Accelerated 5th Grade Math


Most students enrolled for this course are 8 – 10 years old. 

Students must have a minimum NWEA MAP Math of 225 and NWEA MAP Reading of 220.  New students must also pass the Accelerated 4th Grade Math Challenge exam which covers the topics listed on the course description for that page.

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 5th grade standards will be introduced to more advanced topics that are normally taught in 6th Grade.  Students are evaluated in January to determine if they are expected to complete both 5th Grade and 6th Grade content.  Students who master all 5th Grade standards and most 6th Grade standards will be allowed to enroll in Honors Prealgebra the following academic year.

Topics Include

  • Place Value and Rounding with Decimals
  • Division with multi-digit divisors
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division with Decimals
  • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions with Unlike Denominators
  • Multiplication of Fractions
  • Division with Unit Fractions
  • Evaluating Expressions using the Order of Operations
  • Cartesian Coordinate System (1st Quadrant)
  • Word problems involving the topics listed above
  • Writing equations to solve word problems
  • Volume of rectangular and rectilinear prisms
  • Students who demonstrate mastery of the above topics will also study topics listed for Accelerated 6th Grade Math
Sample textbook page
Numbers and Operations
Sample textbook page

View Accelerated 4th Grade Math

View Accelerated 6th Grade Math

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