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 

April 4th and 5th 5pm
SSCV Full Time Program Fees Q & A 
Kirk Dwyer

5pm VSSA Think Tank

SAT for all Juniors 
PSAT for all Sophomores

April 11th

Spring Break
April 17-21st

Spring Schedule Change
April 24th

May 6th
(Register by April 7th)

June 10th
(Register by May 5th)


Q & A on 2017-2018 Full-Time Program Fees
April 4 & 5 at 5 pm at VSSA Think Tank

Please join SSCV Executive Director Kirk Dwyer for a Q & A on 2017-2018 Full-Time Program Fees on either Tuesday, April 4 or Wednesday, April 5 at 5 pm in the Think Tank at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.  Please RSVP to with the date and number attending.  Hope to see you there!

Reminder to Mark Your Calendars:
All Juniors will take the SAT on April 11th at VSSA at 
All Sophomores will take the PSAT on April 11th at 8am.

There will be a Saturday SAT offered at VSSA this year!!!  
On May 6th.  Juniors this is a good time to take Subject tests and Sophomores this is a great time to test so you can make a test prep plan for the summer.  Registration deadline is April 7th. Click here to register.

The next ACT is June 10th.  Registration deadline is May 5th. Click here to register

PARCC Standardized Testing
VSSA students are taking the PARCC tests through the week of April 10th. 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 For the Schedule click here.

Teacher for the Winter Term
 Kari Bangston and Eric
Rippeth have been awarded the Winter Teacher of the Term. We would like to recognize them for all of their hard work establishing the STEM program at VSSA and working with the 5th and 6th graders with their Science Olympiad competitions. They are both such an asset to our staff at VSSA. Their dedication to the school and their students is commendable. Congratulations to both of them!!!

The College Next Seminar will be held Wednesday, April 5,
6pm to 9pm at the Spring Valley Campus of CMC in Glenwood Springs.  The intended audience is 8th-11th graders, including their parents. Click here for a link to the event:

The College Next Seminar brings speakers from around the country to explain the college-going process without the pressure of visiting with college recruiters.  The event provides extremely valuable workshops, similar to those presented at the College Fair in Aspen, but there is no giant tent stuffed with college reps. Click here for the flyer.

There will be a new workshop this year: The Student Athlete and Recruiting.  Click here for the flyer. Students and parents can learn the ins and outs of college athletic recruiting.  Learn about choosing the best summer camps, understanding scholarship and recruiting opportunities at Division I, II, and III colleges, and meeting and communicating with coaches.  The session is hosted by Matt Rogers, Director of Regional Recruiting and Head National Scout at the National Collegiate Scouting Association.

 If anyone needs a ride to this event, click here to email Charlene Whitney by March 31st.

Shoulder to Shoulder:  The International School of Global Citizenship.  Interested in a 6 or even 20 day summer service trip to places like Bolivia, Cambodia, Kenya or Nepal?  Maybe one in the U.S. such as in New Orleans or Detroit?  There are still spots available and applications are open now!

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 the bottom.

Battle Mountain High School Career Fair: April 4th.

The annual BMHS Career Fair is taking place on April 4th8:30am- 11:30 a.m. The goal is to provide students with incredible opportunities to explore career paths through meaningful interactions outside the classroom. More than 100 business and community partners will be attending to provide insight on how to develop a particular career as well as opportunities for job shadows and internships as well as summer or part-time work.  Click here for the flyer. Hope you can make it!

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.

Family Jam and Summer Plan
There will be 30+ summer camps and programs represented at the fair--so parents can figure out what to do with the kids this summer. It's free. There will be music, food and free ice cream in addition to a bike rodeo, climbing wall, and all sorts of activities.


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

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! 

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

The Active Parenting of Teens (English) will take place April 6 and 13 (NEW DATES). Cost is $25 per person. 
RSVP (and questions) : cjohnson@eagleyouth.org970.331.1487

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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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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