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Make Way for Mascots!

Quest Forward Academy students on both Omaha and Santa Rosa campuses put a major decision to a vote this year: What mascots would best represent their communities? Mentors Jennifer Dalbey (Omaha) and Nils Palsson (Santa Rosa) share the student-driven origin stories of The Swarm and The Quetzals. Hive… Read More

Taking to the Airwaves

Mark Smith, School Director at Quest Forward Academy Omaha, joined two local radio programs in Omaha to speak about the unique qualities and strengths of a Quest Forward education. In his interviews, Mark communicated the breadth of the Academy structure and its programs, and… Read More

Students Celebrate Influencers

For most tech-savvy teens, the word “influencer” brings to mind YouTube stars. Quest Forward Academy Omaha students thought along these lines for a final project that celebrates the people in their lives whose examples, support, or guidance has impacted them. The Influencer Recognition Project exemplifies the value of… Read More

Gallery Walk 2019: A Virtual Student Showcase

Live-Action Artifacts On May 22, students at both Quest Forward Academies in Omaha and Santa Rosa participated in the 2019 Gallery Walk, the first such event of its kind. This virtual event, held as a real-time video conference, provided students with the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the artifacts… Read More

Get to Know: Ryan Luther, Mentor

First-year Math Mentor Ryan Luther engages students at Quest Forward Academy in Omaha. He brings many years of experience to the classroom, likes to share how math applies to the real world, and also has a handy supply of power tools. What is your… Read More

The Year in Review: Academies Finish Strong

School Directors Mark Smith (Quest Forward Academy Omaha) and Karen Kenkel (Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa) took time from their busy, end-of-year schedules to share their reflections of the school year that ends June 7. After two years, both Academies have learned from their students, their mentors, and… Read More

Reflections on a Rewarding First Year

When we first met Bailee, it was during the first semester of her first year as a student at Quest Forward Academy Omaha. The freshman was still trying to find her place in a new school with a new approach to learning. Last November, the… Read More

Plans for First Quest Forward Graduation

On Friday, June 7, Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa will hold its first graduation ceremony. This is not your ordinary celebration, but one that marks the first Quest Forward Academy class to receive high school diplomas. For Santa Rosa Counselor Heather Concoff, this means imagining an event that… Read More

Cultural Contact: Sharing Artifacts Across the Globe

The Quest Forward Learning Global Learning Program connects Foundation and Exploration students (traditionally freshmen and sophomores) at Quest Forward Academy in Omaha with students at Mtakuja Secondary school in Tanzania. These two groups of students meet virtually and consistently, sharing their work and their cultures, as well as… Read More

Essential Habits Week: Two Campuses + Five Days = Focused Fun!

A large factor in the success of Quest Forward Learning centers on assimilating the six Essential Habits into work and life. To expose students to their importance at an even deeper level, Quest Forward Academies in Santa Rosa and Omaha hosted Essential Habits Week in late March. Read More

We are accepting applications for the 2019-20 academic year.

We are committed to a diverse student body. Our scholarship program ensures that all qualified students, regardless of finances, can attend Quest Forward Academy.