Sugar Bowl Academy’s Learning Process Is:
- Teachers push students to make connections between all subject matter, to the real world and society at large, and to the environment in which we live and learn.
- With a one-to-one iPad program, students and teachers use technology as a resource for learning and communication whether on campus or on the road.
- Small class sizes and a close-knit community enable SBA students to connect with teachers outside of the classroom on a multitude of levels. SBA teachers are highly accessible and have numerous opportunities to engage with students in the hallways, at lunch or while riding the chairlift.
- In heterogeneous classrooms, teachers differentiate instruction and assignments to challenge and support individual student-athletes who quickly come to learn that any environment can be used for academic growth.
- Students engage in self-driven, challenging, creative projects as they explore questions that go beyond standard texts and compartmentalized subject matter.
- Students and staff are solution-oriented, constantly applying their diverse backgrounds to the unique challenges of ski academies, embracing progressive ideas and proven best practices and adapting to the ever-changing needs of our student-athletes.
- Students and teachers take advantage of our unique high alpine environment, extending the classroom outside to the mountains, streams and meadows that lie just beyond our doors.
- Teachers seize opportunities to enhance learning, building upon student interest or teachable moments.
The Sugar Bowl Academy Classroom:
- Emphasizes both depth and breadth of content, making learning meaningful for all students.
- Stresses critical, creative thinking, encouraging students to be resourceful, problem solvers.
- Challenges and supports students, pushing them beyond what they think they can achieve.
- Relies on active student participation.