Building the Next Generation of Forward-Thinkers

Quest Forward Academy Omaha, the forward-thinking high school, offers a convenient after school program for 7th and 8th grade students that empowers them to grow social, emotional, and academic skills in a fun and welcoming environment. The skills students explore in Quest Forward Academy’s Junior Swarm program are real-world skills that will prepare them for high school and beyond.

The Details

  • Monday through Thursday, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Drop off and pick up at Quest Forward Academy, 2810 N. 118th Street, Omaha
  • $100/family per month
  • Financial assistance is available — Quest Forward Academy is committed to being affordable for all.
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The Junior Swarm program empowers students to grow in a variety of valuable ways through seven categories of activities.



Health & Wellness

Students learn the benefits of an active, healthy, and mindful lifestyle to make our community a better place today. Students participate in physical activities such as yoga, cardio, and sports. They also learn about healthy nutrition and how being healthy both physically and mentally leads to increased happiness, better work ethic, and more positivity and fulfillment in life.

Arts & Cultural Enrichment

Students explore multicultural art and cultural diversity to better understand their connection with their broader community. Students will express their creativity through painting, drawing, acting, dancing, music, and more, all while exploring how cultures affect and change artistic expression.


If your child is a creator, thinker, problem solver, doer, innovator, or inventor then the Junior Swarm S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) experience is what will speak to your child.  Students will explore how math and science connect to real-world work experiences by building balsa wood bridges, conducting egg drops, and through other hands-on projects and experiences. 

Social-Emotional Learning

Every student has a voice that deserves to be heard! Students learn how to better comprehend their emotions and demonstrate empathy for others. The students learn the five competencies of Social-Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Making Responsible Decisions. These important skills help students to manage healthy relationships and stressful workloads that they will experience in the future.

Career Exploration

Students will develop skills specifically catered to their interests. Guest speakers will speak to the students about future career aspirations and expectations such as: workload, skill development, successful habits, and more.

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy is a set of skills that takes years to master and there’s no better time to start than in middle school. The students explore how to apply financial knowledge, how to make good financial decisions, and how to develop them into habits. Students will explore how to set financial goals, create a budget, learn banking language, learn how to appropriately use credit cards, apply for student loans, and pay for college.

Service Learning

Students apply instruction and skills through helping others. The students gain knowledge, build self-esteem, develop character, and learn about their community through hands-on service learning. Not only is service learning for resume building, but it instills in students the importance of giving back to the community.

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Upcoming Events

Open House

May 11 2023, 5:30pm - 7pm

Get to know the forward-thinking high school, our welcoming community, and our unique approach to learning and find out if it’s the perfect place for your student to thrive!



May 20 2023, 12pm - 4pm

Save the date! We can’t wait to celebrate our class of 2023 as they enter their next chapter of their lives, and share gratitude to the staff and mentors who helped prepare them with skills, knowledge, and confidence.