Policies & Procedures

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

Dear parents, teachers, and employees:

In 1986, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). AHERA is a provision of the Toxic Substances Control Act. It requires that local education agencies (LEA) such as Quest Academy Charter School inspect for asbestos-containing building materials, prepare and maintain up-to-date AHERA Management Plans, and notify occupants of the plan on a yearly basis. All of this in an effort to prevent the exposure of asbestos to the occupants of our school buildings.

Our architects and builders have certified that no asbestos containing materials were used in the construction of Quest Academy Charter School’s buildings; therefore, no asbestos containing materials were identified. We continue to be alert to ensure that suspected asbestos-containing materials do not pose a hazard to our students and staff.

Quest Academy Charter School’s AHERA Management Plan is available for review in the main office and has been submitted to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality/Division of Air Quality.

Teacher Student Success Act (TSSA)

The Teacher and Student Success Act is designed to improve the school’s performance under the state’s accountability system.

Based on the budget allocated, the funds will be spent as follows:

25% of the TSSA fund will be used for salaries/bonuses.
75% of the TSSA funds will be used for augmentation of existing programs.

Funding will be used to support these goals:

  1. With end of year summative assessment, students at Quest in grades 3-8 will increase language arts scores by 1 percentage point as compared to the previous years’ proficiency scores.
  2. With end of year summative assessment, students at Quest in grades 3-8 will increase math scores by 1 percentage point as compared to the previous years’ proficiency scores.



Fee Waiver Policy

For the most current Fee Waiver Policy and any other school policy or procedure:

  1. Open the Quest Academy Policies & Procedures Manual
  2. Go to the Table of Contents
  3. Click on Fee Waiver Policy

To access Quest Academy’s Metadata Dictionary, click on the link below. Corresponding documents on Student Data Privacy are located in the QA Policies & Procedures Manual.

Technology Plan

As a technology Charter, Quest is able to provide all students with electronic devices. Students who need to access curriculum and teachers from home are able to check out these devices. Quest uses Zoom and Google Meet to provide e-learning instruction to students. Today’s technology allows students and teachers to interact daily in meaningful, effective ways. Quest utilizes these resources to provide distance learning during times of global pandemic or other extenuating circumstances.

Carson Smith Scholarship Program

If you are the parent of a child with an IEP enrolled in a public school, the district is required by Utah Code Section 53A-1a-704 (10) to inform you of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program. Further information, including applications, can be found here.

Student Neighborhood Access Program

The SNAP Plan can be used as a resource when determining safe walking and biking routes to Quest Academy.

Student Neighborhood Access Program

Title I Program

  1. This is a federally funded program based on the numbers of economically disadvantaged students at the school.
  2. Economically disadvantaged is determined by the free/reduced lunch population at the school.
  3. Quest is a “targeted assistance” school which means we receive money that must be spent ONLY on students targeted for help in reading and/or math
    (Students who are served in these content areas do not need to qualify for free/reduced lunch).
  4. Quest Title 1 funds support our reading and math intervention programs.

School LAND Trust Program

In the state of Utah, monies from school trust lands are distributed to every public school through the School LAND Trust Program. Quest Academy has a School LAND Trust Committee whose responsibilities include creating and approving the School LAND Trust Plan each year which identifies an academic need and a proposed solution using the annual funds. The committee is an advisory body that may be comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators. All School LAND Trust Committee actions and plans are overseen and approved by the Governing Board of Directors. School LAND Trust Committee members are willing volunteers who care about the success of students and overall school improvement and Quest Academy is grateful for their time and dedication.

The School LAND Trust Committee meetings are open to the public. Agendas and minutes are posted on the Community Council page. The council will utilize and follow the School LAND Trust Committee Rules of Order and follow a pre-determined agenda. For more information about the School LAND Trust Program, visit www.SchoolLandTrust.org.

School LAND Trust (SLT) Plans & Reports

2022-2023 - $136.471.11

Quest Academy was approved by the Utah State Charter School Board and the Utah State Board of Education (“USBE”) in 2007. The school charter describes our school’s emphasis and mission.

Please note, the policies and bylaws contained in QA’s original charter application are subject to change by the governing board. To view the school’s current policies, please click here: Policies & Procedures.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Quest Academy Charter School is committed to provide access to all website content, services, and transactions to all individuals seeking information from our website. Any individual unable to access any content within this site is strongly encouraged to report the problem to the contact listed below, for assistance in obtaining the information, and to allow for correction of the problem for other users. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the name of the document (if applicable), the website address of the requested material, and your contact information.

Please direct all concerns and/or questions about our web accessibility policy to:

Quest Academy Charter School
Attention: Nicki Slaugh
4862 West 4000 South
West Haven, UT 84401

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American with Diabilities (ADA) Statement
Quest Academy is committed to making https://questac.org compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). At this time we recognize that not all areas of our website may be ADA compliant. We are currently in the process of enhancing website content to be compliant with the W3C Level Two guidelines.