SPARC Academy

Welcome to the Sparc Academy!

Sparc Academy

Lead Teacher -
Coming Soon

Mission Statement:

The SPARC Academy is dedicated to providing for needs of a diverse student population.  Students may choose to access ubiquitous learning using cutting edge digital strategies and resources such as Blended Learning and Virtual Instruction delivered through Webinar. Teachers and students can engage in responsive teaching and learning anchored in performance and mastery.

Graduation Requirements:

Social Studies - 3.5 credits
Science - 3 credits (4 credits are highly recommended)
English - 4 credits
Mathematics - 3 Credits (To be considered for acceptance to a school in the University of Maryland (UMS) you must have completed 4 years of mathematics: Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2.)

Classes Offered:

  • Algebra 1 & 2
  • Geometry
  • BCPS & CCBC Early College Program (ECAP)
  • English 9, 10, 11, & 12
  • EPI
  • U.S. History
  • American Government
  • World History
  • Earth Systems
  • Living Systems

Meet our Instructors Below!



Prince Hunter


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Classes Taught

Algebra 1

Algebra 2


College(s) Attended

D. C. Teachers College (BS)

Regent University (MS)

Trident University International (Ed.D)


Silver Spring, Md  

Bio: My name is Dr. Hunter, and I am in the School Program for Acceleration and Recovery of Credit (SPARC) department. This is my 33rd year of teaching mathematics!


My hobbies include walking and gardening. During my free time I take care of my plants. I do this because:

If I take care of my plants, then they will grow.

 If my plants grow, then I will eat fresh vegetables.

 If I eat fresh vegetables, I will be healthier.


P.S. I am working on another set of Conditional Statements that will end with - college and success!!





Grace Wiessner


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Classes Taught

Earth Systems

Living Systems

College(s) Attended

Warren Wilson College (BA)

Goucher College (MAT)


Baltimore, MD

Bio: Hello! My name is Ms. Wiessner. I previously I taught for 4 years as a 6th grade Science, College & Career Readiness, and AVID educator at Lansdowne Middle. This year I will be helping students navigate the Living Systems and Earth Systems courses in our SPARC Academy. I hope to provide students with the skills they need to take ownership of their education and find their passion & path in life. I am also active within our teacher’s union where I believe I have the responsibility to advocate for the needs of my students and fellow educators. Outside of school I enjoy taking care of my plants and working on my never-ending house projects.

I look forward to sharing my love of science this year with all students I have the pleasure of teaching.



Jacqueline Wood


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Classes Taught

Sparc Academy - Para-Professional

Purpose: provide services and accommodations for students in all subject matters.

College(s) Attended

Morgan State University

Class of 1989

Tele-Communications Major 


Baltimore, Maryland

Hello, my name is Jacqueline Wood and I’ve been an employee of Baltimore County Public School system since the 2003.

I started as a One on One, through Social Service Consultants, in Ellicott City. In 2003, I became a substitute teacher in Baltimore County Public Schools.  Under the leadership of Principal Lynette Woodley, in 2005, she offered me a position as a Para-Professional. Since then, I’ve upheld my loyalty to BCPS and have committed all my efforts to assist our students and teachers as much as possible.

Treating each other with respect is so important.  We all deserve respect from one another and to show respect, especially with our students. I find it important to provide an environment that allows our student to feel comfortable and safe to talk with adults, as needed. Secondly, it is key to build trust.  I’ve cherished all the relationships I’ve formed.

 I look forward to working with our students this school year.  Also, I look forward to working closely with my SPARC Family!