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 

College Fair 
Aspen High School
October 1st

All School Meeting
October 3rd
US: Social Media Training
LS: Community Meeting

Schoology & PowerSchool Parent Workshop
October 4th

Open Enrollment Window for Gifted & Talented Evaluations
October 3-13th

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

Fall Break ~ No School
October 14-18 

All School Meeting
October 24th
Heidi Kloser

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 

Please join us for a Schoology and PowerSchool Parent Workshop geared at providing parents with an overview of how to navigate Schoology (VSSA's online learning management platform for all subjects), from both a student and parent view, as well as PowerSchool  (VSSA's official grading platform) this Tuesday, October 4 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm in the Think Tank at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.  Kindly   RSVP  by Monday at 5 pm so we make sure to have enough seating set up for parents.  Geoff Grimmer, Cindy Suplizio and Scott 
Hopkins will be on hand.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The 12th Annual Colorado Western Slope College Fair on 
Sunday October 2nd at Aspen High School from 10-2 pm. Here are a few helpful notes:

Student Registration- All students are welcome.  Students are encouraged to register in advance to make check-in at the College Fair run smoothly and avoid any lines.  Registration will also be available upon arrival at the College Fair.
Bigger and Better Tent for more colleges - The number of attending colleges is capped this year at 250.  Come check out the stellar colleges attending this year’s College Fair! Attending colleges and universities
 34 Amazing Workshops - to choose from to help you achieve your college dreams!   Workshops
More details can be found on the website

 Click here for a  link on how to best prepare for the fair so you can get the most out of it and leave a good impression with the rep who will be reading your application! 

Upcoming Visits from College Representative's at VSSA:
Any student or parent interested can attend:

October 3rd:  University of Vermont: 9:45am: Art Room
October 5th:  Colorado Mountain College: 2:30pm: Art Room
October 6th:  Montana State 8:30am: Rm 202
October 12th: Art Institute of Colorado 2:12: Art Room

Charlene Whitney
School Counselor

Teacher Appreciation Program updated!

We are changing up our teacher of the month program this year and we will be awarding a teacher of the term for Fall, Winter, and Spring. We are asking students, parents and staff to nominate teachers they feel are deserving of this award. The Fall Term nominations will end on October 31st. You can either fill out a nomination form and put it in the box in the front office or you can email Debbie Lathram directly at

Open Enrollment for Gifted and Talented Evaluations

October 3rd -October 13th
Each fall Eagle County Schools will open a window to include parent nomination as an avenue to screen students for gifted ability. Parents can pick up a nomination packet at their child’s school or click here to  download one from the ECS website Read more about the process here. 

It's Here!! Come and get it!!
Yay! We are so excited to have the VSSA community directory ready to give out to our families. HUGE THANKS to our parent volunteers who made this happen. Please come to the office to pick yours up.

Office Notes
Hi there! Don't forget to have your student pick up a pre-excused absence form from the office and have it signed by all their teachers and Mr. Grimmer if they are going to miss school for any other reason than SSCV training or for a medical reason. Click here for the form to print at home.

Changes to VSSA Social Media 

In an effort to streamline our social media, we are no longer going to have a VSSA PTA Facebook page.  That page will now be consolidated with our main VSSA Facebook page.  Keep your eyes peeled for daily photos posted Monday - Click on the icons above to "like" us!

Calling all students who would like to work VSSA's audiovisual technology.  Anyone who is interested in this opportunity will need to have an interest in technology and be able to improvise on the fly. Please email the current AV tech at

Street Survival is Back – Teen Driving Safety Program

 Vail Valley Jet Center on October 23rd.

The Edwards Rotary Club will again run this fabulous program for teens in the Vail Valley.  Street Survival places your licensed teen behind the wheel of their own car to enhance their driving skills.  The all-day session allows teens to drive through a variety of conditions and courses set up at the Vail Valley Jet Center.  It improves driving skills and helps teens realize the responsibility that comes with having a drivers license.   Teens need to be 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license in order to participate.  Advance reservations are required.

Click here for more information and to register

Interested in earning a ski pass for yourself or for your dependents? Click below for a list of fun jobs at Beaver Creek!
Product Sales-Ski School
Product Sales-Ticket Office
Ski School Ticket Scanning
Ski & Snowboard Instruct

Or go to and enter one of the following requisition #s:
 Product Sales-Ski School-125372
Product Sales-Ticket Office-126290
Ski School Ticket Scanning-127264
Epic Mix Academy Data Entry-126339
Ski & Snowboard Instructor-126897

LOVE AND LOGIC: Parenting Class.  

Success with Strong Willed, Stubborn or Downright Defiant Kids:  

Nov 10th 8:30-2:30 Arvada Center.  
6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO. 80003. 
Cost $99. per person. 1-800-338-4065

Looking for a babysitter?

Responsible, experienced, and fun!

Ages: 6 months+
Charge: $10/ hour
Contact Ashley Simione, 16
Phone: 828-260-4029


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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