Showing posts with label Online Courses. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Online Courses. Show all posts

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.
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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. 

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.