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

Calendar 2015-2016
Click here for the VSSA Google calendar. 
Click here for the paper copy.
Click here for the bell schedule.

Make-Up Finals
December 31‚Äč

Holiday Break ~ No School
December 21-January 4

First Day of Semester II & Winter Schedule B
January 5

Last Day to drop a Semester II Course
January 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day ~ No School
January 18

ASM: VSSA Junior Katie Hancock ~ U Report
January 25

Mid-Winter Break
February 22-26

Parent Teacher Conferences by VSSA Request
March 2

No School ~ Teacher Work Day
March 21

Last Day of Winter Schedule
April 8

First Day of Spring Schedule
April 11

Spring Break
April 25-29

Senior Celebration
May 19

May 20

May 24 & 25

8th Grade Continuation
May 25

Last Day of School &
Make-Up Finals 

May 26


Thank you for helping bring in so many gifts for our adopted families! They will be delivered today after school!!!

Happy Holidays from your VSSA PTA!
The VSSA PTA would like to thank all of our amazing teachers and staff for a wonderful, fun, event-filled and productive first half of the year.  We appreciate all that you do and look forward to seeing everyone back happy and healthy in 2016!  As a token of our appreciation, each teacher and staff member will receive a custom made VSSA ornament created by the one and only, Kari
Bangtson!  If you haven't already done so, please pop by the main office and pick yours up to enjoy on your tree throughout this holiday season.  Merry Christmas from all of our families to yours!

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Stacey Birtwhistle
PTA President

Final Exam MakeUps
MakeUps will be held December 31st from8am to 12pm in the Think Tank with Ms. Krone and Ms. Suplizio. Please email them if you are planning to have MakeUps.

8th to 9th Grade SSCV Full-Time Athlete Reapplication Process
The SSCV 8th to 9th Grade Reapplication process is required for all current 8th grade full-time athletes, regardless of where they attend school.  It provides a great opportunity for these athletes to reflect on their upcoming high school years and their next level of commitment to academics and their snow sport.
Click here for the 2016-2017 8th to 9th Grade Reapplication Form.  Click here to schedule the reapplication interview with Sharon Schmidt.
Reapplication deadlines are below:

By January 8, 2016- Reapplication interview scheduled by clicking here and Reapplication Form received by Sharon Schmidt via email at or via mail at SSCV,  598 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO   81657

By January 23, 2016-Reapplication interview completed

Acceptance as a full-time athlete through the 8th 
to9th grade reapplication process is required for a current 8th grader, regardless of where they attend school, to be eligible for re-enrollment as an SSCV full-time athlete for the 2016-2017 season.
If you have questions please contact Sharon Schmidt, Director of Admissions and Communications, at or 978-621-8738 rather than responding to this email. 

The winter holiday season is a time for cheer, being thankful, spreading kindness, and spending time with loved ones.  It can also be a time of 
self-reflection, loneliness, stress and anxiety.  Stress around the holidays can come from unrealistic expectations, financial pressures and too many commitments. Certain people may feel depressed as a result of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) also referred to as seasonal depression.

the holidays there is often an increase in headaches, substance abuse, overeating and insomnia and this can be a result of poorly managed stress.  Stress can manifest itself in a variety of emotional, behavioral and physical symptoms.   It is important to focus on self-care and to reach out to social supports.  Some people find counseling or support groups to be beneficial.  These tips may also help:

  • Set realistic goals, share tasks with family and friends, and pace yourself.
  • Do not take on more responsibilities than you can handle.  Make a list and prioritize important activities so that holiday tasks are more manageable.
  • Find new and inexpensive ways to enjoy the holidays such as looking at holiday decorations, or building a snow family. 
  • Find ways to help others in need.   Reach out to a long lost friend or relative. 
  • Keep track of holiday spending.  Extra bills with little budget can lead to further stress and depression.
  • Monitor alcohol consumption.  If you chose to drink do so in a responsible, safe and sensible way. 
  • Make time for yourself. Take time to exercise and sleep. 
  • For more information, click here.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!  I look forward to seeing you in 2016!!!
Charlene Whitney
Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy
School Counselor
(970) 328-2833


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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