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 Vail, Colorado 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 SCHOOLS AND SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB VAIL 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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Karen Ghent, SSCV Alpine Director John Kuglin, ECS Director of Technology (970) 790-5131 (970) 328-1931 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Brian Baker, SSCV Freestyle Director Brian Hester, BMHS Principal (970) 790-5128 (970) 328-2938 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Dan Weiland, SSCV Nordic Director Geoffrey Grimmer, BMHS Dean of Students (970) 376-3815 (970) 328-8997 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Ben Boyd, SSCV Snowboard Director Victoria Fox, BMHS Counselor (970) 790-5125 (970) 328-7431 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Tanya Tanner, SSCV Academic Director (970) 790-5133 firstname.lastname@example.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.