SoloQuest School and Learning Center History
1996, a group of local Sonoma parents and community members explored the
formation of a charter school for high school students. This study evolved to Deborah Stewart’s
decision to form an independent study high school as an alternative for
students in the Sonoma Valley. At the
time, Deborah was the Principal of Tamiscal High School in Marin County’s
Tamalpais Union High School District.
SoloQuest offered its instructional program for a few days a week until
May 1999 when Deborah resigned her responsibilities as Principal in Marin
County to devote 100% of her time to SoloQuest.
From the spring 2001 to February 2007, Deborah assumed additional
responsibilities as Principal of the Sonoma Valley Adult School and later
Director of Adult and Community Education in the Tamalpais Union High School
School & Learning Center was created as an alternative school primarily
utilizing the instructional strategy of independent study for grades 6-12.
Besides offering a full-time alternative to students and their families in the
community, SoloQuest School and Learning Center offers enrollment in courses to
part-time students who attend other public or private schools and offers
learning center services such as individual tutoring, after school homework
assistance and SAT/ACT/SSAT/ CHSPE/ CAHSEE/GED help.