Middle School is an exciting time where young people start to determine who they want to grow into as adults. At Forest Lake Area Middle School we have developed a comprehensive program that helps students discover what deeply interests them, learn to live a healthy and enjoyable life, and find joy in asking great questions about the world around them. This is a rich time of growth and discovery and we have a fantastic staff to help guide your student through this transitional time.

    Hello, my name is John-Paul Jacobson and I am proud to be the principal at Forest Lake Area Middle School. We are eager to get to know all of our students as individuals and help them feel confident about who they are as people. Our goal is to make our students feel encouraged, valued, and successful as they make the change from elementary to high school. We have a talented group of educators who are dedicated to making the middle years some of the most successful in children’s lives. We look to partner with parents on this exciting time of transition and discovery.  

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    John-Paul Jacobson


    Forest Lake Area Middle School