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Pathway Description

QUEST (Questioning, Understanding, Engaging Success through Technology) is Millikan High School's accelerated college and career preparatory leadership pathway. QUEST students enroll in enriching accelerated and AP courses designed for gifted students who want to excel, advance, and compete academically with the best and the brightest students in the nation. The QUEST graduate is prepared to seamlessly transition to a selective four year university and pursue a professional and personal life of ethical leadership and impact. The QUEST experience culminates in a self-directed Senior Research Project.

QUEST Course of Study
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Entrance Criteria

  • Minimum 3.7 GPA (including first semester of 8th grade)

  • ELA SBAC Score of 2550 

  • Enrolled in Algebra 1 in 8th Grade

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Sample Schedule

This schedule is a sample of what QUEST students will take based on pathway requirements and high school graduation/A-G requirements.

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Sample Schedule

Grade 9

  • English 1-2 Accelerated
  • Geometry Accelerated
  • Biology: The Living Earth
  • World Language 1-2
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • PE/Marching Band/Sports
  • Academic Elective-- AP Human Geography (highly suggested)

Grade 10

  • English 3-4 Accelerated
  • Algebra II Accelerated
  • Chemistry in Earth's Systems
  • AP World History
  • World Language 3-4
  • PE/Marching Band/Sports 
  • Academic Elective


Grade 11

  • AP English and Composition
  • AP Pre-Calculus, Pre- Calculus or Functions, Stats, and Trig
  • Physics of the Universe or AP Physics
  • AP United States History
  • AP Seminar (prerequisite for AP research)
  • World Language 5-6


Grade 12

  • AP English Literature and Composition or Expository Reading Writing and Composition
  • AP Calculus, Finite Math or AP Statistics
  • AP Research or Quest Senior Project Capstone
  • AP Government and AP Economics or Government and Economics
  • Academic Elective



I love the sense of community QUEST facilitates. The relationships I am able to build with my teachers and peers is the perfect support system for a rigorous schedule. I also enjoy the difficulty level of the classes, it keeps me engaged.

Metzli Lopez

Work-Based Learning/

  • 9th Grade: Developing Intellectual Curiosity, Intellectual Courage and
    College-Ready Habits of Mind
  • 10th Grade: Developing as an Effective Communicator
  • 11th Grade: Developing Ethical Leadership Skills
  • 12th Grade: Developing as Impactful Change Agents
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Industry Partners/Community Involvement

  • QUEST Senior Capstone: Fieldwork and Job Shadowing

  • QUEST Senior Capstone: QUEST Symposium

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For More Information

Contact Ms. Midori Sanchez, the Millikan Pathway Coordinator, at or (562) 4257441 x.4106

Ms. Brenda Tubbs, QUEST Pathway Lead teacher, at

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Please visit this link to access more information about QUEST admissions, QUEST teachers, and more:

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