Quest Academy Charter School has been a “School of Excellence” each year of operation and is ranked among the best in North Carolina. Quest Academy students consistently demonstrate, through State Testing, their ability to maintain the highest academic standards while simultaneously committing themselves to excellence outside the classroom.
Quest Academy evolved from a private school known as the Helen Paesler School. In 1993, the Helen Paesler School opened to accommodate the rigorous training schedule of the gymnasts participating in the Gymcarolina competitive team program. The goal was to provide a high quality education that would be flexible to the demands placed on these children in pursuit of their chosen interests. Through a shortened, more intensive school day and a year-round academic schedule, the Helen Paesler School sought to accomplish its goal. The Helen Paesler School became Quest Academy in 1999, continuing the mission.