Samuel W. Tucker offers a variety of academic and special programs
Tucker Elementary follows the Virginia Standards of Learning or SOLs set forth by the Virginia Department of Education. Tucker also follows the expectations and goals set forth by the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) leadership team.
In reading and writing, we follow the Teacher's College Reading and Writing Workshop model. This approach is research based and proven to be effective. The program includes a mini-lesson, independent reading/writing time, and individual conferencing.
For students who need more support, we have reading specialists who meet with small groups to bolster their reading and writing skills. We also are fortunate to have two reading corps teachers at our school who provide additional assistance to some of our young readers.
In math, our faculty members work together alongside our math specialist to make sure we are providing each classroom with differentiated instruction and meaningful standards-based lessons.