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Forest Trail Academy
Trustscore 9.1 | 43 Reviews
Easy to use format, quick turnaround on assignments, great flexibility (can complete one class at a time or work on all of them at the same time). Always quick to respond to questions and helpful when we have called as well. My daughter has learned way more than her peers at the local high school because there are no group assignments-she must do everything which means she learns much more, yet can go at her own pace.
This was our daughters first time doing school on line. We liked the personal feedback with detailed information she received from the teachers. Our daughter was able to receive extra help in math when needed. This has been a great experience for our daughter and we will continue to use Forest Trail Academy.
I loved the teacher interaction with my daughter. She was able to ask any question and get a prompt response.
Extremely happy with Forest Trail Academy. Our daughter learned so much here. She will be back in September.
An awesome online school option that is perfect for my family!
Forest Trail Academy has been and continues to be the most wonderful school to meet my son’s educational needs. I find the curriculum at the perfect challenge level and enjoy the driven work of each instructor. Each teacher cares about their student’s success and that care is seen with each comment and quick response to messages. I feel that we have found the best school possible to prepare him for the future he chooses.
My HS kid took one class of AP Calc with forest trail. Felt that the material formatting could use uniformity. Explanations could have used more examples and more steps within the forest trail material. I did have to pay for extending class from 6 month (which is called a full year class). Student self pace is the key. Overall the experience was a good one. Signup was easy and grades online keep student updated. System Administrators were quick. Instructor was fantastic. Cared about student, explained each questions answered and made herself available for teacher consultation. The system will update the parent upon a new submittal and the assessment grade of an assignment which is fantastic. Again student pace is key since there are no due dates excerpt the end of course time date. This was the first time a student from my kids school has used forest trial. Great alternative when school does not have class available. Felt also that student has the opportunity to leave their “neighborhood environment” to experience a national level experience. My student felt he was more prepared for the AP exam via Forest Trail than before.
We chose Forest Trail Academy for our daughters first year of online school due to the flexibility of the self-paced classes. Her preprofessional ballet did not allow her to attend live online classes that are required by many programs. Knowing that Forest Trail holds many accreditations (including NCAA) was also a tipping point for us. Like any first year of something new, we had our ups and downs, but in the end, we are 100% happy with our choice to enroll at Forest Trail Academy.
There are so many online schools to choose from and it can be overwhelming. As a parent, I am happy with Forest Trail Academy because the school website is easy to use assuming you are familiar with Google docs, Microsoft Words, and are comfortable with using a computer. Billing is straight forward with no hidden fees. Assignments are relevant with no meaningless busy work. We utilized our public library for the many many reading and writing assignments. Assignment expectations are given clearly with exception of few of them. Teachers allow one redo on assignments that didn’t meet expectations. There are limited office hours for students to ask questions to each teacher. Parents’ support are crucial in the successful completion of its program. If you are looking for a “hands-free” program, then this is not for you.
Best educational decision I have made so far!
My son went from getting all F’s to graduating 6th, 7th, 8th grade and is now a Freshman with a 97% GPA. Some children are just not the type of learners from a public school, too much drama with other students. Thank you very much for all the feedback on his assignments. He was at PLP but will come home Monday and finish his Freshman year with Forest Trail Academy. Thank you for bringing out the intelligence I always knew he had!
Overall I loved the way the school had everything set up online. Easy to upload tests and assignments. Nice that parents and children could email teachers. Good communication between all parties. Only down falls were the price and some of the work load was a little heavy. They were having 6th and 7th graders doing 1000 word reports. That’s kinda extreme to me.
This is an excellent online school. I didn’t have any problem. My daughter is learning very well. Your child have to work about four hours per day and you have to be constant. I recommend this school.
I was debating between 4 and 5 stars. The program really is comprehensive and engaging. My son had to work relatively hard for his A+ average, which is great. There were a few minor technical issues with some of the links out of date but nothing big. I don’t really like the way the time is counted in the attendance area since a lot of the homework is actually done outside of the time when the child is actually logged into Forest Trail. So, in effect, it may look like the child barely did any homework that day when he actually spent hours researching and writing an essay or paper. Overall I would definitely recommend it to other parents looking for a quality online homeschool program. I am confident that my son is learning more now than he ever did in public school.
We’ve been searching for an internet based school that blended both virtual teachers as well as us, the parents. This is exactly what we’ve been searching for. We are very pleased with Forest Trail Academy and plan to stay with the school for many more years to come.
I would recommend this company to anyone. The lessons are the same as my niece who is attending the actual school. Though Forest Trail Academy is online learning, you will get the benefits of those who are attending the actual school.
My child had a good experience and did well with the course material.
At Forestrail we are able to work at our own pace, which is important for a kid with reading difficulties. If anything seems odd or weird to the teachers, they will call to ensure that everything is ok with the student. It has been great being part of this community.
Freedom for mom and child. No bullying, impatience or any other kind of pressure. Learn and enjoy with FTA
very good interaction with students, informative, and due to your classes and tutelage my daughter is doing great. Thank you
I am currently in grade 10 and Forest trail academy is great! They’ve taught me many things and have a wide array of electives to choose from, the timetable is flexible, and the teachers are friendly and helpful and the school is also great for international students who seek an American education.
Absolutely no teacher interaction. The material has several errors. Very low quality all around.
My daughter, who is in 10th grade really enjoys the online pace and I find the coursework challenging and interesting enough for her. Her instructors are in contact with her often, checking up on her and there to give any help.
Forest Trail Academy has given us the best experience we could have ever asked for. The level of education surpasses the public education system by leaps and bounds. The teachers are engaged and exited with every interaction. We have freedom to travel and work on our own schedule.