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Get to Know: Nils Palsson, Mentor

Subject: Social Science, Government, Economics, Yearbook & Journalism Years Teaching Overall: 10 Years Mentoring at Quest Forward Academy: 2 How you came to mentor at Quest Forward Academy: After finding a job posting in... Read More

Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa Students Win Big

Before switching to distance learning, Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa students kicked off the year 2020 strong by earning big at a number of Math and Science events that they attended. Student-Driven Success At the beginning of... Read More

What to Expect at a Quest Forward Academy Open House

An Open House is one of the best ways to experience the unique attributes of Quest Forward Academy. You and your family can hear about the admissions process, learn about the project-based learning curriculum, attend hands-on... 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... Read More

Anatomy of a Short Course: Authority

The short course on Authority, part of the Quest Forward Learning Exploration Phase, draws on this rich topic to advance goals in English and Social Sciences. Students learn what authority is, investigate figures of authority, and... Read More

Building a Course: The Skills Framework

OE refers to the Quest Forward Learning curriculum as “skills-forward." In this blog, you can learn more about what that means, how it's applied, and what we hope students gain from this curriculum approach. ... Read More

Customizing the Classroom: Differentiation in Quest Forward Learning

We know it is not easy to create a flexible, differentiated learning experience for all students, but Quest Forward Mentors play an instrumental role in helping students set and achieve their goals. ... Read More

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