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Quest Academy Enrollment Information

The Quest Academy fall under Hernando County’s Exceptional Student Education Department which provides programs and services for eligible students whose needs cannot be met in school without additional support. Quest provides services for gifted students in grades kindergarten through eighth.

A student may be eligible for special gifted programs if the student meets the criteria and demonstrates:

A need for a special program
A majority of gifted characteristics according to a standard scale or checklist
Superior intellectual development as measured by an intelligence quotient of two standard deviations or above the mean on an individually administered standardized test of intelligence.

For complete details about enrollment at Quest Academy and to start the enrollment process, please contact:

Cathy Dofka
Director of Exceptional Student Education
(352) 797-7022
Dofka_C@hcsb.k12.fl.us

Contact: info@questgac.org


The Quest Academy for Gifted Education

Established in 2008, the Quest Academy strives to meet the specialized educational, social and emotional needs of gifted children in Hernando County. Quest provides gifted services for students in grades kindergarten through eighth and is located at Challenger K-8.

Gifted services and Quest fall under Hernando County’s Exceptional Student Education Department which provides programs and services for eligible students whose needs cannot be met in school without additional support.

As defined in Florida, a gifted student has superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance. Along with advanced thinking processes, many gifted students demonstrate unique social and emotional needs which require specialized educational services.

Quest utilizes full time differentiated curriculum and instruction to meet the individual needs, ability levels, learning styles and interests of gifted students. Quest offers a challenging, supportive environment and highly trained staff to help gifted students flourish.


In Our Classrooms


Through differentiation of curriculum and instruction, Quest Academy strives to meet individual needs, ability levels, learning styles and interests of gifted students.

Our students work independently and collaboratively with peers on assignments and projects. Focusing on their strengths, the faculty guides students in developing leadership, research, critical thinking, creativity and communication skills.

Quest students have opportunities for real-world application during educational field experiences that support skills learned in their classrooms. During the year, students have many opportunities to share their creativity, talents and successes.

There's always something exciting going on at Quest! Our faculty and staff take great pride in offering students a variety of enrichment activities and projects to enhance classroom learning.