Accelerated 3rd Grade Math


Students as young as six years old may qualify to take Accelerated 3rd Grade Mathematics at HEROES.  Most students enrolled for this course are 7 – 8 years old. 

Students must have a minimum NWEA MAP Math and Reading of 200.  In addition, students must pass our Accelerated 2nd Grade Challenge exam which covers topics such as adding and subtracting multi digit numbers, addition and subtraction word problems, place value, and writing numbers as words.  Students must also be able to write complete simple sentences.

Course Description

Students attend a two-hour class once a week for 36 weeks.  Students should expect approximately 15 hours per day on homework.  Students who master required 3rd grade standards will be introduced to more advanced topics that are normally taught in 4th Grade.  Students are evaluated in January to determine if they are expected to complete both 3rd Grade and 4th Grade content.  Students who master all 3rd Grade standards and most 4th Grade standards will be allowed to enroll in Accelerated 5th Grade math the following academic year.

Topics covered include: 

  • Place Value and Rounding to the nearest 10 or 100
  • Multiplication
  • Division as the inverse of basic Multiplication Facts
  • Interpretation of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Solving one- and two-step word problems
  • Writing equations with variables
  • Introduction to Fractions
  • Measurement: Time, length, area, perimeter, volume, and mass
  • Creating and Interpreting Data using Graphs, Charts, and Tables
  • Two-dimensional shapes
  • Students who demonstrate mastery of the above topics will also study topics listed for Accelerated 4th Grade Math
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COVID-19 Update

School Closure:

As I’m sure you’re all aware, many schools, children’s programs, and business have been announcing closures in the wake of COVID-19.  We’ve been closely monitoring the situation by tracking announcements made by the World Health Organization, the NJDOE, the NJDOH, Governor Murphy, local schools, and local businesses.  After much deliberation, we’ve concluded that we have no choice but to move to online schooling until further notice.

Open House Cancelled

Our Open House scheduled for March 16th is cancelled.  We are working on putting together a Virtual Open House for next week.  An e-mail will be sent out with updates.

Admissions and Placement Testing

With children stuck at home, recommendations to socially isolate, and some local jurisdictions ordering residents to shelter in place, it can seem as if life is on hold.  School has moved online.  Children’s activities are closed.  Even classes at HEROES have moved online. As such, we’re also moving testing online.


HEROES Academy is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.  In order to protect the health of students, parents, and faculty, we’ll be administering all placement tests and academic evaluations virtually….Read More