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SPARC Before & After School Programs

The programs provide a fun and safe environment for students to continue to learn and grow beyond school hours. The program provides:
  • Snack Time: A healthy after school snack and 100% Juice are provided.
  • Social Time: A chance for friends to catch up, talk about their day, and unwind.
  • Games and Activities: Every day provides a different activity, or choice of activities that work on a core physical, mental, or enrichment element. SPARC focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, strategy, critical thinking, and more!
  • Homework Time: We give the students a chance to work on any homework from the day, study for any tests, or ask the staff for any specific help with an assignment.
  • Special Events: Movies, pizza parties, and cookouts!
The program is a licensed child care program that provides a great opportunity for your child to learn and grow both before and after school through a variety of clubs, sports, enrichment activities, homework help, and mentoring. SPARC also offers clubs throughout the year to enhance learning and physical activity beyond school hours. Download SPARC Registration Form (PDF).

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SPARC Before & After School

A structured and safe program designed to provide fun & enriching activities both before and after school to compliment your child’s day.

Age: K-6
Date: Aug. 17 - throughout school year
Time: 6:30 a.m. - School Starts
  School Dismissal - 6 p.m.
Fee: Before School - $15 / Week
  After School - $35 / Week
  Free / Reduced Lunch status fees available

SPARC Elite Feet

A 6-week program designed to teach the basics of running and fast walking. Training increases slowly to build endurance and prepare participants to for the Bass Pro Rock 4 Kids Zombie Run on Sat., Oct 22.

Age: Grades K - 8
Date: Sept. 12 - Oct 21
Time: Dates vary, once a week after school
Fee: $18 (includes race fee & t-shirt)

SPARC Intramural Basketball

Register for a fun six-week intramural basketball program this fall or this winter. Kids learn basic basketball skills and positive character traits. Games are played on Saturdays. Practices are scheduled by volunteer coaches on weekday evenings. Locations vary. Register by Sept. 23 for Session 1, by Dec. 9 for Session 2.

Age: K - 6th Grade
Date: Session 1: Practices begin week of Oct. 17
  Games on Sat., Oct. 29 - Dec. 10
  Session 2: Practices begin week of Jan. 9
  Games on Sat., Jan. 21 - Feb. 25
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $45 / Child
Basketball Registration Events
Date: Tues., Sept. 20, Truman Elementary
  Thur., Sept. 22, Harrison Elementary
  Tues., Dec. 6, Truman Elementary
  Thur., Dec. 8, Harrison Elemnetary
Time: 4 - 6:30 p.m.

SPARC Parent's Night Out Program

Offered one Friday a month at different school locations, allowing parents a night out while kids have a fun night with SPARC, including activities, crafts and friends.

Age: 5 - 12 yrs.
Date: Varies, call for details
Time: Fri., 5 - 10 p.m.
Fee: $10 - $17 / Child

SPARC School's Out Program

Children enjoy field trips, fun activities and an afternoon snack when school is not in session.

Age: 5 - 12 yrs.
Date: Oct. 17, Nov. 7 - 8
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $12 - $17 / Child

SPARC Winter Break Program

Don’t sit at home with the Winter Break Blues. Join the SPARC crew for fun-filled activities. Space is limited. Registration required.

Age: 5 - 12 yrs.
Date: Dec. 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $17 / Child / Day

SPARC Snow Day Program

When Springfield Public Schools are closed for winter weather, kids may enjoy an activity-filled snow day at Oak Grove Community Center. Registration required.

Age: 5 - 12 yrs.
Date: SPS Snow Days
Time: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fee: $17 / Child / Day