Welcome to the Forest Lake Academy family!

As a parent, you probably have as many questions as your student about what to expect this school year. On this page we have many of our most frequently asked questions. If you have any questions that are not answered on this page, please get in touch with us by calling 407-862-8411 and we can connect you with the person best able to help.

Thank you for entrusting us with your student. We ask for God’s blessing and we begin this new school year.

At the end of the school day, FLA students are encouraged to promptly leave campus. Students who remain on campus are required to be in a supervised area. As a service to FLA families who are unable to pick up their child at the 3:45 p.m. dismissal time, the school will provide complementary after- school supervision (AferCare) in the cafeteria. Any student remaining on campus must report and sign into AfterCare.

AfterCare is from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. There is no AfterCare on Friday, due to the early dismissal time.

When picking up a student from AfterCare, it is essential for a parent to drive to the cafeteria and call the AfterCare phone number, (407) 772-3790, to confirm your arrival and ask for your student. Your student will then be dismissed to go out to your car.

FACTS/Renweb (School code is FC-SDA)CLICK HERE

CANVAS NOTICE: We are currently experiencing a difficulty with the Canvas App. To view the grades of your student, please do the following:
  • Go to FLCOE.org
  • Select "Logins"
  • Select "Canvas"
You will be able to log in as a parent on that page. We apologize for this inconvenience and will communicate when this issue has been resolved.



The gates are open before school begins and again at the end of the school day. The gates do stay closed during the day. If you need to enter during that time, pull up to the intercom at the main entrance and call the Welcome Center – 001 CALL. A student I.D. will also open the gate. NOTE: the gates open inward when you are leaving campus. Please stop at the appropriately marked signage to avoid any damage to cars or to our gates.

There are two areas to drop off your student.
  • The main entrance in the DROP-OFF lane inside the main campus entrance.
    • Please do not drop off students in the administration parking lot.
  • In the back parking lot directly beside the Schmidt Auditorium. NOTE: there is a ONE-WAY pattern for drop-off and pick-up traffic.

The cafeteria operates on a completely cashless system. A lunch payment system has been implemented to help make lunch payments more convenient and mobile for students and parents. PaySchools Central is an online payment platform that allows parents to deposit money into their student's lunch account, realize when the balance is getting low, and conveniently manage from anywhere. The PaySchools Central portal is easy to set up and use, both online and through their mobile app.

Once the account is set up, students can then use their ID to make purchases at the cafeteria. New students who may not yet have their ID card, can get their ID number from their RenWeb account and punch in the number when making a purchase. The cafeteria will also be given a list of ID numbers for new students, should they need assistance.

The PaySchool Central app will be available to set up and load funding by Monday, August 14. Students can then start using the payment system on Tuesday, August 15. Each Friday, the next week’s menu will be posted in the FLA Newsletter.

To set up your account, please use the following instructions:
  1. Go to www.payschoolscentral.com.
  2. Select "register" and follow the steps outlined.
  3. You will be prompted to enter your contact data and a payment method to activate your account.
  4. Once all information is entered, you will need to verify an email sent from PaySchools Central to confirm registration and create a password.
  5. The first time you log in, you will need to indicate which student(s) to add to your account using the Add student tab.Student's First Name, Full Last Name and Student ID number EXACTLY as it appears on their student ID card.Note: If name includes an apostrophe, replace it with a blank space.
  6. No fees will be charged to parents.

For a Parent User Guide in English, click  here. For a Parent User Guide in Spanish, click  here. If links don't come up, try opening in a browser different from Firefox.
  • Payments can be made by credit card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the parent's convenience - online or through the mobile app.
  • Parents can review student purchases along with account balance information.
  • Parents can use an automatic payment feature which replenishes their students' accounts when the balance falls below their determined limit.
  • Online payments are fast, easy to manage, and more convenient than writing checks.
  • Cashiers at lunch will spend less time taking cash at check out, reducing the wait in the lines.
  • No more lost lunch money, cash or checks on the journey from home to school.
  • PaySchools Central accounts permit a negative balance in the event the account has not yet been replenished.
  • PaySchools Central is PCI compliant and maintains industry standard SSL Certificates, ensuring data is safe and secure.

August 13, Parent Orientation - 2:00-5:15

2:00-2:45 Parent Meeting in Schmidt Auditorium
2:45-3:15 Athletic Meeting in Schmidt
2:45-4:15 Meet Your Teacher & Open House in Gym
3:30-4:15 Refreshments on the Lawn
There will be a treat served courtesy of the FLA Parent Association.
4:15-5:15 Class Meetings

Class Meeting Locations:
Freshmen - Schmidt Auditorium
Sophomores - Gym
Juniors - Cafeteria
Seniors - Music Room

August 14, New Student Dedication - 2:00 pm, Schmidt Auditorium

Parents are welcome to attend.

Academic Meetings

September 12, Senior/Junior Academic Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm in the Schmidt Auditorium
September 13, Sophomore/Freshman Academic Meeting, 6:00-7:00pm in the Schmidt Auditorium
Students who drive to school are required to register their car with us. They will need their Driver's License and Insurance Card. They will then be assigned a parking space on a first-come, first serve basis. Student should go to the welcome center to register their car.

Student Vehicle Registration Form


Pay Tuition
This payment platform is for tuition payments only. All other fees should be paid at the Welcome Center by cash, check, or credit card.

School Lunch

Lunch Account

The cafeteria is operated on a completely cashless system. PaySchools Central is an online payment platform that allows parents to deposit money into your students lunch account. 

Uniform Guidelines

All uniform shirts, sweaters, and tops must be purchased through the official uniform company, Lands' End. In addition to Lands' End, FLA students are allowed to buy navy and/or khaki pants, shorts, or capris from the uniform lines of other retailers such as Walmart, Target and Kohls. All students are required to dress appropriately and in conformity with the dress expectations outlined in this Dress Code for all school activities, on or off campus.  
  • FLA uniform shirts are to be purchased through Lands' End, the school's official uniform supplier. If a uniform item is not listed on the Lands' End website for Forest Lake Academy, it is not acceptable to wear to school, as it is not considered a part of the Dress Code.
  • All uniform shirts items must have the FLA logo.
  • All uniform items should be of appropriate size and fit, being neither too tight, too baggy or too short.
  • Uniforms must be clean, neat and in good repair at all times.

Here are a few points to remember regarding out FLA Dress Code:
  • The Dress Code Policy is no jewelry of any kind at any time
  • NEW students will receive an FLA sweatshirt. Only FLA outerwear can be worn on campus (If temperatures drop below 40 degress, then warmer outerwear may be worn)
  • P.E. uniforms will be distributed by the P.E. department. The charge for the uniform will be applied to the student's school bill.
  • Student I.D's are part of a complete uniform. I.D's may be worn around the neck on a lanyard. FLA will provide the first lanyard at no charge.
  • A student out of uniform will be sent to the Welcome Center until either the student gets back into uniform or goes home to change. Students will not be allowed back into class until they are in uniform.
Social Media
Be sure to follow us on our social media accounts

Forest Lake Academy
Instagram: @forestlakeacademy
Facebook: facebook.com/forestlakeacademy

Forest Lake Academy Athletics
Instagram: @forestlakeacademy.panther
Facebook: facebook.com/forestlakeacademyathletics

Forest Lake Academy Alumni
Instagram: @flaalumni
Facebook: facebook.com/forestlakeacademyalumni

Your student might not always communicate what is happening on campus. Some of the best ways to bridge that gap is by reading the FLA Newsletter which is emailed out every Friday through our email platform, Constant Contact.

We also have a spiritual life newsletter that goes out twice a month with resources and ways to be involved in spiritually uplifting our students and staff.

It is important that you check your spam/junk folder for potential school communications. At the beginning of each school year, we find that often our communication can get lost. This can be fixed by indicating the communication is not spam/junk and adding info@forestlake.org to your contact list. Please DO NOT unsubscribe to school communications or you may miss vital information and announcements.

Our online calendar has the most up-to-date information on upcoming events. Be sure to check the calendar periodically as things are continually added and sometimes events change.


Important Dates

Math Tutoring
Math tutoring is designed for all students needing Math assistance. It is offered free of charge Monday-Thursday 3:45pm-5:45pm in the Visual Arts Classroom Building. The tutor is a Math teacher, Mr. Adan Alcala. There is no need to sign up, walk-ins are welcome. For more information email Mr. Alcala - adan.alcala@forestlake.org

Power Sessions
Power Session is a time outside of class that all teachers provide to meet with students either individually or as a group to review specific material covered in class or to make-up for assignments, quizzes, and tests. Each teacher determines their Power Session times for either during the second part of lunch or after-school in their classroom. Students can email their teacher to sign up for a specific day and time.

Peer Tutoring
Peer Tutoring is designed to support students with disabilities and students who are struggling academically who have not been diagnosed. It covers all subject matters, but the greatest need is Math. It takes place during study halls and the tutors are upperclassmen who excel academically. There is only one tutor per class period, with a maximum of 4 students per tutor to ensure individual attention. Students remain in peer-tutoring the entire semester or until passing grades are obtained. Peer Tutoring takes place at the School Guidance Office in the Schmidt Auditorium Building. Request a spot by emailing Mrs. Palomo - yanira.palomo@forestlake.org


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

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




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