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Forest Area Community Schools

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







  • Fife Lake Elementary Summer Renovations

    The Forest Area Board of Education recently approved two summer projects at Fife Lake Elementary. The first project will be a storage room renovation of an area adjacent to our gymnasium. This room will be completely remodeled and turned into an updated special education classroom. This will in turn open up another area for future music and art classes. We are excited to have additional space in our building for these classes. 

    Secondly, a new bus loop will be created in what is now the front area of our current playground. Beginning in the fall, our buses will enter school property for drop off and pick up from Pierce St. Parent drop off and pick up will be moved to the front of the building. We are very excited about this project as it will eliminate the many traffic challenges each day during drop off and pick up.

    Both projects are set to begin in early June and should be wrapped up prior to the start of the 2021 - 2022 school year.



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.


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