Admissions

Welcome to Spark Academy!

We appreciate your interest in Spark and hope the information below is helpful. If you have any questions please email admissions@sparkacademynh.org for support. We will contact you shortly after we receive your application. Open Houses are located at Manchester Community College (1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH 03102).

Upcoming  Spark  Open House DatesOpen House
Wednesday, July 31 @ Spark / MCC Campus
All Open House Times are 6:00-8:00pm

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Admission and Enrollment Policy and Procedures

Spark Academy is committed to building a strong and diverse community of students and teachers. Admission to the charter school shall be open to any student who resides in the State of New Hampshire. Methods of admission shall not be designed, intended or used to discriminate or violate individual rights in any manner prohibited by law. For the success of the school and its students, Spark Academy will help educate prospective families on the benefits and challenges of attending a public charter school. Spark Academy will hold multiple, pre-enrollment information sessions, in an effort to allow prospective families to learn more about the school and the public charter school experience.

Admission 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, organized by grade and 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.


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