Mt. Mansfield Ski Club & Academy is happy to announce our Full-Time Academy Program starting in the 2020/2021 academic year! We are excited to unveil this new program, and we know that it will make an excellent addition to our current Winter-Term Academy Program. In our first year, we plan to enroll full-time students in Grades 8-11, expanding to include Grade 12 in our second year and beyond.
For nearly 30 years, our Academy has cultivated a commitment to high academic standards, and prioritized the personal development of our student-athletes. Our Full-Time program builds on our reputation of academic excellence while maintaining our dedication to our community-based, family-oriented atmosphere.
Those years of experience with the Winter-Term have given us insights into the ways many different schools operate, and has informed the way our curriculum is structured. Unlike other ski academies, our Academy offers a full roster of advanced courses, including AP courses, and electives in several subject areas. Our Full-Time Academy program is an Approved Independent School, certified by the Vermont Agency of Education.
Course of Study
AP Capstone Diploma
In addition to the courses listed above, our Juniors and Seniors have the option to pursue the AP Capstone Diploma. This two-year program is based on two AP courses, AP Seminar and AP Research. Unlike other courses that teach subject-specific information, the Capstone Diploma program is designed to teach skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and public speaking. To earn the AP Capstone Diploma notation, a student must complete both the Seminar and Research courses, plus 4 additional AP courses of their choosing. This program affords our student-athletes the ability to stand out among their peers in the college application process, by showcasing their long-term commitment to high-level academics.
Academic Calendar 2020/’21
On snow, our training sessions target mastery of technical and tactical skills within multi-year periodized training plans. These plans are individualized for each student-athlete, and focus on fundamental skill acquisition and progression. Our goal is to develop adaptable alpine ski racers through exposure to a variety of fun and challenging gate, non-gate, and all-mountain training environments.
In addition to our tradition of delivering world class on-snow training, our Full-Time Academy’s athletic program uses complementary off-season sports to enhance our student-athletes’ overall athleticism, in a physical literacy approach. Physical conditioning is optimized with periodized fitness plans with the consideration of the individual student-athlete’s years in sport and development phase. The implementation of regular strength & conditioning sessions and participation in complementary sports reduce relative risk of injury, while maintaining mobility and avoiding burnout. Dryland training throughout the season is supervised by our Director of Strength and Conditioning.
Applications for admission to the Full-Time Academy program are now being accepted. The deadline is March 15th, and decisions will be announced on April 15th. All new applicants are subject to a one-time application fee of $75. For questions about this program, please email [email protected].