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Update on Quest Forward Academy and COVID-19

On 3/16, Quest Forward Academy Omaha shifted its operation to distance learning, to ensure the safety of our families, mentors and staff, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Learning activities are continuing on an adapted schedule, with students working from home, in… Read More

Course Overview: American Literature

The English program is excited to introduce the Exploration Phase Two course: American Literature. While other courses take a theme-based approach to selecting and organizing texts, our course for Exploration Phase Two starts with the early foundations of American literature and then moves chronologically through significant literary periods up through… Read More

What to Expect at a Visit Day

Interested in Quest Forward Academy Omaha? Then come visit us in person. There’s no better way to get to know our project-based learning, friendly staff, and state-of-the-art facilities than experiencing them yourself.  What to Expect During your Private Tour As the Director of Recruitment, I meet… Read More

Get to Know: Jen Dalbey, Mentor

Current Subject: English (including Journalism and Debate), Social Sciences, Government, Economics Years Teaching Overall: 23 years, with experience teaching high school, college, and corporate training and development Years Mentoring at Quest Forward Academy: 3 years Why did… Read More

Get to Know: Gabby, Emilie, and Martha

Gabby, Emilie, and Martha are three sisters that joined the Quest Forward Academy Omaha community this year. Emilie and Martha are second year students, and Gabby is in her third year (at Quest Forward Academies, we call the second and third years “Exploration Phase”). The three sisters discuss… Read More

Land Art: Bringing Quests to Life

This fall at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa, Exploration Phase students have spent the bulk of their English and Social Science classes exploring themes related to the natural world. These classes included a diverse array of topics, from westward expansion and indigenous land management to the literature of… Read More

Our Extraordinary First Game

What can you do to become more curious? This was a central question we had in mind when developing content to support students in practicing Be Curious, one of the 6 Essential Habits focused on with Quest Forward Learning. Students have opportunities to practice being curious every day through… Read More

Course Overview: American Government

This Transition Phase (grade 12) course offers a survey of the main documents, political structures, ideas, and institutions that form and shape the American government. Students engage actively with the US Constitution, landmark Supreme Court rulings, and other foundational documents that comprise the basis for informed citizenship. Read More

Career Bootcamp for the Bees

Since the dawn of time (and the first day of kindergarten) students everywhere have been asked: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” As Quest Forward Academy Omaha begins its third year, we’re focusing on preparing students to take real steps to pursue their post-high… Read More

Welcome Back! Quest Forward Academies Enter Third Year

This past Tuesday, August 14th, marked the new school year for Quest Forward Academies in Omaha and Santa Rosa. School Directors Mark Smith, of Omaha, and Director Karen Kenkel, of Santa Rosa, offer their thoughts on the first week back and their goals for the new year. Mark Smith, School… Read More