Samuel W. Tucker Elementary was the first school in Alexandria to become a modified calendar school. This means that rather than a typical summer vacation, our students enjoy shorter breaks throughout the year with a shorter break over the summer. We refer to these breaks as extended learning. During extended learning, students partake in both remediation and enrichment classes.
Extended Learning Dates for 2016-2017
- October 17-28, 2016
- March 27 - April 7, 2017
Here's what some of our Tucker families have to say about extended learning:
"The extended learning has helped our son become more confident and not afraid to make mistakes."
"Our family LOVES extended learning! I gave my son the chance to stay home over extended learning and hang out with his baby brother. He said, 'Not this time, maybe next time.'"
"We are so pleased that our son learned how to count to 100, and that he is pronouncing numbers correctly now! I've never seen him so happy and eager to go to school and learn! Thank-you for a great extended learning session!"
Join Our Team
If you are interested in joining our team of highly qualified and motivated enrichment teachers and paraprofessionals, see information for teachers. Please note that new employees must complete fingerprinting and a background check prior to the start of extended learning.
If you have any questions regarding the extended learning program at Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, please contact Holly Mosimann, Extended Learning Coordinator, at 703-933-6314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.