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About Forest Lake Area High School

Forest Lake Area High School is located in 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 provides a dynamic and challenging education to more than 1,900 students in grades 9-12. We are proud to offer a rigorous education for all students - whether they plan to graduate to the workforce or continue their education.

Message from the Principal

Mr. Caldwell

Welcome to the Forest Lake Area High School At the Forest Lake Area High School students in grades 9-12 receive a comprehensive, dynamic educational experience.  This experience provides students with the background and expertise necessary to enter into a 4-year college or university, 2 year college, military, or other specialized training opportunity with the skills they need to be successful.   Students are able to take courses in 15 different academic departments, and explore any number of career options as they prepare for life beyond high school.  They often outperform their peers on state and national exams.  A highly qualified, experienced, and innovative staff offer courses that can meet the needs of every student. Through our Ranger U program, students are able to choose from over 35 different advanced classes that have the potential of earning college credit. Our fine arts program offers a full complement of orchestral, band, and choral classes for the beginning and the advanced music student. Additionally, we offer a five-year world language program in Spanish, French and Chinese. Students interested in career and technical fields can choose from agriculture, industrial technology, business, family and consumer science, and occupational relations courses. The high school's academic program is augmented by outstanding co-curricular opportunities. Our sports programs are rooted in a tradition of excellence, and our students continue to compete with the best athletes in the state. In addition to our athletic programs, our theater, speech, and debate programs, along with various other clubs and organizations provide an excellent opportunity for students to be involved in areas of interest, and ultimately build their leadership skills.  The Forest Lake Area High School, along with the support of the Forest Lake community, stands ready to challenge and prepare all students as they complete this stage of their educational journey. Go Rangers! Jim Caldwell, Principal

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Challenging Opportunities Abound

Forest Lake Area High School provides learning opportunities that challenge all students. Courses are designed to provide relevant, real-world experiences. We offer:

  • A five-period schedule, providing more time for students to study each subject.
  • Courses focused on developing critical thinking skills.
  • Opportunities to earn as many as two years of college credit.
  • A wide variety of electives, from agriculture and business, to graphic design, technology and art.
  • Five-year world language programs in Spanish, French and Chinese.
  • Award-winning orchestra, choir, and band for beginning to advanced music students.
  • A variety of extra-curricular activities promoting leadership and teamwork.

Key Contacts

Jim Caldwell

Principal's Assistant 
Amber Wiener

Activities Director
Michael Hennen

Activities Assistant 
Michelle McManis

Police Liaison Officer
Megan Olstad
651-982- 8421  

Frequently Called Numbers

Attendance Hotline (all day absences)