SPARK Update

As education evolves, we are evolving too.

That’s why we’d like to share some updates with you regarding our physical education product offering. School Specialty is no longer distributing the SPARK curriculum products. We will continue to provide the Healthy Kids Challenge (HKC) nutrition education program and the Sportime Inclusive PE resources.

We believe the needs of physical educators are changing and therefore we are committed to evolving to best serve teachers and their students. We will be doing that through further investment into new, broader and innovative health and wellness solutions.

In addition, School Specialty continues to invest in our full line of high-quality Sportime physical education, fitness and sports equipment designed to engage all students and enable success.

To browse our entire selection of physical education, health and wellness products please visit SchoolSpecialty.com/physical-education.

Also, our knowledgeable sales team can help customize your equipment order to meet the unique needs of your program. Contact your School Specialty representative for help with your order and to access your school’s best pricing.

For more information, please see the list of Frequently Asked Questions below. Thank you for choosing School Specialty and Sportime.

We appreciate working with your school to support physical education programming and we look forward to working with you to meet the evolving needs of your students.

Frequently Asked Questions


What happens to my SPARK curriculum order?
All SPARK curriculum orders that were received through October 31, 2018 were shipped by School Specialty by December 31, 2018. No new orders can be accepted by School Specialty.


What happens to my current SPARKfamily membership?
For Healthy Kids Challenge and Sportime Inclusive PE content:
School Specialty will continue to provide the Healthy Kids Challenge (HKC) nutrition education program and the Sportime Inclusive PE resources.

To continue to access your Healthy Kids Challenge (HKC) and Sportime Inclusive PE digital content through School Specialty, please go to pehealth.schoolspecialty.com.

For SPARK content:
The San Diego State University Research Foundation has contracted with a new distributor for the SPARK curriculum. For more information, you can email inquiries to SPARK at spark@sparkpe.org or call 833-73-SPARK (77275).

As of June 4, 2019, you can access your SPARKfamily.org account until your subscription expires here: SPARKfamily.org

If you purchased SPARK in 2018 or earlier, you will be prompted to re-register by entering the same email you used for your previous account.

If you purchased SPARK starting in 2019, you will register and enter the License #/Key Code you were provided with your order.


What happens to my purchased credits for online professional development on SPARKecademy.org?
School Specialty has transferred ownership of the SPARKecademy.org website to the San Diego State University Research Foundation and the new distributor of the SPARK curriculum. You can access your SPARKecademy.org account and utilize your current credits here: SPARKecademy.org

Questions regarding your SPARKecademy.org account can be emailed to: spark@sparkpe.org


Who do I contact to place new orders for SPARK resources or renew my SPARKfamily membership?
For more information, you can email inquiries to SPARK at spark@sparkpe.org or call 833-73-SPARK (77275).


What’s next for School Specialty and Sportime?
We are excited about the future of the Sportime brand and are looking for opportunities to expand our physical education and health solutions to offer a well-rounded approach to student health and wellness.

Stay tuned and make sure you sign up to receive our emails to get the latest and greatest on new products and services! Thank you for being a School Specialty customer and we value your business. We look forward to continuing to work with you to support student health and wellness.

If you have additional questions for School Specialty, please send an email to SPARK_customer_service@schoolspecialty.com or call 800-772-7573.