Program History

When did the Quest program start?
2010-2011
One Grade 4-5 Classroom
Cohort of 6th graders who would have enriched/accelerated math, English, science and social studies.
2011-2012
Expand to include 7th grade
2012-2013
Expand to include 8th grade
Expand to include 2-3rd grade
2013-14
Expand to include 9th grade
Elementary Program moved to Parkside Elementary

What graduating class was the first to have this experience? The first class to be in Quest program graduated in 2017.  However, the first graduating class which could have been in the program since 2nd grade won't graduate until 2023.

How many students were involved in the Quest program when it started? approximately 50

How many students are involved in the Quest program currently? Currently there are approximately 200 students in the program from grades 2-9.

Are we the only district you know of that has a high-potential services program like Quest? In Minnesota there are about 13 public school within a school modeled programs(more districts are considering) .  

At what age can students enroll in the Quest program? Students can apply in 1st grade for 2nd grade in the upcoming school year.