Moving Up from Middle School

Your child’s transition to high school is likely a stressful one, both for them and for you. Will the new school support their academic success? Will they find a good group of friends? And, most importantly, will high school prepare your child for the next step in their lives, whether it’s further education or career?

Our mission is to help students develop the mindset, habits, and skills they need to find their purpose and succeed.



Quest Forward Academy Omaha differs from other high schools in the area in significant ways:

  • We are a private school approved by the Nebraska Department of Education, located on the campus of Bellevue University.
  • When graduating, our students are guaranteed admission to Bellevue University.
  • Tuition and fees are supported by a generous scholarship program that enables any motivated, capable student to attend regardless of ability to pay.
  • Our classes are small, typically 12 students per teacher, ensuring personal attention for each student based on their abilities and needs.
  • Students work actively through project-based learning and competency-based assessment rather than traditional midterms and finals.
  • We combine rigorous academics with the development of the essential life and work skills students will need to succeed in college, trade school, the military, or a job with training opportunities. 
  • Our teachers are certified professionals with advanced degrees in their fields.
A Quest Forward Academy student smiles while dissecting a flower in a bright classroom.

“My wife and I were worried he would get lost in a big public high school and not reach his potential as a student. Through the first few weeks at Quest he is embracing the project-based learning. He even received a praise email yesterday from his Math teacher about his progress. He wakes up excited to go to school and tells us he enjoys learning. Also, there is wonderful support from the students and administration. We would highly recommend Quest Forward to any parent for their student looking for a smaller classroom environment.”

– Chris, Parent
A better high school education: A Quest Forward Academy student smiles while writing on a whiteboard in front of the class.

The Pathways Program

Support for Every Student’s Path

All Academy students participate in our Pathways Program, through which they engage in multiple internships in real workplaces and receive counseling throughout high school. They then receive support beyond high school and through their college, military, or job with training opportunities of their choice as a member of the Pathways Network, until they find a purposeful career in which they can thrive and succeed.

Success in high school is just the beginning. We support our graduates for years beyond high school to help ensure their success in life.

Download Pathways Overview (PDF)

Learn how Quest Forward Academy can support your child’s success, now and into the future. See and experience a small, innovative high school and find out if it's the right environment for your student to thrive.

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