Forest Trail Academy is committed to providing an innovative, academic, cultural, and pragmatic excellence by empowering future leaders of life long learners in a holistic online environment worldwide.
Academy is also committed in providing alternative solutions to meet the needs of students with various life circumstances.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 678 students
  • State Accredited: Yes
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,200
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Forest Trail Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Per IEP/Academic Records
Year Founded
2007
Summer School Offered
Yes
State Accredited Program
Yes
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
No
Flexible Class Schedule
Yes
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
No
Dedicated College Counselor
No
Tutoring/Mentoring
No
Community Clubs/Activities Offered
No

Student Body

Total Students
678 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
56%
Students by Grade
Forest Trail Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(NA)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
$3,200
Tuition Notes
K-5 Elementary School $1,750.00 + $150.00 Registration fee $300.00 down and $146.00 per month for 11 months6-8 Middle School $2,450.00 + $150.00 Registration fee $350.00 down and $205.00 per month for 11 months9-12 High School $3,050.00 + $150.00 Registration fee $400.00 down and $255.00 per month for 11 months
Summer Program Cost
$550
Summer Program Cost Notes
$550.00 per summer course + $150.00 registration fee
Acceptance Rate
100%
Admissions Director
Rico C.
Admissions Associate
Marcus E.

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Journalism, Photography Club

Club or Organization:
Cooking Club, National Honor Society

School Notes

  • Forest Trail Academy is an accredited K-12 distance education school in United States of America committed to provide quality online Elementary school education (K-5), Middle school education (Grade 6-8) and High school diploma programs for Grade 9-12 students who need flexible online homeschooling education. We are a virtual online school for students who can enroll for home school education programs. All our students can attend their classes online from any place, any time, at their own pace; it`s a self-paced interactive online school in United States for homeschool curriculum / homeschooling program.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (13 reviews)
5  
Forest Trail Academy is the best online school I've ever seen! My son Michael is currently finishing 5th grade and we plan to continue studying at this school further. We are Israelis, so English is a foreign language for my son. My son goes to a regular Israeli school and is additionally studying at the FTA. However, even the most difficult subject for him - Language Arts - lends itself very well to study. The curriculum for all courses, including Math, Social Studies and Science, is very rich and interesting for the student. A very large amount of information on all courses is ideally combined with an excellent, interesting and accessible presentation for the child. My son received a lot of knowledge, and at the same time experienced great pleasure in performing experiments and making various crafts and presentations. I would like to note the very high professionalism of all teachers, especially Ms. Emeline Briley and Ms. Amanda Swan. These teachers are truly dedicated to their work and have a professional, individual approach to the needs of each student. The school website has a very simple interface that is understandable for both students and their parents. When there are minor problems (for example, a link does not work), then the FTA staff fixes them very quickly. I hope that in the future, online video lessons with the participation of teachers and students (at least partially, 1-2 lessons per week) will be added to the curriculum for greater immersion of the child in the learning environment. Thank you very much, Forest Trail Academy, for the excellent teaching of my son!
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5  
It's an amazing online school that has great teachers, great communication with me and my kids. The teachers reach out, unlike the teachers we've had in public schools. I know my kids are getting a better education. less stress, no bullying, and no peer pressure. I would definitely recommend this school to all my friends and family my kids love it and has so much fun.
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5  
I would recommend Forest Trail Academy. My son has graduated from the same school and he is doing great in college. The teachers and staff are very supportive and prompt to answer any questions I have. It was good for my son because he refused to do school work in the public school and he was just going to let his slide through. Their policy of all assignments have to be turned in made sure he couldn't be lazy. My son loved the challenge and the ability to move as fast as he could. He was able to graduate sooner than his best friend who is still in the public school.
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5  
The support of the teachers has been outstanding. They are willing to try new things and help my child grow and learn at her own pace. They also value and respect my input as a parent. The curriculum challenges my child without being so hard that they can`t figure it out.
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5  
My daughter signed up for classes in her freshman year. Forest Trail Academy is rated as one of the top online high school programs in the country so I took a chance. Education is outstanding. Weekly they send the schedule of online classes that complement the daily assignments. As parents, we have to take responsibility and make sure that our children are on top of their studies.For the high school students, Forest Trail Academy is the perfect way to prepare children for college. I feel and believe that the overall course selection is really great and really offers some a great variety of different fields of study to help me succeed in life. I would definitely recommend this program for the ease of online learning. It is very simple and easy to use and has a wide range of choices for me to take.
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5  
This school is perfect for my son. He has improved dramatically not only in his studies, but also in his overall health. The support of the teachers has been outstanding. They are willing to try new things and help my child grow and learn at her own pace. They also value and respect my input as a parent.
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5  
31. Forest Trail Academy is an amazing school. I'm an athlete and find less time in attending the traditional school. I was suffering in managing both the school and also the career because traditional schools have fixed timings. I had missed my school for many times because of the sports tournaments. Once I joined FTA everything has gone quite comfortable. It has provided me flexibility in time for learning, so that I can concentrate on studies when am free on that day. I would like to say is Forest Trail Academy has given me an opportunity to earn the diploma without missing my career, made me successful in both the studies and the career.
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5  
I'm thankful to Forest Trail Academy for providing me a high school diploma. I have gained American Diploma from FTA. Being a person belongs to military family we use to relocate from place to place and because of relocation there was a disturbance in my education. FTA has resolved my problem, after joining FTA I have got my education without any interruption.
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5  
Forest Trail Academy helped me by imparting education through most challenging curriculum that is really helpful for me to accelerate my education and learn more advanced education. FTA's personalized learning approach helped me selecting the subjects im interested in. And its awesome experience to work with the school
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5  
I'm very happy and feel proud to be a part of Forest Trail Academy. Forest Trail Academy is such a school which has given me a scope of education and helped me to regain the lost credits. I'm very much thankful to the teachers of FTA who has helped me and cleared all my doubts.
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5  
My son being a professional surfer, had to dedicate most of his time to practice and tournaments. Forest Trail Academy allowed him to continue concentrating on the surfing and complete his education at his own pace. His grades from regular school were always low but since joining Forest Trail Academy, I have seen tremendous improvements in the grades. I'm really happy with the quality of education and the personalized attention provided by the teachers.
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5  
The online school has laid a path for my success and helped me in getting back on track for the lost credit in the previous academic years. The teachers at Forest Trail Academy has guided me at every step and made my years success in the school.
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5  
We are so happy we found Forest Trail Academy for our son. While the classes are online, the teachers and staff are still very much involved in interacting with the parents and students. The academics are challenging enough and the staff seem to actually care about the success of the students. The 12 month flexible schedule and NCAA approved courses are just what we were looking for since our son is active in both sports and music. He now has all the time he needs to travel and study his violin.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • School Type: Online School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 678 students
  • State Accredited: Yes
  • Live Instruction: No
  • Rolling Enrollment: No
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,200
  • Acceptance rate: 100%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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