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Welcoming applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Our scholarship program ensures that all qualified students, regardless of finances, can attend Quest Forward Academy. Limited spaces for transfer students for the 2019 academic year are available. Contact us to learn more.


Your learning journey begins here.

Quest Forward Academy Omaha is a four-year independent school located on the campus of Bellevue University and approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. In small classes, with guidance from expert mentors, students actively pursue their interests through a project-based curriculum.

As they master the academic content, students also develop personal responsibility for their education, and practice the mindset, habits, and skills necessary for success in college, career, and life.


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Focused on Powerful Growth

Quest Forward Academy is transformative.

Every aspect of Quest Forward Academy has been designed to foster student growth. Academic courses are organized around quests: projects that use relevant and engaging resources to help students master academic skills and concepts. Students work through quests, sometimes individually, sometimes in project teams, guided by expert mentors. This approach is ideal for students looking to move beyond the constraints of a traditional classroom environment but still want rigorous academic courses that will prepare them for their choice of college or career.

Since success in life requires more than academic mastery, Quest Forward Academy students also develop the habits of mind and character that provide the tools they need to succeed in the face of life’s challenges. Through this combination, Quest Forward Academy students graduate with a passion for learning, a knowledge of self, and a perspective on how they can contribute value to the world.

Rigorous Academics

Preparing for Life

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An Extraordinary High School Life

A high school that students want to attend.

Learning should be naturally enjoyable. Yet so many students at other schools look at Monday morning with dread, eagerly waiting for the day to end so that they can get on with their lives. This happens because school is frequently about taking choices away from students and telling them what they have to do. At Quest Forward Academy, students control the direction of their learning. They make choices about what they study and how they study, actively shaping the experience of being at school.

Learning does not end inside the classroom. Mentors will bring students outside to conduct experiments and to investigate the world around us. The City as Campus program takes this further with field trips to local sites of interest, while our collaborative program with the Omaha Conservatory of Music gives musically inclined students greater access to their pursuits. Internships and service projects provide added avenues for students to cultivate their interests and find what motivates them.


Seamless Transition to College

Because of the school’s unique university campus location, students transition to college more seamlessly from Quest Forward Academy. Since our students already feel at home in a university setting, the leap to college after graduation is not much of a leap at all.

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College Promise

Quest Forward Academy is committed to the success of our students. We provide four years of college counseling, working with students to identify those colleges that will help them realize their dreams. Quest Forward Academy will also support students through college and into the first years of post-college life through our Graduate Success Program, a program offering general counseling and support, guidance on financial aid, and a robust alumni network.

Additionally, our Quest Forward College Partners Program, of which Bellevue University is the first member, allows students successfully graduating from the Academy to seamlessly transition to college upon graduating, bypassing the standard admissions process. We are working with other colleges across the country on a similar stress-free arrangement for our students.

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All Are Invited

A school where all students are welcome.

We welcome students from all backgrounds, cultures, and economic circumstances. Our diversity is a strength, and many types of students thrive here. Since our inception, we have actively built a community that celebrates the individual, and values the contributions that all our members bring. Our staff shares this ethos and encourages each other and our students to be the best versions of themselves.

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Seeing is Believing

We invite and encourage you to visit us during an Open House to answer your remaining questions, and to see firsthand what Quest Forward Academy could be like for you and your family.

Experience Us In Person

Upcoming Events

Open House

Join us at an Open House where you will experience hands-on mini-classes, tour the campus, and meet our team.


Get to know the community at Quest Forward Academy. Find more events on Facebook.


Feel free to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Welcoming applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Our scholarship program ensures that all qualified students, regardless of finances, can attend Quest Forward Academy. Limited spaces for transfer students for the 2019 academic year are available. Contact us to learn more.