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Quest Program and Learning Support

Dwight’s Quest Program has been in existence at Dwight New York for more than 40 years, inspired by Oxford University’s tutorial mentorship model.

Today, Quest combines research-based special education pedagogy with the creativity of design thinking to provide students with strength-based, innovative, one-on-one academic and organizational training.

While the program is designed to help students with learning differences succeed in the rigorous Dwight curriculum, the integration of Quest support services into the School benefits all types of learners. 

Quest Teachers Are:

  • Connected with a student’s teachers and administrators on a daily basis 
  • Well-versed in the school curriculum 
  • Knowledgeable of Dwight-specific assignments and expectations 
  • Informed and caring mentors for students 
  • Experts in specific fields of study at Dwight 

Quest Teachers Will: 

  • Maintain active communication with families 
  • Deliver regular comprehensive updates on student progress
  • Initiate ongoing communication with classroom teachers 
  • Know the expectations of each student’s individual program of study 
  • Help students navigate specific situations that pose a challenge in school

program details

Quest program teachers have backgrounds in all disciplines and support students with Dwight’s curriculum across a wide range of subjects, and Quest teachers have backgrounds in all disciplines. Many teach a few classes in their specific area of expertise. All are required to participate in Dwight's special education professional development and have a strong working background in special education and learning differences.

Students in Quest are not required to have an educational evaluation or an IEP, though many do.

Students are paired with Quest teachers for the duration of the academic year. They work with  each student to better understand their  learning style and challenges, and work toward  understanding what is most effective for them. Quest teachers also work with students to identify strategies that best suit their individual learning styles and empower them to be their best selves

In addition to direct one-on-one academic support, Quest teachers consult with students’ classroom teachers on an ongoing basis. Faculty members work together to implement simple adjustments to greatly improve the quality of instruction for students. 

Quest teachers are also in frequent communication with parents, delivering regular comprehensive updates on student progress.

Interested in learning more about Dwight Global Online School’s Quest program? 

Contact us today!