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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

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

Gaming the System: Finding Ways to Make Learning Playful

Though playfulness in itself seems to have an organic quality, creating playful learning experiences does not come naturally. Our work strives to create playful learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. 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

Walking the Talk: Mentoring the Essential Habits

At Quest Forward Academies, mentors help students foster a growth mindset through the continual monitoring of habits in the classroom, the use of habit language in mentor-student interactions, and in the meaningful assessment that helps students become well-rounded individuals. Read More

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Learning from Setbacks

The ability to cope with setbacks, adapt, and then move forward in a productive way is key to having positive well-being and achieving professional success. Learn how Quest Forward Learning helps students develop this skill. 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.