Quest Program

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"Quest is all about pushing your limits and sharing your ideas with others... Each person has a unique story about their journey through Quest, and each person makes up the whole. They may not be the most organized and perfect group of students, but they all learn differently and they all create the 'family' that is Quest. They all learn new things in a way that does not fit the standard of most classes." -Rachel Huss, Quest student

 

 

Program Highlights


The Quest program services highly gifted students (top two to three percent in class) in grades 2-9 and is a tuition-free school within a school located at Parkside Elementary (grades 2-5), Buffalo Community Middle School (grades 6-8), and at Buffalo High School (grade 9).  The tuition free program is a school-within-a-school for highly gifted students who will be in grades 2-9.

Admission to the Program


Students must make a request to be assessed for the Quest program.  Test scores from the Performance Series(PS), Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments(MCA) and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) are used to make placement decisions, as well as, other information. 

Students who are considered for placement should score in the mid 90th percentiles on the PS, MCA and CogAT tests. Parents and teachers submit information on students to help guide the team in making placement decisions for the program.

BHM school district resident and non-resident students are welcome to apply. Qualified resident students receive priority placement.  All qualified students participate tuition free.

Curriculum


The program covers the core areas of English, mathematics, science and social studies within a full-time, elementary classroom for students in grades 2-5, and at the middle and high school level in grades 6-9. Students in the Quest program experience enriched and accelerated curriculum. Instructors in the Quest program receive specialized training for meeting the needs of highly gifted students.

The curriculum includes state standards and district curriculum taught at an accelerated or enriched level.  Students can expect to learn at a faster pace than in a regular classroom, and to apply what is being learned to the world through technology and connections in the community.

The curriculum is accelerated in mathematics and science, with students studying content above grade level.  It is also highly enriched in language arts and social studies, including nationally recognized curriculum developed for gifted learners.

Students have the opportunity to produce work at an advanced level, and will receive homework appropriate for their learning level.  Students also have the opportunity  to participate in state and national academic competitions.

Quest Program Assessment

Quest - Requests to assess for 2018-19 school year are due January 25, 2018


The Quest program services highly gifted students (top two to three percent in class) in grades 2-9 and is a tuition-free school within a school located at Parkside Elementary (grades 2-5), Buffalo Community Middle School (grades 6-8), and at Buffalo High School (grade 9). If you think your child might qualify for the program, you are encouraged to request assessment. 

 

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Quest Program Teacher Web Pages

This list puts all of the Quest program teacher pages together in one place.

Quest Articles

Articles written by and about members of the BHM Quest program.