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About Forest Lake Education Center
Our Brochure
Please download this informational brochure to learn more about our school (PDF format). Our Mission
Our mission is to provide an Adventist education that promotes academic excellence and nurtures a love of God and service to others.

Our History and Purpose
Forest Lake Education Center, (FLEC), founded in 1929, is a private, non-profit pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade Christian school. It is sponsored and supported by the Florida Conference and six local Seventh-day Adventist constituent churches. Therefore, FLEC supports the beliefs, standards and ideals of its church. Its educational program is approved by the Florida Conference, the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and recognized by the State of Florida. A board of directors elected from the constituent churches supervises its operations. The information on this page outlines FLEC's policies, programs, regulations and requirements. The information included is, at the time of publication, an accurate presentation of the existing policies. However, the school board and administration reserve the right to update policies and/or requirements during the course of the school year without prior notice.

Our Accreditation
Forest Lake Education Center is jointly accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc. (AAA), and the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools (SACS), in affiliation with the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA). In addition, FLEC is accredited by the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, an approved accrediting association of the Florida Association of Academic Non-public Schools (FAANS). FAANS is an affiliate member of the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) and is recognized by The State of Florida. FLEC is also currently seeking accreditation as an Adventist EDGE School of Excellence.

Our Philosophy
Mastering the basics of education enhances all aspects of life. For success in academics and in daily living, students need to read well, write correctly, and have thoroughly mastered the fundamentals of mathematics.

Beyond this foundation, students need to develop skills in creative and critical thinking, competence in a wide variety of academic subjects, an appreciation for the arts, and a sense of the importance of exercising the body as well as the mind.

Excellence in education embraces more than just a strong academic program. It also upholds the Bible as God's Word, recognizes the dignity of every person, and provides an environment where Christian principles are both taught and modeled - in the classroom, school office and boardroom.

All students deserve to be challenged to achieve their full potential. The school's combination of academic excellence and Christian emphasis is designed to develop well-educated and morally responsible citizens.

Our Goals
  • Aspire to excellence in all aspects of the school program, recognizing that Christian education is a cooperative effort that must include the home, the church, and the school.
  • Present the Bible and the teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in a manner conducive to the development of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, commitment to the church, and a life of service.
  • Uphold the dignity of every person - irrespective of race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, appearance, age, personality, physical or mental ability - creating a safe haven where no one will be subjected to ridicule or put-downs.
  • Teach the integral relationship between the spiritual, social, mental, and physical aspects of a Christian life.
  • Employ committed, effective teachers and administrators who are given appropriate tools and the necessary professional-enrichment opportunities to ensure educational excellence.
  • Ensure that each student receives quality instruction and has opportunity to develop to his/her full educational potential.
  • Equip students with the skills necessary to find, critically evaluate, organize, and apply information.
  • Instruct concerning effective oral and written communication, including the use of correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
  • Ensure that each student has mastered and committed to memory the multiplication, division, addition and subtraction tables.
  • Use the study of science, geography, and history to develop an interest in, an appreciation for, and an understanding of the world in which we live.
  • Provide opportunity for a variety of musical instruction in both individual and group settings.
  • Create a love and ability for recreational sports that is conducive to life-long enjoyment of physical activity, resulting in improved health and a more satisfying life.
  • Conduct the education process in a manner that fosters a love of learning and inspires a desire to make learning a life-long activity.
  • Create a pleasant and disciplined environment that is conducive to learning and is physically, emotionally, and morally safe.
  • Maintain regular communication between the classroom, the school office, the home, and the church, recognizing that effective communication is a critical component of the educational process.