What is a Charter School?
Quest is a tuition free, independently operated public school funded with federal, state and local tax dollars. Quest was established to provide families with more educational alternatives for their children who are involved in extra curricular activities. Quest is a non-profit organization ap-proved by the Local Board of Education and has its own Board of Directors.

Annual Fund Drive

Are your teachers certified?

All classes have certified teachers who use various teaching techniques to facilitate the success of their students. Four of those teachers are Board Certified.

Do you have Special Education Services?
Yes, as all public schools are regulated by state and federal policy regarding Special Education services.

How do I Apply To Quest Academy?

Quest Academy is a public charter school. Students are selected by way of lottery. Open enrollment will begin January 3, 2017 through February 3, 2017. Completed applications will be accepted during this time for all grades K through 8th . All applications must be hand delivered to the school during school hours 8:30-1:30. All applications and related material must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017 at 1:30. Please visit our 'downloadable forms' page to download all application forms.


Application Timeline

Date Due Date
January 3, 2017 Applications available during school hours or online
January 12, 2017 Informational Meeting 6:00pm (Tour)
January 23, 2017 Informational Meeting 9:00am (No Tour)
February 3, 2017 Application Deadline
February 10, 2017 Public Lottery at 10:00am at Quest Academy
February 24, 2017 Lottery results mailed/posted
March 31, 2017 Deadline for Acceptance letters by 1:30p

How does your school perform academically?
Each year students consistently demonstrate, through State testing, their ability to maintain the highest academic standards. We are one of the top performing schools in the state of North Carolina. For more information on test results go to ncreportcard.com.

Is there a dress code?
Quest students don’t wear uniforms. Students must adhere to the Dress Code Policy given to each student the first day of school. 

Is there a lunch program?

Quest does not have a cafeteria; students provide their own lunch.  Lunches can be purchased from an outside vendor five days per week.

Is there bus service?
Bus service is not provided. Parents provide their own transportation.

List of Quest Academy Officers

2018/2019 Executive Officers

President  Nicole Gass nicoleg1@mindspring.com
Vice President Carey Gross careyjc@yahoo.com
Secretary Kelly Lynch lynchfamily@gmail.com
Treasurer Doug Strickland douglas.v.strickland@gmail.com
Assistant Treasurer Kate Kurtz katemariekurtz@gmail.com

2018/2019 Committee Chairs

Box Tops for Education Heather Jerman hjerman@pobox.com
Bulleting Board Lauren Kracht kracht.lauren@gmail.com
Family Movie Night TBD  
Grocery Store Melinda Raymond mindabeth480@aol.com
Hot Lunch Chad Finch paddlingone@gmail.com
Scholastic Book Fair Amy Roush aroush@me.com
Spirit Night Courtney Smith courtps@hotmail.com
Spirit Wear Walinda Alleman dikilah@gmail.com
Warm Fuzzies Jill Savoy jill_proverbs2121@yahoo.com
Yearbook Committee Lori Finch lorisfinch@gmail.com

Reimbursement Form

What is the length of the school day?
Our normal school day is 8:30AM-1:30 PM. Students can enter the building at 8:15AM. 

What is your class size?
Our classroom size is 16 students per classroom.

Who can attend Quest?
The lottery process is open to all students in grades K-8. Like other public schools, we do not discriminate our enrollment based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or disability of a student. However, per board policy, students have to meet admission requirements in order for application to be placed in the school lottery.