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
Retake Picture Day
November 17

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 24-28

ASM: Chris Anthony's Climb to Glory movie

December 1

SAC (School Accountability Meeting)
December 3 9am-11am


Scripps Spelling Bee
December 8

Finals
December 17 & 18

Staff Work Day ~ No School/Makeup Finals
December 19 

Holiday Break
December 22-January 5

First Day of Second Semester

January 6

ASM: Michael Friedberg, Owner/Co-Founder of Yellowbelly Chicken: Entrepreneurship
January 12

Martin Luther King Day ~ No School
January 19

Shannon Galpin, Mountain2Mountain Foundation

January 26

Winter Break for VSSA (check SSCV schedules)
February 2-16 (off for President's Day)

ECS Winter Break (different then VSSA)

February 16-20

Parent Teacher Conferences
March 3

Last Day of Winter Schedule
March 27

First day of Spring Schedule
March 30 

Spring Break
April 13-17


Senior Celebration
May 21

Graduation 
May 22 1pm

Memorial Day ~ No School
May 25

Finals 
May 26-27

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.

Drop off and pick up at VSSA so far as seemed to work well but wanted to remind everyone of a few things:
  • Faculty parking for VSSA & SSCV is in the closer of the two lots.
  • Parents and students please park in the farther away lot.
  • Parent's please do not use the closer lot for pick up or drop off. We do not want student's walking through the faculty lot that can be a high traffic area. This is for their safety.
  • When picking up in the circle, please pull all the way to the end to save spaces for other families.
  • Please remember to drive slow with our winter roads and stay on your side of the street.
  • Thank you!


Eagle Country Alert is an alert notification system to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations with useful information and updates by sending text messages and/or emails to your devices. This is great for road closures, accident reports, school closures and more. Click here to register. 

Reminder: Online Classes must be 70% or higher at the end of the semester to not be billed $300 for the class.

If a family paid for an online class and it was agreed that VSSA would reimburse for this class $300 if a grade of 70% or higher is achieved, an email to Holly Beavers is required. Please include via a parent email: your request for $300 reimbursement due to VSSA agreeing to reimburse the family, proof that class has been completed with 70% of higher (which will be given to Charlene Whitney, the Counselor to add to their transcript), your mailing address and social security number (this is needed to give to the District Office to write a check out to a parent). If you are uncomfortable putting your SSN in an email, please feel free to call Holly or give it to her in person. 


Looking for your homecoming pictures?  
This shutterfly site is a location for storage of pictures from school events! You can download the photos that will help you preserve your personal school memories.  Enjoy!  


Thanks very much to all who attended Wednesday's PTA meeting; and a huge thank you to our gracious host Susan Okurowski! If you couldn't attend and would like to help out, or send us feedback, please see our PTA website. Meeting minutes will soon be published and distributed to PTA members.


Photo Contest: 
If you are interested in expressing your photography skills, and you have an Instagram you can enter by using the hashtag  #VSSAPHOTOCONTESTUPPER if you are in upper school and #VSSAPHOTOCONTESTLOWER if you are in lower school. There will be one lower school winner and one upper school winner. There are prizes so please enter to win!
1st place wins a VSSA sweatshirt, a 20$ gift certificate to Book Worm bookstore and cafe, a VSSA coffee mug, and more stickers than you can handle. Second and third place will win stickers and a coffee mug! Winners will be selected at the end of November!!!

Food Drive-In Movie Theatre Day
Friday, November 21 will be the Food Drive-In Movie Theatre Day during advisory. Students interested in seeing a movie during advisory must bring a non-perishable food item as an entrance ticket. Student Council students will take the food the the Salvation Army and help pack baskets for Thanksgiving the next day.  

Get in the Gates Recreational Race Program Presented by Alpine Bank and provided by Ski & Snowboard Club Vail
Please pass along this information to family and friends! Click here for the Vail Daily press coverage on this new program!

Vail Performing Arts Academy presents Young Broadway!
Join VPAA in this high energy powerful revue of songs and scenes from some of the latest cool-kids-on-Broadway shows including Matilda, Spring Awakening, Aladdin, and Boy from Oz  starring 70 local students ages 8 to18.  
Since 1996, Vail Performing Arts Academy has offered top quality theater arts instruction and performance opportunities for local youth. Together collaborating with the Vilar Performing Arts Center, VPAA embodies the essence of their motto: 'The Most Important STAGE in a Child's Life'. For more information visit www.vpaa.org. NOV. 14 & 15 at 6:30PM Tickets - $15

Contact Us:

Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway
1 Academy Loop
PO Box 369
Minturn, CO 81645


Main Office Line 970-328-2830
Fax 970-328-2835

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