Quest University, Canada
Zelio has been notified that her application to Quest University in British Columbia, Canada to study for the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences has been successful. Quest is unique. Its groundbreaking approach to postsecondary education began as an experiment. Today, Quest University is one of Canada’s important institutions of higher learning. It is Canada’s first independent, not-for-profit, secular liberal arts and science university, devoted entirely to excellence in undergraduate education.
Quest seeks to reinvent the undergraduate liberal arts and sciences, using an innovative philosophy and novel curriculum. This is based on the university’s belief in teaching skills that work in the real world, and in preparing students for any endeavor they choose, from graduate school to professional programs, and from traditional careers to independent paths. Quest offers an environment of intellectual rigor and personal enrichment, where students help design their own education and delve deep into topics they are passionate about.
At Quest, students don’t take four classes at once, and their courses don’t run for a whole semester or quarter. Instead, they take one Block at a time, a single course that meets for three hours each weekday for about a month. The benefits of this ‘Block Plan’ include: full immersion in a single subject; close interaction between faculty and students; highly interactive classrooms; seminar-style learning with never more than 20 students in a class; and scheduling flexibility where students can take a Block off without missing multiple courses. The Block Plan appeals to Zelio and is one of the reasons that she applied to Quest.
Quest University Canada is accredited by the Degree Quality Assessment Board of the province of British Columbia, and is a member of the Education Quality Assurance. www.questu.ca
Zelio has been awarded Quest University’s President’s Scholarship.
Presidential Scholarships are awarded to students who have distinguished themselves not only through their academic performance but also through their curiosity, ability to lead, and willingness to contribute to their community. The award is based upon Zelio’s performance in high school, but also the testament to her character that was submitted by her teachers and the college counselor.
Well done Zelio!
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