Summer Explorations
at Quest Forward Academy

Summer Explorations at Quest Forward Academy

Expand your student’s horizons this June!

Incoming 8th and 9th graders across Sonoma, Napa, and Marin Counties are invited to build robots, create art, learn how to become millionaires, and more in hands-on, one-week courses this June at Quest Forward Academy.

These thought-provoking, skills-building courses are designed for middle school students, especially those who are entering 8th grade or headed to high school in 9th grade this August.

They’ll see an innovative high school in action and get to know teachers in a welcoming environment.

Class sizes are limited to ensure a high-quality experience for all.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

 

The Details
  • This summer! June 20–24 and June 27–July 1, 2022
  • Morning Courses: 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM (arrive at 8:30 AM)
  • Afternoon Courses: 12:15 PM to 3:00 PM (arrive at noon)
  • $50 per Course
  • Registration closes June 3
  • Perfect for students that will be entering 8th or 9th grade in the fall
  • In-person at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa, the forward-thinking high school in Sonoma County, CA

7 Summer Learning Courses to Choose From

Robotics - Summer Explorations 2022 at Quest Forward Academy

Robotics

June 20–24, 2022
Morning Session,
9:00am–11:45am

Ever have dreams of building your own robot? Build and code the basics of robots. Arduino is a programmable board to which you can connect lights and sensors. We will learn how to build circuits containing different devices. We will also learn how to code in Arduino to manipulate the devices.

Join the Creative Writing and Nature course this summer at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

Creative Writing: Reading and Writing About Nature

June 20–24, 2022
Morning Session,
9:00am–11:45am

Our fear, reverence, and curiosity of the natural world have driven us to explore nature’s majesty through art. In this course, you will dive into nature writers’ obsession with the natural world. You will create plays, poetry, lyrics, and short stories that explore your own relationship with nature.

Gaming: Geography and Geopolitics - Summer Explorations at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

Gaming: Geography and Geopolitics

June 20–24, 2022
Afternoon Session,
12:15pm–3:00pm

We will study how geography affects the people, societies, and civilizations living upon it. We will use games that use those same geographic constraints so that students may interact with and learn geopolitics in a dynamic and interactive setting.

Let’s Create Art - Summer Explorations at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

Let’s Create Art

June 20–24, 2022
Afternoon Session,
12:15pm–3:00pm

We will explore and experience a variety of painting techniques and media approaches to art. We will play with form, color, line, and texture and create a painting portfolio.

Food Chemistry - Summer Explorations at Quest Forward Academy

Food Chemistry

June 27–July 1, 2022
Morning Session,
9:00am–11:45am

Food chemistry deals with the chemistry behind the biochemical nature of food, their properties, and how they are processed in the body. It involves the study of chemical components of the three macromolecules: fats, carbohydrates and proteins. In food chemistry, we will learn how different processing techniques affect a certain type of food and also ways to enhance the quality of food. Note: foods will contain gluten and may contain dairy.

Financial Literacy: Fun with Funds - Summer Explorations at Quest Forward Academy

Financial Literacy: Fun with Funds

June 27–July 1, 2022
Morning Session,
9:00am–11:45am

Make millions of dollars! Like money? Want to make money? Want to make money make its own money? Come learn financial literacy! You will learn the basics of savings, investing, and spending. We will play games that teach you how to become a millionaire. You will walk away with key information you need to set yourself up for a lifetime of financial success.

Container Gardening - Summer Explorations at Quest Forward Academy

Container Gardening

June 27–July 1, 2022
Afternoon Session,
12:15pm–3:00pm

Build a container garden from start to finish, including the necessary math for planning, woodwork, and carpentry (students will not use the saws). We will explore the science related to light, moisture, seeds, composting, and growing food.  The containers will remain on school property after the session’s end, but students will go home armed with the plans and know-how to create their own.

Let’s Create Art - Summer Explorations at Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

Let’s Create Art

June 27–July1, 2022
Afternoon Session, 12:15pm–3:00pm

We will explore and experience a variety of painting techniques and media approaches to art. We will play with form, color, line, and texture and create a painting portfolio.

Questions?

Call us at 707-387-1663 or email info@questforward.academy.

Registration

Registration for summer 2022 courses is open! Complete the form below to register. Please be sure to complete a separate form for each student you’d like to register.

Payment is due at your first session ($50 per course). If you’d prefer to pay in advance, mail a check to Quest Forward Academy, Attn. Nikky Holliday, Registrar, 1012 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE 68005. Please note Santa Rosa Summer Explorations with your student’s name on each check, please.

Are you interested in learning more about Quest Forward Academy, our Early High School Entry Program for Academically Advanced Students, or opportunities to visit the school while we are in session? Send an email to info@questforward.academy or call us at 707-387-1663.

Thank you for your interest in Summer Explorations at Quest Forward Academy!

 

 


About Quest Forward Academy

The Forward-Thinking High School

Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa is a private, accredited high school in the heart of Santa Rosa, California. Students enjoy the learning experience here because:

  • Students are empowered to drive their learning through an innovative, project-based curriculum.
  • Teachers act as mentors, and students receive the attention they need and deserve to thrive.
  • While mastering academic content, students also develop the mindset, habits, and skills they need to succeed in life.
  • Through our Pathways Program, our students identify their strengths and explore career interests through service learning and internships.

Quest Forward Academy was established by Opportunity Education, a non-profit foundation focused on transforming secondary education worldwide.  

Learn more about Quest Forward Academy. Call 707-387-1663 or email info@questforward.academy.

 

Upcoming Events

2022 Quest Faire

May 26 2022, 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Spend an evening celebrating our students’ learning! All Quest Forward Academy families — as well as new student candidates and members of our greater community — are welcome to attend our science-fair-style showcase where students will have the exciting opportunity to present their classroom and extracurricular projects from this school year. There will be refreshments and entertainment outdoors. To register, select the May 26th event from the drop-down menu on the Open House page. We look forward to welcoming you into our community!

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Open House

September 15 2022, 5:30 pm - 8 pm

Learn all about Quest Forward Academy and meet teachers, students, and the rest of our welcoming community during this in-person open house event. We hope to see you there!

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Open House

October 13 2022, 5:30 pm - 8 pm

Learn all about Quest Forward Academy and meet teachers, students, and the rest of our welcoming community during this in-person open house event. We hope to see you there!

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