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 Accredited Online High School

Forest Trail Academy is an online school offering world-class education to the students of USA and worldwide. Our K-12 courses include online elementary school (kindergarten to Grade 5), online middle school (Grade 6 to Grade 8), and online high school (Grade 9 to Grade 12). We offer Dual enrollment programs for college-minded students to earn college credits whilst in high school. Apart from the full-time courses, we do offer Individual courses/credit recovery courses, summer school, Advanced Placement (AP) courses. 

We are accredited from NCPSA, MSA-CESS, AdvancED, and Accreditation International (AI). Our accreditations endorse the level of quality of education we provide. Online K-12 Courses curriculum is developed by highly qualified education experts. Courses are taught by licensed teachers/instructors certified in online instruction. 


Accredited Online K-12 Courses:

Online High School: Online high school course is offered to the students from Grade 9 to Grade 12.  School serves as the college preparatory courses. High school students learn advanced topics of core subjects and provided with an option to select electives of their interest from wide range of electives. We allow students to select customized curriculum of subjects of their interest. Our elective courses lay path to diverse career options. 

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Dual Enrollment Program: Forest Trail Academy provides increased set of opportunities to students by offering Dual Enrollment Program. Our Dual enrollment program is offered to high school students to earn college credits whilst in high school. We proudly announce our partnership in start point program with Waldorf College in providing diploma courses.  Our high school students get an opportunity to attend college online taught by Waldorf College experienced professors.


Advanced Placement Courses: Our Advance Placement (AP) courses help high school students to prepare for college level courses. AP courses are taught for full academic year and tests and advanced placement program is managed by College Board. 

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Elective Courses: Our online high school students have an opportunity to select elective courses of their interest from diverse list of elective courses. These courses allow students to pursue their areas of interest apart from the core subjects. Online Elective courses lay path to diverse career options.

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Apart from the above courses we do offer Online Elementary School, Online Middle School, Summer School, Individual / Credit Recovery courses. We do offer sports training for our high school and post graduate student athletes.  We encourage students pursuing career in other fields by providing them education. We merely work for every student success. We understand needs of every individual and their capabilities and nurture them to be successful in education and career.

For any further queries regarding the courses and enrollment process, you are welcome to contact our Admissions Advisor. You can also apply online to the courses of your interest.  We are available online and you can also reach us on call at 800.890.6269 / 561.537.5501

Online Correspondence Courses offered by FTA

Online Elementary School:

Forest Trail academy offers accredited, online elementary school for grade levels Kindergarten - 5th. Our elementary school students have access to an interactive, wider range of courses; work while working at their own pace. Our elementary school online classes include teachers, lessons, projects, homework, class discussions and tests.

Online Middle School:
Forest Trail Academy offers the hallmark of truly effective traditional education programs for grade levels 6th - 8th. All online middle school courses are taught by highly qualified teachers, and our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.   


Online High School:
We offer accredited, online high school for grade levels 9th - 12th. Our high school students have access to an interactive, wider range of coursework while working at their own pace. All students have an opportunity to earn credits for the various diploma options we offer.  


Home School Correspondence Courses:
Home School / Correspondence is a great option for students who prefer a book option of learning versus online. Students enrolled in a public, home school or private high school may also participate in this option. Both Secular Correspondence and Christian Correspondence programs are offered.


College Prep Diploma (24 Credits):
This program takes the traditional four years to complete high school and requires students to earn at least 24 credits in core content areas. Foreign language credit is required for this program. Students must earn at least 14 of the 24 required credits in specified rigorous-level courses.
To know more about College Prep Diploma.


General Ed Diploma (21 Credits):
The requirements of this program are designed to prepare students for entering a post secondary institution of education (technical schools, junior, and community colleges). This accelerated graduation program requires fewer credits than a college preparatory diploma. Students must earn at least 11 of the 21 required credits in specified rigorous-level courses. Click to read more  about 
General Ed Diploma.


Vocational Ed Diploma (16 credits):
The requirements of the program are designed to prepare students for entrance into a technical center or entrance into the workforce. This accelerated graduation program requires fewer credits and focuses more on core academic courses. Students must earn at least 15 of the 16 required credits in specified rigorous-level courses. Click here to know more
Vocational Ed Diploma.


Individual Courses/Credit Recovery:
While the full Kindergarten - 12th grade programs are still the best option both academically and financially for most families, we recognize that there may be good reasons why a student may wish to take only a course or two with us, credit recovery, summer school, accelerated credits, electives, foreign languages.


 Advanced Placement (AP) Courses:
Forest Trail Academy offers Advanced Placement Courses. Please be cognizant that we offer the courses and NOT the test. AP courses are available as year long courses only. 

Why Forest Trail Academy?

Forest Trail Academy is one of the leading online schools in the United States that offers your child the opportunity to earn grades for elementary school, middle school as well as credits for high school. We offer quality K-12 courses to students all over the United States, and abroad. At Forest Trail Academy, not only do we offer your child the quality of traditional education programs but also the flexibility of learning at their own pace.

There are a number of online schools out there that offer you quality education. So, what makes us so different?


Why Forest Trail Academy?

Because we believe your child deserves the best and we want to partner with you to give them that opportunity. Not all children are born equal, but that does not deny them the right to the same education. We offer you and your child that opportunity.

At Forest Trail Academy, our well-qualified and experienced staff is committed to ensuring that your child receives the best education along with the right guidance.

Online Curriculum offered at our Academy:

  • At Forest Trail Academy, your child can earn grades for online elementary school, online middle school as well as online high school.
  • Our interactive curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards along with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
  • Our diplomas are recognized and accepted by other colleges and universities nationwide. Our online courses are also transferable to other schools nationwide right from Kindergarten to the 12th grade.
  • Forest Trail Academy employs an interactive, self-paced learning system that allows even students with different learning abilities to achieve proficiency.
  • Students can opt for online program courses or homeschooling courses via correspondence.
  • Our curriculum and Advanced Placement programs prepare your child for college entrance tests and job validation.

  Our Credentials


  • Forest Trail Academy is NCAA Approved Curriculum School Code 102800. The NCAA does not endorse or affiliate with the services of Forest Trail Academy. The parent/guardian of a prospective student-athlete should ensure that programs are in compliance with NCAA bylaws.
    The NCAA Web site http://www.ncaastudent.org is the only place to receive the most current and accurate information about NCAA rules and regulations.

Know More About Accredited K-12 Courses: 
 Online Elementary School Courses
Online Middle School Courses
Online Diploma Courses
Online High School Courses

 


Enrolling Online Degree Program

Enrolling in an online program during one’s academic years may not be approached with a willing attitude. It is natural to feel wary about such a system that promotes studying from the comfort of one’s home without the conventional four-walled classroom. The internet has taken over the physical classroom that is common in every nation and state, making studying possible for practically anyone, anywhere. We live in a multifaceted, ever-changing world that doesn’t conform to any one kind of technology or method. Our population is constantly growing, therefore it is imperative we look for ways to improve, change, and adapt. There are students who seek education that is closer to home, affordable, and attainable. The internet has made this desire and need possible.




Every young child and adult who wants to learn and be something in this competitive, success-driven world, where an education counts no matter where one goes, can now do so. They are given a chance to be able to hold in their hands the certification to prove that one is an educated individual is not only an accomplishment, but a privilege. Forest Trail Academy can give students that privilege whilst being seated from behind a screen in one’s own home. There’s no need to attend actual classes except of course virtually with other students who have enrolled in the online classroom. Forest Trail Academy offers students both young and mature  a chance to complete an accredited education under the guidance of a skillful, caliber-rich faculty.

The K-12 education program is designed for students worldwide right from kindergarten to the 12th grade, with the added opportunity to enter a reputable college/university. The diploma courses are a bundle of essential subjects that are taught in traditional classrooms and now available online. By choosing a diploma course that tailor-fits a student’s needs, rest assured that he/she can have the opportunity for a brilliant future. There are three categories under the diploma courses section, where each one comprises a set of credits that needs to be acquired before venturing forward.

Forest Trail Academy has a proud list of accreditations and memberships to its name. It is a member of the National Association of Private & Home Schools which is a trusted organization in cementing the futures of students.  The school is regionally accredited by AdvancEd, which is dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide. AdvancEd is the parent organization of the North Central Association Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and is recognized by the United States Department of Education. These are just some of the many notable organizations that are in collaboration with Forest Trail Academy to promote and disperse knowledge not just nationally but internationally.

Parents are no doubt going to be in state of skepticism, but they can trust the workings of Forest Trail Academy and its diploma courses. What if you want your child close to home? What if they get homesick and fail to perform at school if sent to another city? What if the teaching system isn’t up to par with the changing times? What if the school fees are exorbitant owing to our rising standard of living? Forest Trail Academy recognizes a parent’s woes and helps students attain a level of certification that would matter just the same in a real classroom, though from an online perspective. If parents/students still feel uneasy about enrolling for the diploma courses, they can contact Forest Trail Academy and put forward their valuable queries.

We believe in imparting to students the same kind of knowledge that can be saturated within a traditional classroom. The idea is to not only make it uncomplicated and convenient, but to hand over this opportunity for students worldwide. Whether a student lives in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, or in the United States, he/she can be sure to get unmatchable and praise-worthy results as part of our diploma courses. The faculty is a versatile group of teachers that are highly qualified in their respective fields of expertise. Each teacher has a specialized qualification and holds a high place within the standards of our academy.

The diploma courses upon quick inspection will reveal all the vital subjects that are important to cover as part of a traditional school’s curriculum. Students will receive the same kind of attention, teaching module materials, classroom sessions (video conferencing) and updated textual references. Our faculty understands the needs of each student in order to help maintain a path that focuses on personal development and strong careers.

The Online diploma courses also cater to students who are faced with unavoidable and understandable circumstances that Forest Trail Academy respects. Every student can now seize the opportunity to take part in a diploma course program that promises to make it worth one’s while. Forest Trail Academy offers an affordably accessible stage that doesn’t downplay its services as part of the diploma course programs. Students interested in other programs that the academy has to offer can browse through the many facets that are conveniently featured in detail.

The future of tomorrow lies in the hands of technology and we can do nothing more but embrace it and acknowledge its imminent influence. It can change lives and turn the impossible into the possible. Forest Trail Academy has uniquely mastered the art of using the internet to create a fitting moment for students worldwide. We have made a name for ourselves in the academic world and carved a niche that is gradually going to further solidify our purpose.

The academy allows students to complete the online course without haste and to be present for classes whenever time permits. There are no time constraints although the flexibility offered shouldn't let one compromise on hard work and determination. The chance is offered to students but it is ultimately up to them to use it to their advantage. The faculty and the academy as a united force are here to be of help and assistance to all those who enter our humble, yet highly-regarded academy. We only wish to impart the best there is through an online world that offers students a world of opportunity.

Joshua Lawrence Successfully Completes US Science Program

With keen interest in science, Joshua Lawrence, 13, continues to make his family proud in many areas despite challenges. According to his family, he is a child who continues to fight and win the odds against the Autism Spectrum (PDD/NOS).

Lawrence has not allowed his challenges to peg him back, as he recently participated successfully in a summer science program at a University in Rhode Island, USA.

Lawrence was among some 105 7th and 8th graders from various countries, including the USA, UK, South Korea and China. He was the only child from the Caribbean who attended the prestigious SPARK Summer Science Program at the ivy league Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island last month.

Lawrence of Sugar Mill Road, Lower Estate is an 8th Grade student enrolled in an accredited high school in Florida and he is a continuing student of the Sylvan Learning Center, Caguas, Puerto Rico and associated with The Valley Day School, Virgin Gorda.

Lawrence's success and achievements are commendable, as it cements that every child can learn to his full potential. However, according to his mother, Einstein Samuels, this cannot be achieved without getting the proper intervention that the child requires.

She believes that early and continuous intervention is the key. She encourages parents like herself to be aggressive and not allow any system or educator to contribute to their child's downfall. She is of the view that the time has long expired for educators and policy makers in the BVI to ensure that no child is left behind.

Meanwhile, in relation to the program, among the many interesting programs to choose from, Lawrence chose Nanotechnology: The Small Wonder From Atom To Space.

The experience and knowledge he gained will long be remembered as Lawrence participated in classmate presentations and a debate on whether or not nanotechnology should be used for medical applications.

Among the exciting experiments and hands on learning, he made an edible nano surface of candy and crackers, water filtration using nano size calcium phosphate and bone cement using jello and nano size bone mineral. The teenager also measured the pulse rate of a blackworm, which he didn't like too much.

Professor Yei Yang who taught the class, said Lawrence was able to meet the demands of the program and he was impressed with his performance and participation.

As a result, Lawrence's critical thinking skills have advanced as he is now able to view scientific and real life situations from different angles. He has a greater appreciation for science, which has widened his curiosity to learn more and ask more mind-provoking questions.

According to his family, above all, he made lots of friends and he is thrilled that learning doesn't have to be boring.

In addition to his interest in science, the teen loves traveling; plays the violin, guitar and drums; kung fu, sailing and he also loves challenging himself to use the piano.
 SPARK is a science program for curious middle school students that seek to spend one or two weeks at Brown University campus and immerse themselves in exciting science subjects and gain the foundations necessary for further scientific inquiry. SPARK brings together students with similar abilities and diverse backgrounds.

Applications are submitted and reviewed by the Admissions Committee who looks for academic excellence, intellectual curiosity and the ability to participate, and thereafter approve or reject applications. Supporting documents for the application included official school transcripts for the 6th and 7th grades with an explanation of the scoring system.

The program was introduced to Lawrence by his school.

Lawrence's mother expressed special appreciation to Joshua's school, Professor Yei Yang and the administrators and staff of Brown University, Mr. Wade Smith, Mr. Kafer Smith and Mrs. Marcella Matthews. Source from:  http://www.bviplatinum.com/news.php?page=Article&articleID=1344996317

Forest Trail Academy Accreditations

Forest Trail Academy, one of the most renowned college preparatory schools, is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). This bears testimony to the fact that Forest Trail academy maintains high standards with respect to the quality of education they are providing to students - worldwide.


SACS CASI is an accreditation division of Advanced, which is a globally recognized education community, serving public and private schools spread over 69 countries and educate more than 15 million students. Advanced has more than 100 years of experience in evaluating education systems with the aid of research based tools and techniques. The National Study of School Education provides necessary inputs to Advanced for deciding on the parameters based on which the course curriculum, the overall performance and progress of a school/education system is assessed

The process of accreditation should add value to the education system by
  • aligning the systems and processes with the core values of the organization,
  • providing insights as to how an organization can improve
  • by setting up a research based set standard for the organization to adhere to
Forest Trail Academy does not take this accreditation as a one time phenomenon or just a hallmark on their education system. It has taken the accreditation as an ongoing process through which they will continuously thrive to improve their education system based on the set parameters provided by SACS CASI. Such improvement is always directed to the core objective of the organization to provide alternative education to students worldwide from all walks of life and different life circumstances.

Forest Trail Academy is also accredited by Middle States Association – Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA CESS), National Association for the Legal Support of Alternative Schools (N.A.L.S.A.S) and Accreditation International (Ai).

Online education provided by Forest Trail Academy is reviewed and updated on a periodic basis keeping in mind the ever changing scenario in the education world and job market. Dedicated teachers and faculties of Forest Trail Academy are available to educate, motivate and groom students for a better future. Since online school students receive education in seclusion at their home, to keep them motivated, the faculties often get into the role of a mentor and put in their best efforts to guide the students and boost up their morale as and when needed.

Online learning is a sought after alternative for students who cannot attend a regular school however it is utmost important for parents to enquire whether an online education system has been accredited by the proper authorities or not, before enrolling their kids. Only this can give sense of assurance to the parents that their kid’s future is in safe hands.

Forest Trail Academy is accredited online school which is committed toward providing education through an online environment which meets the quality standard laid down by the appropriate governing bodies of the education system.