Resource: The Quest Program for Highly Capable Learners (Puyallup, WA)
Website: The Quest Program for Highly Capable Learners (Puyallup, WA)
Description: The QUEST Regional Program offers identified students in grades 3 through 6 a challenging instructional program designed to meet the needs of advanced learners. Specialized instruction and curriculum are designed to promote higher-level thinking and provide a variety of learning experiences to challenge students. Overarching themes integrate instruction and promote understanding within and across subject areas. Students participate in inquiry-based learning, problem-solving, individual and group research projects, and thoughtful discussion and dialogue. Intellectual peers provide social interaction and motivation to excel. Students participating in the QUEST Regional Program become full-time students at one of eight host schools.

Comments: Contributed by: Student on 8/20/2007
As a former student of the QUEST program, I feel it has had a very beneficial effect on my education. Regular school always felt like it so slow, and the QUEST program really opened doorways as to what I could do. I was pulled out for one day a week, which hardly troubled my elementary career, and learned how to write and operate at a level that was far closer to my learning capabilities. I didn’t feel like an outsider at all in either setting, because I made friends with other highly capable minds like my own. I was challenged and I’m thankful for it.

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