This is my child's first year at Quest (Montecito campus). The communication from the administration has been woefully lacking. We met the teacher (who was only hired a week previous) for 10 minutes at the Back to School night, never had a tour of the school, never met any of the administration, and received little information about the first day. The start date was pushed back two weeks at the last minute and extended into the middle of June. Each student received an ipad or laptop for school work. Yet my child, three weeks in, hasn't had a single homework assignment or class that used the technology. There seems to still be a lot of disorganization. I don't understand how they can't retain teachers. The class sizes are just as large as CCSD and honestly, I haven't seen a better education. I'm hoping that the year will get better. But from other reviews I've read, it seems parents have been hoping for this for some time. It would be great if Quest could get their act together and really be a benefit to the kids!
I have two sons that attend Quest Academy. My older son started Quest Prep the 1st year the high school opened (12/13) and the 1st semester was very rough due to certain administrators - namely the principal. When Mrs. Roberson took over as the principal the 2nd semester, things changed for the better. I feel that she is professional & dedicated to making Quest Academy the best it can be. Both of my sons enjoy going to school here. I want my children to get a good education & have a safe environment to learn in. I feel that Quest provides that for them. The sports programs are just starting out, but it gives the students an opportunity to play and be a part of a team. I have not had any problems with any of my children's teachers - they have been open to communication. I personally feel the high turnover in regards to teachers was due to the prior administration. I think Quest Academy has a great amount of potential to be a really good school.
So far it's going ok in Kinder at Alexander. Not sure the learning is ther just yet but the good teaching stafford just getting situated. Coming from Chalenger this has been different. Not as structured or strong in education so far. We have confidence and believe things will get figured out as time goes on. Any other parents have experience in this school and have opinions on the new school year? Are other grades offering challenging education for your children? Thanks. Concerned Parent after week one.five
We have just started our third year at Quest. Surprisingly, there was a huge turn over with teaching staff and administration this year. We had expected to see quite a few if the same familiar faces in staff but that hasn't been the case. As a parent, I have been impressed with the professional demeanor of my kids' teachers but have some overall concerns regarding feeling like a stranger when I walk thru the doors of a school we have been attending for three years now. Hoping for a good school year and will stay in communication with the teachers as well as attempt to become acquainted with the new administration.
My child has been attending this school for the last four years and will be starting his fifth year in a couple of weeks. We have been through the ups and downs with this school, but the one thing that has remained consistent is the dedication that the teachers and staff have to the children. The new administration and board have done an excellent job of being very open and honest with the parents about plans and the changes that need to occur to get the school back on course so that the children get the best educational experience possible. I highly recommend Quest.
my school is quest academy and i'm in 8th grade i know some of the sites says that quest academy is the worst they are wrong i am in that school i started officialy last year and it was amazing and you should take an kid advice from that school that is me and i really do like this school all the teacher are challenging and really they do the best they can on me. this was the best school last year and i'm really looking forward for this year i was really emotional when i left cause i really didn't want to left my friends and teacher this school has the best students ever.
My children attended this school for the 2013-2014 school year. By far one of the worst decisions I have made. This school does NOTHING about bullying going on in the school. They allow children to keep attending who have been in several fights and who have behavioral problems. I was very excited to have my children attend and at the end only realized what a mistake. I pulled my children out before the end of the school year. The administration is also very unprofessional and rude. The only good thing about this school is some of its teachers, which sadly many are leaving.
What a disappointment this school has been this past year. The whole administration and board were new to their positions due to the shake down that occurred in the prior school year and it was overwhelmingly obvious. So disorganized and chaotic - I did not get a sense of security having my child there. The curriculum may be more advanced than a "typical" Clark County School District school, but I seriously doubt it. And the fund raisers - Holy Cow - there's at least one fundraiser each and every month on top of added costs for anything and everything. There's no way my kid is going back to this school.
It's our first year with Quest and I and my baby girl LOVE IT!!! Her teacher is amazing, caring and always have time to talk about my kid. We can't wait next year
The school needs serious improvements. Some of the teachers and staff need training on how to professionally address problems with the parents. The staff and some of the teachers are very rude and not kind at all. This type of behavior rubs off on to the children that attend their school. The quality level of education and curriculum is very weak. They serious need to improve on their curriculum and teaching style. They address that they involve the parents but this is nothing but a lie! They don't want parents to get involved so they lie and make up stories so that the parents can't get involved in their child school activities.
This school is not as it seems. The school lectures students on bullying against each other which is a good point, but they fail to implement this in their own orderly conduct as staff members. The staff members at the school are bullies. This includes some of the teachers and support staff. Be warned that they play favoritism and single out children that they don't like. They bully these children and try to knock down their self-esteem and spirits. The staff also sticks together by lying to cover up their wrong doing. Do your homework if you decide to send your children to this school. There are far better 4-star charter schools that are much better than this school.
My daughter has had an exceptional experience at this school, so much so that she will be continuing on to third grade here in the fall! The staff is caring and competent!! The teachers are extremely dedicated and inspiring. Parent involvement is above an beyond the norm. The OLD principal is gone....The NEW principal is GREAT!!! Submitted by a parent
This school is PHENOMENAL. My children have excelled because of the teachers and staff at Quest. The BEST decission I ever made was putting them into this school and taking them our of CCSD. The class sizes are great, the teachers are motivated, dedicated and certified to teavh my kids. The Administrator is AMAZING and cares about each kid and family individually. There is no politics or fighting. The Governng Board has made so many good and positive changes that can't be listed. There is a sense of excellence and devition towards the school succeeding as a whole. I love listening to the Governing Board meetings now because they have tried very hard to make this look like a 5 STAR school, and they are. The website is better, they broadcast the meetings via the internet and they keep making the right moves and changes. Quest just announced some growth that sounds very good for middle school and high school kids. And I hear they may be moving around the valley. This is a good thing also. TAKE YOUR KIDS HERE! ITS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!
This is an amazing school that prides itself on caring for each child's emotional, social, and educational needs. The Board, administration, and staff are dedicated to producing life long learners. Parents are welcomed in the school and take an active role in their children's educational and extra curricular activities
This school has a new administration that came in at the end of the 2013 school year. So far they have done an amazing job bringing the teachers, students and parents together. My kids love attending Quest Academy!
I have a 7th grader, a 6th grader and a kinder student at Quest. They all love the school and the teachers! The PTO is very involved and there are so many activities and school functions for the kids to participate in. I would definitely recommend Quest!!
Quest is a great school with very caring teachers. The students here care for each other. Both my girls teacher are the best teachers ever. Love this school
This school is amazing, my child has learned so much in just one day. This school is truly amazing
This will be my daughter's 2nd year at Quest. She will be in 7th grade. She loves all of her teachers. I find that a smaller school setting helps her learn more without even realizing it. The class sizes mirror CCSD, but with only 600 kids in K-8 it makes for a much better learning experience. They focus not only on academics, it focus on life learning. I am very happy with Quest and plan to send her through High School.
This school is a really good school with good teachers and administrators. What previous reviews failed to mention, the kindles and other gifts were given out as Christmas gifts, rewards for attendance, and for the less fortunate. My child was a student who receive one of these gifts. You will read in the media all the information, however as we know media never tells the full story in order to get high ratings. They never talked to.any of the parents of the children who received gifts. This school is and will continue to be a very good school. The principal is very caring and always goes the extra mile to help our children.
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