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A small, independent high school where students thrive.

Does your child wish for a personalized school, with smaller classes, and teachers who actually know them and what they need?

When Quest Forward Academy students join in grade 9 they begin a 4-year journey to hone their skills and build essential habits for success. Every year, students progress through a curriculum of skills-focused projects that prepare them for their unique career path.

Supported by 4 years of comprehensive counseling, integrated internship experiences, dual-enrollment options, and our City as Campus program, Quest Forward Academy graduates are equipped to achieve their dreams.

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Our Graduates Are Well-Prepared for their Next Step 

Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa and Quest Forward Academy Omaha Graduates, 2019–2021

They Choose Their Best-Fit Path

A pie chart, showing that about three-quarters of Quest Forward Academy students attend college, and other paths include trade school/community college, direct-to-career, and the armed forces.

They are Admitted to Competitive Colleges*

Most Quest Forward Academy graduates who attend college join colleges with selective admissions.

They Follow their Passion

A pie chart communicates that Quest Forward Academy graduates pursue a wide variety of industries after graduation.

 * Selectivity determined by publicly available data on college admissions, including median ACT/SAT scores.

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Our scholarship program, funded by Joe Ricketts, ensures that motivated students from any economic background can afford a Quest Forward Academy education.

I have complete control of my learning journey and I know I always have the ability to work with my mentors to mold my education to fit me, my interests, and my goals.

— Madi L., Student at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

I value the close-knit, caring community at Quest Forward Academy. I am always surrounded by people who I care about and who respect me, making me feel comfortable being completely myself.

— Lillian S., Student at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

I value the abundance of opportunities and resources that Quest Forward Academy provides to the students. As students, we have the opportunity to participate in internships, junior college classes, unique field trips, exciting lab activities, and engaging classroom discussions. These opportunities have allowed me to think deeply about how my personal interests connect to my academic career.

— Sara D. Student at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

A smaller environment allows you to be more comfortable and confident. You can reach your full potential.

— Daisy O., Student at Quest Forward Academy Omaha

I have no idea how we’ve gotten such a great group of teachers. They always have such a good attitude and knowing that your teacher wants to be a teacher and wants you to succeed, that support is really powerful.

— Azi, Student at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

Through the personal connections we can all develop with our mentors, I've basically decided what I want to do with my life. Quests and being able to independently study apart from the quests have really opened up a lot of opportunities for me to narrow down my career path.

— Montana, Student at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa


You know that your child needs more than academics, tests, and grades. Learn more about how Quest Forward Academy prepares your child for an active, engaged, and successful life of learning and work. 

See other parents speak to their experience with Quest Forward Academy, watch students describe their education, and discover the power of the Quest Forward Learning approach.

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Do you want a high school that lets you drive your education, lets you have a say in what and how you learn, and helps you achieve your goals? Do you want a school that you actually look forward to going to?  

Hear what other students say about Quest Forward Academy, see projects you might work on, and learn how we use technology in the classroom to set you up for success.

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A Family’s Guide to Quest Forward Learning

Quest Forward Learning is the high school program that powers the work of Quest Forward Academies and schools. Learn more about it, download a glossary of terms, read answers to frequently asked questions about the Quest! web app, and more.


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