Red Sandstone Elementary School (RSES)
As reflected in its mission statement, Red Sandstone Elementary School, a K-5 Eagle County public school, is a collaborative learning community inspiring excellence for all. In early 2017, RSES and SSCV formed the first ever cooperative arrangement that enables elementary-aged students in the Vail Valley to ski or snowboard competitively on a full-time basis while providing a schedule that meets their unique academic needs. RSES is located in Vail, Colorado just minutes from SSCV’s Golden Peak base area and Clubhouse.
The SSCV/RSES cooperative arrangement which made its debut in the 2017-2018 season was carefully crafted by SSCV and Eagle County Schools to enable third-, fourth- and fifth-graders enrolled in a qualified SSCV program to train on snow four days per week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday)* with an after training study hall proctored by the SSCV/RSES Program Coordinator on the Wednesday and Friday afternoons for students that miss school for training. The offering is currently in place for alpine, mogul, freeski and snowboard athletes. The arrangement allows the youngest of SSCV’s full-time athletes to develop strategies to achieve academic and athletic proficiencies at a very young age.
The SSCV/RSES cooperative arrangement expands the partnership between SSCV and Eagle County Schools, reflecting SSCV’s ongoing commitment to accessibility coupled with SSCV’s financial aid program.
- An SSCV full-time applicant interested in being part of the SSCV/RSES cooperative arrangement and attending RSES must be accepted as a full-time athlete by SSCV in a qualified SSCV four day a week full-time program* to be a part of that SSCV full-time program and approved by RSES to participate in this cooperative arrangement.
*comprised of two half days mid-week and Saturdays and Sundays as calendared