The pursuit of athletic success leads CVA student-athletes on trips across the globe. Travel is tightly integrated with CVA’s athletics and academics programs. Teachers design and customize the curriculum so when students travel for competition or training they meet the learning objectives and are keeping pace with the students who are not traveling and are in the classroom. With this proven system in place, CVA is able to achieve success in any competition without sacrificing academic standards.
CVA faculty members keep up with cutting-edge technology that enables them to deliver the homework and to stay connected with traveling athletic teams. To maintain those lines of communication, iPads are distributed to all students and teachers. This allows the traveling student-athlete to download their homework assignments, ask questions, voice concerns, and complete their homework.
Separate Coaching and Teaching Staffs: One Team
CVA coaches and teachers are always working together to ensure that every student-athlete is performing to his or her highest potential on the mountain and in the classroom. Teachers support students as they travel and complete work on the road and coaches monitor study halls during athletic trips. Because every student must achieve certain academic grades to not be in class for a competition or training trip, the coaches are just as invested in the school work as the teachers.
Travel plans can change at a moment’s notice. CVA teachers plan year round to make sure that academic progress continues, even during the busiest competition seasons. CVA works to ensure that there is no sacrifice in academic quality for traveling students. The lessons, resources available, and teacher’s expectations are equal for both students in the classroom and students on the road.
Time Management and Self-Advocacy
Travel is a privilege for students who achieve certain academic benchmarks. As CVA student-athletes mature and begin to travel more often, they learn that academic success requires organizational and time management skills. Time must be set aside every day for equipment maintenance, physical improvement, school work, and rest to ensure success. If a student-athlete needs help with anything, CVA’s open and honest community allows for healthy communication. Learning how to admit that help is needed and how to spend time during the day are skills that are invaluable in a college setting, and beyond.