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Why Choose QUEST? Info for Prospective Students and Their Families

Why Choose QUEST?

In order to apply for admission to QUEST, students must have

  • a minimum 3.7 GPA from sixth and seventh grade as well as the first semester of eighth grade
  • ELA SBAC Score of 2550 or higher
  • and be enrolled in Algebra in middle school.

QUEST is an established community of highly motivated, advanced, and gifted college-bound students. The rigorous curriculum includes accelerated, honors and five required Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The mission of QUEST is to provide a course of study which will engage, motivate, and prepare students for the competitive admissions standards of the UC system and other top universities throughout the nation. QUEST students are also active participants in a variety of extra and co-curricular campus activities which include sports, the arts, and student government. Unique opportunities include interdisciplinary field trips, college tours, and a Senior Project class. Each year QUEST graduates are accepted to universities such as Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, MIT, Stanford, West Point, USC, UCLA, and Berkeley. Annually many graduates of QUEST receive acceptance letters from numerous UC schools. 

Prospective students must commit to a four-year program of accelerated and Advanced Placement classes. They should be keyboard literate before the beginning of their freshman year and be prepared to participate in summer assignments. In addition, their parents must commit to working with their students (i.e. homework) for a minimum of eighteen hours per semester.

Admission will be based on:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.7
  • ELA SBAC score of 2550 or higher
  • Enrolled in Algebra 1 during the eighth grade year

Who We Are:

  • QUEST is an established, diverse, community of bright and motivated students
  • A pathway of five Advanced Placement classes
  • Students take an average of about 9 Advanced Placement classes
  • Overnight field trips to enrich curriculum
  • GATE Certified and trained faculty
  • UC approved elective Senior Project class
  • QUEST graduates attend and earn scholarships to top universities such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, Cornell, West Point, MIT, Stanford, USC, Columbia, Harvard, and Duke