (Friends of Christ Unconditionally Serving), is a middle school group of HBHE students in grades six through eight. FOCUS offers additional educational experiences, field trips, social events and service projects for HBHE’s middle school students.
BLAST, (Believing, Learning, And Serving Together) offers additional educational experiences, field trips, social events and service projects for students in grades three through five.
SHINE, (Serving Him INEverything) offers additional educational experiences, field trips, social events and service projects for students in pre-kindergarten (minimum age: 3 years) through second grade.
Cornerstone Academy offers, at a central location, a wide range of core and elective educational enrichment for HBHE students in grades 9* through 12, from a Christian perspective consistent with a Biblical world view.
* Students must be at least 14 years of age by December 31.