HEROES is offering a NEW Accelerated 2nd Grade Math and Language Arts class for the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year. This two hour class covers both math and language arts. Students must be at least 6 years of age by September 1st to enroll in this program. If you think your child is ready (or almost ready) for our accelerated 2nd grade program, we recommend registering you child for our placement test. Our placement test will help you discover your child's current reading, writing, and math levels. We'll even provide you with some resources to help prepare your child for a September class!
The checklist below is designed to provide parents with a general idea of the types of skills students must have to enroll in our Accelerated 2nd Grade program.
Yes, you have three more days of school until the weekend. He longs for the weekend. He can play freely on the weekend. He can learn at his own pace on the weekend. School is a drag.
STEM Games, Activities, and More
Instead, our schools have begun to barter: no homework in lieu of these basic daily rituals -- a notion tickled with irony as libraries become a thing of the past, replaced by maker spaces and social centers, and screen addictions keep our children up late into the night, denying our children of the thing they need most -- a good night's sleep. It has become apparent that, at some point, schools abdicated their responsibility to educate children in favor of becoming babysitting services that simply check off a box for seat time in a classroom, as if simply sitting in a building zoned "E" for education, adorned with cliche inspirational quotes, was sufficient to be deemed an educational institution.