• Quest Chart Your Own Path

    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

    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.

    • Blended Project Based Learning
    • Field experience created in conjunction with community partners.

    Quest hours: 8:20 am - 3:50 pm.

    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.

    • Blended Project Based Learning with mixed grade level courses.
    • Field experience created in conjunction with community partners.

    Quest hours: 7:20 am - 2:50 pm

    High

    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 1 credits.

    Quest hours: 7:20 am - 2:50 pm

    Partner Programs:

    • Alvin Ailey
    • Boys & Girls Clubs

    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: Student 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 Pylons Honors STEAM Academy classes offered through Quest. For additional information or eligibility please contact your child’s gifted education teacher.

    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.

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

    FAQs

    When is Quest?

    June 6-28

    How to enroll?

    Thank you for your interest in Quest! The online application will be available starting on Monday, March 4. Students must enroll by May 7 to secure transportation and technology for the first day of class.

    Will before and aftercare be available?

    All KCPS elementary school programs will provide before and aftercare through LINC. Before care starts at 7 am and after care ends at 6 pm. 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 school. 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

    Sharon Ahuna, Extended Learning Coordinator
    Email
    Phone: 816-418-7780 or 816-418-7781