Vinton County Middle School’s Viking Quest is a before-and-after school learning program that is an extension of the regular school day consisting of 13 hours per week. Before school, the learning center consists of five one-hour programs, Monday through Friday. It is staffed with a certified/licensed tutor whose main objectives are to help students complete homework for the day, study for tests, carry out planned intervention, practice targeted skills, provide a quiet atmosphere for independent reading or focus on social emotional learning activities. All students during this time must be under the supervision of the tutor and must not be allowed to roam the hallways. No transportation is provided for this session. However, parents can bring their child/ren to school where they will have a supervised, safe learning environment until the regular school day begins. After school, the learning center consists of an eight hour program, Monday through Thursday. The two-hour daily program begins with Viking Quest students receiving a healthy snack and short break. Then the students are sent to learning centers for a homework/intervention/enrichment block. Students select an activity for the final block. The learning centers are staffed with certified/licensed tutors whose main objectives are to help students complete homework for the next day, study for tests, carry out planned intervention, practice targeted skills, or provide a quiet atmosphere for independent reading.