About Our School

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    Forest Lake Area Community School is located in the heart of Forest Lake, Minnesota. We currently serve students from Forest Lake and other local communities, including: East Bethel, May Township, Ham Lake, Hugo, Columbus, Lino Lakes, Linwood, Scandia, Marine, Stacy and Wyoming.

    Our school is alternative option that is offered to students in grades 9-12. Our mission is to prepare and empower every student to contribute to and thrive, in an ever changing world. 

    Our Mission:

    We as a community will create relationships with our students; supporting them academically, socially, and emotionally in order to celebrate their graduation from high school.  All students will be prepared for future academic and career success.

    Our Vision

    We as a community will create and maintain a positive, inclusive learning environment which fosters the skills to succeed through social, emotional development and college and career readiness.



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Core Values

  • We believe in equity.

    • Creating a welcoming environment for all
    • Awareness of student needs- emotional/physical/culturalInclusive
    • Building cultural competence in the classroom
    We believe that all students can and will be successful.  
    • Using positive affirmations
    • Focusing on student strengths
    • Unique classroom environment


     We believe in building positive relationships with our students.
    • Judgement-free environment
    • Using student interests to motivate learning
    • Being fully present with students
    • Modeling positive relationships

    We believe in student growth.

    • Functionally preparing for the future through daily advisory
    • Increase in self-confidence
    • Academic and social-emotional growth
    We believe in high expectations for our students.
    • Daily Advisory/Ranger Time with our students
    • Assisting students with their individualized learning plans
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    We believe in educating and supporting the whole child.
    • Accepting students from where they are
    • Teaching and promoting empathy
    • Providing proactive social/emotional support
    We believe in providing resources and accomodations to meet student needs.
    • Centering instruction on research and evidence-based practices
    • Providing resources both in and outside of school
    • Consistently following 504 and IEP accomodations and understanding the process
    We believe in teaching a growth mindset to our students