• More ways to personalize your experience:

    ELL Services: Students in grades K-12 who qualify for ELL summer support services will be enrolled in additional ELL classes or supports. To determine your child’s eligibility please contact the ELL department.

    Special Education: Students in grades PreK-12 who qualify for summer support services through Special Education (ESY) will be enrolled in additional ESY classes or supports. To determine your child’s eligibility in ESY please contact your child’s special education teacher.

    Gifted Education: Eligible students may choose to participate in gifted education classes offered through Quest. For additional information or eligibility please contact your child’s gifted education teacher.

    Extended School Year: For students who qualify through the special education department

    Senate Bill 319/Retention: Eligible elementary students may choose to participate in this program offered through Quest. For additional information or eligibility please contact your child's school.

    Credit Recovery: Credit recovery classes will be offered at all KCPS secondary locations.

    New American Academy for students who qualify through the ELL department

    Pylons Honor STEAM Academy for students who qualify through the Gifted and talented program.

    K-2 Explorers reading program for K-2 students.

    Students are in summer school voluntarily. They are expected to maintain a wholesome attitude toward learning.

    June 1 - June 26

    About Quest

    Quest is an innovative summer experience for students entering grades K-12. Quest is designed to allow students to explore, create, and design their own learning through personalized learning experiences. Elementary and Middle school students will have opportunities to engage in a hands-on curriculum that challenges them to investigate, question, and discover the world around them


    Elementary

    Locations
    • Garcia
    • Gladstone
    • Longfellow
    • Hartman
    • Melcher
    • Rogers
    • Troost
    • Carver
    • Banneker

    Designing their own adventure, enabling them to explore interests and passions most meaningful to them. The quest will be so much fun they won’t even realize they are gaining relevant knowledge and skills when they attend these exciting courses.

    Quest hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

    Before and After Care: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Eligibility: Rising Kindergartener must be 5 by Aug. 31, 2020


    Middle

    Locations
    • Central Middle

    Seventh and eighth-grade students can personalize their summer journey by mapping their own route as they choose the courses. They can cover as much ground as they like by choosing from a wide variety of course tailored to spark their imaginations and challenge their intellect.

    Enrichment Courses List:

    • Poetic Justice
    • Mysteries at the Museum
    • Design it to Win it
    • Food Truck Challenge
    • Digital Playground
    • Olympic Champion
    • I Make Money Move

    Quest hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.


    High

    Locations
    • East
    • Southeast
    • Lincoln

    Empowering students to choose the pace, place and path of their learning! Students in grades 9-12 can map their own route as they choose seated courses, online courses or both. Students can recover credit they missed throughout the school year or get ahead. With a large number of online classes students have even more flexibility! *Students can earn a maximum of 2 credits. All courses are available at summer school locations and online.

    Credit Recovery List (Current 9-12 Grades who need to credit recovery)

    • English 9
    • English 10
    • English 11
    • English 12
    • Algebra 1
    • Algebra 2 – Prerequisite Algebra 1
    • Geometry – Prerequisite Algebra 1
    • Biology
    • Health – No Prerequisite
    • American Government
    • Physical Education - No Prerequisite

    Enrichment Courses List (Rising Grades 9-12)

    • English 9
    • English 10
    • English 11
    • English 12
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry – Prerequisite Algebra 1
    • Pre-Calculus – Prerequisite Algebra 1 and Geometry
    • Physics First – Prerequisite 8th Grade Science
    • Chemistry – Prerequisite Physics First
    • ESL Summer Literacy 1
    • ESL Algebra 1A
    • World History – Prerequisite Early American History
    • American History – Prerequisite World History
    • Economics/Personal Finance
    • Health
    • Physical Education
    • Speech
    • Music Appreciation
    • ACT Prep
    • Project Lead the Way – Cybersecurity
    • Project Lead the Way – Introduction to Engineering

    Quest hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.

    Partner Programs:

      • Alvin Ailey
      • Boys & Girls Clubs

    FAQs

    When is Quest?

    June 6-28

    Will before and aftercare be available?

    All KCPS elementary school programs will provide before and aftercare through LINC. Before care starts at 7 a.m. and aftercare ends at 6 p.m. Sign-up with the LINC personnel at your child's school.

    What meals will be provided?

    Breakfast and lunch will be served at all KCPS summer sites

    What is the dress code?

    Students should dress in the same manner that is approved by KCPS during the regular school year. Students do not have to wear uniforms. Please refrain from wearing: flip flops, shirts without straps, low level shorts (short-shorts), sagging pants, and inappropriate words on clothing.

    Can parents get involved with Quest?

    We encourage parent involvement in our schools. Please contact your child’s summer school principal for volunteer opportunities.

    Will my student be expected to study outside of Quest?

    Summer school courses cover a great deal of material in a short time; consequently, students must study both during the school day and outside of school time.

    Point of Contact

    Email
    Phone: 816-418-7780 or 816-418-7781