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Squaw Valley Academy makes visit to United Nations

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OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Squaw Valley Academy administrators traveled to New York to meet with Vietnamese officials attending the United Nations Global Summit, including President of Vietnam Nguyen Minh Triet; Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem and Minister of Chamber of Commerce Vu Tien Loc.

Founding Headmaster Donald Rees and Admissions Director Adrienne Forbes met with the Vietnamese delegation and signed a scholarship agreement for two students to enroll at SVA. Currently one Vietnamese attends SVA on scholarship.-

Squaw Valley Academy at Lake Tahoe offers high school scholarships for the 2010-11 school year. SVA is a coed, college-prep international boarding school for 100 students. Average class size is eight, and the largest is 16.

SVA is fully accredited and core academic courses are approved by the University of California.

Founded in 1978, 100 percent of SVA graduates are accepted to U.S. colleges and universities. SVA has enrolled students from across the United States as well as from Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, France, Spain, Turkey, England, Scotland, Australia, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Jordan, Egypt, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ecuador, and Brazil. Presently enrolling from 10 countries, SVA now has its first student from Armenia.

Students take six academic courses each semester and enjoy daily mountain sports, including skiing and snowboarding, soccer, swimming, hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking. Campus is two KM from Squaw Valley USA, home of the 1960 Olympics.

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Boarding students attend mandatory evening study hall Sunday through Thursday; optional for day students.

SVA has rolling admissions and offers financial aid to qualified applicants. For information, please contact SVA Admissions at 530-583-9393, ext. 105, e-mail info@sva.org or visit http://www.sva.org.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com