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 

Alpine, Freestyle, Freeski & Snowboard
Admissions Open Hous
e at the MFC
Jan. 28th 5-7 


PTA Meeting 
Feb 1st 4-5


Nordic Admissions
Open House
at the MFC
Feb. 4th 5-6


Parent Teacher Meetings by Request 
Feb 8th
Sign up to go out next week

Eagle County Schools Registration
& Open Enrollment Deadline

Feb. 17


Be a Consultant for a Senior Project, Class 2017: The Seniors will be spending the semester on passion projects, where they research and present on a topic that inspires and motivates them. We are asking our community of parents, 
coaches and teachers to contact Mr. Pomeroy at bindu.pomeroy@eagleschools.net if they are able to help any of these students with their projects. The assistance could range from a quick email to mentoring the student all semester to create real world relevance and experience to what they are working on. 
Here are the projects:

Katie Coyne:  Dual Moguls in the Olympics
Researching how sports get added to the Olympics and how Dual Moguls can get in.

Elise Balin:  The importance of Agriculture
Informing and Educating our youth on the importance of Agriculture in our society and lives.

Paula Cooper: Family History and Heritage
Exploring her Mother's Russian background and Father's legacy of several generations in Colorado.

Zoe Livran:  Greeting Card Business
Designing Greeting Cards and looking into creating a business. (Mass Production and getting them into stores)

Katelin Hennum: Uncovering Cuban Culture
Researching Cuban History and Culture, prior to traveling there in April and recounting my personal experiences. 

Lyndsey Anderson: Poisoned from the start
Researching Flouride in our Drinking Water and Water Quality Standards.

Kyle Negomir and Ryan Collins: Predicting Injury through Asymmetry

Conducting a study on leg asymmetry in young high-level athletes.

Halsey Lucas: Instruction Manual of What I do
Tech Training a mini-me, Tech Training Manual, Possible careers using these skills.

Ben Kooiman:  Building and Evolution of the Bicycle
Researching the progression of the bicycle throughout history while simultaneously building one of my own that will be donated. 

Katie Hancock: Building service in the community
Inspiring community in VSSA by encouraging service projects in Advisories. 

Abby Durell: Graduating VSSA with Global-Ready Skills
Developing an online life-skills course for upper-school VSSA students.

Matt Leseur
:  Bermuda history and importance on a Global Scale
Researching and analyzing Bermuda's place in world history.


Katja Freeburn:  Raising awareness on abandoned mines in Colorado
Looking at what has been done to clean up old mines and how mines effect the environment and communities around them. 

Colby Lange:  The Performance Tax
The problems with the financial curve in 
high-level ski racing and the solutions that would improve the sport. 


Click here to contact Mr. Pomeroy



Gap Year Fair Sunday in Denver!!!
Please click here for details on the Gap Year Fair this Sunday afternoon in Denver.  If you have plans to take a GapYear or are entertaining the possibility, I highly recommend that you attend.

 
SAT Prep Course
Deadline to register was today but has been extended to Friday. Click here for a flyer for a SAT prep course to help Juniors prepare for the State SAT taking place at VSSA on April 11th.  This is also a great option for Sophomores planning on taking the SAT in April-June (It is recommended that all Sophomores take the ACT or SAT by the end of this year).

The test prep class will consist of six 2 1/2-hour sessions. Each session will be on Wednesdays. The sessions will run from Wednesday, February 8th, through Wednesday, March 29th, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. The class will meet at the Colorado Mountain College-Edwards campus. (There will be no SAT Test Prep class on February 15th or March 8th.)
The cost per student is $245.
 Included in the program fee, in addition to the 6 classes:
FREE “The Official SAT Study Guide” – from College Board, the maker of the test (value $25)

 
Any questions contact:
Mike Siesing
Club Z! Tutoring and Test-Prep Services
970-406-1240

PO Box 1797, Frisco CO 80443

High School Girls Leadership Conference:   Women Engineers at Colorado School of Mines. forponsored by the Society M.Sinterested in STEOpportunity for 9th-12th girls Event is on Feb 11th from 8:30-3:30 @ Colorado School of Mines in Golden.  $30 Click here to Preregister by January 30th.


VSSA PTA Meeting:  Wednesday, Feb 1st.  4-5pm. VSSA.  Look for the white board in the foyer for room location. 

PTA HELP NEEDED!  The PTA is currently in need of a Treasurer.  Kara Palamaras and her family are off on a European adventure for the remainder of the school year, so we are looking for someone to pick up where she left off.  All business is in order and extremely well organized - thank you Kara!  If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Stacey Birtwhistle at sbirtwhistle@hotmail.com or via cell at 720.236.8907

Let's Celebrate Birthdays! Click here for the link for SignUpGenius to recognize faculty and staff birthdays.

We hope everyone is having a wonderful start to 2017 and is getting a chance to enjoy all of this snow! 

Stacey 




Jan. 28: Full-Time Alpine, Freeski, Freestyle and Snowboard Athlete Admissions Open House at the Minturn Fitness Center
5-7 p.m.

Feb. 4: Full-Time Nordic Athlete Admissions Open House at the Minturn Fitness Center
5-6 p.m.

Direct questions and RSVP to sschmidt@skiclubvail.org with which open house(s) you plan to attend and number attending, or call
(970) 790-5161.

Feb. 17:  Eagle County Schools Open Enrollment/Registration deadline for full-time applicants interested in attending VSSA.




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


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