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.

FLA is strengthened from the diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds blended together in work, play and everyday life.

Our Educational Philosophy

As a Seventh-day Adventist school, we believe that, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God's character and purpose can be understood as revealed in nature, the Bible and Jesus Christ. The distinctive characteristics of Adventist education — derived from the Bible and the writings of Ellen G. White — point to the redemptive aim of true education: to restore human beings into the image of their Maker.

Happy Students at Forest Lake Academy
FLA Students in Prayer

Adventist education prepares students for useful and joy-filled lives by helping them:

  • Develop a life of faith in God and respect for the dignity of all human beings
  • Build character akin to that of the Creator
  • Become thinkers rather than mere reflectors of others' thoughts
  • Promote loving service rather than selfish ambition
  • Reach maximum development of their individual potential
  • Embrace all that is true, good and beautiful
Seventh Day Adventist Education



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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