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    students receive financial aid or scholarships


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  • Student Orientation Trips Fall 2020

    CVA’s Middle School kicked off the fall with an orientation overnight to Maine Huts and Trails’ Stratton Brook Hut. The 7th and 8th Graders got to know each other while hiking, playing games, sharing meals, and enjoying a classic Maine campfire complete with s’mores. The Bigelows were a perfect backdrop for an adventure in our own backyard. View the photo album
    The Class of 2024 started their freshman year with hiking, swimming, campfire games and screen-free bonding at the local Poplar Stream Hut. Thank you to Maine Huts and Trails for sharing your beautiful space and trails with us.  View the photo album 
    Last weekend CVA Sophomores enjoyed two days of rock climbing and a night of camping in NH’s White Mountains.  Finding a new level of trust in their classmates, our student athletes belayed each other up challenging climbs with stunning views and perfect weather. Awesome job Sophomores, we are looking forward to an amazing year. Thanks to @emsguides for the tailored instruction to our athletes. View the photo album 
    Fall orientation trips are about getting out of your comfort zone and getting to know your classmates. This year our Juniors joined the staff at Adventure Bound for fun and leadership training on their High Ropes Course and for Whitewater Rafting on the Kennebec in The Forks.  View the photo album 
    The Class of 2021 started their senior year with our longest-running fall orientation trip tradition, canoeing and camping on Moosehead Lake with Maine guide and CVA coaching legend Chip Cochrane. As usual, the trip did not disappoint and our Seniors are ready to lead our school through the 2020-21 year. Go Big Dogs! View the photo album
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  • Physical Testing & Timed Run

    Today our student-athletes wrapped up day 3 of Physical Testing with a timed mile run around the track at Fremont-Smith Field. The Big Dogs gave it their all while being cheered on by their teammates, coaches and the High Performance staff. Day 1 and day 2 included comprehensive physical assessments guided by the SkillsQuest program. SkillsQuest is a cornerstone program of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Training Systems. It’s designed to motivate and reward athletes in working toward and improving abilities in the key areas of emphasis. As its name implies, it represents a quest, or journey, toward success in competitive skiing and snowboarding, by focusing on skills, the critical components that make up a high-performing athlete. We are so proud of all our athletes as they learn to push their own limits and pursue their performance goals.   View photos online
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  • First Day - Fall term 2020

    The first day of classes and athletics for our Big Dogs looked a bit different than first days of the past, but everyone seems to be adjusting quickly to the new routine.  Thanks to the beautiful weather, several classes met outside, and we were also able to create a new, physically distanced, outdoor format for our all-school meeting. In the afternoon High Performance Director Shelby Downing reported that returning and new student-athletes alike showed a high level of athletic maturity as they took on the first movement screening of the fall with attention and commitment. Photo album link 
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Carrabassett Valley Academy is a Private Middle & High School at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, offering a balance of college preparatory academics and competitive ski & snowboard training.