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 Pre-Excused Absence Form

Click here to Email Gibby Regarding an Absence

Click here for the 2016-2017 Bell Schedule 

Parent Workshop-Managing Academics for Traveling Athletes
Tuesday, January 10th 5-6

Screenagers Showing at ECCA

Thursday, January 12th, 6:30

Deadline to Register for the next ACT
January 13th

Semester 2 Drop Date January 18th

Next ACT Febuary 11th

Parent Workshop-Managing Academics for Traveling Athletes
Please click here to RSVP to
Tuesday, January 10
5 pm - 6 pm
VSSA Think Tank

SSCV Academic Coach Merritt Harlan and SSCV Academic Director Sharon Schmidt have collaborated to develop two VSSA Traveling Athlete Workshops--
   -Student Workshop-Monday, January 9th - VSSA gym during Advisory period
   -Parent Workshop-Tuesday, January 10th - 5 pm to  6 pm - VSSA Think Tank

Use of these workshop materials and techniques by VSSA traveling athletes of all ages and travel levels (or some variation of these that best suits the student's organizational habits) will help them to get ahead before travel, minimize what they need to do on the road and enable them to catch up within a few days of return in order to become more self-sufficient in organizing academics alongside athletics.

Semester 2 Drop Date:  
Reminder:  Semester 2 drop date for any class is Jan 18th.  If you need to drop a class contact your teacher, Ms. Whitney and your parents for permission.  After the drop
date students cannot drop a class without getting a W/F (withdrawl/fail) on their transcript.

Upcoming College Admissions Testing:
Next ACT:  Feb 11th.  Deadline to register is Jan 13th.  Visit:

Screenagers will be shown at Eagle County Charter Academy on Thursday, January 12th at 6:30. SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. The movie is about an hour long and is $2. Please consider coming out for the showing at ECCA!

Grit Study; Student Perseverance and Parenting Practice. Message for parents:
 Hello!  I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a research study that I think is worthwhile to participate in.  It is a study on parenting practices and student perseverance.  Researchers at the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado Mesa University are interested in collecting data from parents and children on beliefs and actions related to academics, achieving goals, and self-esteem.  Clicking on the link below will provide you with more information about the study and will allow you to begin filling out the survey (also see the attached flyer). 
The link below will take you to two surveys: one for yourself and one for your child to complete.  The surveys should take less than 20 minutes each to complete.  If you choose, you will be entered into a drawing for one of three $50 gift cards in appreciation of your time.
Thank you for supporting educational research by participating in this study.
Click here for the link to the survey. Click here for the flyer.

Crystal Baker, Ph.D.

Instructor of Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Colorado Mesa University
Lowell Heiny 410

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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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