About the SPARK Program at Cal

The SPARK Program centers student-driven goals, and provides students with an increased opportunity for growth where students support one another in English Language Arts (ELA), History, & Science courses.
SPARK classes are made up of general education students and those who are GATE identified and/or have IEP’s, capturing the true diversity of the Cal student body. All students are welcome to be part of the SPARK Program.


Cal SPARK Success Data

SPARK Data 2021-2022


After only a few months in the SPARK Program, 7th & 8th grade students grown in ELA and, on average, earn higher grades in science.