MT HOOD, OR – Windells Academy located at Mt. Hood has announced today they have formed a partnership with the Oregon based International Community School (ICS). The directors of the ICS have worked with schools in China, Korea, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and Liberia, and have an extensive international travel background.
This partnership will open the gateway for high school students from around the world to continue their academic studies while in attendance at Windells. There are already many international students at Windells from countries including Canada, Australia, Trinidad Tobago, Switzerland and Argentina. However, this partnership will extend international waters even farther.
Windells current student body athletes have excelled this year in competition. Nicole Mcnulty came in fourth place at the snowboarding national championships. Also, four of Windells’ skiers finished the year ranked in the top 100 in the world of professional freeskiing: Nick Goepper finished the season ranked 14th, Maggie Stout (In her first year) 18th, Jared Karon 50th & Chris Verrue 80th. Windells students also reached podiums at the Dew and North Face Tours and competed in the X Games, and also signed sponsorships with the likes of Smith Optics and Surface Skis.
Windells is the world’s only privately owned campus and features a permanent, year round half-pipe and ski runs as well as BMX dirt bike paths, indoor skate park with foam pit and on-site housing and accommodations. Although the Windells Academy educational experience goes well beyond the classroom and the hill. Industry trips this year have included visits to Nike, K2, Bonfire, Atmosphere and Mervin providing students with an inside look at the action sports industry. Media courses taken by students give them the chance to learn and work with Windells media staff who are the best in the business.