Opened in 1949, Charles Barrett Elementary School s academic program includes reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. It serves students in kindergarten through grade five. The school has an accelerated reader program, which is a computer software program that tests students on their literal comprehension of fiction and nonfiction books. The school also offers the English as a Second Language and talented and gifted programs. Charles Barrett Elementary School takes part in several community programs, such as Jump Rope for Heart and the Urban League. The elementary school is a part of Alexandria City Public Schools and is located in Alexandria, Va.