Winter-Term Program


In addition to its full-year program, Sugar Bowl Academy offers a winter-term program to both boarding (if space is available) and day students. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for young skiers to develop their alpine racing, Nordic racing or Freeride skills through superior training opportunities while continuing their academic studies in a rigorous college preparatory school.

Sugar Bowl Academy offers winter-term enrollment to students in grades 8 & 9, and an independent studies tutorial is offered to students in grades 6 & 7. In the 2016-2017 school year, the winter-term program will observe two start dates. The four month program begins Monday, November 28th and runs through Friday, April 7th. Students wishing to complete a full semester in their home school may elect to enroll at SBA when school resumes after the holiday vacation on Tuesday, January 53rd. All 6th and 7th graders will begin on Tuesday, January 3rd and end on Friday, April 7th.

Winter-term students in grades 8 & 9 participate in the on-going Sugar Bowl Academy curriculum as much as possible. Detailed communication between SBA and a student's home school helps to determine the content covered. SBA welcomes input from parents, school counselors and teachers from the student's home school about special projects or assignments that a child should complete while in attendance. The goal is to make the transition from the home school to Sugar Bowl Academy and then back again as seamless as possible. Occasionally, this will require outside tutoring assistance.

Important Winter Term Dates:

October 2016 Initial conversations between SBA Winter-Term Coordinators and winter-term families regarding academic course work
November 1, 2016 Winter-term packets mailed to winter term students’ home schools
November 15, 2016 Winter-term packets returned to SBA to ensure appropriate course planning
November, 28, 2016 Winter Term Start Date
January 3, 2017 Winter Term Start Date
April 7, 2017 Winter Term Ends
April 14, 2017 Winter-Term Exit Reports Mailed to Home Schools