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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

The First-Ever Quest Forward Graduation

On the evening of June 7, 2019, Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa Director Dr. Karen Kenkel, in accordance with the laws of the state of California, conferred the high school diploma, and the rights and privileges there of, to the eight students comprising the first graduating class. Just 75 minutes… Read More

The World Awaits: The City as Campus Program

The purpose of Quest Forward Academy is to create the most meaningful education possible for students. The City as Campus program at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa takes students into the wider community on relevant and intentional excursions, while also bringing unique and interesting speakers from the community… 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

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

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

The Un-Schooling of Mentor Jordan Bulger

As a first-year mentor, Jordan sees little distinction between his role and that of his students. A lifelong learner with numerous graduate degrees, he celebrates the mentor-student collaboration. Read More

2018: A Year of Learning

The year 2018 was the first time OE moved from a place of experimentation to seeing real impact both in the US and in Tanzania. Check out this blog to celebrate the major milestones and several organizational wins! Read More