Quest Charter Academy is one District 150 school that is constantly on the grow. As such, every year, for the next several years, Quest will essentially be a new school. I find the aspect of the constant change very interesting, because Quest is a middle school that is transitioning to include a high school and we all know that the transition from primary to middle; and the subsequent transition from middle to high school can be very difficult on students.
- First year - grades 5-7 in old Loucks School
- Second year - grades 5-8 in old Loucks School
- Third year - grades 5-7 in old Columbia School
- Third year - grades 8-9 in renovated Loucks School
- Fourth year - grades 5-8 in old Columbia School
- Fourth year - grades 9-10 in renovated Loucks School
- Fifth year - grades 9-11 in renovated Loucks School
- Sixth year - grades 9-12 in renovated Loucks School
Not only will the physical aspects of the school change every single year, but there is also the constant change in staff. For the 2012-2013 school year, the school has hired 11 new staff members, including two to replace two employees whose contracts were not renewed.
The 2012-2013 school year Quest students will find that the two ladies who knew them so well, Dean Stockman and Dean Armstrong will no longer be there. In my opinion, the loss of the Deans is quite significant. We have read on this blog and heard out in the community about the fighting and bullying problems that exist at Quest. Hopefully the replacements for these two will be able to acclimate their selves with the particulars of the student body, before school begins. Otherwise, the bullies and trouble makers will be free to start anew... and they will.
|From the Silas Willard, April 2012, school newsletter|