Welcome to Sacramento Spark
Sacramento Spark is a homeschool enrichment program where fun and friendships happen. Our learning studio is the place where social skills such as team work, cooperation, and leadership are used and developed.
Through our Enrichment Class, Spark introduces students to foreign languages, music theory and art as these are woven into each lesson. This one-day-a-week, mixed-age class is meant to enhance the Science component of your homeschool curriculum. It has been designed to meet the California State Science Standards for 1st-5th grades.
Through our Group tutoring, students in 6th – 12th grades can get additional help with their school work and learn study techniques and organizational skills while adding a social element to their day
Our learning studio is designed to inspire creativity and learning. It is a light, airy space that the children can modify and add to with their completed work. The look of the room does change from time to time as it is tailored to the topic being discussed. Students take part in keeping our classroom clean, learning valuable life skills along the way. Class sizes are intentionally kept small to optimize attention given to each child.
In Person Enrichment
Live Online Classes
Teen Spark in Person
Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade all learn together in a mixed age setting. Students work independently, and in groups to complete activities and tasks.
Our class focuses on Science, Communication Skills, Writing and Art
Online Class via Zoom
Students in K-6th receive Foreign Language practice, Story Time, a Science activity, Guided drawing and Show-and-Tell.
Middle and High school Students meet online to go over their schoolwork for the week, do a drawing activity together and play a game.
Students are taught study skills and allowed to socialize with their peers in a supervised group setting
Group Tutoring Sessions
Students in 6th – 12th grades can get additional help with their school work and learn study techniques and organizational skills while adding a social element to their day.
Our class focuses on stress management, communication skills and art
Spark Learning Studio
Sack Lunch Policy
Students must bring a sack lunch that does not include peanuts or peanut products. Thank you for helping us keep our children safe.
Though the science component of our enrichment class is prepared following the New Generation Science Standards for the state of California, Spark is designed to supplement, not substitute your homeschool curriculum
Technology in the Classroom
Sacramento Spark recognizes the wide range of mobile technology devices and their value as learning tools. However, in an effort to create an environment that is conducive to genuine interpersonal communication, no screens are available in our learning studio. Students may bring an electronic device with parent’s permission, but their use will be limited.
Supporting Parents As they Raise Kids
Sacramento Spark was created to support homeschooling families. Our mission is to provide students with skill-building opportunities that are engaging and fun, while giving parents a day to plan, prepare and enjoy their homeschooling experience.
· SACRAMENTO SPARK IS NOT A PRIVATE OR CHARTER SCHOOL. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN A SCHOOL (EITHER INDEPENDENT OR CHARTER).
“Spark far surpassed any expectations that our family had! Moddy has a gift in helping children to find the joy in learning. Halfway thru the year my daughter, age 7, came to me and said,” mom, Spark is my life!” Both of my kids learned so much that they would come home and teach me things I didn’t know. I saw a very big transformation in my quiet son. He was confident to speak up and take initiative by the end of the year. As a homeschooling mom, Spark gave me a day where I knew my kids were learning and being inspired and I was able to have the time I needed to keep my batteries charged. It made our year beautiful!”
“Spark classes have exceeded all of our expectations. The classes are great, fit perfectly in our homeschool curriculum, and our family values as well. Our child can’t wait every week to attend the class. We also appreciate the Bilingual class. Thank you for doing such a great job! Can’t wait for the new school year!”
“We are a homeschool family who greatly benefitted from attending the weekly Spark Sacramento class!! Our children couldn’t wait to attend each week! They formed strong friendships and had fun growing academically with their fellow students. The class is wonderful to add enrichment to the week. It also helped fill in the science hands on and our fine arts for Spanish among other fun things. Truly amazing! We also can’t say enough about the talent, and also the joy the owner and teacher Mrs. Himmel (Moddy) gives to her students. She truly loves teaching and the children thrive in the environment she creates! We can’t wait for more!”