School Partnerships

Teton County School District #1

The Club partners with the administrations of Jackson Hole High School and Jackson Hole Middle School to develop academic scheduling that maximizes student time both in the classroom and on snow. Please direct any questions about JHSC early-release programming to SAS Director, Grace Tirapelle, who will coordinate requests and communicate Club training times and early-release needs to the schools.

At JHHS, the Early-Release Program carefully considers the needs of student-athletes by grade and sport and allows for early release for athletes in good academic standing from mid-November through the end of their competitive seasons. 

In order to be eligible for Early Release in November, JHHS students and parents must sign and complete both the following Early-Release Contract and Authorization for Records Release. Return the Early-Release Contract to Assistant Principal Laura Creager-Markman, and return the Records Release form to JHSC SAS Director Grace Tirapelle, both no later than October 15. Students will NOT be eligible for early release until the forms are submitted:

JHHS Early-Release Contract

Authorization for Records Release

JHHS Early Release Contract and Summer Credit Acquisition Information (via APEX Learning Virtual School) 

At JHMS, students are eligible for early release from November through March, and the JHSC SAS Director coordinates scheduling and early release for all JHMS student-athletes with the JHMS Principal and Assistant Principals. This document outlines early-release times by program and expectations of JHMS-JHSC student-athletes. 


Jackson Hole Community School

The Jackson Hole Community School is committed to helping student-athletes benefit from an exceptional academic experience while simultaneously pursuing their athletic goals at the highest level. In order to do so, they continue a tradition of consistent communication with JHSC to foster an understanding of each student-athlete's unique needs and goals. They offer JHSC athletes a number of scheduling and support accommodations, including 

  • Early-morning CORE classes to ensure that students can attend all of their core classes every day

  • Guaranteed free periods for the last two periods of the day with the possibility of even greater flexibility throughout the day

  • Acceptance of credits from online institutions, should students choose to take an online course

  • Personal support and flexibility for each student-athlete to develop a strong academic schedule that works well with his/her athletic commitments

  • A school administration that is supportive of students balancing high-level ski racing and rich, challenging academics

For prospective students, please discuss your student-athlete's scheduling needs with Ashley Satterthwaite, Dean of Academic Affairs, in the spring. The club works closely with Ashley and Rachel Coppola, JHCS Registrar, to review individual schedules and ensure that both the Club and School can support student-athlete needs.


Mountain Academy, Teton Science Schools 

The Club and the administration of the Teton Science Schools work with individual families and students to create the best possible academic and training schedule for student success. Early release for training is an option for students in grades 6-12, dependent on student class schedules. Students use study halls scheduled early in the school day, email, and Google applications to communicate with teachers about class material missed for race and competition travel. For more details on scheduling options, please contact Grace Tirapelle, JHSC Student-Athlete Support Director, and/or your Division Head.


Jackson Hole Classical Academy

Jackson Hole Classical Academy is committed to helping our student-athletes excel in each area of their academics and athletics. The Classical Academy encourages students to participate in our community through athletic competition and facilitates this in the following ways:

  • High school students take core classes before lunch.

  • High school students take elective courses after 1:45 PM.

  • High school students are allowed flexibility in their afternoon schedule by taking approved online or independent study elective courses.

  • Teachers are committed to helping students balance high academic and training loads.

  • Student-athletes are able to create an individual academic and athletic plan by proactively communicating with the Dean of Students and the Athletic Coordinator.

The Classical Academy Athletic Director is in communication with JH Ski & Snowboard Club coaches regarding individual students who participate in the club. Please do not hesitate to contact Athletic Director Andrew Vitale at for more information.


04/28/2022 - 12:20pm
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