This site uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Please review our Privacy Policy for more details.

Welcome, Girard!

Opportunity Education is proud to announce that Girard College High School is the third US Quest Forward Academy. A statue of founder Stephen Girard on campus Girard College is a 5-day boarding school for grades 1 through 12 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The high school on campus focuses on hands-on research… Read More

Four students sit around a table during Career Bootcamp. Two of them are raising their hands enthusiastically.

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

Students from Quest Forward Santa Rosa pose in front of a large iron sculpture that spells out

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

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

Welcoming applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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