HEROES Academy for the Gifted
- School Type: Alternative School
- Grades: 1-8
- Enrollment: 60 students
- Yearly Tuition: $15,000
- Average class size: 12 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: Verified school update
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- I've dreamt of opening a microschool for gifted and talented students for decades. My younger brother was a profoundly gifted child. He struggled in school; he simply couldn`t tolerate the boredom he experienced in school each day, and he didn`t see why he needed to "prove" what he knew to his teachers. He was moved from one Kindergarten class to another, and he almost failed second grade. He hated school. Despite accomodations which allowed him to attend math class with the 6th grade accelerated math students in 3rd grade and options to study independently in the library, he was miserable. When he was about 9 years old, he decided that he wanted to go to college; he felt like this would solve all of his problems. Our mom reasoned with him; if he wanted to go to college, he`d have to take the SAT and find a way to satisfy the high-school requirements that every other applicant had. He took this to heart, and he studied for the SAT and took three SAT IIs as an alternative to a high school diploma. He`d met her challenge, and to him, that meant he could "go to college." He started taking classes at Rutgers University when he was 11 years old.At that time, going to college was the best and only option for him. He was failing out of school. He was skipping school. He wasn't going to make it through middle school let alone high school.We started HEROES in 2007 to find other kids like him - to find a friend for him and to connect with other families with profoundly gifted children. There had to be someone else out there with a kid like him, and there was. He wasn`t the only child who needed something more. As HEROES grew, it became very clear that these children we met needed something that didn`t exist - a school in which they could learn and grow at a pace suitable for them, that understood the challenges that come with being gifted, and that connected them with like-minded peers. Rutgers University sponsored an annual conference each year for our students, we ran several scholarship programs and talent searches, and we facilitated a variety of social programs for hundreds of gifted children and their families. While my younger brother inspired HEROES, every gifted child I`ve met and worked with has continued to inspire and motivate me every day. When we opened HEROES Academy in 2013, we were not ready to enroll students for a full-time program. Over the last ten years, we've developed and refined our curriculum through our weekend programs. But now, the time has come. We're excited to announce that we're accepting applications for day students for the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does HEROES Academy for the Gifted cost?
HEROES Academy for the Gifted's tuition is approximately $15,000 for private students.
When is the application deadline for HEROES Academy for the Gifted?
The application deadline for HEROES Academy for the Gifted is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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