We had a wonderful turn out of interested parents and students at our March Information Night! Since then, we’ve continued the process of designing Squaw Prep and are ready to share more details. Interested parents and students are invited to attend one of our upcoming Information Round Table Discussions to exchange ideas, concerns and dreams as we continue the process of designing our dream school. Please join us!
TAHOE CITY: April 22, 5:30-7:00 pm at the Fairway Community Center, 330 Fairway Boulevard, Tahoe City
KINGS BEACH: April 23, 5:30-7:00 pm at the Boys and Girls Club, 8125 Steelhead Avenue, Kings Beach
TRUCKEE: April 24, 5:30-7:00 pm at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church Street, Truckee
Squaw Prep is the evolution of the community DNA fostered at Creekside Charter School. At Creekside, PTO parents organized, planned and funded Enrichment Fridays or educational and extracurricular activities. From skiing in the winter to science projects, Enrichment Fridays fostered interest across a broad spectrum of topics.
We’re hoping to significantly grow Enrichment Fridays at Squaw Prep. Please email us at email@example.com with your interest and skills. From film making to fashion, we need your talents to enrich our students.
Enrollment for Squaw Valley Preparatory opens on March 24 with an Information Night at the Olympic Valley Lodge (1901 Chamonix Pl) in Squaw Valley beginning at 5:00pm. Prospective parents and students are urged to attend and learn more about Squaw Prep.
The CCM Board will hold a special meeting at 3 pm on Friday, March 22, 2013, to discuss and take action the items listed on the attached AGENDA. The public is encouraged to attend.
Combining world-class athletic training and world-class education in the heart of Lake Tahoe
Olympic Valley, USA – Squaw Valley Preparatory (SVP), a tuition-free California public school, will open its doors to students in grades 7-10 for the 2013/14 school year. 11th grade will be added in 2014 followed by 12th in 2015. Located within steps of the Olympic slopes at Squaw Valley, SVP is designed to complement world-class athletic and performance training with college preparation, including Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, in a single program.
“I attended four different schools because of my athletic training,” said Travis Ganong, a current member of the US Ski Team and future mentor at SVP. “Luckily my mom is a teacher and was able to help me balance school and athletics. I wish there had been a place like Squaw Prep when I was growing up. SVP will help so many student athletes reach their full potential.”
Q: Is Squaw Valley Preparatory a public school?
A: Yes. Squaw Prep is a tuition-free, California public college preparatory program serving residents of Placer County and adjacent counties (Nevada, El Dorado, Yuba, Sutter and Sacramento Counties.) There are no fees associated with enrollment.
Q: Is Squaw Prep good for the community?
A: We believe that educational options are vital for meeting the needs of all students and families in our community. We designed Squaw Prep with
Described as the three waves of education, we’ve moved from oral history to the printing press and onto public education. The fourth wave will be driven by post-pc technologies like the iPad. Squaw Prep will utilize iPads as more than textbooks. We’ll use all the iPad sensors including the camera, GPS, and accelerometer to enable distance learning for student athletes away from the classroom, field research and information gathering, and as a dynamic tool for collaboration. A story of how the iPad was used to teach math.
The New York Times covered the story of Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy (VSSA). VSSA provided the template for Squaw Prep. We hope to extend their success by adding advanced college preparation and training for additional sports and interests.