About SoloQuest School and Learning Center

FAQs about our Marin and Sonoma schools - from AP classes online to SAT preparation

Courses

How do I take a course at SoloQuest while I’m enrolled at my high school?

First, we recommend you talk to your school counselor and get the course approved by your school. Whether you're in Marin or Sonoma, this pre-approval insures that your credit earned for your SoloQuest course will be put on your school's transcript. This step is especially important if the course is meant to fulfill a high school graduation requirement.  If you’re taking the course to qualify for college admission rather than for high school credit, let us know and we can send your transcript directly to colleges.

Contact us for an enrollment agreement for the course you’d like to take. Once you complete the paperwork and return it to us with payment, we’ll schedule your weekly sessions at a time that works for you and your teacher. 


Can I take Honors and AP classes at SoloQuest?

SoloQuest offers Honors and AP classes online, enhanced by a teacher support component. Our classes include: 

 
Advanced Placement Courses
UC Scout on line courses

            
AP Govt and Politics United States
AP Macroeconomics
AP Statistics
AP Biology
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
AP Psychology
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP United States History
AP Computer Science A
AP Physics C: Mechanics



Apex on line courses
AP Government and Politics United States
AP United States History
AP Statistics
AP Psychology
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

 AP Calculus AB

 

Click this link to see the descriptions of our online high school courses. A one-semester online course costs $650, plus a lab fee of $500 for science courses, plus a book deposit. Extra tutoring sessions are available.

 

SoloQuest also offers AP English Literature and Composition, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, Honors Advanced Algebra and Honors Precalculus as one-to-one courses with a teacher (not online.)

Call SoloQuest for the current course fees for in class, one-to-one and small group courses.

 

 
Interested in a course you don't see listed? Please give us a call.
 




Does SoloQuest offer SAT Preparation?

SoloQuest no longer offers SAT preparation.


Can I take summer school courses at SoloQuest rather than at my school?
During the summer you can take courses over a 6-week or 8-week period.  We will schedule your course around your work or vacation schedule.

Does SoloQuest offer lab science courses?
SoloQuest offers lab science courses, including Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Wet labs are done at our sites for the on line courses taken through UC Scout and Apex.

College Eligibility

If I graduate from SoloQuest , will I be able to attend a four-year college or university?
Yes, SoloQuest courses are UC approved and the school is WASC accredited.  SoloQuest graduates have been accepted at colleges across California and the nation, including:
 

UC, Santa Barbara     UC, Santa Cruz                     
UC, San Diego UC, Berkeley
CSU, Chico                           CSU, Sonoma
CSU, San Francisco CSU, San Diego
Berklee School of Music  University of Oregon
Santa Clara University University of San Diego
Carnegie Mellon  Parsons School of Design
Prescott College  Arizona State University
University of British Columbia Colorado State University
Augsburg College, Minneapolis  
University of San Francisco  


If I have failed or gotten a “D” in a course at my high school and I repeat it with SoloQuest, will I be eligible to apply to colleges such as UC and CSU?
Although the course you failed or passed with a “D” will not be removed from your transcript, retaking it and earning a grade of “C” or better will make you eligible to apply to a four-year college.


If I am enrolled at SoloQuest, am I allowed to take a course at my local community college?
As a high school student, you may enroll in a community college course, with the permission of your high school. We encourage our full-time students to take community college courses, especially during senior year, to prepare for the transition to college.


School

Is SoloQuest a private school?

Yes, we offer middle school and high school courses in Sonoma and Marin. Students who enroll in four or more courses meet state attendance requirements and are considered full-time students. Our high school students may enroll in courses that satisfy college entrance requirements. Students in our part-time program can be enrolled at SoloQuest and their regular school concurrently. SoloQuest is funded entirely by student tuition.


Is SoloQuest accredited?
The Accrediting Commission of Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) granted SoloQuest a 6-year term of accreditation in 2014. This is the maximum term allowed before the process must be renewed. For ten years prior to receiving WASC accreditation, SoloQuest was accredited by CITA, the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation. 


Staff

What is your staff's background and qualifications?
Deborah Stewart, Director
B. A. Anthropology, University of Michigan, 1974
Single Subject Teaching Credential, Social Science, Dominican College, 1979
M.A. Educational Administration, Sonoma State University, 1991
 
The SoloQuest teaching staff is highly qualified and experienced.  All teachers hold teaching credentials and/or college degrees in the subject areas they teach. Several hold advanced degrees in a range of subjects, including Math, Biology, Physics, Education, Linguistics and Psychology. Two SoloQuest teachers have Special Education credentials and one learning center teacher/tutor has been trained in cognitive processing programs. Click here to learn more about our teachers.

School services

What services does SoloQuest provide? 

In addition to 1:1 instruction and private school services for full and part-time independent study students, SoloQuest offers 1 to 1 tutoring for students in grades 1-12. Our tutors can provide homework assistance, test preparation for school courses, and/or study and organizational skills.


SoloQuest is now offering cognitive processing/reading skills improvement tutoring using programs like PACE/Master the Code, Samonas and Brainware Safari.


What services are available for Special Education students?
SoloQuest has teachers on staff with training and experience in working with Special Education students. We use the 1 to 1 instructional model to accommodate your student's different learning styles and to identify and focus on special needs.


What are Cognitive Processing Skills?
Cognitive processing skills enable us to understand, interpret and apply information. They provide the foundation for learning school subjects. Underdeveloped cognitive skills hinder the way a student processes information and learns. We provide cognitive skills training to help raise a student’s learning potential and lead to gains in intelligence and self-esteem. These skills translate to the ability to learn and perform well in school.