Windells Skateboard Academy

Skate Coach Rion Linderman

(Welches, Oregon) After a very successful first year, Windells Academy is excited to be moving into year two with the addition of a skateboard program, becoming the first skateboard-specific academy in the world. Located in the heart of the skateboard capitol of the United States, in Welches, Oregon, Windells Academy is a year-round program that allows participants to improve their skateboarding, while carrying on their education. With the recent addition of the new 25,000 square foot park built by Windells’ own Jamie Weller, Windells now houses 50,500 square feet of skate terrain on campus. With over 200 skate parks in the Greater Portland area, Windells Academy is at the epicenter of skateboarding in the Northwest, and debatably the United States. While other parts of the world may be covered in snow for up to 8 months at a time, temperate Pacific Northwest conditions allow for skateboarding year round, 365 days a year.

Windells Academy is unlike any other high school on the planet. Students grades 9-12 can enroll for the full year, or just one term. Windells Academy strives to provide its students with a quality education, and the use of the Kaplan High School virtual educational program offers students the opportunity to choose from a variety of classes and to tailor their schedule to their needs. Allowing students to focus on their individual needs provides a learning environment where students are set to thrive. The Kaplan High School program offers open enrollment, with classes throughout the calendar year, allowing students to enter the program at any time, and to plan their academics around their competition or travel plans. The success of Windells Academy’s academics lies in the one-on-one attention and tutoring provided by our staff. Students are guided through the educational process and kept on pace by an Academic Advisor.

Alongside traveling to skate parks throughout North America, students of Windells Academy are given the opportunity to see the skateboard industry in multiple facets. Weekly industry trips are scheduled where students are given insight to the skateboard industry by visiting companies and manufacturers playing an active role in the skateboard community. Windells Academy focuses these trips on students getting a more in-depth understand of skateboarding, the skateboard industry, as well building contacts that will prove to be valuable in life both and off of the board. There is simply no other place in the world that could provide you with the time of your life like Windells Academy can, with the best skateboarding in the world and an excellent education at your fingertips.

For more information check our our website at windellsacademy.com.  For questions please contact Windells Academy President, Mike Hanley, at info@windellsacademy.com or call Toll Free 1 800 765 7669.

Windells Academy visits the Grenade office

Windells Academy is in full swing, even during the summer months. Skiing and boardin’ in the warm weather makes summer classes really not that bad. One of the cool things that the academy kids get to do is check out shred industry companies all over the west coast–see the offices, meet the people that make things happen behind the scenes and get a first hand look at the jobs that they could aspire to have when they are older.

Recently, the crew went to the Grenade office in Portland. Check out the video and words after the jump.

video: Jared Karon

words: Alex Kass

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Today we all woke up at 7:30 to get ready and ride at Timberline Lodge. The weather wasn’t exactly cooperating so we needed an alternate plan. We decided to go to breakfast at the windells campus.  It was a great breakfast with Belgian waffles and sausage. We discussed about what we wanted to do instead of heading up to the mountain due to the weather and decided on a Portland adventure with many interesting and exciting stops. [Read more…]

Windells Academy: Summer additions!

Ever thought what it would be like to be at Windells ALL summer? Not only is this possible, you can also complete school work while youre here, helping you to get through high school (or college) faster, and on your way to fulfilling your dreams! Who says Summer School has to be a punishment? Windells staff has been working hard adding a TON of crazy awesome new features on campus over the past months. Biggest of all, everyone here has been working hard on creating the first ever GREEN dry slope, including a 2 hit ramp to a bag jump, as well as a jib line. The snowflex is soon to be added but it will be completed for session 1! There are going to be 4 or 5 jib options down the run. This is going to compliment the snowflex BagJump very well. Now campers will be able to dial in rail and jump tricks on campus, and then take it to the snow the next day! This is a big step forward for Windells, always progressing!
Why is it Green You ask?
The slope of the Hill is the slope, limited structure.
The frame used for Jib Slope is 100 percent recycled galvanized Steel
The rails & boxes used are scrap pieces from old Windells features re-birthed
The supports and railings are previously downed trees

What else will Windells Campus offer this summer?
The concrete jungle has almost tripled in size, resulting in 55,000 square feet in skate (unlike any other campus!). We have added a new springless trampoline to campus, which proven to be one of the safest trampolines on the market. With a design that eliminates the causes of 83% of trampoline injuries with its unique soft-edge™ jumping system. There is also soon to be all new foam in the world famous B.O.B foam pit! All and all, Windells IS the place to be this summer.

Make sure to check out Windells Academy summer school, and start your track into an amazing life in this amazing industry.

http://windellsacademy.com/summer-school/
We also offer an academic campus visit both for 5 or 10 days. If you need to see it to believe it, this is a great option. Check it out!

Windells Academy: Life of a student

Have you ever wondered what exactly goes on at Windells Academy? What do the dorms look like? What do the students do on the weekends? How awesome can Mt. Hood really get?

Well Windells Academy ski student Nick Goepper has started a personal blog all about his life at Windells Academy. Make sure to check it out!

http://lifeofgoepper.blogspot.com/

While youre at it, make sure to check out Nick and Armands awesome facebook page Mondo Dama, and become a fan!

“Mondo Dama! Follow us as Nick Goepper and Armand Oberoi take you on adventures in Kendama and in skiing at Windells Academy”

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mondo-Dama/120410457974449?ref=ts

Windells Academy ski/ surf day!

On Sunday, April 18th the students of Windells Academy had a full day of fun and adventure. The students and staff took off early Sunday morning to the pacific coast for a few hours of surfing. After a bunch of fun in the sun, everyone got back into the van and drove straight to Mt. Hood for an afternoon of riding! Check it out.

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Windells Academy at the Dumont Cup

Incase you missed the 9 star video posted on newschoolers.com, here it is again!

Windells Academy skiers headed for Maine late this March to compete and support friends at the 2010 Dumont Cup. Featuring Windells Academy students and competitors Lyman Courrier, Nick Goepper, and Mike Mochan. Check it out!

Windells Academyy snowboard students go Skiing!

Every Wednesday, Windells Academy students have a “free and fun” day on the mountain. This past wednesday, Windells Academy snowboard students decided to try out what it would be like to ski!

check it out.

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Windells Academy: Spring Riding

The sun is coming out, the birds are chirping, resorts around the US are closing, BUT Mt. Hood still has a record setting amount of snow, and more than one amazing terrain park. The students of Windells Academy are a lucky group out here with YEAR ROUND natural snow available at their fingertips. Thats right, 365 days a year, 7 days a week. This amazing natural snow is the base for our world class parks and halfpipe. Make sure to check out Windells Academy summer semester. Space is limited so sign up today for the summer a lifetime!

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Windells Academy: Summer is right around the corner!

Summer Semester: JUNE 1ST – AUGUST 31ST

Who says Summer School has to be a punishment? Not us!

Experience the summer of a lifetime at Mt. Hood, and be a part of the Windells summer experience while going to school!  We offer a full range of classes through Kaplan High School’s virtual education program.  Through the summer months, you will have the opportunity to snowboard or ski on natural snow at least 4 hours a day, with full access to Windells Private Park and our 53 acre Private Campus.  This is your opportunity to ride during the summer months, when everyone else is training on water ramps or dry slopes, and get ahead for the winter/spring competitive season.

On the academic side of things, each day athletes will spend a minimum of 3 hours per day studying and completing assignments. This balanced work load allows or students to have fun in the sun, while completing the needed study time during the summer.

Space is limited so sign up today for the summer a lifetime!

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Windells Academy: Rev Tour at Mt. Hood Meadows

The final stop of this years Revolution tour went down this week right here at Mt. Hood Meadows. Events included slope style, halfpipe, and boarder cross for both men and women. Windells Academy students Lucas Rodakowski competed in slope style on tuesday, and Brie Tiffany threw down some killer runs in halfpipe on wednesday. There was also a “best trick” competition in halfpipe on wednesday for both men and women with a $250 check prize! Check it out!

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