Director's Message

Denis Mailloux

Mr. Denis Mailloux, Director

Thank you for looking into Spark Academy. We have just completed our first year, and there are several things that have really caused me to feel proud about our school. First of all, our families say that we gave them the school experience they were expecting from last year’s open house presentations. To me, that is the most important piece of information that I can share with you. We are delivering! What you see on this website is what you will experience when you come to Spark Academy. You will find statements on this site directly from our families to help you decide if we are the school for you. We aren’t for everyone, but we are a pretty special place!


The importance of our location cannot be underestimated. Through a wonderful relationship between Spark Academy and Manchester Community College, our students can take advantage of opportunities in technology studies that are rare at the high school level. All of this is explained on this website and at our various open house programs. I apologize for the fact that it takes a while to acquaint yourself with our school, but Spark is really a different kind of high school, and that takes a while to explain.


Those amazing opportunities are obviously the hallmark of Spark Academy. However, there is another aspect that I as school director am extremely proud of. In one short year, we have developed a sense of community that is quite remarkable. That includes parents who have readily offered to volunteer as chaperones or have generously donated supplies throughout the year. That sense of community has been made real by our students who have told us that our cohort model has really made a difference and has made them feel a sense of commitment toward each other. Through we have just completed our first year, our Student Council has become a valuable aspect of the Spark experience. And though remote learning has gone well for us, our students tell us they really miss their day-to-day interactions with each other and with the staff.


In one short year, we have become a community. And while “community” is one of those terms that is difficult to define, we know it when we experience it. I can honestly tell you that when you enroll at Spark, you become a part of a community, one that works together, plays together, and learns together. 


Please don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@sparkacadmynh.org for more information about our school or about the admissions process.


Denis Mailloux

Director


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