Welcome to Quest
Dear Parents, Student and Community Members,
It is that time of year when we accept new applications for enrollment for the new school year and re-enroll our current students. I am very proud that we have had a re-enrollment rate of more than 90% since Quest opened.
There are many exciting changes that will be taking place for the 2017-2018 school year. First, we will be implementing a balanced calendar - the exact same number of school days we have always had, they are simply more spaced out which results in more frequent breaks throughout the year, and a slightly shorter summer break. Being a charter school, Quest can try new, innovative and cutting edge ideas. Our ultimate goal is outstanding academic achievement and ensuring our students are fully prepared for college and on a course for successful careers. We truly believe moving to a balanced calendar will result in higher retention of learning, higher test scores, higher attendance rate and fewer tardies, less teacher stress and turnover, increased staff communication and planning, and increased positive school culture.
A second exciting change is the implementation of career academies at Quest High School. The career academies will take our high school students on a deep dive throughout their high school years in a field of interest. All extra-curriculars, clubs and courses will be woven through the academies, providing our students with several hands-on experiential learning opportunities throughout their high school years.
If you are already a Quest family, I sincerely hope you will stay with us. If you are not and you’ve thought about it, now is the time to join us on our “Quest to be the best.”
If you are a community member or prospective parent and would like to visit us, please call. We would love to have our students give you a tour and tell you about their school. If you are a parent, I encourage you to fully participate in your child’s education by having a presence at school functions, volunteering at school, etc. Together, we can do amazing things for our scholars!
Nicole Couri Wood, Ph.D.
Quest Charter Academy