Forest Lake Academy (FLA), founded in 1918, is a college-preparatory Seventh-day Adventist Christian high school for 9th –12th grade students. Located in Apopka, a suburb of Orlando, it is owned and operated by the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Our mission is to provide a challenging curriculum and Christian education in an innovative and safe environment that values diversity. We believe that education is not only about imparting knowledge but also about nurturing the whole person. Therefore, we strive to create an environment that fosters intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.

We are committed to providing a curriculum that challenges students to think critically and creatively, and to develop the skills necessary to become lifelong learners. Our Christian education is grounded in the belief that each person is a unique and valuable creation of God, and that we are called to love and serve one another.

Happy Students at Forest Lake Academy
FLA Students in Prayer

We are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to engage our students, whether through the use of technology, hands-on learning experiences, or other creative approaches. We believe that by embracing innovation, we can better prepare our students for the ever-changing world they will face.

At the core of our mission is the commitment to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all students. We believe that every student deserves to feel valued and supported, and we strive to create a community that fosters respect, kindness, and understanding. We recognize that our differences make us stronger and enrich our community.



To show students Christ, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think critically and empower them as scholars to live the gospel.


We will be an educational institution that uses innovative and engaging academic practices that are founded on Biblical principles to prepare students to pioneer the work of taking the gospel to the global community every day.

Forest Lake Academy does not discriminate

Our Acceptance Policy

Forest Lake Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, disability or academic/artistic/athletic ability in its admissions policies, educational programs or activities afforded students within the school. However, because Forest Lake Academy is owned and operated by the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, entrance preference may be given to its members should limitation of facilities, class space or work opportunities make it necessary.



To maintain a physical place and social culture that is attractive and positive, and that promotes the development of each of our core values.

Positive Environment

To facilitate meaningful and personal spiritual growth in our students through our classroom experience, school culture, programming and relationships.

Academic Quality

To provide the very best possible rigor in a comprehensive academic program that is respectful of and attentive to the unique learning needs of each of our students.


To demonstrate true collegiality, mutual respect and Christian love for all members of our school family and the larger community within which we operate.

Financial Stewardship

To operate the school in a financially sound manner that is cognizant of the limited resources of parents and the conference, and that provides for the programs of the school in the most efficient manner possible.



Address: Forest Lake Academy
500 Education Loop, Apopka, FL 32703

Phone: 407-862-8411
Fax: 407-862-7050




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