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					                             Battle Mountain High School
                             PO Box 249
                             Minturn, CO 81645




                                                                                                                                  THE VAIL SKI &
                                                                                                                                  SNOWBOARD
DID YOU KNOW?
                                                                                                                                    ACADEMY
• Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) has 450 athletes participating in more than 40 Alpine, Freestyle, and Nordic Skiing and
  Snowboarding programs. Programs range from recreational ones that focus on sport fundamentals and fun to competitive
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  programs geared towards those athletes striving for a place on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams.
• SSCV currently has 70 full- and part-time coaches, teachers and administrators.
• SSCV was founded in 1962 to provide training and competition programs for aspiring young ski racers. Today, SSCV remains
  true to its roots by instilling the values of Character, Courage and Commitment into hundreds of youth who participate in
  its on-snow winter programs each year.                                                                                      A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN EAGLE COUNTY
• Since its inception, SSCV has had more than 40 members continue on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Teams and literally
  hundreds of others that have continued on at the collegiate (NCAA) level.
• SSCV had three former athletes compete in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. Freestyle skier Toby Dawson won
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  bronze in moguls; Alpine skiers Sarah Schleper and Lindsey Kildow also competed.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Aldo Radamus, SSCV Executive Director                         Mike Gass, ECS Director of Secondary Education
(970) 790-5132                                                (970) 328-1927
aradamus@skiclubvail.org                                      migass@eagleschools.net
Karen Ghent, SSCV Alpine Director                             John Kuglin, ECS Director of Technology
(970) 790-5131                                                (970) 328-1931
kghent@skiclubvail.org                                        jkuglin@eagleschools.net
Brian Baker, SSCV Freestyle Director                          Brian Hester, BMHS Principal
(970) 790-5128                                                (970) 328-2938
bbaker@skiclubvail.org                                        bhester@eagleschools.net
Dan Weiland, SSCV Nordic Director                             Geoffrey Grimmer, BMHS Dean of Students
(970) 376-3815                                                (970) 328-8997
dweiland@skiclubvail.org                                      ggrimmer@eagleschools.net
Ben Boyd, SSCV Snowboard Director                             Victoria Fox, BMHS Counselor
(970) 790-5125                                                (970) 328-7431
bboyd@skiclubvail.org                                         vfox@eagleschools.net
Tanya Tanner, SSCV Academic Director
(970) 790-5133
ttanner@skiclubvail.org
MISSION
To provide a rigorous secondary academic program that embraces a flexible schedule for the competitive athlete
and non-traditional student.
VISION
Flexibility and high accountability that fosters creativity and academic excellence.
THE GOAL
Prepare our student athletes to compete in world class events while preparing for college. Additionally, provide
students with the social skills to travel and interact with different cultures and populations.
A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY                                                                                                 2007-2008 CALENDAR
Eagle County Schools strives to meet the individual needs of students who have unique opportunities to develop
their talents beyond the walls of the traditional school setting. In addition, Eagle County Schools strives to                                           20th - 24th, Outdoor Education Week
maintain high standards for all students.                                                                                                  August
                                                                                                                                                         27th, Start of Session 1
ATTENDANCE                                                                                                                               September       24th - October 5th, Southern Hemisphere or Glacier Training
Eagle County Schools recognizes that for students to realize their full athletic potential, they may need to have                                        19th, End of Session 1
release time from the traditional school schedule. Eagle County Schools is willing to work with students and their
schedule given the following:                                                                                                              October       22nd, Start of Session 2
                                                                                                                                                         22nd - November 21st, Fall Shoulder
• Students will meet with the principal, counselor, and a representative from the outside organization in the
  normal scheduling cycle of the year.                                                                                                                   22nd - 23rd, Thanksgiving Break
                                                                                                                                          November
• Students pursuing outside interests will not have priority for certain courses, however the school will have the                                       26th - March 28th, Intensive Training Window
  latitude to design long-range plans for the family.                                                                                     December       21st - January 1st, Holiday Break
• Students must maintain their full time student status.
• Students must be in attendance at school when not directly involved in training or competition. If a competition                         January       Holiday Break and Intensive Training Window continued
  or training is canceled, it is expected the student will report to school.                                                              February       Intensive Training Window continued
• Families are expected not to pursue additional excused absences. This would include, but is not limited to,        .                      March        31st - April 11th, Spring Shoulder
  vacations during the school year, extending school breaks and adjusting the start/end date of the school year.
                                                                                                                                            April        14th, Start of Session 3
TRANSPORTATION                                                                                                                               May         Session 3 continued
Students who live within the Minturn Middle School bus routes will be able to ride Eagle County Schools’ bus                                June         5th, End of Session 3 and Last Day of School
system. Mid-day transportation will be provided between SSCV and MMS.
TECHNOLOGY-SUPPORTED INSTRUCTION                                                                                     DAILY SCHEDULE
Due to the mobile nature of the competitive student athlete’s schedule, students will be required to have their
own laptops. Technical support will be provided through Eagle County Schools. In addition, coursework will be
provided in an ‘Over-the-wire’ or ‘Online’ format.                                                                                                          Session 1           Session 2              Session 3
                                                                                                                                             Period       (8/27 - 10/19)      *(10/22 - 4/11)          (4/14 - 6/5)
Over-the-wire - Any course offered in the ECS curriculum that allows the teacher and student to participate                                                                Competitive
in learning in or out of the traditional classroom setting. Over-the-wire students will have enough seat time to                                1     English              Window               English
be fully enrolled as a full-time student. This is accomplished by accommodating a longer school year, utilizing
a modified schedule, and varying the length of trimesters and strategic course schedules. Over-the-wire course                                                              Competitive
offerings are classes that allow instruction to continue when a student is not available to be in the classroom                                 2     Math                 Window               Math
setting. Work is planned and modified so learning is continual in the course as the student is in the field.                                                                 Competitive
Online - Any course, school, or program that allows students to:                                                                                3     Social Studies       Window               Social Studies
 • Work independently without daily interaction with other students                                                                             4     Foreign Language     English              Foreign Language
 • Work with an instructor on classroom materials                                                                                                     Science / Elective                        Science / Elective
 • Work from home, therefore not requiring seat time at an ECS building                                                                         5     Vertical Block       Math                 Vertical Block
ATHLETIC PROGRAMS                                          ACADEMIC OFFERINGS                                                                   6
                                                                                                                                                      Science / Elective
                                                                                                                                                      Vertical Block       Social Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                Science / Elective
                                                                                                                                                                                                Vertical Block
 • Alpine Skiing                                            • Math                             • Science                                              Science / Elective                        Science / Elective
 • Freestyle Skiing                                         • English                          • Social Studies
 • Nordic Skiing                                            • Foreign Language                 • Electives                                      7     Vertical Block       Foreign Language     Vertical Block
 • Snowboarding                                             • Dual Enrollment Courses
                                                              in preparation for college                                                      *During Session 2, from 10/22 – 11/21 and 3/31 – 4/11, students
                                                            • SSCV’s Vail Valley Tutorial
                                                              Academy                                                                        will be released 2 times/week for a.m. training; from 11/26 – 3/28,
                                                                                                                                                   students will be released 4 times/week for a.m. training.

                                                                                                                     APPLICATION PROCESS
                                                                                                                     • May 2nd is the deadline for existing SSCV athletes to apply for the 2007-2008 school year. After this date, slots
                                                                                                                       will no longer be guaranteed to existing SSCV athletes and enrollment will be extended to those interested in
                                                                                                                       applying as new athletes to SSCV and Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.
                                                                                                                     • May 21st is the final deadline for all applicants to apply for the 2007-2008 school year. Outside applicants are
                                                                                                                       encouraged to submit their application immediately.
                                                                                                                     • Existing SSCV Athletes need to fill out an application for Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.
                                                                                                                     • Non-Existing SSCV Athletes need to apply first to SSCV. When they receive their acceptance letter, applicants
                                                                                                                       must attach this to the application for Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy.
                                                                                                                     • Exceptional Middle School Athletes will be considered for the program on an individual basis.

				
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