Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) provides a rigorous college preparatory academic program while supporting the athletic and personal goals of our students. In partnership with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and the Eagle County School District, VSSA facilitates the attainment of our students’ dreams by offering challenging academics, flexible scheduling, and individualized attention.
Important Dates
April 6 ASM 
Aaron Mayville, Overview of the Forest Service


Spring Break
April 13-17

SAC Meeting
April 22 at 9am


PTA Meeting
April 30 Time & Place TBD

May 4 ASM
Senior Projects 

May 11 ASM
Senior Projects 

May 19 ASM 
Senior Projects 


Senior Celebration
May 21

Graduation 
May 22 1pm

Memorial Day ~ No School
May 25

Finals 
May 26-27

8th Grade Continuation
May 27th 5:30

Last Day of School
May 28

 

Calendar 2014-2015
Click here for the digital calendar. 
Click here to download the paper copy.
Click here for a copy of the Bell Schedule.
      
       
*VSSA students do not need to sign up on the office but will be excused who want to attend as long as parents notifies Holly Beavers

VSSA Athletes Needed for research on Grit
The Peak Performance staff at SSCV and VSSA have a strong history of assisting in research to further the field of Sport and Performance Psychology with the University of Denver. Below is a note from the researchers, one being a current intern here. Please take just a few minutes of your time to complete this survey. Your help is greatly appreciated!
 
Sincerely,
Erin Beskid
Peak Performance Coach
 
Dear SSCV & VSSA Athletes, 
We are researchers from the master’s program for Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver interested in the relationship between athletic performance and grit.  We believe that grit is a key attribute of mental toughness. We have designed a study to explore this relationship further and are looking for skiers and golfers who want to be participants in this cutting edge research! The entire process will be online through surveys and should take no longer than 25 minutes of your time. The minimal risk to the participants is possible discomfort in answering questions related to their resiliency and identity. Furthermore, we have in place many levels of security to protect the confidentiality of these participants. After completing the survey, participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.
 
Thank you for your time,
Scotty Hanley, Blake Pindyck, and Taylor Stutzman   

           
The Student Council members who are in the Eagle River Coalition would like to invite people to join Devils Against Destructive Decisions, Sheriff's Office, and Eagle River Youth Coalition for the 4th Annual Drug-free party "Don't Get Tied Up with Drugs."   It is a FREE Event with food, Dodge Ball, Rock Climbing & DJ Sun. Apr. 19 | 3pm-6pm WECMRD Field House Edwards. 
                             
The First Day of School is August 18th! The fall overnight  Wilderness Trip for all 5th-12th grades is set for August 19th-21st with more details to come over the summer!

VSSA will be on the Eagle County Schools' calendar for 2015-2016 that has been approved by the Board of Education. This means we will have the exact same dates in and out of school. The removal of a week long fall training/ early winter training was based on what kids need the most. However, student-athletes will still be excused per SSCV Program Directors for important training.


VSSA will also subtract the "November Switch" of the flip flop schedule for the first weeks of November to coordinate the Lower and Upper School schedules to fit what is best for the students. Lower School will still be excused to train in the afternoons and come to morning Study Hall if desired. Information to come in the fall regarding training. 

Happy Spring!
The next PTA the meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 (new date).  If someone would like to host the meeting at their home, please let us know asap.  Meeting place and time TBD. 
 
If you have any ideas on things to get done before the end of the year or would like to add something to the PTA meeting agenda, let us know.  Thanks for your support.
 
If you have any ideas on things to get done before the end of the year or would like to add something to the PTA meeting agenda, let us know. 

Thank you for your support,
Jackie DeScisciolo
PTA President

The College Next Symposiums are fast approaching on April 14th in Grand Junction and on April 15th in Glenwood Springs.  Please share the attached Symposium Invitations in English and Spanish and relevant Workshop Schedule with your students, parents, teachers, and administrators.  Please enjoy:
  • Pre-Symposium Tours of both Colorado Mesa University and Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley at 4:30 p.m.
  • Workshops for all 9th through 12th grade students and their families, including A Day in the Life of a College Student, the College Bound Student Athlete, Competitive Colleges, Financial Aid and Scholarships, and much more.  
  • Workshops in Spanish
  • Workshops for Counselors, Teachers and Administrators on Expanding College Counseling in High School.  
For additional details please visit our website. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Steammaster here in Minturn is looking for a intern to work with them starting this month and continuing for the rest of the school year,and for longer if desired.  They are looking for someone who is interested in marketing, business and sales.  The intern will be working on the website and will gain knowledge about how to create a website as well as a better understanding of running a business.  Steammaster operates from 9-5.  Internship hours could be flexible but they are looking for 2 hour blocks (maybe using advisory and the hour after school).  Please let Chalene know if you are interested ASAP.

Now's a great time to make summer plans.  Can you fit in time to volunteer, participate in an internship, explore a new passion, visit colleges?  Maybe you want to participate in a summer pre-collegiate program on the college campus of your dreams.  Many applications for these programs are open now and fill up fast.  For an overview of some of these top programs click here. Brown University has several opportunities such as a Leadership Institute and and Environmental Leadership Lab.  Apply now 
 
There is a great summer internship opportunity with Walking Mountains Science Center here in Eagle County for high school students entering 10th-12th grades.  For more info and to apply click here
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10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway
1 Academy Loop
PO Box 369
Minturn, CO 81645


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