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.

ASM:  US Ski Hall of Famer: Innovation, Jeannie Throne
March 28 

Last Day of Winter Schedule
April 8

First Day of Spring Schedule
ASM: Junior Lynsdsey Anderson 

April 11

Spring Parent Social
April 14

ASM: U.S. Ski Team Cardiologist, Dr. Larry Gaul
April 18

Spring Break
April 25-29

Parent Presentation
ACT & SAT: Planning for the Competitive Athlete 
May 4th 2:45-3:50 in VSSA's Art Room

Senior Celebration
May 19

May 20

May 24 & 25

8th Grade Continuation
May 25

Last Day of School &
Make-Up Finals 

May 26

VSSA Parent/Teacher/Staff Spring Social!!! 

Please join your PTA and fellow VSSA parents, teachers and staff to celebrate the end of the 2015-2016 winter season! 

Who: All VSSA Parents, Teachers and Staff (Adults only) 
What: Spring Social! Your first drink is on us! Appetizers will be served. 
Where: Vail Ale House. 2161 N. Frontage Rd. W. Vail, CO. 81657
When: Thursday, April 14th. 6-9pm. 
Why: To celebrate the end of the 2015-2016 winter season and to get to know one another better as we look ahead to VSSA's 10th Anniversary next year! 

Questions?  Please contact Stacey Birtwhistle @ 720.236.8907 or via e-mail at

Mark Your Calendars!!! For the next College Symposium

This is intended for 9th-11th graders and their parents to help navigate future educational options.  The event provides extremely valuable workshops on topics like financial aid, standardized tests, getting into highly selective schools, NCAA and competing in college, as well as studying stem.  This worthwhile event will be held May 3, 6pm to 9pm at the Spring Valley Campus of CMC in Glenwood Springs. VSSA will arrange transportation for anyone who needs it.  Contact Charlene Whitney if you need a ride.  Click here for more information. 

State Standardized Tests
State Standardized Tests are on their way to VSSA and will be administered March 28 through April 8.  These exams, specifically, are the CMAS & PARCC Exams.  Questions, concerns, or to opt out please email Tom Gibson.  

For the 14th summer H&M Spanish Programs will be running the Spanish Immersion Day Camps. Camp is for English speaking children who want to have a great time while learning and experiencing the Spanish language in new and exciting ways.  At camp students are engaged in the language through story-telling, acting and movie making, real-life situations, sports, music, arts & crafts and fun vocabulary building games and communicative activities in the new language.   
When: July 18 - July 22  (Homestake Peak School- Eagle-Vail, CO)
AGES: Camp is for children entering 1st grade to entering 6th grade
HOURS: Camp runs from 9:00AM to 3:00PM daily (extended hours offered until 5:00PM)
 *Extended hours until 5:00PM.  During extended hours, campers will play on the playground and/or watch a movie in Spanish.  Cost is $10 per day which can be paid on a daily basis the week of the camp.
·      $ 199 per child for families that register one child 
·      $189 per child for families that register two or more children

REGISTER ONLINE (970) 471-4841
 Sebastian Melgarejo, M.Ed.
Masters of Education in World Language Instruction
HM Spanish Programs

Summer will be here before we know it and it's time to determine what your schedule will allow and how you can use this break to build your resume and engage your passions.  Are you interested in a summer job?  Taking a college class?  focusing on ACT/SAT prep?  Spending time on a college campus at a pre-collegiate program? participating in community service or an internship?  Take a look at the attached document that will provide a glimpse of some of these options.  Contact your counselor, Charlene Whitney to discuss more.

Summer Reading Skills and Speed Reading Program

Online this summer for preschool through high school students. Sponsored by Regis University. Tuition varies by program level andask
about family discounts.

In these effective and enjoyable programs, your student will improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction, and will learn to read twice as fast. Students in these programs learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, and study for tests.  Your student will complete homework more quickly, get better grades and enjoy reading more. Great program to help students be successful in middle, high 
school and college!! For more information or to register call 1800-964-9974

Incoming 9th-12th graders:
Looking to take an online class this summer? 

Mr. Martin and Ms. Krone will be running a summer program in the Think Tank for those that sign up for online classes and are looking for extra support/structure. The program will run 3 days/week with an open door schedule (10am-4pm) to accommodate different athletic programs’ training schedules. 
Dates, cost, and other details to come! 

When choosing a class for the summer, we recommend foreign language as it is already an online class at VSSA during the regular school year. Click here for more details about Ms. Whitney’s summer program recommendations.

Parent Presentation

ACT & SAT: Planning for the Competitive Athlete 
May 4th 2:45-3:50 in VSSA's Art Room

More info to come!
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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