Admissions

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We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.

Join us for one of our virtual open house evenings!

Wednesday, June 17 • Wednesday, July 8 • Wednesday, July 29 • Wednesday, August 12  Wednesday, August 26

Meet our faculty and staff. Learn about our program and the tremendous opportunities ahead for Spark graduates! Hear from current parents and students. We are looking forward to meeting you!

6:30 to 8:00 pm

The Spark Approach:
Spark Academy of Advanced Technologies provides many exceptional opportunities for our students. Our focus is to prepare our young women and men for the growing number of technical careers waiting for them upon graduation. Our technology curriculums in advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity emphasize the knowledge and skills needed for those future careers. 


We do know that technology will be a huge part of the future. The  technical curriculum offered at Spark Academy will train our students so that they are ready for the careers of the future. We also know that a sound overall high school education is necessary for our students to understand and interact with the world around us. At Spark Academy, we pay careful attention, not only to  New Hampshire standards for high school graduates, but to the need to be prepared for life. 


We make an effort to provide a great deal of information available here, but no one source is complete. As you explore our website, you may you wish to explore certain areas further. Reach out to us at any time through admissions@sparkacademynh.org to learn more about our school.  

Admissions Quick Links:

Application Checklist
Online Student Application



Admissions and Enrollment Policy and Procedures:
We at Spark Academy are committed to building a strong and diverse community of students and teachers. Admission to our school is open to any student residing in the State of New Hampshire. Our admissions process is meant to provide prospective families will the information needed to help parents and guardians determine if our school is a good fit for their student. The admissions process is designed to respect student rights and the law prohibiting discrimination and the violation of individual rights. 

One of the goals of the admissions process is to inform prospective families of the benefits and challenges of attending a public charter school by offering informational programs on the school program and experience. Enrollment meetings with individual families will help further ensure an understanding of both the student and the school while establishing the beginning of a sound relationship between home and school.


 
Admissions Procedures:
Spark Academy will follow the basic method of admissions that defines charter schools nationwide: Admission shall be blind; Should the number of applicants exceed capacity, students will be chosen by a lottery system, with a wait list developed from the lottery overflow.
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Admissions Process Overview:
Prospective students and their families will be strongly encouraged to attend at least one informational meeting at which our educational approach and school expectations of students and their families will be explained, prior to enrollment; Spark Academy will produce application packets for prospective students about the school, its philosophy and expectations of attending students, their families. These and other student-related policies will be posted and available to the public, online; Parents will be asked to sign an agreement indicating their understanding of the school’s mission, and other expectations as part of the admission process; Interested families will then submit their application; A committee will review applications for completeness. 

Should applicants exceed the number of spaces available, a blind lottery, will be held. Those not accepted in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list in the order determined by the lottery; All accepted students will receive notification. Those who have been wait-listed will be notified; Soon after the enrollment process is complete, Spark Academy will hold meetings for admitted students and their families and provide an orientation for students and families. Completed applications received after deadline will be added to the waitlist according to timestamp requirements.


Enrollment Provisions:
Spark Academy will offer automatic re-enrollment to its students. Families will be asked to sign a letter of intent to re-enroll by a stated date preceding the lottery.

Spark Academy will admit students from the waitlist should space become available after the lottery. Siblings of children already enrolled at the school will be exempt from lottery, space permitting. The Board reserves the right to give preference in enrollment to the children of Spark Academy’s and Manchester Community College’s faculty and staff and Spark Academy’s Board of Trustee members. Spark Academy will reserve up to five spots for the children of Spark Academy’s and Manchester Community College’s faculty and staff.

Admissions Quick Links:
Application Checklist
Online Student Application