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Pen Pal Programs for Students | K12 Online Education | Spark Learning Pal

Join our Full Learning Pal Program to elevate your homeschool journey!

Embark on an epic homeschool journey with our Full Program - the ultimate way to level up!

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Let's Take a Look at What You Stand to Gain!

Small group classes paired with students like you based on age, grade level, and needs tailored to you.

 

Core academic subjects like reading, writing, and math are included for every Learning Pal Program.

 

As you meet the same students and teachers each week, you'll develop comfortable and respectful relationships with peers and mentors alike.

 

Plus, access to all Unlimited Program classes will keep you engaged and growing.

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Looking for an awesome way to level up your child's homeschool experience?

Check out our Full Learning Pal Program! With smaller group live teacher-led classes every week, your child will receive the personalized attention needed to excel in core academics like reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. Plus, Full Learning Pal Program students get access to all classes offered in our Unlimited Program--a whopping 70+ live classes every week!

No need to reserve a spot for classes ahead of time--simply join at your convenience! And if you want to up your child's writing skills, our Pen Pal Program is the perfect addition. Your child can engage in weekly writing activities while making lasting connections with other homeschoolers.

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View our Full Learning Pal Program Class Offerings for the 2023-2024 School Year

Full Program Classes for All Ages

Our Full Program includes the following classes for students of all ages to join.

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Cooking Club

Our Cooking Club group class is a fun and engaging way for our Full Program students of all ages to learn how to cook. Each class focuses on a different recipe, giving students the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of dishes. It's a true favorite among Spark Learning Pal students and one you won't want to miss

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Acrylic Painting Club

Our Acrylic Painting Club is a great way for our Full Program students to explore the world of art. Our experienced and passionate instructor will guide them through the basics of acrylic painting and help them create beautiful pieces of art. With a fun and interactive atmosphere, your children will have a great time learning and creating

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The Hangout: Social Skills Club

The Hangout Social Skills Club provides homeschoolers of all ages an opportunity to develop their social skills in a safe and supportive environment. Our full program class focuses on teaching basic social skills and giving children the chance to practice these skills with other homeschoolers. With the Hangout Social Skills Club, your child can build confidence in their social abilities and make lasting connections with their peers.

Pre-K/Kindergarten Learning Pals

Intended for students ages 3-5

Our Pre-K/Kindergarten Learning Pals program is designed to give your little one an early start in their education. With fun and engaging activities led by experienced educators, your child will have the opportunity to interact with a smaller group of students each week to learn the basics of literacy, writing, fine motor skills, and math. Enroll your child today and give them a head start in their academic journey

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Pre-K/Kindergarten Learning Pals

Miss Chelsea

Ages 3-5

Students will meet 2x a week in a smaller group to learn core academic concepts including but not limited to letter and letter sound recognition, number recognition, forming letters using a variety of mediums, drawing pictures to express ideas given a topic, making patterns, fine motor practice, and so much more!

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ABC Craft of the Week

Mrs. Christy

Ages 3-5

Students will meet every week to learn a new letter, practice the letter sounds, and make an exciting craft to go along with the letter. Your child love blending arts and crafts and letter recognition in this highly engaging class.

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Primary Circle Time

Mrs. Christy

Ages 3-5

Students build a sense of community as they review days of the week, months,
letters/sounds, colors, shapes, numbers or listen to a seasonal story.

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Pre-K/Kindergarten Learning Pals

PreK/Kindergarten Pals is an innovative class designed to help young students get the most out of their homeschooling experience. Our program offers students the chance to meet once a week in a small group to learn a range of core academic concepts such as letter recognition, number recognition, drawing, making patterns, and fine motor practice. With our engaging and interactive activities, your child will come away with a greater understanding of basic concepts that will help them succeed in their homeschooling journey.

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Paper Plate Art

Paper Plate Art is an exciting class for students ages 3-5 years old! Through this class, your child will have the opportunity to create highly engaging and educational crafts all with the use of a paper plate! This is a great way to get your child excited about learning through a fun and hands-on experience.

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Math with Friends

Math with Friends is the perfect way to introduce early numeracy skills to your PreK-Kindergarten aged child! Our highly engaging and hands-on class will cover number identification, counting skills, and additional early numeracy skills. Join our group and get ready for an exciting math skill building adventure

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Pre-K/Kindergarten Learning Pals

Neurodivergent Learners

Our PreK/Kindergarten Pals for Neurodivergent Learners is a smaller group class for students ages 3-5 years old. This special class allows these learners to explore the same topics as their general education counterparts, but with activities specifically tailored to meet each individual's unique needs. Our expert teachers are dedicated to helping these young learners reach their highest potential.

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Seasonal Sensory Based: Play & Explore!

Our Seasonal Sensory Based Play and Explore class is designed for children ages 3-6 years of age. Join us for a hands-on and exciting class where we create and play with new and exciting materials that focus on fine motor and early childhood educational concepts. Our activities will change throughout the year to reflect the different seasons, making learning and exploration fun and engaging.

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ABC Craft of the Week

ABC Craft of the Week is a fun and interactive class for children ages 3-5. Every week, students will learn a new letter, practice the letter sounds, and make a craft related to the letter. This class is the perfect way to combine art and letter recognition in a fun and engaging manner.

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Story & STEM Challenge

Our Story and STEM Challenge class is the perfect way for children ages 4-7 to have fun and learn at the same time! In this class, your child will be engaged in a story and then challenged to participate in a hands-on STEM activity. They will develop critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving skills while having a blast

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Early Primary Pals
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Early Primary Learning Pals

Intended for students ages 6-8

Your child will meet with a smaller group of students each week to cover the basic core academic concepts including reading, writing, and math. View the classes your child will have access to during the school year below.

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Early Primary Learning Pals

Early Primary Pals is a fun learning program for students ages 6-8 with a general education focus. Our program meets eve week in a smaller group setting to help students develop core academic concepts. We focus on developing independent reading skills, recognizing high frequency words, answering questions about a text, responding to prompts using pictures and words, plus addition and subtraction, and place value.

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Primary Story Time & Craftivity

Primary Story Time & Craft is designed for students ages 6-8 and is a perfect way to foster a love of literature and develop creative thinking skills. Every week, students will meet with their Early Primary Pals to read seasonal stories and partake in fun crafts and writing projects that relate to the stories.

Creative Class

Superheroes Love Math: Addition & Subtraction Edition

Superheroes Love Math: Addition and Subtraction is the perfect program for our Full Program students ages 5-7 years of age. Through this exciting and engaging course, your younger learner will build fluency and confidence with subtraction and addition skills while having fun with superhero themes and games. This is an educational experience your child won't want to miss

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Early Primary Learning Pals

Neurodivergent Focused

Early Primary Pals is a specialized class designed for neurodivergent learners, such as those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, sensory processing, and other unique learning needs. Our service meets every week in a smaller group setting to help students develop core academic concepts. We focus on developing independent reading skills, recognizing high frequency words, answering questions about a text, responding to prompts using pictures and words, as well as addition and subtraction, and place value.

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Balanced Literacy (Phonics & Sight Words)

Our Balanced Literacy: Phonics & Sight Words program is designed to give children ages 6-8 the foundational skills needed to become successful readers. Through hands-on activities, students will learn to recognize letters, their sounds, sight words, and develop the ability to read simple sentences.

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Spanish Immersion for Beginners

Our Spanish Immersion for Beginners program provides a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish language and culture. Our experienced instructors will guide students through the basics of Spanish, including pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Students will also have the chance to practice their Spanish skills in an interactive group setting, fostering a positive learning environment.

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Reader's Theater (Younger Reader's Edition)

Reader's Theater-Younger Reader's Edition is perfect for students ages 5-8 who aren't quite fluent independent readers yet. In each class, students will have the opportunity to practice their reading skills by working with simple theater scripts that will engage and entertain them. This is a great way to motivate your little ones to work on their reading skills while having fun

Creative Class

Think, Draw, & Write

Think, Draw, and Write is a special group class for our Early Primary Pal students ages 6-8. In this class, beginning writers will be able to learn the basics of writing and illustrating simple sentences. Through fun activities, students will be able to express themselves in the form of stories and artwork.

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Primary Learning Pals

Intended for students ages 9-12

Your child will meet with a smaller group of students each week to cover the basic core academic concepts including reading, writing, and math. View the classes your child will have access to during the school year below.

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Primary

Learning Pals

Primary Pals is a very special class designed to provide students ages 9-12 with an engaging and interactive learning experience. Students will meet twice a week in a small group setting where they will learn a variety of academic concepts, including becoming accurate and fluent readers, responding to text with evidence, close reading strategies, multiplication, division, fractions, telling time and elapsed time. The program provides an ideal opportunity for students to build confidence in their academic abilities and reach their full potential.

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Public Speaking

Our Public Speaking class is designed for students ages 9-12 years of age. In this class, students will learn the basics of public speaking, how to develop and present their own speeches, and how to conquer any fear of public speaking. Through this class, your child will gain confidence and the ability to be an effective and powerful public speaker.

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Animal Homes and Biomes

Animal Homes and Biomes is a group class for students in grades 3rd-8th grade. This class teaches students about the earth’s biomes and the animals who inhabit them. Through fun and interactive activities, students will explore the different habitats and gain a better understanding of the natural world.

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Primary

Learning Pals

Neurodivergent Learners

Primary Pals (for neurodivergent learners) is a very special class designed to provide students ages 9-12 with an engaging and interactive learning experience. Students will meet twice a week in a small group setting where they will learn a variety of academic concepts, including becoming accurate and fluent readers, responding to text with evidence, close reading strategies, multiplication, division, fractions, telling time and elapsed time. The program provides an ideal opportunity for students to build confidence in their academic abilities and reach their full potential.

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Animal vs. Animal

Mrs. Christy's Animal vs. Animal class is an exciting way to learn about different animals and their unique abilities. Students will explore the natural world as they investigate the characteristics of two animals and use facts to determine the winner of the head-to-head battle. Get ready to rumble in the jungle

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Future Educators of America

Future Educators of America offers an excellent opportunity for students ages 9-18 to learn about citizenship, responsible decision making skills, and leadership. Through group classes, students will engage in skill building activities that will help them develop leadership qualities and practice different decision-making strategies. With the guidance of experienced educators, students will gain confidence in their abilities and be prepared to take on a leadership role.

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Scientists A-Z

Our Scientist A-Z program provides a unique learning experience for students ages 9-12. Each week, we explore a different scientific topic in a highly interactive and engaging way. Our focus on one topic per week helps ensure that students are able to apply and retain what they learn to other content areas. Your children won't want to miss this amazing science class

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Ancient History: IEW

IEW is a great way to introduce your 9-12 year old student to the world of Ancient History. Through IEW's unique approach, students will gain the structure and confidence they need to move from imitation to innovation in all types of writing. This course will give your student the opportunity to explore and learn about Ancient History in a fun and interactive way.

Yellow House

Spanish Immersion for Beginners

Our Spanish Immersion for Beginners program provides a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish language and culture. Our experienced instructors will guide students through the basics of Spanish, including pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Students will also have the chance to practice their Spanish skills in an interactive group setting, fostering a positive learning environment.

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Intermediate Learning Pals

Intended for students ages 13-14

Your child will meet with a smaller group of students each week to cover the basic core academic concepts including reading, writing, and math. View the classes your child will have access to during the school year below.

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Intermediate

Learning Pals

General Education Focused

Intermediate Pals: General Education Focused is a great program for students aged 13-14 who are looking to further their core academic concepts. Students will meet once a week in a group setting to learn about topics such as reading fluently and accurately to comprehend and respond to text, responding to a topic/prompt in a well-developed multi-paragraph essay, and long division, ratios, and unit rates, area, perimeter, and volume.

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Therapeutic Writing

Our Therapeutic Writing class offers a unique approach to writing instruction for students ages 12-18. Our writing class is designed to encourage a healthy balance of writing practice along with mindfulness journal prompts. This is an excellent way to build writing skills as well as develop a strong sense of emotional intelligence in your child.

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Future Educators of America

Future Educators of America offers an excellent opportunity for students ages 9-18 to learn about citizenship, responsible decision making skills, and leadership. Through group classes, students will engage in skill building activities that will help them develop leadership qualities and practice different decision-making strategies. With the guidance of experienced educators, students will gain confidence in their abilities and be prepared to take on a leadership role.

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Intermediate Learning Pals

Neurodivergent Focused

Intermediate Pals for Neurodivergent Learners provides an engaging and supportive learning environment for students ages 13-14. Our program meets once a week in a group setting and focuses on topics such as reading fluency, comprehension, essay writing, and math skills like long division, ratios, and unit rates, area, perimeter, and volume.

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Creative Writing

This Creative Writing class is designed for students ages 12-15, and is a great way for them to engage in highly engaging and thought-provoking writing prompts. Working together in a group setting, students will have the opportunity to explore their creative writing skills and gain confidence in their ideas. This class will help build the foundation for a lifelong appreciation of the written word.

Yellow House

Spanish Immersion for Beginners

Our Spanish Immersion for Beginners program provides a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish language and culture. Our experienced instructors will guide students through the basics of Spanish, including pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. Students will also have the chance to practice their Spanish skills in an interactive group setting, fostering a positive learning environment.

Science Class

Middle School Level Science

Our Middle School Level Science course is designed for students ages 11-14, giving them the opportunity to explore the world of science from the comfort of home. Through engaging activities and hands-on experiments, students will be able to discuss and apply middle school level science topics in a stimulating environment. Our course is designed to provide students with an immersive experience of a variety of middle school level science topics throughout the school year.

Beautiful Nature

Animal Homes & Biomes

Animal Homes and Biomes is a group class for students in grades 3rd-8th grade. This class teaches students about the earth’s biomes and the animals who inhabit them. Through fun and interactive activities, students will explore the different habitats and gain a better understanding of the natural world.

Primary Pals
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Secondary Pals

Secondary Learning Pals

Intended for students ages 15-18

Your child will meet with a smaller group of students each week to cover the basic core academic concepts including reading, writing, and math. View the classes your child will have access to during the school year below.

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Secondary

Learning Pals

Secondary Pals General Education Focused is a great service for homeschooling students aged 15-18. Our program provides SAT/ACT preparation and teaches core academic concepts such as close reading strategies, geometry, equations, and problem solving. During the program, students will meet once a week in a smaller group, giving them the opportunity to learn in a more intimate setting.

Mindfulness

Psychology

Our Psychology course is intended to help learners understand the basics of psychology, psychological science, neuro-anatomy, brain formation, perception, motor responses, central and autonomic nervous systems, sensation and perception, endocrine system, nature vs. nurture, prenatal, infant, adolescent, and adult development, states of consciousness, thinking, language, learning, and memory. With our service, learners can gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of psychology and how it affects everyday life.

American Flags

Therapeutic Writing

Our Therapeutic Writing class offers a unique approach to writing instruction for students ages 12-18. Our writing class is designed to encourage a healthy balance of writing practice along with mindfulness journal prompts. This is an excellent way to build writing skills as well as develop a strong sense of emotional intelligence in your child.

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Secondary

Learning Pals

Secondary Pals Neurodivergent Focused is an educational homeschool service specifically designed for students aged 15-18. Our program provides SAT/ACT preparation and teaches core academic concepts such as close reading strategies, geometry, equations, and problem solving. During the program, students will meet once a week in a smaller group, giving them the opportunity to learn and discuss in a supportive environment.

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Homesteading

Homesteading is a comprehensive course that covers a variety of topics from agriculture to animal and food science. Through this course, students will learn the basics of homesteading such as caring for animals, growing, canning, and preserving food, creating natural recipes and herbal remedies, making natural cleaning supplies, and stocking a pantry. This course meets once a week during the second semester.

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Personal Finance

Our Personal Finance course provides an opportunity for homeschoolers to gain the skills necessary to set and achieve personal and career goals while managing their financial resources. The course meets once a week second semester and covers topics such as savings and budgeting, credit and debt, financial planning and insurance, income, taxes, and charitable contributions. With this course, homeschoolers will gain the knowledge to make wise financial decisions and plan for their financial future.

American Flags

Future Educators of America

Future Educators of America offers an excellent opportunity for students ages 9-18 to learn about citizenship, responsible decision making skills, and leadership. Through group classes, students will engage in skill building activities that will help them develop leadership qualities and practice different decision-making strategies. With the guidance of experienced educators, students will gain confidence in their abilities and be prepared to take on a leadership role.

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