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Update on Quest Forward Academy and COVID-19

On 3/13, Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa shifted its operation to distance learning, to ensure the safety of our families, mentors and staff, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Learning activities are continuing on an adapted schedule, with students working from home,… Read More

What to Expect at a Quest Forward Academy Open House

An Open House is one of the best ways to experience the unique attributes of Quest Forward Academy. You and your family can hear about the admissions process, learn about the project-based learning curriculum, attend hands-on mini-classes, and tour the campus. But most importantly,… Read More

Course Overview: American Literature

The English program is excited to introduce the Exploration Phase Two course: American Literature. While other courses take a theme-based approach to selecting and organizing texts, our course for Exploration Phase Two starts with the early foundations of American literature and then moves chronologically through significant literary periods up through… Read More

Land Art: Bringing Quests to Life

This fall at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa, Exploration Phase students have spent the bulk of their English and Social Science classes exploring themes related to the natural world. These classes included a diverse array of topics, from westward expansion and indigenous land management to the literature of… Read More

Our Extraordinary First Game

What can you do to become more curious? This was a central question we had in mind when developing content to support students in practicing Be Curious, one of the 6 Essential Habits focused on with Quest Forward Learning. Students have opportunities to practice being curious every day through… Read More

Course Overview: American Government

This Transition Phase (grade 12) course offers a survey of the main documents, political structures, ideas, and institutions that form and shape the American government. Students engage actively with the US Constitution, landmark Supreme Court rulings, and other foundational documents that comprise the basis for informed citizenship. Read More

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

Get to Know: Katie Cameron, Publication Reviewer

Katie Cameron joined the Global Quest Review Team at its inception in 2017. The team mainly handles the Publication Review process that all quests go through as a part of the Quest Forward Learning curriculum. As a veteran member of the team, Katie discusses the challenges of reviewing quests from… 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

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

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.