Honors Algebra I


Most students enrolled for this course are 9 – 11 years old. 

Students must have a minimum NWEA MAP Math and Reading of 230. New students must also pass the Prealgebra Challenge exam which covers the topics listed on the course description for that page.

Course Description

This is a hybrid class.  Students attend a two-hour class once a week for 36 weeks and are expected to complete and submit homework twice a week between classes.  Students will receive comments on work submitted via the internet.  These comments will frequently require students to revise their work.  Students should expect to spend at least 20 minutes a day, 5-6 days a week on homework.


In addition to core algebra topics, students gain skills in time management, personal accountability, organization, and independent study skills.  Students will be required to follow rigid standards to write and evaluate mathematical expressions and statements that are supported by properties and definitions.  Students will further develop study skills introduced in Accelerated 6th Grade Math and Prealgebra.

Topics Include

  • Sets
  • The Number System
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • First Degree Equations and Inequalities
  • Rational Expressions
  • Graphing Straight Lines
  • Interpreting Graphs
  • Systems of Linear Equations
  • Exponents and Polynomials
  • Factoring Polynomials and Rational Expressions
  • Radical Expressions and Equations
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Functions
  • Unit Analysis
  • Use of formal logic for algebraic proofs
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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.

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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