Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will uniforms be required?

Uniforms will not be required. However, a dress code is in place.


2. What is the start date?

In an effort to be responsive to the community and sensitive to the needs of our parents, QWLR will follow the school calendar of the Little Rock School District.


3. What will the hours of operation be?

School hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. Drop off is as early as 7:20 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.


4. Will you have an after-school program in place?

After-school care is offered from 3:25 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day that school is in session. Prices and times can be found here.


5. If my child currently has an IEP or is in need of Special Education services, will those be provided?

QWLR will adhere to all Arkansas and federal requirements regarding the education of students with disabilities including academic, non-academic, and extracurricular activities. In accordance with state and federal law, to the maximum extent possible, students with disabilities will be expected to participate with their non-disabled peers in all academic, non-academic, and extracurricular activities.

Plans for addressing the needs of students with disabilities will be developed based on the Individual Education Plans (IEP) of each child.


6. What kind of sports/music programs will be offered?

The establishment of extra-curricular activities will be based on student interest.


7. Will there be a free/reduced school lunch/breakfast program?

QWLR will participate in both The School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program. Meals will be provided through a vendor and will meet both the National School Lunch Program Standards, as well as those guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


8. Will Quest Middle School of West Little Rock provide an admission preference to siblings?

Yes, as permitted under state and federal law, Quest Middle School of West Little Rock will provide an admission preference to siblings of students already admitted to Quest Middle School of West Little Rock. The policy supporting the sibling preference is to ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, families stay together. The following are the four most common scenarios demonstrating exactly how the sibling preference works.

Example 1: You already have a child attending Quest Middle School of West Little Rock. You now have Child 2 applying for admission to Quest Middle School of West Little Rock. If there is a vacancy in the grade for which Child 2 has applied, Child 2 will automatically be offered admission. If there is NOT a vacancy in the grade for which Child 2 has applied, Child 2 will be placed on the waiting list behind any other children with admission preference.

Example 2: You do not already have a child attending Quest Middle School of West Little Rock. Two siblings have applied for admission to Quest Middle School of West Little Rock during the open-enrollment period. Sibling 1 has applied for a spot in Grade 6, while Sibling 2 has applied for a spot in Grade 8. A lottery is NOT required for the grade for which Sibling 1 has applied. If there is a vacancy in the grade for which Sibling 2 has applied, Sibling 2 will automatically be offered admission. If there is NOT a vacancy in the grade for which Sibling 2 has applied, Sibling 2 will be placed on the waiting list behind any other children with admission preference.

Example 3: You do not already have a child attending Quest Middle School of West Little Rock. Two siblings have applied for admission to Quest Middle School of West Little Rock during the open-enrollment period. Sibling 1 has applied for a spot in Grade 6, while Sibling 2 has applied for a spot in Grade 8. A lottery is required for both grades. The lottery begins with Grade 6. Sibling 1 is selected for a spot in Grade 6. If there is a vacancy in the grade for which Sibling 2 has applied, Sibling 2 will automatically be offered admission. If there is NOT a vacancy in the grade for which Sibling 2 has applied, Sibling 2 will be placed on the waiting list behind any other children with admission preference.

Example 4: You do not already have a child attending Quest Middle School of West Little Rock. Two siblings have applied for admission to Quest Middle School of West Little Rock during the open-enrollment period. Sibling 1 has applied for a spot in Grade 6, while Sibling 2 has applied for a spot in Grade 8. A lottery is required for both grades. The lottery begins with Grade 6. Sibling 1 is NOT selected for a spot in Grade 6. Sibling 2 is later selected for a spot in Grade 8. Sibling 1 is NOT automatically offered admission for Grade 6 because the lottery has already been conducted for Grade 6 and there are no vacancies. Sibling 1 will be placed on the waiting list behind any other children with admission preference.


9. If my child is currently taking AP courses, how will this school challenge them?

Students will have an opportunity for dual-credit enrollment in their senior year. QWLR will offer pre-advanced placement and eventually advanced placement classes in subsequent years.


10. Will my child be able to skip a grade? Will you offer the proper placement testing prior to or during the school year?

There will be no specific testing for the purpose of “skipping” a grade prior to the beginning of this first school year. Testing may occur for placement purposes when information about previous educational experience is inadequate. Interim assessments will be done throughout the school year that will demonstrate student growth. Additionally, we must follow the Arkansas Testing Calendar.


11. What security measures will be taken to ensure my child’s safety?

Visitors entering the front door will have to wait to be “buzzed” in by the receptionist. QWLR will utilize an electronic management system that will perform a background check on every visitor that enters the building. All visitors will be required to submit IDs for the background checks. Once cleared through the management system, visitors will be required to sign the Register in the school office. They will then be given instructions, as well as a Visitor’s Pass or Identification Badge, and, if necessary, provided with an escort. Visitors will be required to present their Visitor’s Pass or Identification Badge to staff members once inside the building. Upon completion of the visit, visitors will return to the office, leave pass or badge, and enter the departure time in the Visitor’s Register.


12. Will tutoring services be available if needed?

Tutoring schedules will be determined as needed by the student’s teacher and the administration.


13. What is the cell phone policy?

If there is a legitimate need for a student to have a cell phone or electronic device for after school use, then a student may bring it to school. HOWEVER, the cell phone or electronic device MUST remain turned off during school hours. ANY phone or unauthorized electronic device seen or heard during the school day will be collected and given to the Campus Director. Please refer to the Quest Student Handbook for additional policies and rules.


14. Will we be able to access grades online?

Yes.


15. May I come to have lunch with my child?

Yes. Parents wishing to have lunch with their child will be required to follow all campus visitor guidelines. Please be prepared to show ID when coming to campus.


16. Will there be a Parent/Teacher Organization?

We do have a PTO. Please click here for more information.


17. Is state testing still required?

All Arkansas State mandated testing and assessments will be administered.


18. Will you teach Arkansas History?

Yes.


19. Are you a peanut-free school?

No, but there can be designated areas for those with such allergies.

(Updated 12/10/14)

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