Snowy Range Academy
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Welcome to Snowy Range Academy

Academic Excellence, Character Education, and Fairness for All

Snowy Range Academy (SRA) is a tuition-free kindergarten through 8th grade public charter school in Albany County School District #1. Our Core Knowledge charter school emphasizes academics, phonics-based Spalding Language Arts Instruction, accelerated Saxon Math, character education, and one of the most important, parental involvement.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are happy to provide you with information about our school and the excellent programs and services we offer our students. Go, Falcons!

A Message from Our Principal

Hello SRA Community,

May! I cannot believe we are beginning our final month of the school year. This year has certainly moved along quickly, at least from my perspective. Although there is only one month left, we have much to accomplish before it is over. Between our annual meeting on May 1 to our final assembly on May 31, there are many events occurring at SRA, so please check the newsletters and school calendar for information.

As is tradition at SRA, May begins with the annual meeting. This is a public SRA Board Meeting established to provide stakeholders a comprehensive and in-depth review of SRA. More specifically, the meeting and annual report review SRA’s student demographics, achievement, personnel, facilities, parent-survey information, income and expenditures, and a glimpse into the future. In addition to the information share-out, we conclude SRA Board of Directors elections and will announce the results at the meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about SRA and meet community members.

WY-TOPP testing has concluded and results will be available once the state has certified them. We are so proud of how incredibly hard our students worked on these assessments. I did my very best to give a pep talk to each group prior to testing to boost morale; I hope it worked! If I remember correctly, one group even witnessed a principal’s cartwheel. I believe our students did a terrific job demonstrating their skills and I am excited for the results. Way to go, SRA Falcons!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 through 10. This is a splendid opportunity to celebrate our teachers and staff and let them know how much you appreciate them. A group of parents are already working hard to coordinate activities during the week and I am sure they would appreciate additional support. Please watch for volunteer opportunities.

As I indicated in my opening, we have a very full schedule for May and we will certainly require a lot of parent support. One new plan for this year is to host a Career Exploration Day at SRA. This offers students an opportunity to learn more about various careers, the skills required, and the interesting folks who hold these positions. If you have thoughts on an interesting career demonstration, please let us know as we would really like this to be a fun, motivating, and interesting event.

While we are nearing the end of the year, we have much to accomplish in the next few weeks. Please continue to support your student and keep them working hard. I see the snow does not seem to be falling as hard, so summer is surely just around the corner.


John R. Cowper

John R. Cowper