Quest’s Graduation Emphasis Program
The graduation emphasis program is available to those students who have participated in Quest for Education and Arts during high school and have chosen to participate in the Quest Graduation Ceremonies at the end of their academic career.
These requirements are set forth by Quest for Education and Arts to show that the student has taken concentrated studies in these areas and has excelled in each discipline. During graduation, a cord is awarded. Medallions are also awarded, but require a greater contribution to the discipline in order to be awarded.
The value of graduation with an emphasis is evident in student awards and scholarships at colleges, higher acceptance rates into honors colleges, and greater rates of ability to pass CLEP and AP exams for college credit.
Additionally, employers recognize graduates who have maintained a core focus throughout high school and will occasionally count this as work credit and experience when considering employment.
We encourage all high school students to make an effort to graduate with an emphasis in an area they enjoy and want to pursue as a career. Below are the various areas and their requirements.