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    Hello and welcome to Spark Online Academy!

    My name is Julie Johnson, and I am delighted to serve as the Principal at Spark Online Academy. It is a joy to launch and lead a new and exciting option in online and blended learning for students in the Pikes Peak region and across the state of Colorado. As an educator in District 11 for over 20 years, my passion and focus are centered on the success of every individual learner we serve. 

    We are pleased to be adding ninth and tenth grades to our school for the 2022-2023 school year and adding eleventh and twelfth grades in the following years. Our unique model recognizes the importance of our student's sense of belonging to a learning community with connected and relevant experiences with peers and community partners. Our school is staffed by D11 teachers who are highly skilled in online learning environments. Our students and families choose Spark Online Academy because they benefit from the flexibility of online learning with rigorous instruction that is tailored to our student’s strengths, needs, and interests, with regular opportunities to apply their knowledge in authentic learning experiences.

    We recognize that many students thrive in an online learning environment in which all learners have meaningful connections with classmates and teachers, support systems that unite high-quality instruction, and skilled staff with parent(s)/guardian(s) so each student can experience success. We are thrilled to provide what families have communicated with me again and again over the years in seeking a safe, inclusive, and joyful learning environment where students can fall in love with learning again and develop the relevant skills needed for college, career, and life.

    I welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you have and hear how Spark Online Academy can help unlock your child’s potential as a student in D11’s newest online/blended learning school.

    Kind Regards,

    Julie Johnson

    Principal, Spark Online Academy