Welcome to

Forest Area Community Schools

We are located in beautiful northern Michigan, approximately 35 minutes southeast of Traverse City, MI.


Bus Drivers Needed!

Would you like a job where you have weekends, evenings, holidays and all summer off? Do you have a CDL license? Forest Area Community Schools is looking for full time and substitute bus drivers. More...

FREE Preschool - Apply Now for Fall 2016


Notice to Bidders

Request for Proposal to Provide Custodial Service More...

Wellness Policy Updates

The last meeting was on February 16, 2016 discussed updating our wellness policy and moving forward with some new ideas. Next meeting date to be announced. Please look for updates in the near future. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Forest Area High School Awarded an "A" rating by Mackinac Center for Public Policy

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For more information, please visit the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Grant Awarded to Forest Area Community Schools

On March 16th, TBA Credit Union awarded a Classroom Improvement Grant to Forest Area Community Schools’ Music Program.  Click here to read the whole story.

M-STEP Update

Click here for a letter from State Superintendent Brian Whitson as he talks about M-STEP.

2016 Excellence in Education Award Winner

Julie Merchant, second grade teacher at Fife Lake Elementary wins an "Excellence in Education" award from the Michigan Lottery.
Click here for more details.


Forest Area’s mission is to provide a nurturing educational environment, which will help our students form positive attitudes toward learning, and help build effective life skills.

About Forest Area Schools

Our district consists of two separate campuses located a few minutes apart. We provide full time bussing for student pickup and drop off each school day.

Fife Lake Elementary is located 108 Pierce Street in beautiful Fife Lake, MI. Our elementary school includes preschool thru 3rd grade students.

Our Middle and High School campus includes 4th thru 12th grade students and is located at 7661 Shippy Road in Fife Lake, MI.