The student visit day is one of the most important elements of the Quest Academy admissions process. This full one- or two-day visit is an immersive experience designed to allow visiting students an opportunity to get to know firsthand how Quest Academy is leading the way in challenging and innovative gifted curriculum.
During the visit day, applicants will be assigned a student buddy and follow a typical class schedule that will include core subject areas and possible exposure to other classes such as art, music, drama, Spanish, maker space, physical education, STEAM, and special programs.
The visit day serves a dual purpose: visiting students gain a better understanding of a day in the life of a Quest student, and Quest teachers get to know potential students beyond the application profile.
Quest Academy is committed to enrolling a student body that is best served through the school's mission. The admissions process is designed to support these efforts and identify children who will be best served in our gifted classrooms.
Upon completion of the visit day, the teachers who had the pleasure of hosting the applicant will provide feedback about the time spent in their classroom, including appraisal of academic and social-emotional factors. Teachers observe how visiting students interact with both their peers and adults, as well as their readiness to participate in our advanced environment. Quest Academy faculty and staff understand that a student transferring from a more typical school experience may not have been exposed to certain subject matter; in evaluating, we are mostly concerned with the student's perceived potential to be a Quest student. We take this matter very seriously to ensure adherence to our mission, out of respect for our classroom of learners, and for the betterment of the applicant's school self-esteem.