Quest Charter Academy

Quest Charter Academy

Quest Charter Academy is dedicated to providing a diverse student body with innovative, world-class education rich in math, science and technology, focused on preparing students to become bold inquirers, problem solvers and ethical leaders.

Quest Charter Academy will have a 100% graduation rate for every graduating class. Our core values: respect, responsibility, integrity, courage, curiosity and effort.

Quest Charter Academy opened in 2010 with 5th through 7th grades, and 8th grade was added in the fall of 2011. A new 5th grade class was added each year until Quest became a complete 5th through 12th grade school with 600 students in the 2015-2016 school year.

Walk through the doors of our school and you will feel a palpable sense of something unique and strong. Students’ faces of all nationalities, races, economic backgrounds and scholastic levels exude unspoken confidence. Hallways buzz with excitement, and the moment you are introduced to the students and faculty, it becomes clear that this is a school that changes lives.

We have a culture built on a common set of values; student, teacher and parent accountability; and high expectations. Our administrators, teachers and guardians have high expectations of our students, and students have high expectations of their teachers. There is a sense of teamwork involving everyone from parents and administrators to businesses and bus drivers. Everyone is working toward a single goal: student achievement.

Our teachers have a thirst for teaching, and students develop a thirst for learning. There is unlimited opportunity in our school. Our students sparkle when talking about their school, their success and their future.

Quest Charter Academy is governed by the Peoria Charter School Initiative Board of Directors, which has the ultimate responsibility and accountability to our authorizer, Peoria Public Schools. The board governs and oversees all operations of Quest Charter Academy. This Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, who are committed to improving high-quality public education choices in our community.

How to Help
We are a school of the community and as such, we work to give back to our community through volunteering. We would love for our students to have the opportunity to give back to your organization through community service, which is also one of our graduation requirements. We have many strong partnerships within the community as well.

Your organization may have opportunities for students to learn from your employees by having guest speakers come to Quest, or having our students come to your organization and learn about what career opportunities exist. If you are interested, contact Dr. Taunya Jenkins at

Quest Charter Academy
2503 N. University St.
Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 402-0030

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Twitter: @QuestChrtrAcdmy

Dr. Taunya Jenkins, Executive Director