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 2017-2018 Calendar

Click here for the Pre-Excused Absence Form

Click here to Email Gibby Regarding an Absence

Click here for the 2016-2017 Bell Schedule 

Monday March 20th
Teacher Work Day - No School



 Monday, March 20th, is a Teacher Work Day.
There will be no school for students on Monday.

Standardized Testing

VSSA is preparing to start the PARCC testing window on Monday, April 27.  Students will be given exams for grades 5-9 as follows:

5th Grade
Language Arts:  3x90 minutes
Mathematics:  4x60 minutes
Science:  3x80 minutes

6th Grade
Language Arts:  3x110 minutes
Mathematics:  3x80 minutes

7th Grade
Language Arts:  3x110 minutes
Mathematics:  3x80 minutes
Social Studies:  3x80 minutes

8th Grade
Language Arts:  3x110 minutes
Mathematics:  3x80 minutes
Science:  3x80 minutes

9th Grade
Language Arts:  3x110 minutes
Mathematics:  3x90 minutes

More details will be emailed to you as we approach the testing date.  If you wish for your child to 'opt out' of these exams please click here to send an email to VSSA PARCC Coordinator, Jen Schrader

Notes from the Office
Is there a day your student-athlete doesn't have training?

IF your child does not have on hill training and their coach is not meeting them at VSSA in the morning,  please do not drop them off at the school before 10 o’ clock study hall.  They will be unsupervised.  If they are planning to come to study hall because they have a day off training please make sure they have school work to do or a book to read. There are no video games or movies allowed in study hall.  If your student says they have no work to do please
email their teachers and ask if there are any assignments that they could be working on doing the morning study hall. Any questions please click here to email Ms. Suplizio at

Now is the time to start thinking about your summer plans.  Can you attend a pre-collegiate program, get college credit while spending time on a college campus of interest?  Participate in an internship or get a job?  A shared doc is in the works to help you explore and plan. Click here and look at the different sheets/tabs at bottom.

Early College High School Program being offered by Eagle County Schools

Eagle County School District is working with Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Mesa University to make a college education accessible and affordable to as many students as wish to participate. Please click here for the press release.


Yearbook Photos! We need an action photo from each student-athlete!! Send yours in today. Click here to email your photos to Please put the
student-athlete's name in the subject line of the email.

Gaper photos? We have a section in the yearbook for that too! Click here to send in your Jerry of the Day photos!

We all know about the crunch for housing in our valley, but did you realize that most local adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have no real options for living independently and away from their parents?  Think about it.  How many 20-somethings (and older) do you know who “want” to live with their folks?  And, what happens when aging parents can no longer care for their loved ones?

Recognizing this growing need for better choices beyond living adult lives “at home with parents” or in an institutional group home, a grassroots group of families, educators, caregivers and community members are offering two focus groups to explore options, facilitated by Brent Basham of Mountain Valley Developmental Services.  Our immediate mission is to brainstorm priorities and possibilities for the future of Adults with Disabilities in the Vail Valley with an ongoing goal of providing the possibilities for the highest quality of life experiences and personal growth.

There will be two opportunities to participate in the facilitated focus group process to “Create the Future”:
March 30th from 6-8pm (Gypsum Rec Center Community Room);
April 6th from 6-8pm (Avon Library Community Room).
Some topics to be explored will be tiered independent housing, purposeful work, safety, self-determination, inclusion within the greater community, social and recreational opportunities, and a life-long home.
A Spanish interpreter will be available at both sessions.
All are welcome!

 For additional information, please click here to contact Kelly Herzog at

Get psyched for your bike! If you love to ride for enjoyment or competition, the MFC's 12­week cycling program will boost your threshold power, V02, & pedal stroke efficiency!

Click here for more information and flyer.
Support Slower Speeds For Minturn!

Minturn has grown residentially over the last several decades yet speed limits on State Highway 24 through town remain higher than standard residential zones. With pedestrians at risk and so many residential driveways along the road, speeding has become a big issue in our tiny town. Please help us tell the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) that Minturn wants to stay a safe and friendly community, and to reduce the number of speed limits through our town. Please click here to sign the petition. Thanks so much for your support! 

Embracing an Inclusive and Multicultural School Community

Active Parenting of Teens Workshop!
Emphasis on Drugs, Sexuality & Violence

WECMRD Lifeguard training class

Interested in becoming a lifeguard?  Does your teen want some extra money this summer?
WECMRD is holding a lifeguard certification class at Gypsum Recreation Center during Spring Break.
Click here for a flyer for more information.

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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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