Quest Learning Portal

The Quest Learning Portal is focused on providing online applied after school programs that inspire students to excellence. Programs are taught virtually by Quest educators experienced in STEM fields.

High School Courses

Applied Data Science (7th – 11th Grade)

Students will learn how to build and design a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and collect and process this data using data science techniques on Azure Cloud. These data-gathering devices utilize a CS11 programmable core from XinaBox, with an onboard slot for a micro SD card. Various experiments center around temperature, altitude, atmospheric pressure, and humidity. XinaBox is an Internationally recognized program with virtual instruction from our partners in South Africa and the UK.

Closed –  Registration Full

ISS Level 2 Space Program  (9th & 10th Grade)

Space Apprentice takes 7th and 8th grade students deeper into the world of circuitry and software engineering. Building on the Level 1 experience students develop technical skills in electrical, mechanical, and software engineering in order to run an automated experiment on the ISS.  Students rebuild the functionality of one of the boards in the Level 1 kit using a bread board and all the individual circuitry components, if Level 1 defines the “what“ of heat experiments in space, Level 2 discovers the “how”. 

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Ocean Discovery (7th – 12th Grade)

The Ocean Discovery Program exposes students to the fields of marine biology and ocean engineering. Students will discover ocean coral through hands-on science as a way to engage in educational and environmental experiences that build curiosity, inspire creativity, and enrich their scientific understanding.  They will also discover the world of underwater Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and be able to drive ROVs in San Jose CA. from their home computers. 

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Junior High Courses

Applied Data Science (7th – 11th Grade)

Students will learn how to build and design a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and collect and process this data using data science techniques on Azure Cloud. These data-gathering devices utilize a CS11 programmable core from XinaBox, with an onboard slot for a micro SD card. Various experiments center around temperature, altitude, atmospheric pressure, and humidity. XinaBox is an Internationally recognized program with virtual instruction from our partners in South Africa and the UK. 

Closed –  Registration Full

RoboQuest (7th & 8th Grade)

This beginning course in STEM robotics uses a hands-on approach to introduce fundamental robotics concepts, focusing on the construction and programming of mobile robots. Students will learn basic programming skills, problem-solving strategies, and have the opportunity to design and build their very own bot. 

Closed –  Registration Full

Explore Entrepreneurship (6th – 8th Grade)

Explore Entrepreneurship is a program that introduces the world of entrepreneurship to junior high/middle school students. The class highlights the major steps in the entrepreneurial process: idea generation, market analysis, design thinking, prototyping, and the business pitch. There is an emphasis on using creativity and personal interests to solve problems by thinking up new products and services.

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ISS Level 1 Space Program  (6th – 8th Grade)

Designed for students who are interested in space science with a limited time commitment, this fast-paced, course covers 2-3 pre-designed experiments, multiple data uploads to the ISS (International Space Station), and the opportunity for data analysis. Students will analyze experiments around heat, radiation, conduction, and convection and compare the results on earth and in micro-gravity. 

Closed –  Registration Full

ISS Level 2 Space Program  (7th & 8th Grade)

Space Apprentice takes 7th and 8th grade students deeper into the world of circuitry and software engineering. Building on the Level 1 experience students develop technical skills in electrical, mechanical, and software engineering in order to run an automated experiment on the ISS.  Students rebuild the functionality of one of the boards in the Level 1 kit using a bread board and all the individual circuitry components, if Level 1 defines the “what“ of heat experiments in space, Level 2 discovers the “how”. 

Closed –  Registration Full

Ocean Discovery  (7th – 12th Grade)

The Ocean Discovery program exposes students to the fields of marine biology and ocean engineering. Students will discover the ocean, study marine life, and engage in educational and environmental experiences that build curiosity, inspire creativity, and enrich their scientific understanding. This program features the opportunity for students to drive a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) through an obstacle course located in the VCS swimming pool.  

Closed –  Registration Full

Elementary School Courses

Kidpreneurs

Kidpreneurs is a where students from grades 4-5 learn the steps to launch a DIY business for a cause. In this hands-on program, students will learn to Set a Goal, Create a Plan, and Implement the Plan as they go through the process of starting a business with the focus of giving back. The Kidpreneurs program includes a BEI-In-A-Box Kit that contains all the materials needed to create unique DIY products and an Activity Book that walks the students through the learning.

Closed –  Registration Full

ISS Jr. (Level 0)

Activate your imagination as you use block coding to create a video message and mesmerizing art that will display on our BMO unit onboard the International Space Station.

  • Tuesday, May 25 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
  • Thursday, May 27 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST

All Ages Courses

Mars Madness

Cool 4 School guests will be able to watch the Mars Madness competition as well as remotely drive bots on separate tracks. 70 students will compete on a simulated Mars terrain and conquer challenges they encounter as they explore Mars with their personal robot. Each round will increase the complexity of the tasks to complete. Guest students will hear how students built unique features as well as get a sneak peek from researcher Kai Staats who is developing SAM a hi-fidelity Mars analog and research station at Biosphere2.

Registration opens soon!

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