Forest Trail Academy

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 (2024)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Per IEP/Academic Records
Year Founded
2007
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details
State Accredited Program
Yes
Personalized Content
No
Live Instruction
No
Rolling Enrollment
Yes
Flexible Class Schedule
Yes
Accelerated Offerings
No
Classes for Credit/Part Time Options
Yes
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%
State avg.: 46%
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
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
NA

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
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%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Rico C.
Admissions Associate
Kenneth C.

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Forest Trail Academy cost?
Forest Trail Academy's tuition is approximately $3,200 for private students and $550 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Forest Trail Academy?
The acceptance rate of Forest Trail Academy is 100%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
Does Forest Trail Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Forest Trail Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Forest Trail Academy's ranking?
Forest Trail Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Least expensive tuition and Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Forest Trail Academy?
The application deadline for Forest Trail Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (35 reviews)
5  
I enjoy studying at Forest Trail Academy because of its well-organized courses. Their courses are self-explanatory allowing beginners to easily understand the curriculum. My personal experience here was pleasant, the teachers are extremely nice and understanding and the work itself can easily be understood.
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Forest Trail Academy is an amazing school, After going to this school for a while now I feel like this school provides so much. Some things I have appreciated about Forest Trail would be all the videos and images that are used to explain the task that's due. Not only this but Forest Trail has an option of having a one-on-one session with your teachers to get to know your classes a bit better; and the time your teachers are available. Overall, I would recommend this school to my peers and others who are looking for a good education.
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5  
Forest Trail Academy has been a fantastic choice for our children's education. The online platform is flexible and allows for a personalized learning experience. I made the right decision in enrolling my child in FTA!!
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5  
Great school with great teachers and great staff! With their self-paced program, students can basically complete 2-grade levels in a year. Very highly recommended especially for those who need to catch up. Tuition is also very affordable compared to other online schools. A really great alternative solution to your educational needs, highly recommended!
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5  
Teachers and staff are really supportive and the asynchronous learning environment provides flexibility that other programs cannot offer!
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5  
Forest Trail Academy has proven to be an exceptional online self-paced school. Its dedication to providing high-quality education, coupled with its flexible learning model and supportive faculty, creates an ideal environment for both personal and professional growth. I highly recommend Forest Trail Academy to anyone seeking a convenient and enriching online learning experience.
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5  
Forest Trail Academy provides a first-rate online self-paced learning experience that caters to the needs of diverse learners. Whether you're a working student seeking to continue your education, this platform offers the perfect solution. The freedom to learn at your own pace, coupled with expert guidance and high-quality content, makes Forest Trail Academy a standout choice in the online education landscape. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to advance their knowledge and skills while maintaining a flexible schedule.
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5  
Forest Trail allows students the self-guided pace and flexibility to learn on their own time! The curriculum allows for critical thinking as well as striving as independent learners! As a faculty member, I enjoy having all different types of students interact with me through learning math content! This is a great platform to get a solid foundation education! Forest Trail Academy rocks!
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5  
Forest Trail Academy is a great virtual school with a learning model designed for non-traditional students. The self-paced courses target students who require an alternative solution to meet their educational goals. You will find a rigorous curriculum and supportive teachers at Forest Trail Academy.
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5  
Forest Trail is a fantastic, fully accredited school! The teachers are professional, caring, and well-organized, and the staff is outstanding. They truly care and want the best for your child. This is because student education is the top priority at Forest Trail. Also, the curriculum is second to none, and each child is treated with care and respect. Students are happy, safe, and provided with a learning environment that motivates them to succeed.
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5  
Forest Trail Academy does an excellent job of preparing students for any path they choose. The curriculum is challenging without being overwhelming. Teachers are available and help is easily accessible. Student success is extremely important to us and we provide support to make sure students feel safe, valued, and respected.
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5  
Forest Trail Academy provides students with the opportunity to get a K-12 education from anywhere! Prefer to do school work first thing in the morning? Late a night? Certain days of the week? No problem! Students can work at their own pace, on their own schedule. Teachers and staff are extremely supportive!
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5  
Forest Trail Academy is an exceptional online school. The curriculum is comprehensive, the teachers are highly qualified, and the support is outstanding. I highly recommend Forest Trail Academy for a quality education.
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5  
I`m an alumnus of this school, at my time of enrollment I had taken much longer than expected to finish the course. Despite this, the teachers were patient, helpful, and supportive.
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5  
Forest Trail Academy is a wonderful place for both teachers and students. We have close student contact, a great curriculum, and fantastic student services staff. This is a wonderful accredited school for the needs of a virtual student from near or far! I fully recommend FTA!
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5  
This school was cost-efficient while providing an excellent education for my daughter.
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5  
FTA is a wonderful school! The high school level is challenging and comprehensive. Students can work at their own pace while they pursue other interests. Teachers are available to provide extra help when needed.
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5  
Forest Trail Academy gives students great flexibility. Our curriculum is rigorous and standards-based. The school is fully accredited. In addition to the traditional curriculum, students also learn time management and how to be self-starters. These skills will help them in college and beyond.
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5  
Awesome school and staff. They offer 100% online, flexible, and asynchronous learning programs for students all over the world. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking to get a US diploma through online education.
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5  
Students are supported by wonderful and engaged teachers who are involved with the learning process and are available to them through several communication methods. It provides a safe and high-level learning environment for students. Easy to follow but rigorous curriculum for each course.
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5  
Forest Trail School is the best online school I have ever seen. Children can choose to complete school homework at the time they like instead of going to school every day with sleepy eyes. The teaching expectations of the courses are relatively high, especially the science experiment class which has a great impact on children. The teacher is also very responsible, especially for the correction of homework. Mr. Homan carefully marked every sentence, which moved our parents very much! Ms. Homan gave each child time to fully express themselves, and classroom management is also very effective. The teachers responded promptly to the messages we sent out, and any problems can be solved in time. Evan has been enrolled in Forest Trail Academy since kindergarten. He has received the most meticulous care and has a deep love for learning. I have introduced FTA to my classmates in the United States, and we all love FTA! ----Evan's Mom
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5  
Forest Trail is a great school. I race in several National Karting series and the flexibility at Forest Trail allows me to attend races and do my work at my own pace. The teachers are great too.
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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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