Students come to school in uniform wearing grade level designated color polo and uniform pants. Community meetings occur each morning and are planned and led by students. Students learn early on that active participation within our community is key to learning. We work together across grade levels to create a safe, responsible, respectful learning environment. We have consistent student expectations across the campus.
Some portion of the day may be devoted to charitable community endeavors – Each year, Quest students select a charitable organization to support through a variety of fund-raising efforts. Also, students spend several weeks each year preparing for student-led conferences. Twice per year, students meet with their teacher and their parent to share their educational goals and examples of their work (portfolio). The students analyze their strengths and weaknesses and reflect upon the educational consequences of the choices they have made
Time is allotted daily for students to work on their individual personalized learning maps. Personalized learning “I Can” goals are identified with each child after an initial assessment. Children are given a student-friendly map to track progress. All students spend a significant portion of each day practicing these goals. Using their personalized learning map, it’s possible for children to make much more than a year’s growth in each school year.
Project-based Learning (PBL) activities happen each school day. Students work individually, in pairs, and in small groups to discover solutions to a variety of real-world problems and to create substantial, high quality learning projects. Topics are integrated and meaningful to students.
The community is our classroom: we invite parents to participate, guest speakers, field trips, and clubs. AFter school students participate in many different options from Odyssey of the Mind, after school tutoring, spirit squad, ASB, Robotics, Lego League, sports, and dances.