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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:

    9/4 - 10/26

  • Term 2:

    10/29 - 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 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, in which all classes meet for shorter periods one day a week and for longer periods on two of the other four days. Schedule changes happen from time to time to provide opportunities for field trips or expeditions, and the flexibility of the schedule also allows for internships and service learning projects to be accommodated.

Flexibility Beyond the School Day

Quest Forward Academy allows students who are in good standing to take time away from the academy to engage in alternative learning activities including internships and travel. This flexibility not only allows for travel absence but it also allows students who live further away from Quest Forward Academy to arrange to attend school on a three-day a week model working from home on the other days. Students wishing to do this must receive permission from their mentors and the Quest Forward Academy Director, and must demonstrate that they are continuing to make progress in their learning.

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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 House will occur on Thursday, May 17, 2018 (Link).

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