Quest Early College High School

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Quest Early College High School
15903 W. Lake Houston Parkway
Houston, Texas, 77044
United States
School type Public, Early College Secondary School
Motto Learning is a journey, not a destination
Established 1995
School district Humble ISD
Principal Ginger Noyes
Grades 9–12
Enrollment estimated around 400 students
Campus type Suburban
School colour(s) Forest Green, Gold
Mascot Knight

Quest Early College High School is a small secondary school located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, near the city of Humble. It is a part of Humble Independent School District, and is an early college high school. Students can earn an associate's degree or hours of college credit toward a bachelor's degree through Lone Star College-Kingwood (LSC-Kingwood) along with a high school diploma.[1]

Originally, Quest served the district as an alternative high school that offered students a smaller high school environment as opposed to the district's large high schools. The school also incorporated a non-traditional curriculum. However, in the fall of 2010, Quest was reformatted into an early college high school, with the Class of 2014 being the first students to go through the early college program.[2]

Quest High School was located in the Community Learning Center from its opening in 1995 to 2009. In the 2009–2010 school year, Quest High School moved into the Summer Creek High School building. As part of the agreement between LSC-Kingwood and Humble ISD, Quest will make another move for the 2011–2012 school year to the new Lone Star College Atascocita Center.[3]


Previously, any high school student who was a resident of the district and had not received a GED or high school diploma was permitted to attend Quest. However, because Quest has been reformatted into an early college high school, only students entering their freshman year are eligible for admission. A student interested in attending Quest completes an application and, along with his or her parents, meets with an interview team of staff members. Parents and students are asked to sign written contracts agreeing to the school's rules and requirements. Since college credit is administered, students are required to take an admission test. The test covers their comprehension of math and English (reading and writing). The test scores decide whether students are eligible for dual credit. Quest has recently received an international award "2011 Vision in Action: The ASCD Whole Child Award".[4]


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