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

2016-2017 Academic Year
Click here for the VSSA Google calendar. 
Click here for 2016-2017 Calendar! Please download the document, if you open it in google docs, the dates will show up incorrectly. 
Click here for the 2016-2017 Bell Schedule 

Last Day to Drop a 1st Semester Class
September 2

Labor Day ~ No School
September 5

10th Year Anniversary Celebration
September 9th

All School Picture Day
September 12th

PTA Meeting
September 14th
4-5 Kirby's Cosmo's BBQ

Service Day
September 23

All School Meeting
October 3rd
Social Media Training

All School Meeting
October 10th
Jason Glass
Superintendent of Eagle County Schools

Fall Break ~ No School
October 14-18 

Picture Makeups
October 24

Parent Teacher Conferences
October 25-26

Homecoming Dance 
October 28th

Winter Schedule Begins
October 31

All School Meeting
November 7th
Veterans Day Assembly

Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
November 21-25

Midyear Exams (Mandatory)
December 19-20 

Winter Break ~ No School
December 21-January 2 


10th Anniversary Celebration of VSSA!
September 9 from 12-4 at Maloit Park
 RSVP here!    
Free event, includes lunch from Kirby Cosmos BBQ at 12:00, birthday cake and a chance to win a GoPro HERO Session.

Bring a camp chair to enjoy the live bluegrass from the Riverfront Ramblers, mechanical bull rides, frisbee golf, scavenger hunt, field games, a photo booth and much more.  We welcome all ages of your family and will have activities staffed by VSSA 12th graders to foster fun and safety. 

A 3:30 slideshow in the gym will capture a decade of VSSA and give you lots of memories to discuss as we send you off for the weekend.  Alumni and adults are invited to an after-party at Kirby’s in Minturn from 4-6.

Please park in the front of the building and follow signs to the upper field. We can’t wait to see you!

Thank you to all the parents who attended Parent Night! 
We enjoyed having you here and look forward to working together to make this school year a success.  If you have any feedback on how the night could have been better please email suggestions to

Schoology is an amazing resource for parents too! Click here to create your account. See what's going on in your child's classroom and when assignments are due. Each student has an individual code, email your child's advisor if you haven't received it. One code per student is all that's needed to access information for all your student's classes.

We need Volunteers for Service Day!!!  
We are looking for volunteers to join our service day on Sept 23rd.  It would entail joining a group of 14 students and a staff member to help with a community project.  Groups will leave school at 9am and return by 3pm.  Please email if you are able to help out.

Upcoming Visits from College Representative's at VSSA:
Any Student or parent interested can attend.
September 19th:  University of Colorado Boulder: 9:50am
October 3rd:  University of Vermont: 9:45am
October 5th:  Colorado Mountain College: 2:30pm
October 6th:  Montana State 8:30am

Charlene Whitney
School Counselor

Wanted: Homecoming Dance Coordinator Parent Extraordinaire
Parents - Would you like to help with the dance?

Our dance coordinator extraordinaire will be moving on after this year as her daughter graduates. We parents to come along beside her and learn the ropes of dance preparation. If you have a taste for fun, decorations, music and food, please contact Gretchen Hennum at: or 970-390-6341.
Lost on the Wilderness Trip
Did you bring the wrong gear home by accident?
Looking for a Blue Marmot sleeping bag with green blow up sleeping pad, check your gear and contact the office if found.

PTA Corner
What a great week! Thank you to all who came out on Wednesday to learn about your students schedules, meet their teachers and familiarize yourself with our school. We have so many things to celebrate this year, with our 10th Anniversary being at the top of the list! If you haven’t already done so, please set aside the afternoon of Friday, September 9th to join us as we ring in VSSA’s 10th Birthday! Lunch will be served, games will be played, cake and singing will ensue - it’s going to be a blast!   

Thank you to those of you who have signed up to help with the numerous events that we have on our PTA calendar this year. We do still have some volunteer needs. We will be posting these on our website in the days to come. Please visit and sign up for what interests you! 

Our first PTA meeting of the year, will be held on Wednesday, September 14th from 4-5pm at Kirby Cosmo's. We hope to have as many of you attend as possible. We will be discussing events and committees for the year, so this will be a wonderful opportunity for you to get more detailed information and become involved!  We love our parents and encourage everyone to sign up to support PTA and VSSA!  

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I am available via e-mail at and am more than happy to help if I can. 


Some of you may have noticed that our new Yeti Wear has arrived! We are in the process of getting it all organized. All items will be available for purchase during our 10th anniversary celebration on Sept 9th!  We have trucker and baseball hats, men's and women's t-shirts and pull over hoodies. Prices are as follows: 
Tees - $15
Hats - $15
Sweatshirts - $25

VSSA Teacher of the Month
 We are excited to announce that we will be awarding a Teacher of the Month at Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy for the months of September through May. Everyone please get your votes in for Teach Of the Month. Gibby has the nominating slips at the front desk. The deadline to get submissions in for the September Teacher of the Month is September 20th.

We are asking each family to contribute $25 (per student if able) to VSSA PTA. This small amount of money per student goes a long way to contribute to student events, speakers, teacher appreciation, school dances, 8th grade continuation, 12th grade graduation and so much more!  We have made an easy online payment through our VSSA PTA website - Please visit the site and use the online PayPal option. Some of you may have already submitted a check with your re-enrollment package in the spring. If you do not remember, shoot me an email at and I would be happy to let you know if you have already paid. We appreciate your support!

Information Update for returning ECS students
Forms were sent home with students Friday, August 26 for parents to complete the online Information Update which confirms what we have in our data system for demographics, health information and more. Please complete this as soon as possible so we know we have your correct information. Thank you



This notice will serve to meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 763.84©, Subpart E, Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools, management plans.  This Notice hereby informs those interested parties that the Asbestos Management Plan including re-inspections, response action activities that are planned or are in progress, for Eagle County School District are available for review at the Maintenance Office located at 540 Second Street, Eagle, Colorado and in the administrative office of Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy, 1951 South Highway 24, Minturn, Colorado  81645.
The plan is available for review Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 AM and
4 PM at no charge.  The District will charge $50 to those interested parties who wish to make a copy of this plan.

Questions concerning this plan can be directed in writing to Sandra Mutchler,
Chief Operations Officer, or Aaron Sifuentes, Director of Facilities and LEA Designee, at
PO Box 740, 540 2nd Street, Eagle, Colorado  81631, telephone 328-2747 or 328-1324.

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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