Academic Year Calendar

The academic year consists of four quarters, a three-week intersession term in January, and a summer session. The tentative calendar for 2018-19 is given below.

Calendar for 2018-2019

  • Term 1:

    8/21 - 10/20

  • Term 2:

    10/23 - 12/21

  • Winter Break:

    12/22 - 1/6

  • Winter Term:

    1/7 - 1/25

  • Term 3:

    1/28 - 3/29

  • Spring Break:

    4/1 - 4/5

  • Term 4:

    4/8 - 6/7

  • Summer Term:

    Dates for Summer Term 2019 to be announced.

The School Day

Doors open at 8:00AM. Class begins at 9:00AM. Between 8:00AM and 9:00AM students can get to work on projects or grab breakfast and get ready for the day. Doors close at 4:30PM but the last 90 minutes of the day are devoted to electives and project work and allow students to receive additional support. Students playing sports or engaged in internships can arrange alternative schedules provided they are in good standing. Because the Quest Forward Academy is not lecture based, it is much easier to accommodate students needing special adjustments to their schedules than in a traditional school.

Quest Forward Academy Schedule

Quest Forward Academy follows a block schedule, with classes meeting on a rotating basis several times throughout the week for longer class sessions.


Quest Forward Academy will provide a regular bus service before and after school between locations in Omaha and the Quest Forward Academy campus

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for 2018-19 is $14,950.

Ricketts Family Scholarships

The Ricketts Family Scholarships are substantial/full scholarships offered to students with significant financial need and the drive and determination to pursue academic and career success.

Admissions Schedule

Quest Forward Academy accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students can expect a decision within ten days after a complete application has been submitted. Expedited application review is available upon request. Our Next Open Houses will occur on
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 (Link)
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 (Link)

Questions about admissions, or to arrange a visit, please contact