The EVSC is committed to investing in early string education. The development of The SPARK Project (3rd grade violin) has resulted in dramatic growth in this area. This early string program (SPARK) is entering its 4th year with remarkable results and classes at waiting list capacity. This year will expand the program into our fourth elementary school with plans to include feeders to all high school districts in the next two years. The curriculum is written for our approach and is specific and effective. Each student in the program has one small group class (8 students), plus 2 large groups sessions per week. EVSC provides all student instruments and is committed to making sure they are fitted correctly and well maintained by a full-time repair staff.