HEROES Academy for the Gifted

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Basic Information

Address: 317 George St New Brunswick, NJ 08901
County: Middlesex
School District: Private
Phone Number: 732-690-7991

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HEROES Academy for the Gifted
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Additional Information

President: Rita Voit
School Type: Private
Founded: 2013
Ages/Grades: High School
School Setting:

Located between Rutgers College Ave & Cook/Douglass Campuses to accommodate dually enrolled students

School Size: 60
Classroom Size: 12-15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 6/1
Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

One dedicated computer lab. All other classes have internet capabilities and access to lab-tops.

School Clubs:

After school and weekend programs in math, science, computer programming, technology, writing and literature.
Student newspaper
Competitive math teams
Student council

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Off street parking available

Uniform Guidelines:

Casual

Admissions Requirements:

Achievement and IQ tests

Mission Statement:

HEROES is committed to supporting the educational, social and emotional needs of exceptionally gifted students by
(1) Identification of exceptionally gifted students
(2) Creation of educational resources for the exceptionally gifted
(3) Informing parents, educators and exceptionally gifted students about appropriately challenging educational opportunities
(4) Reducing barriers that prevent exceptionally gifted students from accessing educational opportunities that can meet their needs
(5) Creating opportunities for exceptionally gifted students to interact socially

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

HEROES believes that students should:
(1) Set their own goals
(2) Make road map to reach those goals
(3) Follow their road map
(4) Overcome the obstacles they encounter along the way
(5) Not give up until they realize their dreams

HEROES believes that parents, educators and other adults in a position to guide students should:
(1) Instill values that will guide students to set goals that will benefit not only themselves but society.
(2) Inspire students to make their own road map to reach their goals
(3) Empower students with skills required to follow their road map
(4) Encourage students to face challenges with persistence and determination
(5) Celebrate their student's accomplishments

School History:

HEROESgifted has been providing academic and social programs for exceptionally gifted students performing at the high school or college level since 2007. Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) has sponsored the Annual HEROES Conference since 2009. Each year over 100 middle school and high school students attend this two-day event where they participate in labs, discussions, workshops and lectures taught by Rutgers faculty and researchers.

Rutgers DoCS has sponsored the HEROES Writing Talent Search since 2011 and the HEROES Academic Talent Search since 2012.

Many HEROES members start taking college classes when they are still in middle school, mostly during Summer Session which has provided partial scholarships since 2009. Members have also participated in several mini-courses offered by HEROES.

In 2013 HEROES opened the HEROES Academy for the Gifted to provide its members the opportunity to take challenging high school and college level courses with students close to their age. HEROES Academy for the Gifted also provides after school and weekend enrichment programs.